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Nov 30 2016

MOVIE: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

By | November 30th, 2016|Drama, Movies|0 Comments

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA confirms what I saw in Casey Affleck the first time I saw him in a lead role onscreen: the man is a mesmerizing actor. In "Manchester by the Sea" he once again lures us into deep water as a man struggling to stay afloat amid the wreckage of a horrible personal tragedy. Oscar-nominated [...]

Nov 12 2016

MOVIE: ARRIVAL/GOOSEBUMPS AND GRANDEUR

By | November 12th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Drama, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller|1 Comment

Many movies reveal their secrets within the first five minutes, and it's not until the end that we understand what we have already seen-- and know.  When that moment comes in ARRIVAL, it's like a tsunami in slow motion. ARRIVAL spills its secrets softly in a grand, goosebump-inducing sci-fi adventure that made me feel like I was tumbling through space [...]

Nov 06 2016

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE SPACE BETWEEN US”

By | November 6th, 2016|Expired Free Advance Screenings, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a STX Entertainment release  “THE SPACE BETWEEN US”  For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please visit: http://stxtickets.com/Ladls36153 Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM in Boston (Theater will be named on your ticket) “THE SPACE BETWEEN US” Rated: “PG-13” Opening Date: December 16, 2016 Cast: Gary Oldman, [...]

Oct 16 2016

MOVIE: THE ACCOUNTANT– crunching more than numbers!

By | October 16th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Drama, Movies, Thriller|1 Comment

Ben Affleck as THE ACCOUNTANT is crunching more than numbers. This is a real departure for the actor as he brings to life an ass-kicking, Asperger's syndrome, math wiz working his way through an intense labyrinth of secrecy and surprise. The film is a refreshing and well-balanced mix of farflung elements: action, thriller, romantic comedy(!) family dysfunction, and a shout [...]

Oct 13 2016

MOVIE: “THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN” Is A Pretty Slick Ride.

By | October 13th, 2016|Drama, Movies, Thriller|0 Comments

Movies and plays take most of my time, so I don't have as much time for books. Thus, "The Girl on the Train" the movie, starring Emily Blunt and based on the runaway best seller by Paula Hawkins, was a complete surprise! The trailer is a grabber and I couldn't wait to see the film. When I did, [...]

Oct 06 2016

MOVIE DOUBLE FEATURE: DEEP WATER HORIZON/SNOWDEN Have An Ax To Grind

By | October 6th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Drama, Movies, Thriller|2 Comments

A pair of movies now playing at a cineplex near you wear their agendas on their sleeves: each re-tells a true story, skewers its villains, and brings its audience right up close to the imagined scenes of the action whose outcome we already know. Director/co-writer Oliver Stone's SNOWDEN comes with a careful central performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden, computer wiz and infrastructure analyst for the National [...]

Oct 04 2016

MOVIE: “QUEEN OF KATWE” MAKES ALL THE RIGHT MOVES

By | October 4th, 2016|Drama, Family, Kids, Movies|2 Comments

QUEEN OF KATWE is based on one of those impossible but true stories of triumph which has found life on the big screen. Thanks to a cast of talented, affecting actors and a smart, compassionate, and inspiring story teller behind the camera, we learn of an impoverished young girl from Uganda who is introduced to the game of chess-- and becomes [...]

Oct 03 2016

MOVIE! OPERA! ENTER TO WIN: MET OPERA LIVE ONSCREEN

By | October 3rd, 2016|More A & E, Movies, Music|0 Comments

ENTER TO WIN  passes to the first live event of THE MET 2016-17 Series, TRISTAN UND ISOLDE!  Send an email to fathomeventsboston@gmail.com with (TRISTAN/JOYCE) in the subject line. Please send your full name, age and email address! FREE PASSES will be valid at Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place. A few lucky winners will receive passes to the [...]

Sep 14 2016

WIN FREE MOVIE TICKETS TO “SNOWDEN”

By | September 14th, 2016|Drama, Movies|0 Comments

Hurry! You can enter a drawing to win 2 tickets to run-of-engagement screenings for “SNOWDEN”, an Open Road Films’ release set to open in theaters on 9/16/16: Tickets are FREE but you must enter for a chance to win! 1) TO ENTER GO TO:  https://goo.gl/forms/cnJDdd69Ay0GqzMP2 2) YOU’LL BE NOTIFIED BY MAIL IF YOU ARE A WINNER!  “SNOWDEN” Rated: [...]

Sep 10 2016

MOVIE: SULLY

By | September 10th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Drama, Movies|3 Comments

Chesley Sullenberger is the reason computers will never take over the world. He's exactly the sort of hero Clint Eastwood would set his sights on-- another man who casts a long shadow over the techno-driven world. Eastwood has directed Tom Hanks as SULLY the pilot who made the miracle landing on the Hudson after a flock of birds crashed [...]