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The people behind the South Philly version of ‘Ghostbusters’

Philly has always been an off-the-radar gem for filmmakers. Films and TV shows often show Philly some love by having the story actually set here, instead of, well, New York. Hits like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Silver Linings Playbook” put city pride...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:06am

The 11 essential documentaries of 2017

We’re all so used to seeing the world in Instagram photos and news bites. But when you want to look closer and see what a cursory glance misses, documentaries remain the best way to truly experience the world around you. Beginning today through Nov. 16, the Doc NYC festival brings a rich...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:17pm

Thor: Ragnarok acted out live might be better than the movie

Hot take: Maybe we've been going about superhero movies all wrong. Superhero movie fans have long been lamenting that destroying New York City over and over again gets boring, and can’t we focus on good actors who bring a humanity to these larger-than-life characters? “The Late...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 7:18pm

John Krasinski dusts off his Boston accent for Seth Meyers

After having his loyalties questioned by the founder of Barstool Sports, Seth Meyers had to enduring another roasting on Thursday night, this time at the hands of fellow New England native John Krasinski. "The Office" alum stopped by "Late Night with Seth Meyers" to chat about...

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:57am

Watch 'Dunkirk' outside at Boston's Copley Square on July 4

Are you too hyped about Christopher Nolan’s much-anticipated "Dunkirk" to wait until it hits theaters nationwide? You’re in luck: the film’s Prologue Experience Tour is coming to Boston on July 4, where the public can get a taste of the film’s unique cinematic...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 11:35am

Hop on the naughty with the first 'A Bad Moms Christmas' trailer

Jingle bells, Kristen Bell, here comes another naughty Christmas comedy film. “A Bad Moms Christmas,” with Bell and co-stars Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn, will be riding along in this year’s sleigh of holiday films. “Bad Moms Christmas” reintroduces audiences to the...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 4:14pm

Mark Wahlberg talks Patriots, 'Transformers' and Mayweather vs. McGregor

Mark Wahlberg shipped up to Foxboro on Monday, but it wasn’t to hang out with his Super Bowl-winning pal Tom Brady. The Boston-bred star stopped by the Showcase Live Patriot Place cinema for a special red carpet event and screening of his latest action flick “Transformers: The Last...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 9:34am

Watch 'Jaws' and crush cans of Narragansett at Lawn on D

Get ready to relive the seaside thrills and chills of “Jaws” at Lawn on D later this month. The Seaport District’s outdoor hotspot will host a summer kick off party on June 30 featuring Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic flick. The fun is set to start at 5 p.m. that day, while...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:09pm

Provincetown Film Festival to honor Sofia Coppola

Cinephiles won’t want to miss out on the 2017 Provincetown Film Festival. From June 14 to 18, a host of Hollywood stars and acclaimed independent flicks will take over the small Cape Cod town for this year’s festivities. Sofia Coppola, who recently received the Best Director Award at...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:40am

Geek out with Stan Lee, Eliza Dushku and more at Boston Comic Con 2017

Thanks to blockbusters like “Logan,” “Wonder Woman” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the world of crime fighting heroes who wear skin-tight suits is as popular as it’s ever been in 2017, and we still have “Justice League,” “Spider-Man...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 4:20pm

See Ben Stiller, Mariska Hargitay at the 2017 Nantucket Film Festival

The Bay State’s most sought after summer getaway will roll out the red carpet when the Nantucket Film Festival returns in 2017. Organizers for the annual cinema celebration announced on Monday that Hollywood stars Ben Stiller and Mariska Hargitay will appear at the 22nd installment of the six...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:41am

Cary Elwes talks celebrating 30 years of ‘Princess Bride’ in Boston

It may be hard to believe, but Rob Reiner’s classic adventure comedy “The Princess Bride” celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. In honor of the milestone, the Man in Black, aka actor Cary Elwes, is hitting the road for a special Q&A and movie screening tour, which stops...

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 4:36pm

'The Fate of the Furious' isn't as nuts as the last one (but it's still nuts)

‘The Fate of the Furious’ Director: F. Gary Gray Stars: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez Rating: PG-13 3 (out of 5) Globes The only way to go, as they say, is up. But where exactly is up when your last film had the Rock battling a helicopter? Or a sweet ride speeding from one...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 1:41pm

10 films streaming now that are naughtier than 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

The film of “Fifty Shades” is surprisingly skimpy on salaciousness, not even coming close to older transgressive movie bechmarks. These far naughtier films are all presently streaming: ‘Basic Instinct’ (Netflix Instant) This Paul Verhoen-Joe Eszterhas neo-noir seemed to...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:53pm

'Alien: Covenant' behind-the-scenes: What to expect from the bloody new film

We’re standing in an empty reservoir in the Potts Hill section of Sydney, Australia. Before us lies a sea of charred humans, frozen in anguished poses a la the victims of Pompeii. Later we’re inside a giant warehouse, gawking in majesty at the so-called “hall of heads”...

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 5:00pm

Malin Akerman has a few small complaints about 'Hamilton'

Malin Akerman has a few complaints about “Hamilton.” Not many, but a few. “I loved it, but I did think it was a little bit too long,” the actress confesses. “But you do get to drink alcohol in the theater, so that makes it much better.” She stresses again that...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 12:10pm

Anne Hathaway's baby has made her cooler towards Internet trolls

In person, Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis are buds. They don’t get along so well in “Colossal.” In the sci-fi comedy-drama, the Oscar-winning actress plays Gloria, a 30-something hot mess who’s forced — thanks in part to a considerable drinking problem — to ditch New York and return to her middle...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:27pm

Charlie McDowell on 'The Discovery' and directing his mom

Charlie McDowell is Hollywood royalty. He’s the son of Mary Steenburgen and Malcolm McDowell. (The two were married before she wed Ted Danson.) But he’s no rich kid, cashing in on his parents’ success. He’s worked hard, and he’s co-written and directed two films that show he has a real,...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 10:48am

Who is Tommy Wiseau, and why did James Franco make a movie about him?

At South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, last month, James Franco’s latest project received a standing ovation at its premiere. His latest film's subject matter is a far cry from the raunchy comedies that Franco usually accepts.“The Disaster Artist” stars Franco as cult movie director, producer and...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:43pm

Catch a flight to Neverland with a flight from Aeronaut

You might not just have had a few too many if you happen to spot Tinkerbell fluttering around the Aeronaut Brewing Co.’s taproom this Sunday afternoon. The Somerville beer-meisters are hosting a special screening of 1924’s silent “Peter Pan” adaptation, with New Hampshire-based accompanist Jeff...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:31pm