The Weekender: Serial killers, crafty barbers, and Nine Inch Nails

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

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 29: Michael Douglas of 'The Kominsky Method' speaks onstage during Netflix TCA 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Netflix)


Michael Douglas to receive two awards in Massachusetts next month

The Academy Award-winning actor and producer is slated to receive two major awards here in November.

Timothée Chalamet (left) stars as a young man struggling with addiction and Steve Carell stars as his father in “Beautiful Boy.”


Steve Carell talks about ‘Beautiful Boy’ — and not binge watching

Steve Carell talks about “Beautiful Boy.”

Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell in “Beautiful Boy.”

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Seeing addiction up close in ‘Beautiful Boy’

Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet star in a compassionate, aching, yet overly tidy drama about a father’s attempts to cope with his son’s drug dependency.

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Doc Talk: Kidnapping, counseling, believing, Mooch-ifying

Previews of four upcoming documentaries.

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Women are empowered at the Boston Palestine Film Festival

A preview of three documentaries at the Boston Palestine Film Festival.

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When Michael met Laurie, again: ‘Halloween’ is back

As franchise reboots go, the new “Halloween” is top shelf.

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In ‘The Happy Prince,’ Oscar Wilde gets his say

The movie offers a sad glimpse of Oscar Wilde’s final days, taking place after he has been convicted of sodomy and served two years, with his glory days behind him.  

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Ike Barinholtz debuts as writer-director with comedy ‘The Oath’

Aiming for wildly provocative satire he churns out a technically spotty screed.

Fall Arts Preview 2018

Fall arts preview 2018

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

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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CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 08: Michael Brantley #23 celebrates with teammates at the dugout after hitting a sacrifice fly ball to score Yan Gomes #7 of the Cleveland Indians in the third inning during Game Three of the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros at Progressive Field on October 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Indians have filed a complaint to MLB about Astros filming

A person familiar with the situation says the Indians’ complaint is about a man attempting to film in their dugout during Game 3 of the ALDS.

Honoree Lady Gaga poses at the 25th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Celebration, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)


Lady Gaga getting married? She thanks ‘fiance’ during speech

The singer and “A Star Is Born” actress was sporting a ring on her left hand at Elle’s 25th annual Women in Hollywood event.

Mark Wahlberg.


Mark Wahlberg posts video from his ‘old stomping grounds’ in Dorchester

The Dot native posted a quick video from the steps of his “old crib” on Peverell Street.

Ryan Gosling plays astronaut Neil Armstrong in “First Man,” which placed third at the movie box office in its opening weekend.

‘First Man’ lands behind ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’

The Neil Armstrong film couldn't unseat last week's top two flicks over the weekend at the box office.

Here’s what’s happening at HUBweek Sunday

Don’t miss out on the last day of Boston’s HUBweek festival on Sunday, including discussions on youth activism, mindfulness and technology. Here are a few highlights:

Boston-10/12/18 HUBweek - Youngsters explore the Neon Dream Crystal Cave installation container with led blacklights that accentuate colored objets inside at Boston City Hall Plaza Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

Here’s what is happening at HUBweek Saturday

Boston’s HUBweek festival welcomes Saturday with a multitude of panels and performances focused on technology, business, and the arts. Here are a few events to light up your weekend.

BOSTON, MA - 10/12/2018: SNOW ALREADY IN BOSTON...filming in Dorchester shows a snowy street scene. Fake snow on the set of the Netflix film


Snow in October? Nope, just a Mark Wahlberg movie filming in Boston.

One Dorchester street was transformed into a winter “Wonderland” on Friday.

Cecilia Vicuna with Quipu Gut at a 2017 exhibition in Kassel, Germany.

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Things to do in Greater Boston this fall

Your seasonal calendar of events, music, theater, and more.

Fred Rogers will be played by Tom Hanks in the film.

Crew member dies after fall on set of Mister Rogers movie

Authorities say the crew member died after he suffered an apparent medical emergency and fell two stories off a balcony in western Pennsylvania.

