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Aug 16 2017

MOVIES/SCREEN GRABS: DUNKIRK, BABY DRIVER, THE BIG SICK

By | August 16th, 2017|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Musicals, Thriller, War|0 Comments

A few more SCREEN GRABS in the dog days of summer--and none of the following are dogs: DUNKIRK: If you haven't already, see this masterful and intimate experience of the grueling WWII battle when the Nazis had 400,000 Allied troops-- British, French, and Belgian--trapped on the beach at Dunkirk but they never surrendered; [...]

Aug 08 2017

MOVIES/”DETROIT”: Agonizing Essential Viewing

By | August 8th, 2017|Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|0 Comments

After combing through the listings of franchise-fatigued superheroes now clogging big screens everywhere, I've come up with a list of well-made, challenging, and engrossing films for folks as sick of vacuous action adventure as I am. Over the next few days I'll write about the following films that left me reeling: BABY DRIVER, THE BIG [...]

Jul 29 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE GLASS CASTLE”

By | July 29th, 2017|Drama, Free Advance Screening, Movies|1 Comment

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a Lionsgate release “THE GLASS CASTLE”. For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please visit: http://www.lionsgatescreenings.com/tUGVU25857 Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Somerville (Theater will be named on your ticket) “THE GLASS CASTLE” Running Time: 127-minutes Rated: “PG-13” Opening Date: August 11, 2017 Cast: Brie Larson, [...]

Jul 26 2017

I’m Back with MOVIES:WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL

By | July 26th, 2017|Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Movies|2 Comments

Happy summer one and all! A pro-LONG-ed bout of pneumonia and a vacation abroad has kept me away from my website for awhile-- but I'm back up to speed with a slew of movies over the next few days and some "must-see" theater to recommend.  Today I begin with the WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL about [...]

May 08 2017

WIN TIX: THE MET LIVE IN HD

By | May 8th, 2017|Drama, Movies, Music, Musicals, Romance, Theater|0 Comments

HURRY! WIN complimentary passes to Fathom Events: THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2016-17 SERIES – DER ROSENKAVALIER To enter-to-win please click on the link below and fill out the required information. http://tinyurl.com/hrfdgfk  Winners will receive their passes via email. Passes will be valid at the specified locations and guarantee you a seat up until 10 [...]

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 [...]