(PG-13) ★★★☆☆

Teenagers acquire super powers (and videotape them) in this sci-fi romp, an excellent and fresh effort with impressive effects. Our three newly endowed teens are naturally going to handle their powers differently. Nerdy Andrew (Dane DeHaan) will bully his bullies and try to save his dying mom. Cerebral Matt (Alex Russell) will test out “free will.” And popular Steve (Michael B. Jordan) will enhance his popularity. With great young actors, a sharp script and first-rate effects, this is a winner.

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Good Greens

By Michelle Franco

Not just any band can draw a hefty crowd on a Wednesday night, but Good Greens can. With their body-grooving style of reggae-rap, this local six-piece kicked off a set that felt more like a house party than a concert. And the crowd responded by dancing and singing along. Good Greens has been jamming out since 2010, and in that time they have cultivated a clean, radio-quality sound. They kept that sound fresh by alternating leading instruments on each song. Saxophonist Randall Logan led the highly contagious “Ojos Rojos,” whose chorus sticks in your head.