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Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" opens Friday in theaters. PHOTO COURTESY MARVEL 2016

REVIEW: “Captain America: Civil War” overpowers past superhero genre failures

2016 seems to be the year of superheroes fighting other superheroes. In March, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” started the trend, but it was ultimately a disappointment. Now, we have “Captain America: Civil War,” which pits Iron Man against Captain America, along with plenty of other superheroes picking sides. Thankfully, “Civil War” rights the wrongs of “Batman v Superman” […]

by Alex Peña· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Emily VanCamp and Martin Freeman star as Sharon Carter and Everett K. Ross in "Captain America: Civil War," which will premiere May 6 in theaters nationwide. PHOTO COURTESY WALT DISNEY PICTURES

INTERVIEW: Emily VanCamp discusses reprising “Captain America” role, capping off superhero trilogy

There’s a cool-kids clique in the Marvel universe, and it’s not exclusively made up of the Avengers. Though “Captain America: Civil War” does feature an almost inconceivable number of A-listers, directors Anthony and Joe Russo made sure to showcase flourishing names as well. One such actor is Emily VanCamp, who stars as Captain America’s love interest, Sharon Carter. Though Carter […]

by Sonia Rao· · 1 comment · Features, Muse
Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson star in the new comedy “Mother’s Day,” opening Friday. PHOTO COURTESY RON BATZDORFF

REVIEW: “Mother’s Day” falls into stereotypical feel-good, rom-com genre

Here we go — a lighthearted rom-com to follow up the series of holiday movies we’ve grown to know and love. “Mother’s Day” is completely in tune with the arc of “Valentine’s Day,” “New Year’s Eve” and, of course, “Love Actually,” sticking to an easy but delightful recipe. Grab some well-known stars, give them each their own dilemmas in their love […]

by Elise Takahama· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Director Andrew Stanton and producer Lindsey Collins of the new movie “Finding Dory” pose on the red carpet. PHOTO COURTESY ALBERTO E. RODRIGUEZ/WALT DISNEY PICTURES

INTERVIEW: “Finding Dory” director Andrew Stanton promises unforgettable journey

We’ve been quoting “Just keep swimming,” and “Fish are friends, not food” for the past 13 years, and we’re finally about to see what comes next. “Finding Dory,” the sequel to “Finding Nemo,” is coming to theaters June 17. All our favorite friends are back, including lucky-finned Nemo, Marlin the not-so-funny clownfish and, of course, forgetful Dory. This time, however, […]

by Elise Takahama· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele star as Clarence and Rell in the action-comedy "Keanu,” opening Friday. PHOTO COURTESY STEVE DIETL

INTERVIEW: Key and Peele’s “Keanu” brings laughs to big screen

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are best known for creating short, silly sketches that air on their Comedy Central show, “Key and Peele.” They have created viral shorts like “Substitute Teacher” and “East/West College Bowl” since 2012, but now they have endeavored to create a feature-length film, “Keanu,” which debuted Friday. “Keanu” follows Rell (Peele) and Clarence (Key), two friends who […]

by Allegra Peelor· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
The Islamic Society of BU held a fashion show and panel discussion in Metcalf Hall Monday evening to highlight modesty, identity and public perception of Muslim-American clothing. PHOTO COURTESY ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF BU

Muslim-American women model identity, self-expression

Boston University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations and the Islamic Society of BU recently worked together to stage a panel discussion and runway show related to issues in modern Muslim-American fashion. The event, which took place Monday in Metcalf Hall, centered on themes of identity, self-expression, modesty and public perceptions of Muslim-American women. A panel discussion […]

by Dagny Crepeau· · 2 comments · Features, Spotlight
Co-founders Dan Roland and Cole Dillon’s new app, Rezzit21, will allow users to make restaurant reservations based on new advancements in “Intuitive Table Management.” PHOTO COURTESY COLE DILLON

Rezzit21 offers reservation personalization, one-stop restaurant management system

Change in the restaurant business is often a slow, grueling process. Throughout the years, the process of making reservations has, for the most part, remained the same. But Rezzit21, a new startup based in Boston, is looking to make waves in an industry stuck in its old habits. The platform, which is slated to launch in May at the National […]

by Dagny Crepeau· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Scott Kirsner, a 1993 alumnus of the College of Communication, speaks at the TEDxBeaconStreet event last year. PHOTO COURTESY SCOTT KIRSNER

TERRIERS INBIZ: Scott Kirsner on journalism, evolving technology

Terriers InBiz is a series that highlights Boston University alumni who have been innovative leaders in their field and have played a significant role in businesses, locally or globally. Journalism and technology are the two of Scott Kirsner’s predilections. He “was lucky to be born at the right time,” he said, as his graduation in 1993 from Boston University’s College […]

by Dave Sebastian· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
The Lee Kum Kee family gave $21 million to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to build a center to study how to increase health and happiness in individuals. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

INTERVIEW: Harvard University explores happiness, health with gifted $21 million

Buzz, the energetic Honey Nut Cheerios bumblebee, supported the motto, “Bee happy. Bee healthy.” The beloved bee was on the right track — being happy might actually lead to a healthier life. To study this phenomenon, Harvard University was gifted more than $21 million dollars Friday to create the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness, an addition to […]

by Christy Osler· · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
A man dressed in themed attire recites one of the 154 Shakespeare sonnets aloud in Harvard Square Saturday afternoon at the “Shakespeare Sonnet Slam,” which honored the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. PHOTO BY KANKANIT WIRIYASAJJA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

“Sonnet slam” celebrates 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death

William Shakespeare, renowned playwright and poet, died on April 23, 1616. Four hundred years later, a large crowd gathered Saturday in Harvard Square to read aloud all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets in honor of his life and literary legacy. The English playwright’s influence is widespread and has impacted modern culture in more than just his native country, evidenced by the Shakespeare-themed performances […]

by Samantha Bastress· · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight