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Nov 15 2012

THE NUTCRACKER ON THE BIG SCREEN!

By | November 15th, 2012|Dance, Family, Fantasy, Joyce's Choices, Kids, Movies, Music, Musicals, Theater|2 Comments

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker performed by the Mariinsky Ballet Theatre! Don’t miss your chance to share this holiday tradition with your family in movie theaters for one day only on December 3! Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic is being brought to movie theaters nationwide by NCM Fathom Events and More2Screen to celebrate the holiday season. SEE LIST BELOW [...]

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 18 2012

FAMILY FUN: “MADAGASCAR 3” PARTY AT THE ZOO!!

By | October 18th, 2012|Animation, Family, Kids, More A & E, Movies, Spontaneous Acts of Joyce|0 Comments

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend? I just found out Radio Disney is hosting a party to celebrate the DVD/BLU-RAY™ release of MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED-- and they're doing it at the STONE ZOO this Saturday October 20!  Music, dancing, games, activities, and the first 100 kids in line [...]

Jun 16 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN

By | June 16th, 2012|Drama, Family, Fantasy|0 Comments

I've always had a soft spot for Snow White. She was the only fairy tale princess I'd heard of who wasn't blonde, and the Disney cartoon was the first movie I ever saw as a child. I was entranced. I have taken all my fashion cues from her since then. Black haired beauties with white [...]

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. [...]

Dec 23 2011

MOVIE REVIEW: THE ARTIST

By | December 23rd, 2011|Comedy, Drama, Family, Movies, Musicals, Romance|4 Comments

Friends, my gift to you this Christmas weekend is a review of the most enchanting, witty, and brilliant film at the movies this year: THE ARTIST. More magical than HUGO, more universally appealing than THE DESCENDANTS, THE ARTIST speaks volumes without saying a word. It's a valentine to the movies that will leave you as [...]

Dec 01 2011

MOVIE: HUGO

By | December 1st, 2011|Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies|2 Comments

HUGO is not the first "family" film ever directed by Martin Scorsese.  But it may be the first "family" film he's directed that didn't involve wiseguys shoving bodies in trunks in between mouthfuls of lasagna. Over the years,  Scorsese has focused his lens on various milieus that have their own special kinds of violence--  GOODFELLAS, [...]

Sep 29 2011

MOVIE: MONEYBALL

By | September 29th, 2011|Comedy, Drama, Family, Movies|0 Comments

Perhaps the Red Sox should take a break, take a field trip, and see if the solution to their colossal and historic implosion can be found at the movies in the entertaining new film MONEYBALL. The movie champions  those who challenge the conventional wisdom -- the ho-hummers who always say, "But that's how we've always done [...]

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 [...]

Jul 07 2010

MOVIE ROUND-UP: BABIES/JOAN RIVERS/TS3

By | July 7th, 2010|Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Family, Kids, Movies|0 Comments

YES to BABIES which charts the first year in the life of four infants from around the globe, from San Francisco to Mongolia to Tokyo to Namibia! The film unfolds--sans dialogue--in extraordinary pictures like a fascinating wild life documentary--except the wild life is human. The common denominator is the love of the mothers for their [...]