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Ryan Gosling (left) and Emily Blunt in The Fall Guy. Leitch created The Fall Guy to celebrate the stunt industry and bring attention to the work of stunt doubles. Photo courtesy Universal Pictures.

Review: ‘The Fall Guy’ somewhat sticks the landing in its tribute to stunt performers

Daniel Patchen, news correspondent May 13, 2024

Ryan Gosling was just Ken. Now, he’s just the stunt guy. Hollywood’s stunt industry is given its long-overdue spotlight in “The Fall Guy,” an action comedy propelled by charming performances and incredible set pieces but sent to a rocky landing by an uneven plot. Directed...

Kirsten Dunst stars as Lee in Civil War. Though “Civil War” had real potential, it failed to provide interesting critiques. Photo courtesy A24.

Review: ‘Civil War’ has little to say about America

Emily Boyle, news correspondent May 12, 2024

For most Americans, the idea of civil war is one restricted to the confines of a classroom. Vague images of good triumphing over evil resound in United States history. So far removed, it’s challenging to conceive of states in the modern era engaging in serious warfare. Alex...

Isola kicks off The 502s’ show on the banjo. From the second the band graced the stage, the group’s radiating happiness and infectious energy captivated the audience’s attention and had them on their feet bouncing to the beat.

Vibing with the happiest band on Earth: The 502s rock the House of Blues

Sofia Sawchuk, photo staff May 10, 2024

Imagine zooming down the highway on a beautiful summer day, the wind whistling by as music blasts out the car windows. The American indie folk band The 502s encapsulates these good-time feelings in their music — turning fun, Florida sunshine-soaked vibes, into a reality.  The...

Retro Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (2005) is beloved, celebrated for a reason

Retro Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (2005) is beloved, celebrated for a reason

Ben Churney, news staff May 8, 2024

This article is part of the “Retro Review” series. Each month, four films — united by a singular theme — are assessed. The theme for April 2024 is “literature adaptations.” Simple and sublime, Joe Wright’s 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1813 novel “Pride...

Retro Review: ‘Little Women’ (1994) needs way more love

Retro Review: ‘Little Women’ (1994) needs way more love

Ben Churney, news staff May 5, 2024

This article is part of the “Retro Review” series. Each month, four films — united by a singular theme — are assessed. The theme for April 2024 is “literature adaptations.” Too good. “Little Women” is a story beloved across generations. The original story,...

Review: ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ shines at its best, but crashes at its worst

Review: ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ shines at its best, but crashes at its worst

Laura Emde, news staff May 1, 2024

When the clock struck midnight April 19, the world listened to Taylor Swift’s 11th studio album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” for the first time.  Two hours later, fans listened to the album for the first time again, in the form of a surprise double album called...

Bad Bunny sings on stage at TD Garden April 17. The performance was part of Bad Bunnys “Most Wanted Tour.”

Review: Bad Bunny returns to Boston with the ‘Most Wanted’ show

Julia Finocchiaro, news correspondent April 30, 2024

It’s not every day that a performer comes out riding a live horse during the middle of their show, but that was just one of the many over-the-top elements that Puerto Rican rapper Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, better known by his stage name Bad Bunny, incorporated into his...

Retro Review: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ stands the test of time

Retro Review: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ stands the test of time

Ben Churney, news staff April 30, 2024

This article is part of the “Retro Review” series. Each month, four films — united by a singular theme — are assessed. The theme for April 2024 is “literature adaptations.” Harper Lee’s classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the most famous books...

Olivia Rodrigo sings on stage. She dazzled the crowd with her vocals during songs like teenage dream, traitor and making the bed.

Review: Olivia Rodrigo played TD Garden and fans couldn’t be ‘happier’

Jake Guldin, lifestyle editor April 10, 2024

Ecstatic Livies, the title singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo’s most ardent fans proudly brandish, swarmed TD Garden April 1 with everything from jewel-encrusted cowgirl hats to flowy ribbons atop their heads for the “GUTS World Tour.” Rodrigo, the latest in a long lineage...

Timothée Chalamet stars as Paul Atreides in Dune: Part Two. The first film was a critical and commercial success, resulting in lofty expectations for the sequel. Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures.

Review: ‘Dune: Part Two’ lives up to its hype, brands itself as an all-time-great sequel

Ian Dartley, news correspondent March 24, 2024

“Dune: Part Two” had an uphill battle to match the great sci-fi sequels. The follow-up to Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, “Dune,” has been filled with casting hype, extensive press tours and praise leading up to its release.  Picking...

Stars Ellie Baker and Chase Wolfe stand on a bench, surrounded by the rest of the cast, with their arms outstretched. The musical was based on the 1990 romantic comedy of the same name, Pretty Woman. Photo courtesy Matthew Murphy, Emerson Colonial Theatre.

Review: ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ steals audiences’ hearts — just like its lead actress

Heidi Ho, news staff March 21, 2024

The Emerson Colonial Theatre opened its production of “Pretty Woman: The Musical”  Feb. 27 to the delight of showgoers. Based on the 1990 romantic comedy of the same name starring Richard Gere and an Oscar-nominated Julia Roberts, the musical did a thorough job of translating...

An Apple Vision Pro on display in the Apple store at 815 Boylston St. Officially for sale Feb. 2, the device marked Apple’s first new product category to launch since AirPods in 2016.

Review: I tried the Apple Vision Pro so you don’t have to

Ethan Wayne, news staff March 11, 2024

Mention “virtual reality” at an Apple Store today, and an employee may quickly correct you. Spatial computing is Apple’s newest technological venture, marking its entry into the mixed-reality industry. It is the company’s first product category to launch since Airpods...