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Jan 17 2014

OSCAR NOMINATIONS/MY TEN BEST OF THE YEAR

By | January 17th, 2014|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Science Fiction, Thriller|2 Comments

The race is ON! Chris "Thor" Hemsworth helped hammer home the 86th Oscar nominations  with Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and the results are pretty much as I expected: AMERICAN HUSTLE and GRAVITY tied for most nominations--10 each, followed by 12 YEARS A SLAVE with 9! What I'm delighted about? Matthew McConaughey. It's his year [...]

Dec 02 2013

MOVIES: THE HUNGER GAMES/ DALLAS BUYERS CLUB/NEBRASKA

By | December 2nd, 2013|Action & Adventure, Drama, Family, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller|4 Comments

I like THE HUNGER GAMES: series, and the second installment, CATCHING FIRE--despite a colleague's calling it "a long slog"--absolutely held me. Once again, the charismatic Jennifer Lawrence as the reluctant firebrand Katniss Everdeen continues to rebel against the capitol. Having out-witted the powers that be in the first Hunger Games--a TV spectacle in which children [...]

Oct 03 2013

FREE SCREENING: “SHREK THE MUSICAL”

By | October 3rd, 2013|Comedy, Family, Movies, Musicals|8 Comments

HURRY!!  YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A FREE SCREENING of Dreamworks Animation’s upcoming Deluxe Edition Blue-ray and DVD release: “SHREK THE MUSICAL” THE FIRST 25 PEOPLE TO RESPOND (via “Contact Joyce” on home page) WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WILL BE EMAILED A PASS FOR FOUR! Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM [...]

Jul 26 2013

SUMMER MOVIES: BEST (& worst) OF THE REST…

By | July 26th, 2013|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Joyce's Choices, Kids, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller, War|3 Comments

I've yet to see THE WOLVERINE and believe I am the LONE CRITIC who loved THE LONE RANGER. Here's the best & worst of the rest so far: 20 FEET FROM STARDOM--This revealing, heartbreaking documentary charts the careers, hopes, dreams, disappointments of the back-up singers who literally stand inches away from center stage-the voices behind [...]

Jul 03 2013

MOVIE REVIEW: THE LONE RANGER

By | July 3rd, 2013|Action & Adventure, Family, Kids, Movies|0 Comments

Hi -yo SIL-L-L--VER!! It's the best blockbuster of the summer to date! THE LONE RANGER rides again in a funny, exhilarating, verbally and visually witty action adventure that dares to be beautiful! The movie tells how it all began: Who was that masked man? What's with Tonto? And what does "Kemo Sabe" mean anyway? For those [...]

May 15 2013

:30 SECOND REVIEW: “42”

By | May 15th, 2013|30 Second Reviews, Drama, Family, Movies|0 Comments

If you don’t have time to read the FULL TEXT REVIEW of “42”– check out my :30 Second Review with video for a short, smart critical assessment of this biopic about Jackie Robinson who broke Baseball's color barrier –and get the bottom line fast!

Apr 06 2013

:30 Second Review–LIFE OF PI

By | April 6th, 2013|30 Second Reviews, Action & Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Joyce's Choices, Movies|0 Comments

LIFE OF PI which earned director ANG LEE an OSCAR this year-- is  now out on DVD. If you're trying to decide whether or not to see, check out my new :30 Second Review feature with video to get the bottom line fast!

Apr 05 2013

WIN TICKETS: “EXHIBITION: GREAT ART ON SCREEN”

By | April 5th, 2013|Documentary, Family, Joyce's Choices, More A & E, Movies, Museums|5 Comments

HURRY! FREE TICKETS for "EXHIBITION: Great Art on Screen" I have 5 pairs of TICKETS for each date listed below. The first 5 people for each date to respond with their FULL NAMES, MAILING ADDRESSES, and EXHIBITION event date (via “Contact Joyce” on the home page) will be notified of a pair of tickets. Tickets will [...]

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 [...]