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Former 007 Brosnan misfires in return to spy genre

There’s not much in “The November Man” that you haven’t seen before, usually done better somewhere else. Compared to the franchises it seems to be striving for, as Bond it’s bland, and as Bourne it’s a bore.

Opening this week: Spies, spookiness and more

Here’s a look at the new movies “The November Man,” “As Above/So Below,” “Land Ho!,” “Saints and Soldiers: The Void” and “Cantinflas”:

Viva Mercado’s continues winning tradition

I heard from readers after the closing of Viva Mercado’s. And I heard from readers when a reopening was in the works, at Village Square. Since the restaurant opened in November, I’ve heard nary a peep. And why might that be? My guess is that their mouths were full.

10 summer movies to see Labor Day weekend

The Fourth of July is a huge moviegoing day. Christmas is so big, New Year’s is left open to give everyone time to catch up. But Labor Day? Nothing. Zilch. It’s as though Hollywood wants you to — gasp! — go outside this weekend.

Go to the drive-in for free (legally)

As part of its customer appreciation night, the West Wind Drive-In is offering free admission on Thursday to see “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Maleficent,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Think Like a Man Too.”

Limburger cheese, please

Taste of the Town readers follow their noses to find limburger on both sides of the valley.

Quiet Lamoille brims with scenery, history

Nestled along a creek near the base of the mountains, picturesque Lamoille retains much of its rural flavor, providing visitors with glimpses of the area’s pioneer ranching history.

Penn & Teller now play mentor

Once upstarts, Penn & Teller are now a more direct version of magic’s quality police.

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