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Aug 21 2013

AT THE MOVIES: BLUE JASMINE, ELYSIUM, 2 GUNS, WE’RE THE MILLERS, WOLVERINE

By | August 21st, 2013|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller|3 Comments

I have just seen the first OSCAR WORTHY performance by an actress this year-- or any year: Cate Blanchett in BLUE JASMINE--Woody's latest and absolutely one of his best films, ever. It's become a cliche that writer/director Woody Allen's work had hit the doldrums critically for a bit, and lately, everything he's doing has been [...]

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|2 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 [...]

Jun 20 2013

MOVIE REVIEW: MAN OF STEEL

By | June 20th, 2013|Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Movies, Science Fiction|4 Comments

This time around, Superman has not only lost his red underpants, he's lost his identity-- and he used to have two! Remember Christopher Reeve's charming, bumbling Clark Kent who kept his cape under wraps around Margot Kidder's sassy Lois Lane, that is-- just until he'd explode out of his glasses and suit in order to [...]

May 07 2013

MOVIE REVIEW: IRON MAN 3

By | May 7th, 2013|Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Kids, Movies|1 Comment

The cheap thrills of summer begin with the noisy, hyperactive and superficially entertaining third installment of IRON MAN 3—which pits Robert Downey Junior’s brash industrialist Tony Stark as the man in the can against a maniac called "The Mandarin."  The third time's not the charm-- but in the words of one of my colleagues-- it [...]

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!

Jan 31 2013

MOVIE REVIEW: FANNY AND ALEXANDER

By | January 31st, 2013|Drama, Fantasy, Movies|0 Comments

The Next Thing (TNT) Festival presented by ArtsEmerson:The World On Stage-- is right around the corner! It's a 10-day "mash-up" of film, music, and live performance edited on the spot and streamed live! TNT begins Feb 15 but as a prelude ArtsEmerson is screening Classics of World Cinema beginning Feb 1st. One of my all [...]

Nov 25 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN-PART 2

By | November 25th, 2012|Action & Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Movies, Thriller|0 Comments

If you're in touch with your inner adolescent girl--and I am-- you'll love THE TWILIGHT SAGA:BREAKING DAWN- PART 2. I know it's been savaged in The Globe by Wesley Morris-- and many other critics. But honestly, having Wes review this film is like sending Andre the Giant to a pajama party--it's just not his milieu. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sep 07 2012

MOVIE ROUNDUP: BOURNE,BEASTS,RUSH,TO ROME,COSMOPOLIS, EXPENDABLES

By | September 7th, 2012|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Movies|0 Comments

If you missed Matthew McConaughey in MAGIC MIKE one of the best films this summer, look for him at Oscar time. Now, a few words about a few flicks still out there as the season slips away: THE BOURNE LEGACY-- Jeremy Renner is no Matt Damon, and can only go through the motions --which are [...]