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Feb 08 2013

WIN TICKETS: THE MET LIVE IN HD!

By | February 8th, 2013|Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, More A & E, Movies, Music, Musicals, Theater|4 Comments

  HURRY! FREE TICKETS for OPERA ON THE BIG SCREEN: THE MET LIVE IN HD SERIES!! I have 5 pairs of TICKETS for each date listed below. The first 5 people for each date to respond with their FULL NAMES and opera event date (via "Contact Joyce" on the home page) will be notified of [...]

Jan 10 2013

OSCAR NOMINATIONS: SNUBS & HUGS

By | January 10th, 2013|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Thriller, War|0 Comments

I set my alarm (as a late riser, I'm always on L.A. time) and was up at the crack of 8:30 to hear Emma Stone and this year's Oscar Host Seth MacFarlane announce the nominations-- when I was blown out of my breakfast nook by the stupefying news that Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Affleck were [...]

Jan 08 2013

MOVIE REVIEW: ZERO DARK THIRTY

By | January 8th, 2013|Action & Adventure, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Thriller, War|0 Comments

Osama Bin Laden is dead. The chilling and detailed ZERO DARK THIRTY directed by Kathryn Bigelow (the first woman ever to win an Oscar for Best Director: THE HURT LOCKER) and written by Mark Boal tells us with great suspense and precision of the ten-year hunt for the terrorist leader, and his execution by Navy [...]

Dec 30 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: LES MISERABLES

By | December 30th, 2012|Action & Adventure, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Musicals|2 Comments

I have always loved this musical onstage, but was never so miserable as when I sat through all 157 minutes onscreen. LES MISERABLES--despite some exceptional musical performances--dies a torturous death by close-up at the hands of tone-deaf director Tom Hooper. "LES MIS" as we familiarly call it, is the theatrical extravaganza put to music by [...]

Dec 10 2012

BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS 2012!

By | December 10th, 2012|Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Thriller, Uncategorized, War|0 Comments

We saw. We met. We voted. The BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS (BSFC) has just announced its awards for the best films, performances, and technical achievements in 15 major categories for 2012! Topping the list with three awards is director Kathryn Bigelow's ZERO DARK THIRTY about the ten-year hunt for Osama bin Laden which won BEST [...]

Dec 08 2012

MOVIE: HYDE PARK ON HUDSON

By | December 8th, 2012|Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|0 Comments

In a season that features at least one remarkable presidential portrayal--here comes another, and this one  definitely the wackier.  An Irish/Englishman playing Lincoln is one thing, but America's unofficial court jester and one time king of Caddy Shack is another kettle of acting entirely. Once you get over the shock of seeing Bill Murray as [...]

Nov 08 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: LINCOLN

By | November 8th, 2012|Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Movies, War|2 Comments

I have seen LINCOLN-- and he is Daniel Day-Lewis. This is an absolutely flawless performance, which together with Spielberg's direction, Tony Kushner's screenplay, based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's book TEAM OF RIVALS, and a treasure trove of vivid performances -- has resulted in one of the finest movies of the year, and one [...]

Oct 08 2012

FALL MOVIES: WHAT I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE!

By | October 8th, 2012|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Fantasy, Movies|6 Comments

The silly season is over. Now it’s time for some serious fun—and that means FALL MOVIES with Oscar in mind. Here's what I can't wait to see! (Check out the link to my article on Page 68 of EXHALE Magazine!) ARGO is directed by and stars Boston's own Ben Affleck! (I recently chatted [...]

Oct 02 2012

“LES MISERABLES”: FIRST LOOK behind the scenes!

By | October 2nd, 2012|Celebrity Interviews, Epic & Historical, Movies, Musicals, Trailers|0 Comments

Here's a FIRST LOOK at Universal Pictures epic LES MISÉRABLES. The motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation Les Misérables hits theaters on Christmas Day! Helmed by The King’s Speech’s Academy Award®-winning director, Tom Hooper, the film features an all-star cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Oscar® winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie [...]

Jan 30 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: THE IRON LADY

By | January 30th, 2012|Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|4 Comments

There's one reason to see THE IRON LADY and that reason is Meryl Streep. Yes, I KNOW you know she is the most nominated actress in Oscar history, nominated again this year for Best Actress making that 17 nominations in all (this year bookies are putting their odds on Streep!) We all know that she's [...]