John Black

John Black

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.  Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat.  But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League” also stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.




“Justice League” 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack contains the following special features:

·         Road to Justice. Journey alongside DC comic creators as they explore over fifty years of the Justice League, from comic books to animated adventures to their cinematic debut.

·         Heart of Justice. Discover the heart, soul and mind of the Justice League, as the cast and filmmakers share their admiration for DC’s iconic Trinity: Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman.


·         Technology of the Justice League. From Batman’s arsenal to Cyborg’s alien tech, interface with the Justice League database to learn their most advanced secrets.


·         Justice League: The New Heroes. Join Ray Fisher on a personal tour to meet the newest members of the Justice League: Aquaman, the Flash and Cyborg.


·         The Return of Superman. Bonus scenes not seen in theaters


·         Steppenwolf the Conqueror. Join actor Ciarán Hinds and the filmmakers as they reveal the story behind mankind’s ancient enemy and the Justice League’s greatest challenge.


·         Scene Studies: Revisiting the Amazons. Take a closer look at the filmmaking process behind Justice League’s most visually exciting and action-packed sequences


·         Scene Studies: Wonder Woman’s Rescue. Take a closer look at the filmmaking process behind Justice League’s most visually exciting and action-packed sequences


·         Scene Studies: Heroes Park. Take a closer look at the filmmaking process behind Justice League’s most visually exciting and action-packed sequences


·         Scene Studies: The Tunnel Battle. Take a closer look at the filmmaking process behind Justice League’s most visually exciting and action-packed sequences


·         Suit Up: The Look of the League. Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson explores the innovation and artistry that goes into creating the costumes of DC’s iconic heroes.



“Justice League” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:


·         Road to Justice

·         Heart of Justice

·         Technology of the Justice League

·         Justice League: The New Heroes

·         Steppenwolf the Conqueror

·         Scene Studies: Revisiting the Amazons

·         Scene Studies: Wonder Woman’s Rescue

·         Scene Studies: Heroes Park

·         Scene Studies: The Tunnel Battle

·         Suit Up: The Look of the League


Warner Bros. Pictures’ and DC Entertainment’s epic action adventure “Justice League” is arriving in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-Ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars the famed lineup of DC Super Heroes: Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.




“Justice League” will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and DVD for $28.98. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version in 4K HDR and a Blu-ray disc also featuring the theatrical version. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D high definition and high definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in high definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack will include a digital version of the movie.  Fans can also own “Justice League” via purchase from digital retailers beginning February 13, 2018.


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Fashion or Flop: The Walk of Shame

Did you ever look at somebody’s outfit and think…there’s a story behind that look.

Whatever the details are behind this particular outfit, we’re sure the designer had one thought in mind: The Walk of Shame.

For those who don’t know what the walk of Shame is…or are to ashamed to admit it…it’s that early morning still wearing the same clothes from last night (only more rumpled) look that people wear when generally after they’ve made a bad decision. It usually involves an excess of alcohol and a serious lack of good judgement.

With that in mind, look at this guy. Look at that hastily modified bedsheet he’s wearing…the greasy ponytail…the socks tied over his shoes. It’s shame on two heels.



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International Woolmark Prize 2017/18

Matthew Miller and Bodice - from the British Isles and India - are the winners of the menswear and womenswear 2017/2018 International Woolmark Prize, presented at a special event during Pitti Uomo at Stazione Leopolda in Florence. In addition, the USA’s DYNE was announced the winner of the inaugural Innovation Award.

The award was judged by a highly esteemed panel, including Amber Valletta, Elizabeth Von Guttman, Emanuele Farneti, Julie Davies, Livia Firth, Liya Kebede, Miroslava Duma, Nonita Kalra, Phillip Lim, Riccardo Vannetti, Sarah Mower and Stuart McCullough along with representatives from the International Woolmark Prize retail partner network.

“Today we saw the world’s best emerging designers present a true celebration of fashion design and innovation, as they shone the spotlight on Australian Merino wool,” said The Woolmark Company Managing Director Stuart McCullough. “Each year, the competition has been fierce and this year was no different. I would also like to commend the mills and spinners who supplied the labels with luxury fabrics and yarns and assisted in the development of innovative fabrications.”

More than 65 designers from more than 60 countries were nominated for this year’s award, with finalists representing six different regions around the world. The global finalists were SixLee and KYE (Asia), Blair Archibald and Harman Grubiša (Australia & New Zealand), Matthew Miller and Le Kilt (British Isles), L'Homme Rouge and David Laport (Europe), Antar-Agni and Bodice (Indian Subcontinent and Middle East) and DYNE and Zaid Affas (USA).

The menswear and womenswear winners will each receive AU$200,000 to help support the development of their business. They will also receive ongoing industry mentor support, Woolmark certification for their winning collection and the opportunity to be stocked in some of the world’s most prestigious department stores and boutiques, including Boutique 1, Boon The Shop, David Jones, Harvey Nichols, Hudson's Bay, Lane Crawford, LECLAIREUR,, ORDRE, Parlour X,, Sugar and Tata CLiQ Luxury. The Innovation

Award winner will receive $100,000 along with commercial opportunities.

Called everything from ‘Hillbilly-Pink Floyd’ to ‘folk-pop’ to ‘surreal Americana’, New York’s Slambovian Circus of Dreams “is a riveting, mesmerizing, crazy, amazing machine of music.” – Chronogram Magazine.

A rootsy psychedelica that Maverick Magazine calls “Mightily impressive and hugely original rock from the cool end of Americana”, their melodic avant-folk conjures with an exotic instrumental arsenal and a palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems. The Slambovians charm from the first note with thought provoking lyrics for thinking audiences.

