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The Plight of the Homeless, on Film, at the ICA

Thurs. Jan. 29 "Where God Left His Shoes," starring John Leguizamo, was released (somewhere?)in 2007, but it is only now that the film is making its Boston debut, at the Institute of Contemporary Art,  Thursday Jan. 29 at 7:30. Hmmm, why now? JSink is taking a wild guess: The economy …

“Toy Story 3”: Toys Made Real Again

ongoing Apparently, Pixar has under contract nearly all of the truly imaginative writers in the industry. Using old (but not tired) characters, in "Toy Story 3" they have yet again told a delightful, entertaining story that will be a blast for kids and adults.What Pixar understands is that using a …

Yikes! Bikes! Pee-wee at Penniman Park in Allston

Friday Aug. 12 Dave Tree – an activist/rocker friend of mine from way back; he fronted the band Tree and now the J. Geils cover band Blow You Your Face Out – is one of the motivators behind a Friday night event in Allston called "Art Show and Bike-In." The …

Black ice cream?!

                                                                    september 8 The Boston Film Festival isn’t close to being on par with Sundance or the one north of us in Toronto, but the Festival’s creative director John Michael Williams says truly, that’s where they’d like to get. We’ll see if this year’s offerings – about 40 films as we …

Living with ghosts ….or not.

ongoing  Because we often like to go into a movie knowing as little as possible – remember "The Crying Game"? Don’t tell anyone the secret! – all we knew about Pedro Almodovar’s "Volver" going in was: We didn’t know what "volver" meant; Penelope Cruz (nominated for an Best Actress Oscar) …

Soft Soap Story: Dr. Bronner’s Strange Life and Times

ongoing  We were at the Coolidge Corner Theatre recently and saw a trailer that had us baffled: "Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox."  We vaguely knew Bronner’s name, but that’s about it. We were struck very much by the (apparent) fact that Dr. Bronner was a fervent advocate for humanity, but was much less involved in his own …

Night of the Living Dead: 40 Years On

Mon. April 13 Zombies? As part of the Coolidge Corner's "Science on Screen" series? And we don't mean zombis like they have in Haiti. The religious mumbo-jumbo stuff wikipedia will tell you about if you pop "zombi" and "wiki" into your search engine. We mean the zombies George Rombeo so …