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Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 23-24

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 23-24

Chamber music concert; “Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Eraserhead”; Art Walk in the Park; Gustafer Yellowgold kids show; and gender-flux “Streetcar Named Desire” reading.

‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’: All the red in green-screen noir epic comes out white

‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’: All the red in green-screen noir epic comes out white

If “Dame” wasn’t a sequel treading on the tail of “Sin City,” it might be the real deal. As is, it’s borrowing, embracing, but not necessarily furthering.

‘Expendables 3′: Bloated sequel shows they don’t make ‘em like they used to

‘Expendables 3′: Bloated sequel shows they don’t make ‘em like they used to

This film is overlong, with a script of macho twaddle, but little of that matters when the explosions take center stage and guns blaze, and some of the casting retains its charm.

Free ‘Raiders of Lost Ark’ is Wednesday, but rain might soak NorthPoint, cancel it

Free ‘Raiders of Lost Ark’ is Wednesday, but rain might soak NorthPoint, cancel it

The forecast Wednesday is for rain – but would a little rain put off Indiana Jones?

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 9-10

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 9-10

Tax Holiday Sale 2014 at Harvard Book Store; Lilypad Yard Sale; Boston Poetry Marathon World Cup 2014; “The Incredibles”; and a Summer Fling festival of one-minute films.

‘Into the Storm’: Mix ‘Sharknado’ budget with the big-screen aspirations of ‘Twister’

‘Into the Storm’: Mix ‘Sharknado’ budget with the big-screen aspirations of ‘Twister’

“Into the Storm” is no “Twister,” not even a “Sharknado.” It’s not bad, mind you, but it’s not good, either.

Community Film Festival is Saturday, next stop in monthlong Art City tour

Community Film Festival is Saturday, next stop in monthlong Art City tour

Despite all taking place within six hours in Porter Square, the free Art City August: Community Film Festival coming Saturday is all over the place.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: Marvel’s best flick yet puts ’70s fun back in space opera

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: Marvel’s best flick yet puts ’70s fun back in space opera

What makes “Guardians” such a grand summertime treat is a script loyal to comic book parameters, but played loose, with pop and sass — and key ’70s songs.

‘Magic in the Moonlight’: Promised twists and turns are illusion, leaving a love story

‘Magic in the Moonlight’: Promised twists and turns are illusion, leaving a love story

This slight romance is lacking in Woody Allen’s usual zing – and Colin Firth and great cinematography can’t fix that.

Five things to do this weekend: July 26-27

Five things to do this weekend: July 26-27

“Rhinocéros” by Eugene Ionesco; “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”; “Red-Breasted Swallows in Blueberry Land”; Electro Queer Trans Resisdance; and Cambridge Jazz Festival.

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