Movies

Melissa McCarthy to star in film about Boston's first female cops

Melissa McCarthy has a new gig lined up now that it seems like her days are over as former White House Press Secretary–and "wicked" Red Sox fan–Sean Spicer. According to Variety, the actress is set to star in an upcoming film about Boston's first female police officers,...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:24am

Jeff Bridges on Tom Brady, the mystery of life and the zen of SoulCycle

If you thought your family was dysfunctional, wait until you meet the characters of Jeff Bridges' new drama "The Only Living Boy in New York." Directed by Marc Webb, the film centers around a college grad named Thomas (Callum Turner) who finds out that his father, a successful New...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 2:15pm

Do you need Netflix when you can stream from NYPL for free?

Netflix who? Back in the day, hitting the library was an event as one reveled in the smell of paper and bindings and swam in unlimited access to CDs and DVDs. After Dewey and his decimals were booted, then came online catalogs. One could request a book, get an email when it’s available and...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 4:04pm

Here's where Amy Schumer is filming her new comedy in Boston

If you're taking a stroll around Boston's South End next week, you just might run into Amy Schumer—and a ton of camera crew members. The comedian and actress is heading to the Hub in August to film scenes for her upcoming comedy "I Feel Pretty." According to a flyer...

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 11:09am

Mark Wahlberg may replace Ben Affleck in Netflix thriller 'Triple Frontier'

What happens when a big budget movie loses its Boston star? Well, apparently you just cast another one. Deadline reports that Mark Wahlberg is in talks to replace fellow Tom Brady fanboy Ben Affleck in Netflix's upcoming thriller "Triple Frontier." The "Batman v Superman"...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:25am

Netflix movies leaving in August 2017

You have less than a week to watch “Babe” on Netflix. Even more importantly, you have less than a week to watch “Babe: Pig in the City.” Are you not one of the cool kids who knows the sequel is better than the already delightful first? It’s understandable why...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 11:56am

Free outdoor movies in NYC: July 21, 2017

If you’re looking to check out one of the several free outdoor movies in the park on Friday, then we’ve got you covered. Instead of rushing home to fire up the Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon to binge watch the hottest show, take advantage of being outdoors in the summer weather and enjoy a...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:06pm

Free outdoor movies in NYC: July 19, 2017

There’s something special about summer in New York City, and just about everyone enjoys free outdoor movies in the park. Many NYC parks turn into outdoor venues for movie screenings, while other venues such as art galleries or film centers open their doors for a free dose of summer...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:12pm

Judd Apatow is cool with Katherine Heigl, hints at a 'Knocked Up' sequel

It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years since Judd Apatow first introduced us to Ben and Alison, the one-night stand turned unlikely parents played by Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl in the hit 2007 comedy "Knocked Up." Although the sort-of spin-off "This Is 40"...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 9:28am

Chris Evans savagely trolls Ann Coulter on Twitter

If you're going to make a scene on social media, be prepared to hear an earful from Marvel movie star Chris Evans. The Boston-bred, "Captain America" actor isn't afraid to share his many honest opinions on Twitter, which is why he had no problem putting Ann Coulter on blast for...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 1:54pm

Jenny Slate calls Donald Trump and Fox News liars

Jenny Slate can’t stand reminders of being fired from "Saturday Night Live" back in 2009 over her accidental f-bomb. But now, she’s using it to make a point about President Trump, whom she has probably used far nastier words to describe. During a recent chat ...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 4:13pm

Errol Morris profiles a Cambridge photography legend in new film

After examining the lives and secrets of murderers and sociopaths in many of his past award-winning films, Errol Morris now turns his attention to a more personal subject in "The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography." The Oscar winner's latest documentary, which debuts in...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 2:36pm

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

Here are the best reactions to Lifetime's 'Britney Ever After'

Over the weekend, Lifetime’s Britney Spears biopic, “Britney Ever After,” premiered, and to be frank? It was a hot mess. Why does Lifetime keep pushing these biopics on us that nobody asked for— Whitney, Aaliyah and now this? They can’t even bother to secure the...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:15pm

Watch the emotional first trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Stronger'

The inspirational story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is heading to the big screen this fall courtesy of Jake Gyllenhaal. The Academy Award-nominated actor will play the Chelmsford native, who lost both his legs in the 2013 tragedy, in the upcoming drama "Stronger,"...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 2:35pm

'Animal House' actor Stephen Furst dies at 63

Stephen Furst, the actor best known for playing the lovable loser Kent Dorfman — aka Flounder — in “National Lampoon’s Animal House” has died at 63, his sons stated this weekend. Furst died Friday at his home in Moorpark, California, just north of Los Angeles, from...

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 2:47pm

Australian comedian Rebel Wilson wins defamation suit

Australian comedian Rebel Wilson has won a defamation suit against a global magazine publisher after the Victorian Supreme Court found a series of articles alleging she was a serial liar had damaged her career, local media reported on Thursday. The Sydney-born actress, who appeared in Hollywood...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:13pm

Polanski's rape victim says closing 1977 case would be 'act of mercy'

Samantha Geimer, the woman film director Roman Polanski admitted raping when she was a teenager 40 years ago, on Friday made her first public appearance at a court hearing in the case and was expected to plead for the long-running matter to be resolved. Geimer, who was 13 years old when Polanski...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 4:09pm

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