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Oct 01 2015

MOVIE: THE MARTIAN

By | October 1st, 2015|Action & Adventure, Drama, Family, Kids, Movies, Science Fiction|2 Comments

THE MARTIAN or (How a Geeked-out Gardener Saved His Own Life) stars our most down to earth actor in an out of this world saga that grabs us in its first few minutes, takes us on a wild ride, and features a signature performance in one of the best films of the year to date. MATT DAMON-- yeah, I love him, you love him-- [...]

Sep 03 2015

MOVIES: MISTRESS AMERICA/THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E./THE GIFT/RICKI AND THE FLASH

By | September 3rd, 2015|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Movies, Musicals, Thriller|3 Comments

A few more good ones left to see this summer and one circling the drain... See MISTRESS AMERICA! Co-writer/director Noah Baumbach's and his muse/co-writer/star Greta Gerwig's hilarious ode to finding your path through and post college. Freshman Tracy (Lola Kirke) is floundering in her first semester and connects with her soon to be older "stepsister by marriage" Brooke [...]

Aug 13 2015

MOVIE: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION

By | August 13th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Movies, Thriller|1 Comment

Impossible as it sounds, Tom Cruise has done it again with THE best action/adventure blockbuster mainstream movie of the summer: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION. I would not steer you wrong--this thing works on every level, from its trademark opening action sequence, a ridiculously over the top piece of derring-do which finds Tom hanging off the [...]

Jun 29 2015

SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW: PART II

By | June 29th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Kids, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller|2 Comments

Did I mention I can't wait to see MAGIC MIKE XXL? (See my Summer Movie Preview Part I) It opens July 1 and kicks the second half of the summer movie season into high gear! Here are the rest of the movies I can't wait to see as the summer movie season heats up! July 1: TERMINATOR: [...]

Jun 08 2015

MOVIES: ALOHA/SPY

By | June 8th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Movies, Romance|2 Comments

Here are two movies to lighten up a summer day-- ALOHA boasts a first rate cast BRADLEY COOPER, EMMA STONE, and RACHEL McADAMS in an offbeat Hawaiian love triangle written/directed by the quirky Cameron Crowe. At his best he gave us JERRY MAGUIRE and ALMOST FAMOUS and at his worst gave us ZOO. ALOHA falls somewhere [...]

May 26 2015

MOVIES: MAD MAX/MADDING CROWDS/MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS

By | May 26th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Movies, Romance, Thriller|1 Comment

I've had women on the brain at the movies lately, and we are out there in significant numbers this season along with the boys of summer. I happened to see two sequels MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and  PITCH PERFECT 2 on the same day and fully expected to tolerate the former and enjoy the latter. Not even close. PITCH "imperfect" began with a crude joke, meandered [...]

Apr 22 2015

SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW: WHAT I WANT TO SEE!

By | April 22nd, 2015|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Science Fiction|4 Comments

The summer blockbuster season is upon us-- superhero sequels, animated adventures, and crazy comedies. My tastes are somewhat different from your average 14 year old boy, so keep that in mind as you peruse the list below. Here's what I can't wait to see as the summer kicks off in PART I of my Summer Movie Preview: MAY 1: [...]

Mar 05 2015

MOVIE: FOCUS

By | March 5th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Movies, Thriller|1 Comment

Yes it's been a long cold winter -- but let's not focus on that-- how about a movie to pull our focus so that we don't even notice! Which brings me to FOCUS starring one of the world's biggest box office stars WILL SMITH and gorgeous Aussie MARGOT ROBBIE, who left the wolves howling on Wall Street [...]

Feb 19 2015

MOVIE: KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

By | February 19th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Movies|0 Comments

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE is the ultimate fractured fairy tale: A "tour de force" turned "turd de force." And if you're recoiling at that turn of phrase- just wait until you get to "the end" of the movie. What begins as a witty, exciting, and inventive update on the iconic James Bond gentleman spy thriller, descends into a crude gore fest that left me cringing in my seat. Keep in [...]

Feb 09 2015

MOVIE: AMERICAN SNIPER

By | February 9th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Drama, Movies, Spontaneous Acts of Joyce|1 Comment

AMERICAN SNIPER keeps firing shots heard round the world. The film's impact has been reverberating ever since its opening weekend--continuing to dominate the box office, breaking box office records (though it was just ex- Sponged from the top slot this weekend by Mr. Squarepants) and igniting a firestorm of controversy among pundits, critics, movie stars, and the public. The movie directed [...]