Mark Wahlberg is getting into the CBD business, because of course he is

First it was Paul Pierce. Then it was Rob Gronkowski. Now, you can count Mark Wahlberg as the latest local celebrity looking to cash in on the CBD craze.

This image released by HBO shows a New York City Fireman speaking to children in a scene from the documentary

HBO produces documentary to help kids understand 9/11

For students from elementary to high school, the Sept. 11 terrorist attack isn’t a memory. It’s history. A new HBO documentary that debuts on the event’s 18th anniversary treats it that way.

Stephen King.

With Stephen King’s new book ‘The Institute’ now on shelves, he’s set to speak at Somerville event

The October talk, which will also feature King’s son, author Joe Hill, is being hosted by Porter Square Books.

A still from Antonio Brown's YouTube video, “THIS IS MY LIFE. AIN'T NO MORE GAMES.”

The story behind the Antonio Brown videos surrounding his Raiders release

Antonio Brown’s fame is arguably as much a result of his social media savvy as it is his football skill.

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‘Ghostbuster’ sequel to focus on a family of original film

The upcoming “Ghostbuster” sequel will focus on the descendants of the original ghost-catchers who rushed around New York City in proton packs and jumpsuits.

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At Toronto International Film Festival, the guys are getting in gear

Fall is when the divas traditionally arrive: legendary actresses giving big performances in challenging roles. This year, though, it’s the men who are dominating the chatter.

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Scene Here: Focusing on film fests times three

They are the Boston Film Festival, Boston Latino International Film Festival, and Boston Women’s Film Festival.


Philip Glass on scoring the 1982 film that sent out ‘a big signal’ on the environment

Philip Glass visits Boston to play his original score for the 1982 film “Koyaanisqatsi.”

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Singing in the USA in ‘Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice’

New documentary follows her from ’60s start, to ’70s heyday, to the present.

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Upcoming concerts, shows, performances in theater, music, dance, art, and television.

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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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Doc Talk: Documentaries rule at the Newburyport and Camden film festivals

Previews of two of the region’s leading documentary film festivals.

Ansel Elgort in “The Goldfinch.”

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‘The Goldfinch’ is well acted, absolutely watchable, and instantly forgettable

The 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning book debuts as a film starring Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, and Jeffrey Wright.

The late Molly Ivins is profiled in “Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins.”

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The late Molly Ivins raises the roof in new ‘Raise Hell’ documentary

The documentary celebrates the colorful Texas newspaper columnist who dubbed George W. Bush “Shrub.”

Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England, is the location used for filming

Christopher Muther

A visit to Highclere Castle and the wonderful world of Downton

Christopher Muther loves “Downton Abbey” so he, too, wanted to be surrounded by ancient tapestries and tufted velvet sofas. This was his chance — and he almost blew it.

Lt. Elliott (LaKeith Stanfield, left), Trooper Wagner (Noah Segan, center) and Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig, right) in KNIVES OUT.

At Toronto: three films, three very different senses of time

Taking an advance look at “Knives Out,” “Coming Home Again,” and “Jojo Rabbit.”

Finn Wittrock arrives for the Hollywood Reporter and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual event celebrating the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at the Four Seasons hotel on Sept. 7, 2019, in Toronto, Ontario.


Lenox native Finn Wittrock on how he prepared for much buzzed about movie, ‘Judy’

Wittrock, 34, best known for his roles in Ryan Murphy’s “American Crime Story” and “American Horror Story,” credits Shakespeare & Company for giving him a start.

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John Krasinski confronts a nuclear threat in explosive first trailer for ‘Jack Ryan’ season 2

The Newton native is tougher and meaner in the upcoming season of the Amazon action drama.

Left: Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” Above: Antonio Banderas in Pedro Almodovar’s “Pain and Glory.”

Here’s what movies people are watching at the Toronto film fest

From a Mr. Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks to a Down East feminist neo-noir.

Paola Lara stars in “Tigers Are Not Afraid,” which will begin screening Sept. 20 at the Brattle Theatre.


Fall film series, festivals, and special occasions

Film events of note throughout the region.

