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May 03 2016

MOVIE: MOTHER’S DAY

By | May 3rd, 2016|Comedy, Movies|0 Comments

MOTHER'S DAY is overflowing with the milk of human diversity-- of the Hollywood kind. It's chock full of big names and plot lines, kids, parents, grandparents, adoptees looking for their mothers, mothers looking for their cast-offspring, couples married, co-habiting, divorced and widowed, gay, straight, mixed raced, and one British accent. Jennifer Aniston is Sandy, who first appears wrapped in a towel, her skin glowing [...]

Apr 11 2016

MOVIE: THE BOSS

By | April 11th, 2016|Comedy, Movies|1 Comment

I adore Melissa McCarthy, her perfect timing, her nuanced--yes nuanced--characters, her improvisational flair. I find just about everything she does hysterically funny even when she's appearing in a movie that demeans her comedic gifts. Such is the case in the number one movie at the box office this week: THE BOSS which finds McCarthy compromised by the adolescent boy sensibilities driving this crude vehicle. [...]

Mar 23 2016

FLICKS 4 CHICKS CONTEST! ENTER NOW!

By | March 23rd, 2016|Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction|3 Comments

                  One day we won't need a FLICKS4CHICKS contest, but you may have perhaps noticed that it keeps raining men at the movies. From macho superheroes and shoot 'em up cop dramas, to frat boy hi-jinks, comedic buddy bromances, and sci-fi adventure films it's mostly men in the drivers' seats, in front of [...]

Mar 16 2016

MOVIE: HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS

By | March 16th, 2016|Comedy, Drama, Movies, Romance|3 Comments

Where would we be without two-time Best Actress Oscar winner Sally Field and another of her indelible, quirky, wholly committed, utterly endearing performances? One glimpse of Field in the opening sequence as Doris Miller crying at her mother's funeral, wearing cat eye glasses and a big Minnie Mouse bow wrapped around a towering bun of hair-- and she had me at [...]

Jan 24 2016

MOVIE: WICKED PISSAH BOSTON ACCENTS

By | January 24th, 2016|Comedy, Movies|0 Comments

OK. Seth Meyers is officially a genius. He's the heir apparent to Jon Stewart as comic provocateur and skewerer of all things worth skewering from politics and pop culture to the metastatic media coverage that follows. Seth has now broadened his reach to include movie criticism and sociolinguistics. Yeah, we know he's from New Hampsha, but he knows a Bahstin accent when he [...]

Oct 31 2015

MOVIE/THEATER: WIN FREE TICKETS!

By | October 31st, 2015|Comedy, Movies, Theater|1 Comment

WIN complimentary passes to the Fathom Event: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST! Enter to win by emailing fathomeventsboston@gmail.com with “EARNEST – JOYCE’S CHOICES” in the subject line. 5 admit 2 winners will be selected and emailed their complimentary passes. Passes will be valid for the Showcase Cinema De Lux Patriot Place in Foxborough MA. For more [...]

Sep 04 2015

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE”

By | September 4th, 2015|Comedy, Movies, Romance|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a Sundance Selects’ upcoming release  “SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE”. For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please email SUNDANCESELECTS56@GMAIL.COM with “SLEEPING” in the subject line! Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:00PM in Boston (Theater will be named on your ticket) “SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE” Running Time: 100 Minutes Rated: [...]

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 [...]

Jul 30 2015

MOVIE: TRAINWRECK

By | July 30th, 2015|Comedy, Movies|0 Comments

If you haven’t already, see TRAINWRECK starring and written by this summer’s “It” girl, comedian Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow. Schumer plays Amy a writer at a men’s magazine and a “pretty-ish” modern chick who does what she wants and is doing fine. She learned at her father’s (Colin Quinn) knee that “monogamy [...]

Jul 22 2015

MOVIE: WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL 2015

By | July 22nd, 2015|Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Kids, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, War|1 Comment

I know — it’s summer at the movies, but fear not — there is a way to block those brainless blockbusters with more satisfying alternatives: The 24th annual Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest on Cape Cod, is set to roll for eight days (July 25 to Aug. 1)! We’re talking more than 100 films showcasing [...]