Formed in Sleepy Hollow, NY over a decade ago, they pioneered the alt-folk circuit, staying on the fringes of the music industry. Winning support from indie radio and press since their inception, fans fueled their career from the ground up to an international status. Having headlined major music festivals and venues across the US, Canada and UK, this band has a devoted cult following.

The band is led by songwriter Joziah Longo (vocals/guitar/harmonica) “Soothing and bewitching as a snake oil tonic, the entire root system of Rock Family Trees is embedded in Longo’s voice.” – The Big Issue, Scotland, UK, and joined by Sharkey McEwen (guitar, mandolin), Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, etc), and Felipe Torres (drums, percussion). They create a captivating vibe that feeds the soul.


The Slambovian Circus of Dreams will be at The Bull Run on Jan. 20. Showtime 8 PM. Tickets $25.

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A Night With Janis

A Night With Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences – trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, all of whom inspired Joplin to become one of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest legends. Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Her unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made Joplin a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Audiences will enjoy Joplin’s favorites, including “Piece of My Heart,” “Cry Baby,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” and many others.


Newton native Kelly McIntyre will be playing the role of Janis Joplin. She is thrilled to be coming back to A Night with Janis Joplin! After joining the show for the first national tour in 2016, McIntyre went on to headline and perform in five more productions of Janis at Capital Reparatory Theatre, The Barter Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, Laguna Playhouse and McCarter Theatre. Other NYC credits include For Tonight (Goodspeed Opera House), Into the Sun (New York Musical Theatre Festival), Days of Rage (New York Theatre Barn) and Ruth Maier (New York Theatre Barn). McIntyre has sung in concerts and readings all over NYC in venues such as 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, The Cutting Room and Don’t Tell Mama.


A Night With Janis Joplin is at the Shubert Theatre Jan 19, 20. Tickets $35. Click HERE for more info.

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Henry Rolling: Travel Sideshow

For many years, Henry Rollins has used his camera to document his travels around the world. Join Henry for an intimate evening as he tells the stories behind the photos he’s taken, from Baghdad to Timbuktu.

Rollins will present a special performance drawing on experiences and his vast archive of photographs. “For many years, I have documented my travels all over the world with a camera. Not always easy but always worth it. Many of the photos have stories behind them. Now and then, I gather several images, show them to an audience and tell those stories.”

As a keen photographer, he will be bringing stories from travel all over the world, including the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, South America and Antarctica.


Henry Rollins is at The Wilbur on Jan. 24. Showtime 7:30 PM. Tickets $40-$165

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What's in a Name: Hookers & Blow

How far would you go for Hookers and Blow?

Now…get your mind out of the gutter.

Hookers & Blow is a band led by GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed and QUIET RIOT guitarist Alex Grossi that will be playing the Greasy Luck Brewpub on Jan. 20.

That’s in New Bedford.

According to the brewpub website, the band will perform all GNR hits, covers, as well as other rock classics. They also guarantee that it will be a “Super Fun Show!!”

Still on the fence about going all the way to New Bedford for a show?

Let’s seal the deal: Shout at the Devil (SATD), a Motley Crue Tribute band will be opening.


Hookers and Blow will be at the Greasy Luck Brewpub on Jan. 20. Showtime 9:30. Tickets $17 in advance or $20 at the door (if not sold out).


Executive Chef Tyler Kinnett and the team at Harvest welcome cookbook authors TJ and Hadley Douglas and Chef Gabriel Frasca of Drink Progressively for a special The Book and The Cook dinner to kick off 2018.

Located in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge, Harvest celebrates creativity and originality with their exclusive “The Book and The Cook” dinner series, which features established cookbook authors teaming up with Harvest’s Executive Chef Tyler Kinnett and Executive Pastry Chef Joshua Livsey for an elaborate meal inspired by the chosen cookbook. Harvest is starting 2018 off on the best note with authors TJ and Hadley Douglas of Urban Grape’s Drink Progressively, as well as Executive Chef/Partner Gabriel Frasca of Nantucket’s acclaimed Straight Wharf and Ventuno restaurants. Together, the chefs and authors will expertly prepare an array of savory and sweet options that guests have never experienced before. Attendees will indulge in a four-course meal paired with hand-selected pours inspired by Drink Progressively. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet the authors and chefs to discuss appropriate wine selections for all occasions and participate in a vibrant Q&A.

Drink Progressively offers readers a simple and enjoyable approach of discovering your next favorite wine and how to craftily-pair pours with every meal.

The dinner will include a four-course menu complete with a reception and wine pairings. Tickets are available here for $95 and include dinner and a signed copy of Drink Progressively (inclusive of tax & gratuity).

Price is $95 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity). Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 617.868.2255 directly to book seats. Or visit to purchase tickets.

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Puritan & Co. Celebrates Five Years

Puritan & Co. Chef/Owner Will Gilson, Wine Director Peter Nelson, and the Puritan & Co. team invite guests to join them in celebrating their fifth anniversary with a special "greatest hits" dinner.

To celebrate its five-year anniversary, Puritan & Co. will be hosting a multi-course  "throwback Thursday" dinner featuring its greatest hits over the past five years on Thursday, January 25th.

Tickets cost $125 and include wine pairings. For more information, or to make reservations, please call (617)-615-6195 or visit



Chef Mario LaPosta and the Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca team invite guests to join them as they "walk the culinary streets of Italy."

On Wednesday, January 24th at 6:30 p.m., Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca will transport guests to the streets of Rome, and beyond, at a special wine dinner featuring Italian street foods! For $75, the family-style dinner will include four courses featuring various street food-inspired dishes paired with wine.


For more information or to make reservations, please visit or contact (617) 421-4466.