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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 [...]

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 [...]

Jul 01 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: TED

By | July 1st, 2012|Comedy, Fantasy, Movies|5 Comments

In 2010 Mark Wahlberg starred as a tough young boxer in THE FIGHTER. The summer of 2012 finds him knocking the stuffing out of a teddy bear in the box office champ this weekend: TED. The teddy bear movie is a lot raunchier-- and miraculously-- engrossing despite its lunatic premise.  In TED, Wahlberg stars as [...]

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 [...]

Feb 29 2012

THIS JUST IN: MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS trailer!

By | February 29th, 2012|Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Trailers|0 Comments

Marvel's THE AVENGERS kicks off the summer movie season May 4!  But this LEAP DAY--you can see all your favorite action heroes in the new trailer starring:   Robert Downey Jr, (IRON MAN), Chris Evans (CAPTAIN AMERICA), Mark Ruffalo (BRUCE BANNER), Chris Hemsworth (THOR),  Scarlett Johansson (BLACK WIDOW),  Jeremy Renner (HAWKEYE), Tom Hiddleston (LOKI), and [...]

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, [...]

Nov 23 2011

MOVIE REVIEW: TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN

By | November 23rd, 2011|Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Movies, Romance|0 Comments

TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN is the single most effective antidote to teen pregnancy I've ever seen. It's cinematic birth control. Send your teenagers.  I saw it Monday afternoon in a theater with mostly single older ladies and one mother/daughter pair who apparently had not read the books; they looked shell-shocked as the credits rolled. The film [...]

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 [...]

Jul 15 2011

MOVIE: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2

By | July 15th, 2011|Action & Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Movies|0 Comments

I saw it 4 nights ago, and as I emerged from the theater I heard a sniffling 17 year old girl in Potter garb exclaim through her tears, "My childhood is over and nobody cares." That sums up the fantastically successful Harry Potter series for a generation of fans who came of age along with [...]