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Jan 11 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE”

By | January 11th, 2017|Action & Adventure, Free Advance Screening, Movies, Thriller|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for an IMAX screening of a Paramount Pictures release: “xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE” For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please go to http://www.gofobo.com/JoycesChoicesxXxBoston Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM in Boston (Theater will be named on your ticket) “xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE” Running Time: [...]

Jan 10 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE FOUNDER”

By | January 10th, 2017|Drama, Free Advance Screening, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a Weinstein Company release “THE FOUNDER” For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please go to http://www.gofobo.com/FOUNDERJC Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Boston (Theater will be named on your ticket) “THE FOUNDER” Running Time: 115 minutes Rated: “PG-13” Opening Date: January 20, 2017 Synopsis: Directed [...]

Jan 10 2017

MOVIE: HIDDEN FIGURES/A TRUE STORY HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT

By | January 10th, 2017|Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Movies|0 Comments

HIDDEN FIGURES brings a hidden gem of a true story to the big screen with a top notch cast in a movie that’s not as groundbreaking as the tale it tells—but accomplishes what it sets out to do with verve, humor, warmth and intelligence. “Hidden Figures” adapted from the book by Margot Lee Shetterly will [...]

Jan 04 2017

AN EROTIC THRILLER TWO WAYS: “FINGERSMITH”/”THE HANDMAIDEN”

By | January 4th, 2017|Drama, Horror, Movies, Theater|1 Comment

Here's a rewarding artistic excursion for the new year-- an erotic crime thriller two ways, one onscreen, the other onstage. Both are based on the devilishly byzantine novel and Mann Booker finalist by Sarah Waters called "FINGERSMITH." (Also a 2005 BBC mini series.) The staged version called FINGERSMITH and adapted by Alexa Junge is now in its final week at [...]

Jan 03 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “LIVE BY NIGHT”

By | January 3rd, 2017|Drama, Free Advance Screening, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a Warner Brothers’ Pictures release: “LIVE BY NIGHT” For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please visit: http://www.wbtickets.com/nKwDE14434 Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Boston (Theater will be named on your ticket) “LIVE BY NIGHT” Running Time: 129 minutes Rated: “R” Opening Date: January 13, [...]

Dec 30 2016

ODDS & END OF YEAR MOVIES: PATRIOTS DAY/LA LA LAND/ROGUE ONE

By | December 30th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Drama, Family, Movies, Musicals, Romance|2 Comments

PATRIOTS DAY--Pointless. If you lived through the Boston Marathon bombings, nothing compares. For all its good intentions and attempts at verisimilitude, this film adds nothing and mutes the impact of that tragic week in Boston's history. It also traffics in some pretty annoying cliches: Boston cops are, apparently, the most foul-mouthed in the country; and only the same roster of actors [...]

Dec 26 2016

MY FIVE FAVE FILMS/ 2016

By | December 26th, 2016|Documentary, Drama, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller|2 Comments

This was a strange year for movies. I could barely find a thing to watch all summer, and then was inundated with a flood of excellent features in the Fall. No one mainstream film commanded our attention, but smaller, isolated gems shown brightly on a far-flung horizon. ONE of these for me stood far above the rest. Herewith my top five films, in no particular order AFTER my favorite film [...]

Dec 25 2016

THEATER: FENCES

By | December 25th, 2016|Drama, Movies|1 Comment

FENCES-- the seminal Pulitzer Prize-winning work by August Wilson, one of a decade-by-decade 10-play cycle about the black experience in America--will rattle your bones. I've seen the great James Earl Jones do it onstage in a fearsome, monumental performance. Now I've seen two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington do it on the big screen and my cage has been rattled and shattered [...]

Dec 15 2016

MOVIES GRAB BAG Part I: JACKIE, ELLE, MOONLIGHT

By | December 15th, 2016|Drama, Movies, Thriller|2 Comments

The studios continue to save their best offerings for last. So many good movies have come out in these last few weeks, that I've decided to stuff them into holiday grab bags and tell you what I think beginning with the following group of three with more soon to come! JACKIE: Herewith Natalie Portman's stunning, eery portrait of a [...]

Dec 14 2016

2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FROM BUR’s THE ARTERY!

By | December 14th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Animation, Books, Comedy, Dance, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Kids, More A & E, Movies, Music, Musicals, Romance, Science Fiction, Theater, Thriller, Visual ART, War, Western|0 Comments

                  If you're still looking for that perfect gift for someone you love who loves the arts, I am passing along this 2016 Holiday Gift Guide, itself a gift from WBUR's The ARTery writers-- and I am proud to be one! This annual gift guide has several stockings full of suggestions in every discipline [...]