Halloween Haunted Ball; The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo; Mendelssohn, Dvorak and Beethoven by Longy; “Too Punk for Halloween” and “Growing Up Spooky” cover shows; and “Nosferatu” with live musical accompaniment.
Hyped as a quirky anti-superhero flick, the project showed great promise during incubation; now, in realization, it’s another busy, bombastic but not very interesting attempt by DC Comics to take a bite out of the Marvel pie.
A Boston Comic Roundtable anthology on the wonders of science has far exceeded its crowdfunding goal – overshooting the $8,000 the editors asked by nearly $6,500 with about a week to go in the campaign.
CIC Arts Presents Pop-Up Music; Cambridge Community Comic Arts Fair; Moving Day at MIT on Saturday, including the Crossing the Charles Parade and Competition; Mobius@Green Street: An Evening of Collaborations; and Keytar Bear & Abby Taylor Day.
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.
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.
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.
Q Division/Concerted Efforts/Moontower Holiday Party; “The Christmas Revels: A Welsh Celebration of the Winter”; Holiday Pops with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra; the Comics Winter Solstice Extravaganza; and the Sailor Moon Shoujo Spectacular.
Funktoberfest; sixth annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo; sixth annual Filmshift Film Festival; Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra Concert; and Old School Game Show’s “Freaky Deaky, Creepy Crawly, Halloween Hellraiser in 3-D” trivia variety show.