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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 [...]

Feb 04 2015

MOVIES: TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, STILL ALICE, GONE GIRL, WILD

By | February 4th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Drama, Movies, Thriller|4 Comments

Here's my take on the Oscar-nominated best-actresses and the movies they star in,  STILL playing at a theater near you! See them before the Oscars are handed out on 2/22! TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT Marion Cotillard (Best Actress Oscar winner for LA VIE EN ROSE) stars in “Two Days, One Night” (in French with English subtitles), her glamor (but not her luminosity) tamped [...]

Jan 15 2015

MOVIE: OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2015!

By | January 15th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Movies|3 Comments

The race is on! Actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs have let loose the 2015 Oscar nominations! Who's in? Who's out? Here are the top five categories and my very preliminary two cents worth! BEST PICTURE  (including total number of nominations for each) Birdman (9) The Grand Budapest Hotel (9) The Imitation Game (8) Boyhood [...]

Nov 13 2014

HOLIDAY MOVIE GUIDE!

By | November 13th, 2014|Action & Adventure, Drama, Epic & Historical, Fantasy, Movies, Musicals, Thriller, War|0 Comments

Will they be holiday hits? Will they win OSCARS? Add these to my Fall Movie Preview list for a complete big screen Holiday Movie Guide! (11/14) THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING He's the English-speaking Einstein--British physicist Stephen Hawking--whose book A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME made us all think we could almost understand the theory of everything. This biopic stars [...]

Sep 08 2014

WIN TICKETS: MAYHEM: MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA 2!

By | September 8th, 2014|Action & Adventure, Drama, Movies|0 Comments

Win a pair of tickets to the one-night-only event MAYHEM: MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA 2! MAYHEM: MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA 2 will be shown in select theatres on Saturday, September 13th at 8:00PM live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. For a chance to win a pair of complimentary passes to the Showcase Patriot Place in [...]

Jun 13 2014

BEST MOVIES TO SEE NOW: “THE FAULT IN OUR STARS” & “EDGE OF TOMORROW”

By | June 13th, 2014|Action & Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction|1 Comment

So many screens-- so little to see. GODZILLA is godawful. And put a big X through X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. Coasting on the devotion of diehard fans who remember the back stories, this latest installment suffers from franchise burnout and never breaks a sweat. How about MALEFICENT? What could be better than Angelina Jolie [...]