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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 [...]

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 [...]