Fall Arts Preview

Fall movies 2019: Dozens of titles coming soon to theaters

When to catch the season’s biggest openings, from A (“Ad Astra”) to Z (“Zombieland: Double Tap”).

Hatidze Muratova, in

Things to Do

The Weekender: Hard bops, soft fruits, honeybees, and ‘The Donkey Show’

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

Jessica Chastain, Isaiah Mustafa, and Jay Ryan play middle-aged versions of characters from “It.”

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‘It Chapter Two’ is just as scary as chapter one

Twenty-seven years later, Pennywise is back — and just as bad.

Hatidze Muratova, a beekeeper, is the star of “Honeyland.”

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‘Honeyland,’ a beekeeper documentary, is one of the year’s best movies

“Honeyland” is about a remarkable woman in rural Macedonia

US actress Scarlett Johansson arrives on August 29, 2019 for the screening of the film


Scarlett Johansson stands by Woody Allen: ‘I believe him’

Much of Hollywood has distanced itself from the filmmaker since the #MeToo movement prompted a reexamination of child sexual abuse allegations from his now-grown daughter, Dylan Farrow.

Gemma Arterton (left) and Elizabeth Debicki star in “Vita & Virginia.”

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In ‘Vita & Virginia,’ literary imagination meet real-life love

The drama focuses on the relationship between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West.

Keira Knightley (with Adam Bakri) stars as a whistleblower in “Official Secrets.”

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In ‘Official Secrets,’ Keira Knightley speaks truth to power

The drama is based on the story a British whistleblower, in 2003.

American actor Adam Sandler speaks during a press conference for the Netflix film 'Murder Mystery' in Mexico City, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Cristina Baussan)


Adam Sandler thanks Mass. after wrapping up ‘Hubie Halloween’ filming on North Shore

“Thanks for all the hospitality this summer, Massachusetts. It was a blast.”

This combination photo shows author Margaret Atwood at 2018 Equality Now's

Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie among Booker Prize finalists

Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments,” her highly anticipated sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is among six works shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction.

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2016 file photo, Harrison Ford arrives at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced that the planned fifth installment in the “Indiana Jones” franchise will be released in July 2021 instead of July 2020. The film was originally scheduled for release in the summer of 2019. Steven Spielberg is set to direct the latest film, with Ford also reprising his role. Ford will turn 79 years old in July 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)


Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart were back in Mass. over the weekend

The “Indiana Jones” star was bringing their son to college.

Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends The Hollywood Reporter's Power 100 Women In Entertainment at Milk Studios, in Los Angeles, California, on December 5, 2018. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images


Lupita Nyong’o talks fashion, movies, and her upcoming children’s book in new Vanity Fair

The Oscar winner — and Hampshire College grad — pulls double duty in the glossy mag, sitting down for an interview and posing for a fashion shoot in looks by Gucci, Givenchy, and Louis Vuitton.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 24, 2018 actor Kevin Hart arrives for the premiere of 'Night School' in Los Angeles, California. - Actor-comedian Kevin Hart and two others were involved in a car crash in Calabasas, California early September 1, 2019, according to a California Highway Patrol incident report obtained by CNN. Hart and the driver, Jared Black, sustained


Wife says Kevin Hart ‘going to be fine’ after car crash

Comic actor Kevin Hart’s wife, Eniko Hart, says he’s “going to be just fine” following a weekend car crash that left him with a major back injury. The actor was filming in Boston just last week.

From left: Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy,


‘It: Chapter Two’ director Andy Muschietti knows why Stephen King is so scary

Ahead of “It Chapter Two” opening Sept. 6, the horror sequel’s director spoke about returning to Derry, Maine, and why the state’s best-known author writes such reliably scary fiction.

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’’ was the summer’s biggest hit, with $1.56 billion in ticket sales globally.


Hollywood’s summer ends 2 percent down despite Disney dominance

Never before has one studio so dominated summer at the movies. The Walt Disney Co. accounted for about half of all ticket sales in US and Canada theaters on the season, which came to a close Sunday with the Gerard Butler action thriller ‘‘Angel Has Fallen’’ topping the box office for the second weekend.

