The Huntington News

Review: Jonas Brothers bring nostalgia and happiness to TD Garden

Review: Jonas Brothers bring nostalgia and happiness to TD Garden

Jessica Brite, news correspondent

December 2, 2019

Following a six-year hiatus, the brothers garnered a mass amount of fans from all ages; from pairs of older friends wearing shirts from the 2008 and 2013 tours, to a family with two young boys.   TD Garden lit up in purple, on Nov. 24, as the synchronized light bands unified the thousands of Jona...

Review: ‘Waves’: an intense and heartbreaking ride

Nia Beckett, news correspondent

November 27, 2019

Repeatedly whirling around in a car of smiling teens, the opening shot of A24’s latest drama “Waves” — and most of what follows — quickly becomes disconcerting and overwhelming. Set in sunny South Florida, “Waves” depicts Tyler (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), a high school student-athlete facing...

Joshua Davis delivers personalized, raw concert experience

Joshua Davis delivers personalized, raw concert experience

Elena Plumb, news correspondent

November 20, 2019

The lights in the Haymarket Lounge at the City Winery dimmed, the chatter floating through the audience silenced and a purple glow washed over the stage, illuminating headliner Joshua Davis as he began to skillfully pick his guitar. With impressive evocation of emotion and soul, Davis staged both a c...

Review: ‘Midway’: Better than I’d feared, but still not for everyone

Christopher Kelly, news staff

November 20, 2019

“Midway” (2019) is the action-packed recount of one of the most decisive battles in the Pacific theater during World War II. It covers multiple perspectives from different sides of the war both leading up to and during the battle. “Midway” is directed by Roland Emmerich, who has finally returned...

Review: ‘RENT’ lives on

Review: ‘RENT’ lives on

Rachel Erwin, news correspondent

November 7, 2019

Breathing new life into a well-known musical is often an impossible task, yet this is exactly what the cast and creative team of the 20th Anniversary Tour of “RENT” accomplished at the Boch Center’s Shubert Theatre Nov. 3.  With a book, music and lyrics written by the late Jonathan Larson, “RENT...

Review: ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’: Worth the ten-year wait

Christopher Kelly, news staff

October 30, 2019

“Zombieland: Double Tap” is the long-awaited sequel to the cult classic “Zombieland” that hit theaters a decade ago. The main cast of mismatched survivors and their travels throughout post-apocalyptic America was a booming success after the initial release of “Zombieland” in 2009. The light-hearted and ...

Review: ‘Joker’ (2019) worth every ticket

Christopher Kelly, news staff

October 9, 2019

“Joker” (2019), directed by Todd Phillips, tells the sad tale of Arthur Fleck and his descent into madness as he eventually personifies the Joker. Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur is one of the most captivating performances of the year. This film combines beautiful cinematography with tragic storytelling in ord...

Review: ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ is a crisis of antiheroes

Review: ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ is a crisis of antiheroes

Nia Beckett, news correspondent

October 2, 2019

Minor characters take the main stage in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” and they’re nothing short of absurd. Playwright Tom Stoppard’s 1966 tragicomedy, set amid William Shakespeare’s late 16th-century tragedy “Hamlet,” begins...

Review: ‘Rambo: Last Blood’: Hopefully the last we’ll see of Rambo

Christopher Kelly, news staff

October 2, 2019

“Rambo: Last Blood” sees the final return of character John Rambo, played by Sylvester Stallone, and marks the utter downfall of the series and the once-great action movie legend. This film is the definition of “cash grab” with its bad pacing, cliched plot and the overall boring execution of...

Review: ‘It: Chapter 2’: Killer clown, killer sequel

Christopher Kelly, news staff

September 23, 2019

“It: Chapter 2” delivered a killer conclusion to the story of the Losers’ Club, seizing the spot for best Stephen King film adaptation. Director Andy Muschietti returned to tell the twisted tale of Pennywise and his merciless attack on the citizens of Derry, Maine. The much-anticipated sequel to ...

Barns Courtney connects with the crowd at Paradise Rock Club

Barns Courtney connects with the crowd at Paradise Rock Club

Valeria Vazquez, news correspondent

September 19, 2019

The walls to the Paradise Rock Club are covered in the names of early rock legends: U2, Blondie, AC/DC, The Police, even Snoop Dogg. After Barns Courtney’s performance on Tuesday, Sept. 10, it would not be a surprise to see his name among the others. Opening with “Fun Never Ends” from his n...

Broadway in Boston’s “Miss Saigon” goes “above and beyond”

Broadway in Boston’s “Miss Saigon” goes “above and beyond”

Deanna Schwartz, deputy campus editor

June 24, 2019

How many musical productions can say they feature a real helicopter hovering over the stage? Broadway in Boston’s “Miss Saigon” can. The thrilling staging, playing at Citizens Bank Opera House through June 30, is part of the show’s national tour, stemming from runs in London and on Broadway....