Lawyer Benjamin Brafman (right) argued that the dismissal of a charge related to accuser Lucia Evans had “tainted” the prosecution’s entire case against Harvey Weinstein (seated).

Weinstein gets one sexual assault charge dismissed

A judge dismissed one of six criminal charges against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein on Thursday after prosecutors acknowledged that they had discovered inconsistencies in statements made by one of his accusers.

Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in David Gordon Green’s update of “Halloween.”

Facing old fears with new ‘Halloween’

“Halloween” terrified director David Gordon Green as a child. He’s now made his own version.

Former NFL football quarterback Colin Kaepernick is seated on stage during W.E.B. Du Bois Medal ceremonies, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Kaepernick is among eight recipients of Harvard University's W.E.B. Du Bois Medals in 2018. Harvard has awarded the medal since 2000 to people whose work has contributed to African and African-American culture. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)


Kaepernick, Chappelle receive Harvard black culture awards

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being saluted by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture.



‘Lobster War’ will close out GlobeDocs Film Festival

The film chronicles the tensions between the United States and Canada over the “Gray Zone,” a 277-square-mile body of water that both countries have tried to claim, dating to the end of the American Revolution.

(L to R, Foreground): Lukas Haas, Ryan Gosling and Corey Stoll in FIRST MAN. On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash,

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The Weekender: Astronauts, divas, dancers, and dad jokes

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

Jeff Bridges and Cynthia Erivo in “Bad Times at the El Royale.”

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Checkout time at the ‘El Royale’ comes early

Jeff Bridges and Jon Hamm star in the crime drama “Bad Times at the El Royale.”

Russell Hornsby plays Maverick “Mav” Carter in the film adaptation of the bestseller “The Hate U Give.”

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Black fathers get big love in ‘The Hate U Give’

The Boston University alumnus plays the black screen dad we deserve in the screen adaptation of the bestseller.

“Like Salt” star Jessica Damouni will attend a screening at the Boston Palestine Film Festival.

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A pair of film festivals range far and wide

The Boston Palestine Film Festival and Boston Asian American Film Festival are October highlights.

James Stewart in a scene from

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A Capitol idea turns 79

“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” is as relevant today, and as unrealistic, as it was in 1939.

A shot of New York in 1968 from “Garry Winogrand: Everything is Photographable.”

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Legendary photographer Garry Winogrand, in sharp focus

A probing and unusually intelligent documentary looks at the greatest of all street photographers.

Gropius House in Lincoln

When a house is not a home, but a museum

From birthplaces of famous people to showcases of period architecture and daily life, house museums in Massachusetts span the state, from Adams to Yarmouth Port.

A scene from “Where the Pavement Ends.”

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Racism, oppression, eugenics, and art that runs the gamut

Previews of four upcoming or currently available documentaries.

Scenes from “An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy” (above, below left) and “The Ito Sisters” (below).

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Injustices documented in the Boston Asian American Film Festival

A preview of two documentaries, “An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy” and “The Ito Sisters.”

Ryan Gosling stars as astronaut Neil Armstrong in “First Man.”

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‘First Man’ flies viewers to the moon

Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong in a powerful movie that tells the human story behind the Gemini and Apollo missions, showing us that the most personal moments can coexist within the most momentous events.

Matt Damon played Brett Kavanaugh on the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live.”

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‘Saturday Night’ lame?

At its rare political best, “SNL” can feel thrilling. But so much of it disappoints — and yet year after year, week after week, we tune in by reflex.

Amandla Stenberg stars in “The Hate U Give.”

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‘The Hate U Give’ is a powerful story, and not just for your teens

Angie Thomas’s best-selling 2017 young-adult novel avoids “After-School Special” clichés for the most part and works instead as one young woman’s powerful coming of age in the middle of a fractured society.

