“Neighbors 2” might not achieve the comedic heights of its predecessor, but it demonstrates a remarkable ambition – it understands it can make jokes that are inclusive, don’t offend any underrepresented group and can still be funny.
In “The Nice Guys” we’re hanging out in a Los Angeles where the neon buzz of “Boogie Nights” meets the corruption of “L.A. Confidential” – and darkly funny auteur Shane Black has decided Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling will get us through the night.
It’s been in the works for years – perhaps too many. The game, once the hottest thing you could have on your iDevice, has become today’s “Asteroids.” That and logic aside, here it comes, just what we all needed, the “Angry Birds” in their very own movie.
The good news about the latest Marvel project to land on the screen is that it’s livelier and more entertaining than the other “Avenger” offerings – even if this one technically waves the “Captain America” banner.
The City Council voted 8-0 to approve zoning that would allow a medical marijuana dispensary near Harvard Square. The quest for a dispensary by Sage Cannabis began in November, and is far from over.
Councillors asked for a legal opinion after some worried that a one-block change in zoning to allow a dispensary in the Mid-Cambridge neighborhood seemed like “spot zoning” that was unfair to other pot businesses and possibly illegal.
Melissa McCarthy is as deftly nimble a comedienne as they come these days. It’s a shame, then, that such a wonderfully vibrant performer ends up in a film that can barely stagger to her level of commitment.
Zack Snyder, the hyperkinetic visual stylist who’s crafted such spectacles as “300” and but also the underappreciated “Watchmen,” winds up in no man’s land with epic aspirations as he grandiloquently pits two classic comic book giants against each other.
With “Allegiant,” the final book of Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” series is being split in two and the series has lost all momentum – not to mention its focus on Tris, its hero – in what amounts to little more than a cash grab that will leave audiences wondering at the point.
Thrilling, terrifying and sporting one of the best “final girls” of the past decade, “10 Cloverfield Lane” has more to it than its giant-monster sibling from 2008 may suggest.