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Review: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” spreads classic Disney joy

Review: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” spreads classic Disney joy

November 14, 2018


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By Samantha Barry As a self-proclaimed Disney fanatic, I’m always eager to head to the theaters and see what the House of Mouse has come up with next. That being said, when I heard that a sequel to Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2012 film, “Wreck-It Ralph,” was in the works, I was less than thr...

Review: “Overlord” polishes the Nazi zombie trope

Review: “Overlord” polishes the Nazi zombie trope

November 14, 2018


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By Mohit Puvvala, lifestyle columnist The frenetic opening scene of “Overlord” harkens back to old war movies with its grainy texture and vintage themed fanfare. We focus on a group of World War II soldiers in an aircraft flying above France. They have one job: take out a Nazi tower that’s j...

Review: “Instant Family” tells a refreshing story of foster care adoption

Review: “Instant Family” tells a refreshing story of foster care adoption

November 14, 2018


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By Ali Dusinberre, news correspondent Heartwarming and comical, “Instant Family” depicts the touching story of one family’s journey through the foster care adoption system. The film, set to hit theaters on Nov. 16, is based on the experiences of writer and director Sean Anders and others who w...

Review: Twenty One Pilots try new style

Review: Twenty One Pilots try new style

Seamus McAvoy

November 1, 2018


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A flaming car joined Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph, the musical duo comprising Twenty One Pilots on stage to kick off their set on Friday, Oct. 26 at TD Garden. On tour for their new album, Dun and Joseph underpin their live performance with their more popular older work, creating an interesting but acc...

Review: “Fun Home” reaches deep into family history

Review: “Fun Home” reaches deep into family history

October 26, 2018


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By Juan Ramirez We’ll never truly know our parents; our perception of them so complicated by our relationships, dynamics and memories. Even less, we’ll never truly know others’ parents, and what happens behind closed doors at another’s house is just about anyone’s guess. “Fun Home,” the...

Review: Mid90’s modernizes the coming-of-age motif

Review: Mid90’s modernizes the coming-of-age motif

October 26, 2018


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By Sofie Kato, news correspondent “Mid90s” is a relatable comedic drama that showcases the effects of friendship, love and family on a growing child. A modern coming-of-age story written and directed by Jonah Hill, “Mid90s” details the life of 13-year-old Stevie, played by Sunny Suljic...

Gorillaz show benefits of collaboration at TD Garden

Gorillaz show benefits of collaboration at TD Garden

October 18, 2018


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By Sam Cronin, lifestyle editor There were two full drum sets, two keytars, more than five microphones and at least three guitars on stage for Gorillaz’ show, and that was before any performers even stepped onstage Sunday, Oct 14. That was the atmosphere of the night. It was a perfectly choreog...

Halloween reboot pays tribute to and builds on original

Halloween reboot pays tribute to and builds on original

October 17, 2018


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By Mohit Puvvala, lifestyle columnist The question of David Gordon Green's "Halloween" is if it can succeed where its predecessors failed. If that's all you're wondering, I'm happy to say that this new sequel is without a doubt the best in the franchise since the 1978 John Carpenter classic. It p...

Review: Sherlock’s Last Case falls flat as farce

Review: Sherlock’s Last Case falls flat as farce

October 17, 2018


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By Juan Ramirez, news staff  The last few James Bond films have dealt with the harsh aging of an outdated man in the face of unforgiving modernity. Much like that legendary British institution, both the theatrical farce and literature’s favorite detective are in peril in “Sherlock’s Last Case,” w...

Review: “Post-Apocalypto” is a brilliant multimedia revival of Tenacious D

Review: “Post-Apocalypto” is a brilliant multimedia revival of Tenacious D

October 10, 2018


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By Sam Cronin, lifestyle editor After a nearly six year hiatus, Tenacious D is back with a new web series on YouTube, “Post-Apocalypto.” The six part series, hand drawn by frontman Jack Black, debuted on Sept. 27 and will have a new episode every Friday. An accompanying soundtrack album will b...

Preview: “Bohemian Rhapsody” shows many sides of Freddie Mercury, Queen

Preview: “Bohemian Rhapsody” shows many sides of Freddie Mercury, Queen

October 10, 2018


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By Guy Ovadia, news correspondent The long overdue biopic about legendary rock n’ roll band Queen immortalizes Freddie Mercury in full glory. Actor Rami Malek embodies Mercury’s quirks and insecurities, even details like his ability to play piano backward. Malek did his homework to genuinely p...

Review: Tancred and Queen of Jeans entertain at AfterHours

Review: Tancred and Queen of Jeans entertain at AfterHours

Seamus McAvoy

October 3, 2018


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The most recent event in the “Tastemakers Presents” series took place last Saturday in AfterHours, featuring performances from Queen of Jeans and headlining act Tancred. Though the crowd wasn’t the largest to begin with, the atmosphere changed for the better as soon as the show began, with more an...