Ben Affleck took a 22-year-old Playboy model to a Jack In The Box drive-through

Questions are swirling after the Massachusetts native was spotted out with a 22-year-old Playboy model.

Mark Wahlberg stars in “Mile 22”

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In ‘Mile 22,’ Mark Wahlberg is a man on a mission

He plays the leader of a special-ops team in his latest collaboration with director Peter Berg.

Charlie Hunnam (top) takes on the role of Henri Charrière made famous by Steve McQueen. Louis Dega, originally played by Dustin Hoffman (left) is now being portrayed by Rami Malek.

‘Papillon’ then, ‘Papillon’ now

“Papillon” gets updated, 45 years after the original.

Michelle Yeoh (left), Henry Golding, and Constance Wu in “Crazy Rich Asians.”

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Follow the money in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

The first hour of this adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel about mega-money nuptials in Singapore is a treat

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An alleged Harvey Weinstein victim also is accused of sexual assault

Actress Asia Argento paid $380,000 to a man who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, according to court filings.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ beats out Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Mile 22’ at the box office

The flick debuted at No. 1 in North American theaters, surpassing industry expectations and beating out action-packed fare.


Stan Lee gets 3-year restraining order against ex-adviser

The Marvel Comics mogul gets order against a former business manager extended for three years.

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Film recounts Grolier story; playing catchup with Mass Book Awards 

“The Last Sacred Space of Poetry’’ will screen Aug. 25 at the Arlington Regent Theatre.

At the Somerville, it’s Philip Marlowe times two

The Somerville Theatre concludes its Keep It Cool II series with two Raymond Chandler classics.

Summer Arts Preview 2018

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// The best in music, theater, art, TV, and more this summer

Your must-see guide to arts and entertainment this season, from Boston to the Berkshires and beyond.

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// Four-star movie reviews by the Globe

These films all earned four-star reviews from Globe critics Ty Burr, Janice Page, and Peter Keough, as well as former Globe critic Wesley Morris.

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// Launch of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ takes the faithful full circle

The new “Star Wars” is great fun, if not a great film. It consciously embraces the funky, handmade garage aesthetic of the 1977 original.

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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, Mark Wahlberg arrives at the world premiere of

Game on, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon: Mark Wahlberg also has a McDonald’s Monopoly fraud project in the works

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are working on a feature film about the same story.

Robert Ryan (left) stars in 1949’s “The Set-Up,” which will be screened as part of The Big Fight, Harvard Film Archive’s all-night marathon of fight films Sept. 1-2.

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Boxing at the HFA, independent films in Arlington

The Harvard Film Archive enters the ring, and it’s time for the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival.

Kodi Smit-McPhee in “Alpha.”

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In ‘Alpha,’ it’s a case of when human met canine

The archetypal story of a boy and his dog gets rewound several millennia in a narratively pure, family-targeted adventure from Albert Hughes.


Elizabeth Banks set to produce, star in Prince story

The movie is the result of a Daily Beast piece from 2017, “When Prince Made a Chambermaid his Queen for the Day.”

“I felt good that I made so many people happy,” says Scotty Bowers.

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Telling tales about gay Hollywood

“Scotty and the Secret Life of Hollywood” shows a very different side of Tinseltown.

Rachelle Vinberg, Ajani Russell, Nina Moran, Ardelia Lovelace, and Alexander Cooper in a scene from “Skate Kitchen.”

★ ★ ★ ½ | Movie Review

The young heroines of ‘Skate Kitchen’ take the big city by storm

The film celebrates the thrills and scares and pains of its female heroines.

Belmont, MA., 08/29/17, Former Boston Globe journalist, and current BU professor, Dick Lehr has a new book out for young adults called Trell. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff 14namesLehr Caption/Credit: Former Boston Globe journalist and current BU professor Dick Lehr. ÐSuzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Former Globe Spotlight reporter’s novel inspired by infamous Boston murder headed to big screen

Following Dick Lehr’s 2003 Globe article, a man was freed after more than a decade in prison.

