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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 [...]

Dec 07 2014

MOVIES: BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS 2014

By | December 7th, 2014|Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Thriller|4 Comments

Who cares about the OSCARS-- right now. In fact, regional groups like the BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS have been known to have a major influence on which way the wind blows at Oscar time. So listen up fans, cinephiles and Oscar-ites: WE HAVE SPOKEN. We met today at the hippest hotel in town the REVERE HOTEL [...]

Oct 23 2014

MOVIE: BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)

By | October 23rd, 2014|Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Movies, Uncategorized|2 Comments

-- This is the first truly great movie of the fall and one of the BEST OF THE YEAR, with OSCAR written all over it. BIRDMAN stars MICHAEL KEATON and a breathtaking cast of actors who knock themselves out in a flabbergastingly audacious backstage look at actors, viral media, critics, fame, art, relationships, truth, artifice, and reality. [...]

Oct 16 2014

MOVIE: ST. VINCENT

By | October 16th, 2014|Comedy, Movies|0 Comments

Bill Murray is the screen's funniest, most endearing curmudgeon.  Here in ST. VINCENT as the title character, he's all pockmarked and rumply, biting the head off every cheerful do-gooder who has the nerve to make conversation. But that title is part of the problem, pretty much giving away the ending and any hope for subtlety.  I had been lead to believe otherwise by the first two thirds [...]