The most impressive superpower on display in “Captain America: Civil War” isn’t Tony Stark flying in a metal suit or Steve Rogers throwing a hefty shield like a Frisbee. It’s the whole team’s ability to give an escapist comic book movie an intelligent sense of connection to life in the modern world.
Why: The Pioneer Street Cafe in Ridgefield reopened in December with new owners and a new staff. Owners Jason and Holly Shipman want to re-establish the cafe as one of the finer places to dine in Ridgefield. The cafe is open for lunch and dinner, and breakfast is available on the weekends. The menu, though not extensive, offers made-from-scratch dishes.
In “Men & Chicken," Danish director Anders Thomas Jensen delivers an absurdist, fitfully unpleasant meditation on animal instinct, and the civilizing power of tolerance and love in a story of interspecies relationships that resembles “The Island of Dr. Moreau” by way of Kierkegaard.
In the first film carried entirely by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, the creators of the shuttered sketch-comedy show “Key and Peele” take an idea about the search for a cute kitten that has gone missing and spin it into comic — well, not gold exactly, but a gold-plated base metal.
A despairing, kvetching old Jewish man and a teenage African Muslim pot dealer walk into a kosher bakery. No, it’s not the start of a tasteless joke, but the premise of “Dough,” a rather tasteful, droll, cross-cultural British dramedy about lonely, displaced souls who grow to love one another.
‘Intuition can only carry you so far.” With the patented over/underplaying only a wily veteran British actor can provide, so says Trinity College mathematician G.H. Hardy, as played by Jeremy Irons, to his East Indian protege Srinivasa Ramanujan, played by Dev Patel, in “The Man Who Knew Infinity.”
NEW YORK -- With all the joking and hamming for the camera that Chip Gaines does on "Fixer Upper," it's hard to believe that he initially was the shy half of the husband-and-wife duo that's garnered huge fans and ratings for HGTV.