Comedian Steve Sweeney plays a version of himself in the movie.


Steve Sweeney movie ‘Sweeney Killing Sweeney’ to open Boston Comedy Festival

The Boston native plays a version of himself: a guy who has the chance to make it big with a Los Angeles cable comedy special.

British actor Riz Ahmed arrives for the press line of Venom at Comic Con in San Diego, Californoa on July 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHRIS DELMASCHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images


Riz Ahmed set to star in new movie reportedly being produced in Boston

Variety was first to confirm that Ahmed will star opposite Olivia Cooke in “The Sound of Metal,” a music drama.

Host Jimmy Kimmel worked to keep the tone light at the Oscars.


Jimmy Kimmel gives Hollywood a chance to exhale

His monologue sounded like one of his cheery late-night talk-show monologues — timely, mildly clever, smart, forgettable.

Mrs. Bradley-Martin.

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Match made in heaven: new American money, poor old royals

Gilded Age history of American social climbers looking to marry aristocrats buried in debt.

Meet the LA dealmaker who helped bring Steven Seagal and Vladimir Putin together

Since the early 2000s, Bob Van Ronkel has been a conduit between Hollywood and Moscow, setting up American celebrities and musicians with Russian power brokers.

John David Washington stars as Ron Stallworth in Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, a Focus Features release.Credit: David Lee / Focus Features

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The Weekender: ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ Billy Joel, and the Beantown Tapfest

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Constance Wu and Henry Golding star in “Crazy Rich Asians.”

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ comes to the screen with big expectations

The movie arrives with big expectations from readers — and viewers.

Stanley Kubrick’s “Research Scientist for Columbia University.”

Photography review

Portrait of Stanley Kubrick as a young photojournalist

In a revelatory exhibition of Kubrick’s photographs, the master filmmaker is apprentice photojournalist.

Actor Carel Struycken with a “Witches of Eastwick” crew member in “When the Witches Came to Town.”

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A preview of the documentary program, including “When the Witches Came to Town,” in which Cohasset residents recall the filming of “The Witches of Eastwick.”

Scotty Bowers (shown in his Marines uniform in his younger days) is the subject of the 2018 documentary film “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood.”

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The secret history of Scotty Bowers

Director Matt Tyrnauer talks about his documentary “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood.”

Forrest Goodluck, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Sasha Lane star in “The Miseducation of Cameron Post.”

★ ★ ★ | Movie Review

Therapy is anything but therapeutic in ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’

The drama follows a gay teenager (Chloe Grace Moretz) who survives a Christian conversion camp in the 1990s by finding strength with her wracked peers.

Trine Dyrholm stars in “Nico, 1988.”

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‘Nico, 1988’ looks at the Velvet Underground singer post-Velvets

The drama “Nico, 1988” looks at the Velvet Underground singer in defiant decline.

Actress Margot Kidder, in a 2000 file photo. Kidder's daughter says the Superman actress' death has been ruled a suicide.


‘Superman’ actress Margot Kidder’s death ruled a suicide

Her daughter said Wednesday it’s a relief to finally have the truth out.

John David Washington, Denzel’s son, stars in Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.”

★★★ ½ | movie review

In Spike Lee’s latest, the KKK gets hoodwinked

Historical fact is stranger than racial fiction in “BlacKkKlansman.”

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The Oscars are adding a new category to honor popular films and promising a brisk 3-hour ceremony on a much earlier air date of Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

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An Oscar category for ‘popular’? Bad idea.

Every couple of years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences does something so deeply screwy that those of us who care find ourselves doing a classic spit-take.

Kelly Macdonald and Irrfan Khan star in “Puzzle.”

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Trying to put together the pieces

Kelly McDonald and Irrfan Khan star in “Puzzle.”

Bo Burnham at the Liberty Hotel.

