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To watch and watch for: Week of Feb. 26

By VAREN TALWAR | February 27, 2023

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COURTESY OF MARY KATE MCCORMICK

This week’s picks include Creed III and Zoje Stage’s new book Mothered.

It’s an exciting week for the arts, especially for film nerds who will be delighted with the opportunity to watch Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back on the big screen at the Charles Theatre! A similar wave of nostalgia is likely to pervade you if you go for the revival screening of John Hughes’ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at the Senator Theatre. Elizabeth Banks’ new movie Cocaine Bear seems to have all the trappings of a cult classic and is sure to be a lot of fun as well.

For bookworms, author Samantha Shannon expands her Priory universe with her new book A Day of Fallen Night, a prequel to her fantasy series. Finally, hip-hop artist Supastition returns with his touching and explorative album Every Last Word.

To watch...

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, directed by Irvin Kershner — Feb. 27, March 2

This film needs no introduction. Catch the second installment in the Star Wars franchise as this week’s revival at the Charles Theatre.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, directed by John Hughes — March 1, 5, 6

The iconic teen comedy starring Matthew Broderick is this week’s revival at the Senator Theatre.

Cocaine Bear, directed by Elizabeth Banks — Feb. 24

Loosely based on a real story, witness a fictional account of what happens when a bear does cocaine.

Creed III, directed by Michael B. Jordan — March 3

Adonis Creed faces an intense challenge from his past in a new chapter in the Creed franchise.

Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, directed by Guy Ritchie — March 3

Like most Ritchie productions, this high octane spy thriller starring Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza and Hugh Grant is sure to keep you on the edge of your seats.

To read...

A Day of Fallen Night, by Samantha Shannon — Feb. 28

A prequel to Shannon’s The Priory of the Orange Tree, this fantasy book has everything from dragons to magic!

Mothered, by Zoje Stage — March 1

This psychological thriller exploits your fears of quarantine in a twisted story between a daughter and her widowed mother.

To listen...

Every Last Word, by Supastition — Feb. 28

Part one of Supastition’s two-part project, this album explores grief, anger and loss.

You Never Say Goodbye When You Leave, by Pocket Vinyl — Feb. 28

The rising band Pocket Vinyl returns with a new album, covering topics like meditation and spirituality.


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