Movies and TV Shows to Watch in Spring 2016

Here are films and television shows with Boston ties debuting this season, including—finally!—Batfleck on the big screen.

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Disney’s newest animated flick about talking animals features Milton native Jenny Slate, known for her work on SNL, Obvious Child, and as the voice of Marcel the Shell.

March 4,

Irish Film Festival of Boston

Irish comedian and actor Pat Shortt will be a special guest at this year’s festival.

March 10-13,

Batman v Superman

Ben Affleck is set to don the cape and cowl of the legendary Dark Knight. The promo force is strong with this one.

March 25,

Independent Film Festival Boston

Now in its 13th year, the annual festival will bring some of the indie world’s top names to Boston.

April 27-May 4,

Captain America: Civil War

Sudbury native Chris Evans and his crew of Avengers will face off against Robert Downey Jr.’s team in this battle of superheroes.

May 6,

Mark, Paul and Donnie Wahlberg

Mark, Paul, and Donnie Wahlberg. / Photo via A&E



Mark, Donnie, and the rest of the gang are back for season 5 of the Emmy-nominated reality series. That’s right, Emmy nominated.

March 9,

Donnie Loves Jenny

On the same day, the Wahlburgersspin-off starring the NKOTB member and his wife will return for season 2. Don’t forget to get vaccinated. Or not.

March 9,


Watertown native Eliza Dushku is set to join the cast of the hit Cinemax series for its upcoming season.

April 1,


Boston-born comic Rob Delaney will bring his hit comedy back to Amazon for its second season. Read more.

April 8,

The Mindy Project

Cambridge darling Mindy Kaling will air the second half of her comedy’s latest season this spring.

April 12,

Grace and Frankie

Cambridge native Sam Waterston returns in the Netflix dramedy about a pair of women (Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin) whose husbands (Waterston and Martin Sheen) have left them for each other.

Premieres May 6,

And coming up in June…

Orange Is the New Black

Your favorite ladies’ prison drama returns. Undoubtedly, you can expect more terrible behavior from Piper (West Roxbury’s own Taylor Schilling) and poignant twists from Suzanne, a.k.a. “Crazy Eyes” (Medfield’s Uzo Aduba).

Premieres June 17,

Central Intelligence

Hijinks presumably ensue in this action comedy, which filmed in Boston last year, starring the Rock and Kevin Hart.

Premieres June 17,