Bo Burnham’s ‘Eighth Grade’ is ignoring its R rating for one day only

The Hamilton native thinks the film's rating is "sort of stupid” so he’s holding free screenings across the country for audiences of all ages.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 01, 2017, US actor Robert Redford attends the premiere of the movie


Robert Redford is retiring from acting, says upcoming role opposite Casey Affleck will be his last

Redford and Affleck will costar in “The Old Man & the Gun.”

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in “Mission: Impossible — Fallout.”

‘Mission: Impossible’ beats Winnie-the-Pooh at box office

Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” recorded $35 million in ticket sales over the weekend.

US actress Chloe Sevigny poses as she arrives on May 14, 2018 for the screening of the film

Fascinating first trailer revealed for Lizzie Borden biopic ‘Lizzie’

Did Lizzie Borden murder her father and stepmother? And was it because of an illicit sexual relationship?

Chris Coulon, a.k.a. Tallboy, and Brian Denahy with their 2017 Beyond Walls creation.

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Five things to do around Boston, Aug. 6-12

Beyond Walls Mural Festival, QWERTY Festival, “As You Like It,” and more.

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Another film about an infamous Boston mobster is in the works

This time it isn't Whitey Bulger.

A Washington, D.C., protest in “Dark Money.”

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‘Dark Money’ follows campaign contributions in Montana

Featuring a Capra-esque cast of activists taking on corporate giants, the documentary presents a hopeful microcosm of the struggle to preserve free elections.

Ewan McGregor stars as the title character in the live-action “Christopher Robin.”

Movie Review

In ‘Christopher Robin,’ growing up is hard to do

Ewan McGregor stars as the title character in the live-action “Christopher Robin.”

In “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” Kate McKinnon (left) plays Morgan, best friend and partner in adventure to Audrey (Mila Kunis).

★ ★ | Movie Review

Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon offer laughs and misfires in ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’

“The Spy Who Dumped Me” poses a burning question: Can Kate McKinnon carry a movie? Or at least her half of a buddy comedy?

“The Phalanx” is one of the postcards on display at the MFA.

Art Review

Postcards as propaganda at the MFA

An MFA show looks at propaganda you could stamp and put in a mailbox.

CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 06: Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles perform on stage during the

Things to Do

The Weekender: Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Mila and Kate, Lenny and Jackie

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2015 file photo, Ben Affleck, left, and Matt Damon attend the


Matt Damon to play McDonald’s Monopoly fraud mastermind in film directed by Ben Affleck

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck likely hope their next film will not only pass Go, but collect more than $200.

“Tre Maison Dasan” screens Aug. 11 at Rhode Island School of Design.

Scene Here

From Rhode Island to the Vineyard to Davis Square

Local films, festivals, and faces.

Forrest Goodluck, Sasha Lane, and Chloë Grace Moretz in “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” which won the US Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature at Sundance.

‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ comes to the screen

It was a struggle to get “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” to theaters.

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, director Barry Jenkins arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Jenkins has unveiled the teaser trailer for his anticipated “Moonlight” follow-up, “If Beale Street Could Talk,” based on the 1974 novel by James Baldwin. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Barry Jenkins unveils ‘Beale Street’ trailer on Baldwin’s birthday

Writer-director Barry Jenkins has unveiled the teaser trailer for his anticipated “Moonlight” follow-up, “If Beale Street Could Talk,” on the birthday of author James Baldwin.

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A story of lost love, strange and subversive

In “The Third Hotel’’ Clare attends a horror film festival and sees her recently deceased husband everywhere.

Andrew and Howard Solomon in “Far From the Tree.”

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Documentary ‘Far From the Tree’ adapts Andrew Solomon’s best-selling book

The film about families responding to “different” children is powerful and profound.

Margo Guernsey and Nikki Bramley’s “The Philadelphia Eleven” was one of the LEF Foundation grant recipients.

Doc Talk

Grantsmanship, court and spark, and the human face of immigration

A round-up of recent and upcoming documentaries and documentary related events.