A mini-boom in hotels has brought hundreds of rooms to Cambridge in the past couple of years, and there are hundreds of more rooms on the way, including two more hotels for Porter Square following one opened in October.
Put a pretty girl in some Lycra and, poof, you got a movie, right? Well, yes and no. Scarlett Johansson and the setting look fetching, but an inert script and robotic acting makes “Ghost in the Shell” a property Hollywood should have left as a 1995 animated feature.
The city is being urged to think big on rebuilding the 46-year-old Tobin elementary school and Vassal Lane Upper School, already expected to cost at least $200 million in the earliest guesses, including by looking at buying the neighboring National Guard armory.
If this entire film about an attractive, six-member International Space Station crew finding life on Mars had resembled the last five electrifying minutes, perhaps we would’ve had an entirely different film on our hands.
Where the film soars – aside from some ingenious casting – is in its unabashed embracing of the inherent theatricality of musicals. While there were iconic numbers in the animated version, the remake is performed much closer to a wall-to-wall musical.
Professor Charles Xavier and a beaten-down Wolverine find themselves back together in a dystopian futurescape a little too much like today, and without a cavalcade of other mutants and two-dimensional bad guys to weigh them down.
A free presentation on “Living with Coyotes” will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 9 at the Walter J. Sullivan Water Department facility at 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, in West Cambridge at Fresh Pond.
A changing of the guard in the local music biz will be held March 5 at Pagu, with legendary jazz booking agent Fred Taylor on hand, as well as a sentimental farewell to the Western Front reggae club.
Free food for all students, new schools in the Alewife and NorthPoint neighborhoods and a debate over whether the city or schools department would lead on universal preschool were among the topics at a meeting of the School Committee and City Council.
With the agonizing, years-long crawl toward changes in Central Square as background, it was a balm to hear city councillors talk about how quickly they might get cigarette butt receptacles placed where smokers tend to drop them most, including Longfellow Park.