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Apr 06 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: THEIR FINEST

By | April 6th, 2017|Drama, Free Advance Screening, Movies, Romance|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for an STX Entertainment release "THEIR FINEST." For the chance to win two tickets please visit:  http://stxtickets.com/dNzIb47925 Wednesday, April 12th at 7:30PM at AMC Boston Common. "THEIR FINEST" Running Time: 1 hour 57 minutes Rating: R Opening Date: Friday, April 14, 2017  Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, and Billy Nighy Director: [...]

Apr 05 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE PROMISE”

By | April 5th, 2017|Drama, Free Advance Screening, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for an Open Road Films release “THE PROMISE”. For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please visit:  http://www.gofobo.com/QiaWs72485 Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7:30 PM in Boston (Theater will be named on your ticket) “THE PROMISE” Running Time: 132-minutes Rated: “PG-13” Opening Date: April 21, 2017 Cast: OSCAR [...]

Mar 02 2017

MOVIE: WIN FREE TIX TO “THE SHACK”

By | March 2nd, 2017|Drama, Movies|0 Comments

ENTER BELOW FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN an admit-two pass to see THE SHACK at a Boston-area theater! Passes valid starting Monday, March 6! ENTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/COUAbW5sX950SkpH2 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. SUPPLY LIMITED. ONE (ADMIT-TWO) PASS PER PERSON. WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM. Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack takes [...]

Jan 26 2017

ENTER TO WIN:THE MET LIVE & BOLSHOI BALLET

By | January 26th, 2017|Drama, Fantasy, More A & E, Movies, Music, Musicals, Romance|0 Comments

WIN complimentary passes to the Fathom Events: THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2016-17 SERIES and BOLSHOI BALLET! Enter to win by e-mailing fathomeventsboston@gmail.com with (name of the event/JOYCE) in the subject line. Please send your full name and e-mail address!  5 admit 2 winners will be selected for each event and emailed their complimentary passes. [...]

Jan 10 2017

MOVIE: HIDDEN FIGURES/A TRUE STORY HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT

By | January 10th, 2017|Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Movies|1 Comment

HIDDEN FIGURES brings a hidden gem of a true story to the big screen with a top notch cast in a movie that’s not as groundbreaking as the tale it tells—but accomplishes what it sets out to do with verve, humor, warmth and intelligence. “Hidden Figures” adapted from the book by Margot Lee Shetterly will [...]

Jan 04 2017

AN EROTIC THRILLER TWO WAYS: “FINGERSMITH”/”THE HANDMAIDEN”

By | January 4th, 2017|Drama, Horror, Movies, Theater|1 Comment

Here's a rewarding artistic excursion for the new year-- an erotic crime thriller two ways, one onscreen, the other onstage. Both are based on the devilishly byzantine novel and Mann Booker finalist by Sarah Waters called "FINGERSMITH." (Also a 2005 BBC mini series.) The staged version called FINGERSMITH and adapted by Alexa Junge is now in its final week at [...]

Dec 30 2016

ODDS & END OF YEAR MOVIES: PATRIOTS DAY/LA LA LAND/ROGUE ONE

By | December 30th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Drama, Family, Movies, Musicals, Romance|2 Comments

PATRIOTS DAY--Pointless. If you lived through the Boston Marathon bombings, nothing compares. For all its good intentions and attempts at verisimilitude, this film adds nothing and mutes the impact of that tragic week in Boston's history. It also traffics in some pretty annoying cliches: Boston cops are, apparently, the most foul-mouthed in the country; and only the same roster of actors [...]

Dec 26 2016

MY FIVE FAVE FILMS/ 2016

By | December 26th, 2016|Documentary, Drama, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller|2 Comments

This was a strange year for movies. I could barely find a thing to watch all summer, and then was inundated with a flood of excellent features in the Fall. No one mainstream film commanded our attention, but smaller, isolated gems shown brightly on a far-flung horizon. ONE of these for me stood far above the rest. Herewith my top five films, in no particular order AFTER my favorite film [...]

Dec 25 2016

THEATER: FENCES

By | December 25th, 2016|Drama, Movies|1 Comment

FENCES-- the seminal Pulitzer Prize-winning work by August Wilson, one of a decade-by-decade 10-play cycle about the black experience in America--will rattle your bones. I've seen the great James Earl Jones do it onstage in a fearsome, monumental performance. Now I've seen two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington do it on the big screen and my cage has been rattled and shattered [...]

Dec 15 2016

MOVIES GRAB BAG Part I: JACKIE, ELLE, MOONLIGHT

By | December 15th, 2016|Drama, Movies, Thriller|2 Comments

The studios continue to save their best offerings for last. So many good movies have come out in these last few weeks, that I've decided to stuff them into holiday grab bags and tell you what I think beginning with the following group of three with more soon to come! JACKIE: Herewith Natalie Portman's stunning, eery portrait of a [...]