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“It’s a Wonderful Life” at The Brattle; free “Everyone Loves Latkes” Party; The Uncle Petey comedy Christmas special; Vintage Pop-Up Holiday Market; and the free Harvard Film Archive vintage holiday show.
Witherspoon bought the film rights to this memoir of loss and walking the Pacific Crest Trail, but Jean-Marc Vallée and Nick Hornby made sure it was more than a Hallmark weepy.
Surprising many of the city’s most savvy watchers of development, the Community Development Department long ago decided on its own to introduce proposals from $350,000 studies parcel by parcel.
A bored, self-important billionaire becomes a patron of wrestling. But megalomania and buried homoerotic yearnings don’t make for a good team experience.
There’s no connection here to the Abe Lincoln of Daniel Day-Lewis or even Henry Fonda, just a cinematically accomplished but plotless poem.
City officials welcomed the data-driven Bridj bus service, calling it a wave of the future that will get traffic off clogged streets and help maintain high standards at the MBTA.
Interactive Fiction Jam game-making event; Halloween radio plays, maze and ballroom dancing; queered “Othello”; Rockstar Halloween; and three Halloween/Dias de los Muertos food events.
Kids Halloween events; Somerville Food Day; “Tomes of Terror: Nevermore” radio play; The Armory of Horror haunted experience; and “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Keaton, who not-so-coincidentally played Tim Burton’s “Batman,” is back as an actor swooping around the line between art, commerce, sanity and fantasy.
“Gone Girl” is nearly two and a half hours, but it’s a lean long time. Not all the veers and neck-cranking developments pay off, but there’s a lot to praise.