Somber and serious like “X-Men” this is not. “Deadpool” draws its energy from high quirk and black comedy as endless graphic dismemberings and gorings fill the screen – although the film often hacks its way toward rote genre territory too.
Despite predictable Coen and Clooney buffoonery in “Hail, Caesar!,” the filmmakers refuse to let old Hollywood and its subjects off the hook. But this unabashedly is a story that celebrates movie-making, and it’s one of their most heartfelt films to date – earnest, even.
Volunteers are asked to apply by Jan. 22 to serve on the newly formed Envision Cambridge Advisory Committee, the Envision Alewife Working Group, the Engagement and Communications Working Group and various working groups focused on specific topics.
At the core, “13 Hours” is a tale of grit, courage under fire and the semper-fi brotherhood forged between a half-dozen men who draw paychecks from the CIA to keep Ivy League-educated wonks safe in revolution-flipped Libya on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11.
For a good third of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 156-minute film, Leonardo DiCaprio bides his time prone, slithering across ice and jagged earth, using only his torqued face and limpid eyes to convey agony and determination. It’s a remarkable performance.
“Concussion,” the docudrama exposing the deadly ills of repetitive blows to the head in the NFL, is smart, balanced and, despite a matter-of-fact approach, deeply human, and nestled deep inside the corporate wrangling lies a compelling immigrant success story.
The film follows your basic rags-to-riches arc with some interesting change-ups and director David O. Russell trying to knead in sardonic seeds of irony along the way. But his hidden pockets of wonderment have been cleaned up and traded for a mass-produced ending.
The booming population in Alewife is remaking the pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the North Cambridge railroad tracks before the bridge has even been built.
This is a game go at extending “Star Wars” sequels by J.J. Abrams, who also just made the “Star Trek” franchise relevant and retro-hip, and what he does here is to carefully atone for the missteps creator George Lucas made with his prequel trilogy.
The number of households in Cambridge with no car increased to 31 percent in 2013 from 28 percent in 2000, growth of about 1,680 more households, despite the number of households rising by more than 1,000, suggested a city memo tracking parking permits.