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FOX's new show "Gotham," which had its mid-season finale Nov. 24, has focused on a new angle in the well known Batman franchise. PHOTO COURTESY OF FOXTV

REVIEW: Midseason finale of ‘Gotham’ offers new dimensions to Batman universe

At the beginning of the Fall 2014 television season, FOX’s “Gotham” premiered with a premise that seemed like beaten ground ― yet another Batman origin story? Did the public really need it to be told to them yet again, only this time in a live-action television series? But “Gotham,” surprisingly, became more than just another version of Bruce Wayne’s ascension […]

By Felipe Belfort Marques· · 1 comment · Features, Muse, The Muse
Christopher Knights, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon and Chris Miller (left to right) voice Private, Skipper, Rico and Kowalski, respectively, in "Penguins of Madagascar." PHOTO COURTESY OF DREAMWORKS ANIMATION

REVIEW: ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ fun for kids, mixed bag for older crowd

Since the quartet of ass-kicking, wisecracking penguins appeared and captivated audiences in “Madagascar” and its subsequent sequels, the franchise has never been about the four main animals – Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippopotamus. Rather, one watches for the penguins, or ring-tailed lemur King Julien. Despite a misleading “Penguins of Madagascar” trailer that […]

By Prim Chuwiruch· · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse

You’re insecure, we know what for: One Direction’s latest album delivers fluff with no stuff

Odds are, if a person cares at all about pop music or modern music in general, that person has an opinion about One Direction. True, they are, as *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys were before them, a boy band. True, most of their fan base is comprised of young girls with far more Twitter followers than most people. But don’t […]

By Caroline Aaron· · 1 comment · Features, Muse, The Muse
Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1." PHOTO COURTESY OF MURRAY CLOSE/LIONSGATE

REVIEW: Slow or no, ‘Mockingjay’ soars

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” has achieved something paradoxically spectacular. Since it was slightly unnecessary for the film to be split into two parts, “Part 1” moves extraordinarily slowly, with all the intense, action-packed scenes reserved for the second installment. And yet, this seems to work in its favor. The film picks up exactly where the previous one, […]

By Sonia Rao· · 0 comments · Features, Film & TV, Muse, The Muse
The new storefront, which opened Friday, offers a wider variety of frozen treats and baked goods than the original truck. PHOTO BY BECCA DEGREGORIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Frozen Hoagies opens first brick and mortar shop in Somerville

“How did I eat the whole thing?” Nuzzling up to a white window-bar, I stared at the last remaining licks of ice cream soup lining the walls of my Styrofoam bowl. That ice cream sandwich was the size of my face, but it was also eaten with a woolen coat and scarf on, preparatory for November’s pre-winter chill between Frozen […]

By Becca DeGregorio· · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman play Kurt Buckman, Dale Arbus and Nick Hendricks in New Line Cinema's comedy, “Horrible Bosses 2.” PHOTO COURTESY OF WARNER BROS. PICTURES

INTERVIEW: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day murder the comedy competition in ‘Horrible Bosses’ sequel

That’s right, everyone. The boys are back. In the upcoming “Horrible Bosses 2,” Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day reprise their roles as the quirky and dysfunctional friends Nick, Kurt and Dale. They want audiences to know, however, that the sequel will bring a lot more to the table than the first. “New Line and Warner Brothers wanted to […]

By Sonia Rao· · 0 comments · Features, Film & TV, Muse, The Muse
A "UCheeseburger" at UBurger in Kenmore Square is topped with American cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and a house spread. PHOTO BY BROOKE JACKSON-GLIDDEN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

The search for the true ‘Big Tasty’: The Daily Free Press Boston Burger Crawl

Rundown The Crawl: Four Boston burger joints The Contenders: UBurger (cheeseburger), Tasty Burger (The Big Tasty), Boston Burger Company (Boston Burger with Cheese/The Pilgrim), Mr. Bartley’s (bacon cheeseburger, The Fiscal Cliff) The item: A cheeseburger, cooked medium, with fries The Judges: Brooke Jackson-Glidden, Ross Hsu, Cat McCarrey and Joe Incollingo Brooke Jackson-Glidden The Bio: Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the Muse food […]

By Ross Hsu· · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
On Monday, TV on the Radio released "Seeds," its first full-length album following the death of bandmate Gerard Smith in April 2011. PHOTO COURTESY OFPITCHFORK.COM

REVIEW: TV on the Radio recovers from tragedy with steady precision of ‘Seeds’

“Seeds,” TV on the Radio’s first full-length release in three years, marks a transition, growth and a return to the beginning. Released Monday, it’s the first album by the band since the death of bassist Gerard Smith, who died of lung cancer nine days after “Nine Types of Light” was released in 2011. Any band could have tried to get […]

By Sarah Kirkpatrick· · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
Liquid Art House is an art gallery-restaurant in Downtown Boston that offers an exotic and artistic menu as well as rotating gallery exhibits. PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston restaurants offer diverse culinary experiences

Although restaurants have always been a place for food, two Boston eateries are redefining the word, transforming restaurants into multipurpose spaces that provide a bit more than just a good meal. Liquid Art House is a gallery space where adventurous diners can try a Lithuanian cheese dumpling among a curated collection of furniture and paintings, and Knight Moves is a […]

By Heather Goldin· · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
INTERACTIVE MAP: Boston’s best eateries

INTERACTIVE MAP: Boston’s best eateries

Break out that GPS and grab some foodie friends, we put together some of the best places around Boston to grab a beer, a cup of coffee, the best late-night pizza and more. Best late-night pizza: 1. T Anthony’s Pizzeria — Known for satiating student “drunchies” (or “drunk munchies”) across campus, T’s pizza also happens to taste pretty great while sober, […]

By Hannah Landers· · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse