“Cinderella,” starring Lily James as Ella, premiered Friday. PHOTO COURTESY OF WALT DISNEY PICTURES

REVIEW: Midnight no concern for timeless “Cinderella” reboot

A classic since its release in 1950, Cinderella lives up to the taste of the modern […]

by · March 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Celia Imrie star as Evelyn Greenslade, Douglas Ainslie and Madge Hardcastle in “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” released Friday. PHOTO BY LAURIE SPARHAM/20TH CENTURY FOX

REVIEW: Compared, “Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” exactly that

In 2011, director John Madden and screenwriter Ol Parker adapted a novel by Deborah Moggach about […]

by · March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
(From left) Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson and David Franco star as Dan Truckman, Timothy McWinters and Mike Pancake in “Unfinished Business,” released Friday. PHOTO BY JESSICA MIGLIO/TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

REVIEW: “Unfinished Business” doesn’t do much, but gets job done

As its title suggests, “Unfinished Business” may not fully accomplish its task. But that depends on […]

by · March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
“Sonic Blossom,” a performance art exhibit by Lee Mingwei, opens at the Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesday. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

Performance piece “Sonic Blossom” blooms before visitors ears

When John Cage debuted his now-celebrated composition “4’33”” in the early ’50s, audiences and critics were […]

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ShabuMaru offers Japanese hot pot cuisine in Downtown Boston. PHOTO BY HANNAH LANDERS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: Hot pot hot spot’s food thoughts not for naught

Deep in the softly lit, marble halls of the Back Bay’s Westin Copley Place lies a […]

by · March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Will Butler will release his album “Policy” Tuesday. PHOTO FROM MERGE RECORDS

REVIEW: For Butler’s first solo venture, “Policy” more than just reflector

If Will Butler was an original, new solo artist — and not a founding member of […]

by · March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Sharlto Copley is Chappie, a robot given the ability to think for himself, in “Chappie,“ released Friday. PHOTO FROM COLUMBIA PICTURES

REVIEW: High-minded “Chappie” needs less metaphysics, more “zef”

Robotics isn’t the future. It’s the present. So why are we still making movies about robots? […]

by · March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
A capella group Street Corner Symphony performed in “The Sing-Off Live!” Monday at the Wilbur Theatre. PHOTO COURTESY OF MELISSA MUNAFO

REVIEW: Crescendo of a cappella enthusiasm rides over “Sing-Off” tour

It’s well-associated with barbershops. It’s a little risky when performed live. It’s a cappella, and it’s […]

by · March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
(From left) Vince Vaughn, Nick Frost and Tom Wilkinson star in “Unfinished Business,” premiering Friday. PHOTO COURTESY OF TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

INTERVIEW: Vince Vaughn, Nick Frost get down to business

Though Bostonians everywhere are complaining about the record-breaking snow and brutal winter temperatures, for Vince Vaughn, […]

by · March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Ava Gaudet will star in Queen Boudicca: A Metal Opera Saturday at the Berklee Performance Center. PHOTO COURTESY OF AVA GAUDET

Berklee’s heavy metal opera swaps tux tails for death wails

For the first time in centuries, the Celtic Carnyx War trumpet will sound from the stage […]

by · March 2, 2015 · 2 comments · Features, Muse