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Feb 18 2015

WIN TIX: ROYAL OPERA BALLET CINEMA SERIES!

By | February 18th, 2015|Dance, Drama, Family, Fantasy, More A & E, Movies, Musicals, Romance|0 Comments

The Royal Opera Ballet Cinema Series one night showings at a Boston area theater:  SWAN LAKE on Thursday March 19, and La Fille Mal Gardee  on Tuesday May 5! TO ENTER-TO-WIN TICKETS PLEASE E-MAIL FATHOMEVENTSBOSTON@GMAIL.COM WITH YOUR FULL NAME, AGE, MAILING ADDRESS AND “JOYCE-BALLET ” IN THE SUBJECT LINE. Swan Lake March 19 Swan Lake, surely [...]

Jan 15 2015

MOVIE: OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2015!

By | January 15th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Movies|3 Comments

The race is on! Actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs have let loose the 2015 Oscar nominations! Who's in? Who's out? Here are the top five categories and my very preliminary two cents worth! BEST PICTURE  (including total number of nominations for each) Birdman (9) The Grand Budapest Hotel (9) The Imitation Game (8) Boyhood [...]

Jan 01 2015

MY TEN BEST MOVIES OF 2014!

By | January 1st, 2015|Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Theater|7 Comments

 BOYHOOD: Richard Linklater's extraordinary "12 years a film" feat! He directed the same cast over a dozen years and captured the ephemeral truth about one boy's childhood and growing up in a broken home. It's a "meta" experience for filmgoers who watch the actors and the characters they play, age on camera over time, while the boy played by the soulful Ellar Coltrane--expressive and [...]

Dec 07 2014

MOVIES: BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS 2014

By | December 7th, 2014|Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Thriller|4 Comments

Who cares about the OSCARS-- right now. In fact, regional groups like the BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS have been known to have a major influence on which way the wind blows at Oscar time. So listen up fans, cinephiles and Oscar-ites: WE HAVE SPOKEN. We met today at the hippest hotel in town the REVERE HOTEL [...]

Dec 03 2014

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES”

By | December 3rd, 2014|Fantasy, Movies|0 Comments

You are cordially invited to a FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a Warner Brothers Pictures release set to open in theaters on 12/17/14: “THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES" Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7:00PM in Boston. (Theater will be named on your ticket.) Rated: PG-13 Running Time: 144 Minutes Synopsis: From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson [...]

Nov 13 2014

HOLIDAY MOVIE GUIDE!

By | November 13th, 2014|Action & Adventure, Drama, Epic & Historical, Fantasy, Movies, Musicals, Thriller, War|0 Comments

Will they be holiday hits? Will they win OSCARS? Add these to my Fall Movie Preview list for a complete big screen Holiday Movie Guide! (11/14) THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING He's the English-speaking Einstein--British physicist Stephen Hawking--whose book A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME made us all think we could almost understand the theory of everything. This biopic stars [...]

Oct 23 2014

MOVIE: BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)

By | October 23rd, 2014|Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Movies, Uncategorized|2 Comments

-- This is the first truly great movie of the fall and one of the BEST OF THE YEAR, with OSCAR written all over it. BIRDMAN stars MICHAEL KEATON and a breathtaking cast of actors who knock themselves out in a flabbergastingly audacious backstage look at actors, viral media, critics, fame, art, relationships, truth, artifice, and reality. [...]

Jun 13 2014

BEST MOVIES TO SEE NOW: “THE FAULT IN OUR STARS” & “EDGE OF TOMORROW”

By | June 13th, 2014|Action & Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction|1 Comment

So many screens-- so little to see. GODZILLA is godawful. And put a big X through X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. Coasting on the devotion of diehard fans who remember the back stories, this latest installment suffers from franchise burnout and never breaks a sweat. How about MALEFICENT? What could be better than Angelina Jolie [...]

Mar 19 2014

MOVIE: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

By | March 19th, 2014|Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Movies|1 Comment

The modern day spinner of cinematic fairytales, Wes Anderson, is like that other "Andersen"--Hans Christian-- in his telling of layered fables that have adults, as well as children in their sights. But Wes Anderson accentuates the comedy, like "concupiscent curds" atop a heady brew of murder, mutilation, and even deeper mayhem. His latest THE GRAND [...]

Feb 14 2014

MOVIE: WINTER’S TALE

By | February 14th, 2014|Drama, Fantasy, Movies, Romance|1 Comment

I am sitting here as a nor'easter wails outside, thinking about WINTER'S TALE and how cold it left me. It's also not going to do much for the ravishing young actress whose character "Lady Sybil" was killed off in DOWNTOWN ABBEY--Jessica Brown Findlay. Her career will remain in the deep freeze until a better movie [...]