The live music program at the Showcase SuperLux in Chestnut Hill is curated by musician Will Dailey.


Not just for movies anymore

SuperLux Chestnut Hill extends its arts initiative into fall

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The Weekender

Billy Porter, Vivian Suter, Leslie Jones, and way too many creepy puppets

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

David Hockney, in “A Bigger Splash.”

Critic’s Notebook

At the MFA, two films on two very different masters: painter David Hockney and photographer Robert Frank

At the MFA, viewers get to spend time with painter David Hockney and photographer Robert Frank.


Two Oscar-winning stars will film a romantic comedy in Boston starting next month

“Love, Weddings & Other Disasters” will be shopped to studios at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The cast of “Next Level”

Ty Burr

Were aspiring film stars of the 1930s all that different from the YouTube celebrities of today?

“Next Level” is a movie that features young teenage celebrities playing young teenagers who want to be celebrities; if you squint the wrong way, it functions as a closed loop of modern pop-culture narcissism.


Sci-fi horror movie made on Cape Cod to open Brooklyn film festival

“The Beach House,” which filmed in Cape Cod, will open this year’s edition of the genre film festival on Oct. 17.

A scene from Viet Helmer's

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Festival on the Vineyard, hoofing it at the Coolidge

A look at the 14th Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival and a “Sweet Charity” screening.

Keira Knightley, in

In ‘Official Secrets,’ Keira Knightley plays an Iraq War whistle-blower who ‘put her life on the line’ in 2003

Knightley stars as Katharine Gun in the based-on-fact drama.

Xabiani Ponce de León and José Antonio Toledano in “This Is Not Berlin”

Movie Review

To be young and rebellious in Mexico City in 1986

“This Is Not Berlin” is universal in its portrayal of artistic/sexual ferment.

Jillian Bell, right, and Micah Stock in

Movie Review

Jillian Bell laces them up in ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’

The crowd-pleasing comedy shows an out-of-shape millennial getting with the program.

This image provided by Marvel Comics shows the cover of Marvel Comics #1000, the publisher’s 80th anniversary issue. The issue features a page devoted to each year of Marvel’s history through panels and also sets up a prominent story line that will impact upcoming issues.

Marvel celebrates 80th anniversary with massive comic

Marvel Comics is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a massive issue that pays tribute to its history and has implications for the superhero universe going forward.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 2, 2018 US film director Martin Scorsese arrives at the 17th Marrakech International Film Festival. - Netflix on July 31, 2019 unveiled the trailer for Martin Scorsese's long-awaited new film,

Netflix to give Martin Scorsese’s crime epic ‘The Irishman’ exclusive theatrical release

“The Irishman” will get a theatrical release for about four weeks, providing theaters most of November to screen the big-budget Martin Scorsese film before it lands on Netflix.

US rapper Missy Elliott poses in the press room with 'The Video Vanguard Award' during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on August 26, 2019. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images


MTV VMAs: 5 things to know, from Missy Elliott’s moment to John Travolta’s gaffe

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards aired live from the Prudential Center in Newark, where protesters outside drew attention to the city’s water crisis.

Charles Manson’s mugshot from 1969.

Doc Talk

Escaping the Taliban, Manson making music, fighting back on Java and in Rhode Island

Previews of documentaries upcoming or currently available.

Still from the film Aquarela. Photo by Stine Heilmann. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

In Focus

Water, water everywhere, and many thoughts to think

Victor Kossakovsky’s documentary “Aquarela” takes the filmmaker to extreme locations to record his subject at its most spectacular and in intimate detail.

Actor Mark Wahlberg poses during the Photo Call for Mile 22, on July 28, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images


Even Tom Brady is impressed with Mark Wahlberg’s latest shirtless photo

“We are looking for some skill players.”

Zack Gottsagen, Dakota Johnson, and Shia LaBeouf in The Peanut Butter Falcon.

Things to Do

The Weekender: ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon,’ ‘The Tempest,’ and The Boss

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

Jolanta Umecka and Leon Niemczyk, in Knife in the Water .

Harvard Film Archive floats some boats with 2019 overnight movie marathon

Harvard Film Archive brings a Dark Waters theme to its annual event.