New This Week: Star Trek Into Darkness (***1/2 out of four stars) J.J. Abrams' reboot sequel is as good as the 2009 Star Trek, if not better. James T. Kirk is in trouble with the admiralty, Spock and Uhura are having a lovers' spat, and a bad guy threatens havoc. Smart and fun, with exhilarating action and spectacular visual effects. Beam us up, Scotty. PG-13 (violence, interspecies sex, adult themes)
- Steven Rea
Bard of the city Playwright Bruce Graham's comedy North of the Boulevard is a compassionate look at a declining neighborood. A group of friends in a ramshackle garage wonder where they lost their way and talk about escape.
- Michael Harrington
Black comics. The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention continues Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Enterprise Center in West Philadelphia, featuring the Kids' Library Zone from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with comic book-themed activities.
- Monica Peters