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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 [...]

Jul 10 2015

SUMMER MOVIES: INSIDE OUT/MAGIC MIKE XXL/A LITTLE CHAOS/INFINITELY POLAR BEAR

By | July 10th, 2015|Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Kids, Movies, Romance|1 Comment

I’ve seen a raft of films of late—some float, some I’d push overboard. Here’s a list, sink or swim: INSIDE OUT: Disney/Pixar’s latest is among its greatest animated offerings, a 3D computer-generated, comedy/drama. We get to see, literally, inside 11 year-old Riley’s head as her various thoughts and emotions battle for control, with an all-star cast as [...]

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 [...]

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 12 2015

MOVIE: THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

By | March 12th, 2015|Comedy, Drama, Movies, Musicals, Romance|1 Comment

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is definitely second best--as most sequels are, but this cast and locale still manage to make the film a delightful, if passing, fancy. Richard Gere in the mix (yes, the hunk is getting on) adds an extra bit of spice. The old gang has returned, an elderly but colorful band of wandering misfits who have taken up [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Jan 01 2015

MY TEN BEST MOVIES OF 2014!

By | January 1st, 2015|Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Theater|7 Comments

 BOYHOOD: Richard Linklater's extraordinary "12 years a film" feat! He directed the same cast over a dozen years and captured the ephemeral truth about one boy's childhood and growing up in a broken home. It's a "meta" experience for filmgoers who watch the actors and the characters they play, age on camera over time, while the boy played by the soulful Ellar Coltrane--expressive and [...]