Rapper Fetty Wap performed at the House of Blues to an enthusiastic crowd Monday night. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: Fetty Wap welcomes Boston to erratic “zoo”

Fetty Wap’s Monster-sponsored “Welcome to the Zoo” tour is a little too aptly named. The New Jersey rapper and his crew use “zoo” as an affectionate nickname for their group and, by extension, their fan base. Despite some transcendent moments, Monday night’s show at the House of Blues often felt like a zoo in a bad way. It seems that […]

by Kylie Obermeier· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
"Vinyl," a new HBO drama about the 1970s New York City music scene, aired Sunday night. PHOTO COURTESY HBO

REVIEW: HBO’s “Vinyl” in great condition, slightly scratched

The late 1970s were one of the most pivotal eras in music history. Perhaps best known for its glitzy pop and disco music, it was also the era that music saw massive diversification with the rise of genres such as hip-hop and punk rock. This creatively explosive time period is what HBO’s new show “Vinyl” explores. The show is produced […]

by Alex Peña· · 1 comment · Features, Muse
Ryan Reynolds stars as Marvel’s new, highly aggressive superhero Deadpool in the new R-rated dark comedy opening Friday. PHOTO COURTESY TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

REVIEW: “Deadpool” does franchise justice, gives story new vitality

There are so many ways in which a superhero movie can go wrong. The director can try to make it too gritty and serious or, alternatively, too lighthearted and ridiculous. The writers can completely miss the point of certain characters or shoehorn in a love interest out of nowhere and then just outright kill the love interest for added angst. […]

by Felipe Belfort Marques· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Documentarian Michael Moore's true-life comedy "Where to Invade Next" was released Friday in Boston. PHOTO COURTESY CREATIVE COMMONS

REVIEW: “Where to Invade Next” showcases solutions for America

“I’ve turned into this kind of crazy optimist” are words that we could never dream of attributing to documentarian Michael Moore. Moore is synonymous with controversy, political activism and a harsh scolding. In very un-Michael Moore fashion, however, he presents us with solutions to problems in lieu of the horrors in our own backyards in his recent documentary, “Where to […]

by Clara Hudson· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Seasoned "Saturday Night Live" veteran Ana Gasteyer performed her one-woman show “Ana Gasteyer in Concert” at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre Saturday night, proving she is more than just a funnywoman. PHOTO COURTESY ROBERT TORRES

REVIEW: “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Ana Gasteyer delights despite murky vision

When six-year “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Ana Gasteyer took the stage at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre Saturday night, it wasn’t entirely clear where she was going. Her handsomely coattailed pianist introduced her as “the handsomest songstress in Cambridge,” which elicited a smattering of muted chuckles. She then emerged in a sparkling dress that wouldn’t have looked out of place on […]

by Conner Reed· · 1 comment · Features, Muse
"Zoolander 2" opens Friday, reuniting beloved cast members Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell 15 years after the original film was released. PHOTO COURTESY PARAMOUNT PICTURES

REVIEW: “Zoolander 2” not as suave, good-looking second time around

Why are we drawn to sequels? Closure, often, when a story draws us in only to cut us loose too suddenly. Desperate, we beg to see the loose threads tied, the open wounds healed. Or maybe it’s for comfort, the warming joy of throwing our trust into once-beloved characters to show us why we loved them to begin with. But […]

by Joe Incollingo· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
A café au Lait at Equal Exchange Café in the North End. PHOTO BY SONIA RAO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

FreeP vs. Food: Coffee Crawl

Due to the whirlwind nature of college, sleepy students often resort to the nearest coffee locale to keep their eyelids a little less droopy. More often than not, this ends up being a dining points-friendly chain or a nearby, incredibly crowded and hectic shop. But what about the rest of the city’s coffee shops? When you’ve got more than an [...]
by Becca DeGregorio· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
The new Coen Brothers comedy “Hail, Caesar!” opened Friday. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: Coen Brothers’ “Hail, Caesar!” underwhelms

With their vast and well-established oeuvre spanning several genres, the Coen Brothers are considered two of the most diverse writers, directors and producers of the film industry. After writing a film about a U.S. Olympian and war hero in “Unbroken” and another about spy negotiations during the Cold War in “Bridge of Spies,” the Coens return to producing and directing […]

by Felipe Belfort Marques· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Young Thug dropped his new mixtape “I’m Up” Friday. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

REVIEW: Young Thug drops “I’m Up” mixtape

One of Atlanta’s hottest rappers, Young Thug, just released his latest mixtape, “I’m Up.” Released instead of the awaited “Slime Season 3,” the nine-song mixtape has a wide variety of sounds, and producers include big names like Metro Boomin and Mike WiLL Made-It. Young Thug is a wordplay aficionado, and “I’m Up” only emphasizes that. Known for his eccentric and […]

by Yasmin Younis· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
FX’s new primetime show “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” which dramatizes the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial, premiered Tuesday night. PHOTO COURTESY MICHAEL BECKER

REVIEW: “The People v. O.J. Simpson” reinvigorates America’s obsession with infamous case

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” premiered Tuesday on FX, and under the supervision of executive producer Ryan Murphy, the show is able to revive the infamous case and captivate a new generation. There is hardly a need to put a spoiler tag on this review because it’s quite easy to assume that everyone is aware of the […]

by Bronsen Bloom· · 0 comments · Features, Muse