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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 [...]

Jan 04 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: WAR HORSE

By | January 4th, 2012|Action & Adventure, Epic & Historical, Family, Movies|4 Comments

I was so angry with Steven Spielberg after I saw this movie. It had a perfectly good premise. A gorgeous horse named Joey and the poor English farm boy (Jeremy Irvine who looks like a young Tom Brady) who tamed and loved him, has to relinquish his pet to the brutality of World War I. [...]

Nov 09 2011

MOVIE REVIEW: J.EDGAR

By | November 9th, 2011|Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|2 Comments

J.EDGAR-- Clint Eastwood's latest directorial effort--is a mess from every point of view with the exception of Leonardo DiCaprio. He is one brave actor. As J. Edgar Hoover-- the creator and first chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation-- DiCaprio survives despite layers of makeup, a melodramatic jumble of a script, bad accents, and tonal [...]

Oct 02 2011

MOVIE REVIEW: 50/50! PLUS– MY FALL MOVIE PREVIEW!

By | October 2nd, 2011|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Fantasy, Movies, Romance, Thriller, War|0 Comments

I just became a contributor to EXHALE magazine and here's my first article all about the Fall Movie Season beginning with 50/50! (Ironically I am also a 3X cancer survivor, and am the subject of a separate feature story in the same issue of EXHALE about that experience.) Now that the car crashes of summer [...]

Dec 19 2010

The BEST MOVIE of the year: THE KING’S SPEECH

By | December 19th, 2010|Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|2 Comments

The queen's English has nothing on THE KING'S SPEECH. This is quite simply the best film of the year, and I think this true story has gotten short shrift, despite its 7 Golden Globe nominations, which it deserves. Colin Firth stars as the Duke of York("Bertie" to his family)and younger brother of King Edward VIII [...]

Nov 08 2010

MOVIE ROUND UP

By | November 8th, 2010|Drama, Epic & Historical, Joyce's Choices, Movies|0 Comments

I have not dropped off the face of the earth. I have been so swamped--just closed down mom's house in Connecticut and moved her up here. But have managed to see a bunch of things in recent days, and can share them briefly. MOVIES: THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST the third film adaptation [...]

Oct 12 2010

MOVIE REVIEW: SECRETARIAT

By | October 12th, 2010|Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Movies|2 Comments

(Secretariat winning the Triple Crown June 9,1973) I just saw SECRETARIAT. The horse deserved a better movie. You have to know I love Secretariat. I have articles about the horse written by the great Bill Nack under my bed. I know arcane little details about the greatest racehorse of all time-like he had a perfect [...]