Ghosts on the Banke

Halloween is Monday, and trick-or-treating in most communities is this weekend. But there are, in fact, some non-Halloween events coming up that are worthy of mention too. Here are some highlights.

New Hampshire Film Festival

We’re unveiling our top-five weekend events a day early this week, as the 16th annual New Hampshire Film Festival gets underway tonight in Portsmouth. We’ve also got local options for theater, art, music, food, and beer. Lots of beer.

Justin Connor in "The Golden Age"

N.H. native Justin Connor wrote, directed, produced, scored, and stars in "The Golden Age," a mock-rockumentary premiering at the New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth.

John Michael Higgins with Elizabeth Banks in "Pitch Perfect 2"

John Michael Higgins, Tom Bergeron, and Alicia Witt are among the celebrities attending this year's New Hampshire Film Festival, which takes place next month in Portsmouth.

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in "La La Land," one of six featured films in Telluride by the Sea.

It’s going to be a big weekend on the Seacoast. Among the highlights are a film festival, a music and art fest, an exhibition with 60-plus artists, a new show at the Rep, and a 10-year anniversary shindig for Portsmouth Public Library.

Suicide Squad review

"Suicide Squad" may not be as grim and full of despair as "Man of Steel" or "Batman v Superman," but when it comes to superhero movies, the execs at Warner Brothers still don't seem to know their audience — or think very highly of it.

Chris Pine (center) may still be in charge of the Enterprise, but Simon Pegg (far right) takes control of the script in "Star Trek Beyond."

It's not perfect, but co-star and co-writer Simon Pegg has helped engineer a story that moves the franchise in the right direction in "Star Trek Beyond."

Exeter native Laura Waleryszak is the co-writer, co-producer, and co-star of "Her Story," a Web series that earned an Emmy nomination this month. Waleryszak talked to The Sound about the surprising success of the show, which is focused on transgender characters.

Review of "X-Men: Apocalypse" by Portsmouth, NH, writer Trevor Bartlett

In the latest installment of the X-Men film franchise, Marvel Cinematic history is altered, Oscar Isaac delivers a bizarrely bad performance, and Professor X preemptively admonishes us to forget everything we see.

Reuben, Reuben film review by The Sound

Video Vault recalls the masterful 1983 comedy-drama "Reuben, Reuben," starring Tom Conti.