Movies

5 free outdoor movie series to check out in Boston this summer

Watching a movie at the park on a steamy summer night is one of the perks of living in the city. You’ll have plenty of chances to enjoy an evening under the stars this season with a slew of outdoor movie series. Since many of the flicks usually skew towards families and mainstream tastes, you...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 2:59pm

Singer Olivia Newton-John says breast cancer has returned

"Grease" actress and singer Olivia Newton-John said on Tuesday that her breast cancer has returned and spread to her lower back. Newton-John, 68, who became an advocate for healthy living and medical research after her first bout with breast cancer in 1992, will undergo radiation...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 8:21pm

Security tight for 'Wonder Woman' movie premiere in Hollywood

The U.S. premiere of superhero movie "Wonder Woman" went ahead with extra security in Los Angeles, including bomb sniffer dogs and a heightened police presence on the red carpet, after the cancellation of the film's London event after this week's British suicide bombing. Media...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:45pm

Carrie Fisher would have led next 'Star Wars' before her sudden death

Late actress Carrie Fisher was supposed to be the leading force of the ninth film in the "Star Wars" saga, plans derailed by her sudden death last year, Lucasfilm Ltd president Kathleen Kennedy said in an interview published on Wednesday. Kennedy told Vanity Fair that Fisher, who died in...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:52pm

Bill Nighy tells us about his ridiculous outfit in the 'Love Actually' reunion

Bill Nighy has a very odd handshake. The pinky and ringer finger on each hand are curved back into the palm. It’s what’s called “Dupuytren’s contracture,” the English actor tells us with a self-mocking smirk. “It means I’m a Viking. Truly,” Nighy says...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 8:22am

Alamo Drafthouse to bring movies, booze and gourmet food to FiDi: Report

Come next year, the Financial District won’t just be for moving and shaking — it’ll be for drinking, movies and gourmet food with the addition of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the second such theater in the neighborhood. The Alamo Drafthouse is set to become one of the tenants at...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:07pm

Michael Moore to do to Trump what he did to George W. Bush

The last one didn’t work out, but maybe second time’s the charm? Michael Moore just announced he has another documentary attack on a sitting president in the works. It’s called “Fahrenheit 11/9,” the play on numbers a reference to another date that will live in infamy...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 1:05pm

Mother's Day movies to stream with your mom

Let’s say you’re visiting your mom IRL on Mother’s Day. After all, that would be the decent thing to do. Let’s also say that at some point during your visit, you two decide you want to do nothing but literally Netflix and chill. Maybe the movie should be mom-related in some...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 3:42pm

Summer movie preview: Hey, Hollywood made films about women this year!

Once upon a time, it went like this: From fall through spring, the movies you got weren’t blockbusters. They were dramas and rom-coms and Oscar bait. Then summer came and every movie was big, loud and dumb. Nowadays blockbusters are year round. That doesn’t make summer any less special...

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 10:35am

No more weed or nipple pasties as Miley Cyrus debuts new image

Miley Cyrus says she is steering away from marijuana, alcohol and nipple pasties and rolling out a new sound that could help people take her more seriously after she was dubbed one of pop music's bad girls. Speaking to Billboard Magazine in an interview published late on Wednesday, the former...

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 2:29am

Celebrate 'Star Wars' day in NYC and May the 4th be with you

Hey “Star Wars” fans: May the Fourth be with you! Playing on “May the Force be with you,” a phrase first spoken in “Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope,” the biggest holiday of the year for franchise fans means lots of cool “Star Wars”-themed things...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 6:54pm

Local stars shine at IFFBoston 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again. The fifteenth annual Independent Film Festival Boston begins on Wednesday night, kicking off Holy Week for the city’s cinephiles. Unspooling at the Somerville, Brattle and Coolidge Corner Theatres, the non-profit IFFBoston and its all-...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:22pm

Ken Marino says don't follow the tips in 'How to Be a Latin Lover'

Sadly, Ken Marino isn’t in “How to Be a Latin Lover.” But he did direct it. The prolific comic actor — an alum of “The State,” “Party Down” and his own sexy fireman show “Burning Love” — stays behind the camera on the new comedy...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 4:38pm

20 movies we're stoked for at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Film festivals aren’t only about films these days. In its 16th year, the Tribeca Film Festival has shaved down the number of movies it runs. It’s only a nub — a mere 20 percent. That leaves room for plenty of other reasons to get people out: TV premieres, talks with filmmakers and...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:57am

Trump insisted on cameo in 'Scent of a Woman,' says Chris O’Donnell

Hoo-ah. As the then-owner of New York’s Plaza Hotel, President Donald Trump demanded a scene when “Scent of a Woman” filmed at the posh hotel, the film’s actor Chris O’Donnell revealed during Wednesday's episode of "Conan." “We got new pages while...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:50pm

James Gray promises 'The Lost City of Z' is not 'a white savior' movie

James Gray is a funny guy. He doesn’t make very funny films. “We Own the Night,” “The Immigrant,” the new “The Lost City of Z” — all are heavy, serious, deeply moving dramas, old-fashioned in some ways. (“Two Lovers,” with Joaquin...

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:43pm

The new Quad will offer another reason to get out of your apartment

Few involved in the new renovation of the Quad movie theater have particularly fond memories of it, at least in its last couple decades. “I didn’t think the programming was the greatest, and I didn’t think the environment was the right environment,” admits Charles S. Cohen...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:05am

'The Fast and the Furious' underwater, and other crazy sequel suggestions

Remember “The Fast and the Furious”? We mean the original. It was 2001, and the summer movie season was gifted with a simple entertainment in which two up-and-comers — one Vin Diesel and one Paul Walker — played ripped dudes who drive cars real fast. It wasn’t “...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:20am

Revisit the maligned but secretly damn fine 'Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me'

“That gum you like is going to come back in style,” announced a dancing, backwards-talking dwarf some 27 years ago on a surreal nighttime network soap opera that somehow managed to pull Super Bowl ratings. David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” captured the country’s...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 2:24pm

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