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Confident desires are neglected in ‘Wish Upon’

By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern “Wish Upon” is the new horror movie directed by John R. Leonetti (“Annabelle”) and written by Barbara Marshall. Clare (Joey King) comes from a broken home and stays afloat on the social food chain. She witnessed her mother’s suicide and her father (Ryan Phillippe) is a dumpster diver hoarding junk to...
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‘A Ghost Story’ haunts of indie vibes

By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern “Whatever hour you woke, there was a door shutting,” opens the film. Virginia Woolf's quote blatantly establishes the overall thematic tone of “A Ghost Story,” David Lowery’s supernatural drama. The story begins with couple C (Rooney Mara) and M (Casey Affleck) wavering between their house and a new home. M dies in...
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Grim reaps in ‘The Beguiled’

By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern A- Sofia Coppola’s latest film, “The Beguiled,” is a gothic thriller set against a Civil War backdrop in Virginia. The story follows the women of Farnsworth Seminary who salvage John McBurney (Colin Farrell), a Union soldier. After a young student brings him back to the house, Martha Farnsworth (Nicole Kidman) and teacher...
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Boney James comes to the Wilbur

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By Paul Goldberg Hometown Weekly Staff The performance by "Boney James" on October 20 at the Wilbur Theater was truly amazing. The Lowell native is a bona fide sensation with 15 chart busting albums.The electricity on stage was right on with their jazzy Latin pop sound with pizzazz! The blues band with attitude show cased...
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