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, director James Gunn arrives at the 9th annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Warner Bros. on Tuesday confirmed that Gunn will write the script to the studio’s next “Suicide Squad” installment. In July, Disney fired Gunn from the “Guardians” franchise he shepherded after jokes he wrote involving rape and pedophilia on Twitter from 2009-2012 resurfaced. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)


Gunn, fired from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ to write new ‘Suicide Squad’

James Gunn may have been fired from Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” but DC Comics will welcome him with open arms.

Neri Oxman in 2012.


MIT professor Neri Oxman: She’d love to do a project with Brad Pitt, but she isn’t dating him

Oxman admits to having a bit of fun with paparazzi when they began staking out the Media Lab, however.

Ike Barinholtz attends the world premiere of


Ike Barinholtz talks about his new political satire, ‘The Oath’

The new movie, which Barinholtz wrote, directed, produced, and starred in alongside Tiffany Haddish, follows a very trying, post-election Thanksgiving.

Filming for “Little Women” took place in the Back Bay on Sunday.


Emma Watson filmed scenes for ‘Little Women’ in Boston over the weekend

Filmmakers rolled back the clock to the 1800s in the Back Bay on Sunday.

A woman stopped to take a photo of the feature wall painted by Okuda San Miguel.


What’s happening at HUBweek on Tuesday

HUBweek returns for its second day with a variety of events focusing on sustainability, technology, and the arts.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, file photo, comedian Jon Stewart performs at the 9th Annual Stand Up For Heroes event, in New York. During a taping of a podcast with President Barack Obama's former aide on Monday, May 9, 2016, Stewart described presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as a


On new film, Jon Stewart and Steve Carell could make for an ‘Irresistible’ team

Stewart is slated to direct and produce a new movie called “Irresistible” -- and the Massachusetts native is reportedly his top pick for the lead.

Former first daughter Barbara Bush married screenwriter Craig Coyne onSunday.


Former first daughter Barbara Bush ties the knot at family’s Kennebunkport compound

Her father, George W. Bush, escorted his daughter down the aisle during Sunday’s ceremony.

Will Vinton, 70, animator behind California Raisins, Claymation

Mr. Vinton’s studio was best known for the 1986 California Raisins ad campaign featuring Claymation raisins dancing to ‘‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine.’’

2018 HUBweek on Boston City Hall Plaza. Image: HUBweek (Frame grab from HUBweek video)


Everything you need to know about HUBweek 2018

Now in its fourth year, the HUBweek festival brings together hundreds of events, installations, and conversations on art, science, health, and technology.

Matt Damon.


Matt Damon and Bill Simmons talked for almost 2 hours. Here’s what we learned

The local duo sure had a lot to talk about.

Ben Affleck.


Ben Affleck on alcohol addiction: ‘Getting help is a sign of courage, not weakness’

The Cambridge native opened up about his stay in rehab in an Instagram post Thursday.


Greater Boston author readings October 7-13

A weekly calendar of literary events.

“Free Solo” follows Alex Honnold’s bid to become the first person to scale Yosemite’s El Capitan without ropes.

Movie Review

‘Free Solo’ presents a cliffhanger to end all cliffhangers

The documentary follows Alex Honnold’s rope-free climb of Yosemite’s El Capitan.

Joaquin Phoenix (left) and John C. Reilly star in “The Sisters Brothers.”

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When sibs have six-shooters, pardner

Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, and John C. Reilly star in the remarkable western “The Sisters Brothers.”

From left: Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright, Eileen Atkins, and Judi Dench in “Tea With the Dames.”

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Four great actresses share delightful stories in ‘Tea With the Dames’

Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins, and Joan Plowright star in the remarkable documentary.

Marion 'Suge' Knight looks on at his sentencing in Los Angeles, California on October 4, 2018 where Knight was sentenced to 28 years in state prison for the fatal confrontation outside a Compton burger stand nearly four years ago. (Photo by David McNew / POOL / AFP)DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images


Ex-rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight sentenced to 28 years in prison

A judge on Thursday sentenced him for running down and killing a man.