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Aug 04 2016

MOVIE: JASON BOURNE

By | August 4th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Movies, Thriller|2 Comments

It was my last best hope for the dull summer movie offerings-- and it did not disappoint! JASON BOURNE held me fast from first frame to last. I must admit, the $1.3 billion dollar grossing franchise starring Boston's own MATT DAMON, has been an action fave of mine since its inception, not least of all because [...]

Jul 28 2016

MOVIES: WOODS HOLE FILM FEST 2016

By | July 28th, 2016|Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Kids, Movies, War|0 Comments

The Woods Hole Film Festival kicks off its 25th anniversary season on July 30 and not a moment too soon. In one of the worst summer movie seasons in recent memory, this 8-day festival (July 30-August 6) on Cape Cod has come to the rescue, bigger and better than ever! Over 130 films will be shown representing more than [...]

Jul 20 2016

MOVIE: GHOSTBUSTERS 2016

By | July 20th, 2016|Comedy, Family, Movies|0 Comments

Who ya gonna call? Well in 2016 it's the all-female GHOSTBUSTERS, a re-envisioning, if you will (and many wouldn't), of the 1984 cult classic played by a fabulous foursome: Melissa McCarthy, and SNL's Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. This all woman cast--plus one token pretty boy hired as a receptionist for his looks and awkward dance moves (a riotous Chris [...]

Jul 13 2016

MOVIE: SUMMER 2016 MOVIE DOLDRUMS

By | July 13th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Horror, Kids, Movies|0 Comments

This summer at the movies sucks. I normally despise that expression but it accurately describes the vacuum that is this summer's movie season. Underwhelming fare is now playing on mainstream screens everywhere, and I am searching like crazy for things I want to see. Here's what I don't want to see: --NEWSCASTERS playing themselves on the big screen and then complaining about [...]

Jun 21 2016

ENTER TO WIN: MET SUMMER ENCORE SERIES AT THE MOVIES

By | June 21st, 2016|Epic & Historical, Movies, Music, Musicals, Romance, Theater|0 Comments

WIN complimentary passes to the Fathom Event: MET SUMMER ENCORE SERIES! Enter to win by e-mailing fathomeventsboston@gmail.com with (name of the opera event/JOYCE) in the subject line. Please send your full name and e-mail address! 5 admit 2 winners will be selected for each opera and emailed their complimentary passes. Passes will be valid at Showcase Cinemas in Lowell [...]

Jun 09 2016

MOVIES: NOW YOU SEE ME 2

By | June 9th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Movies|4 Comments

Get ready for the first great entertainment at the movies this summer which trades comic book action heroes for the lords of legerdemain known as The Four Horsemen: NOW YOU SEE ME 2! I couldn't take my eyes off this movie which captures the magic of, well, magic!  This elaborately tricky plot unfurled itself in double time, criss-crossing the globe while filling every inch [...]

May 14 2016

MOVIE: MONEY MONSTER

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

MONEY MONSTER the new film directed by Jodie Foster starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts--is as phony as a three dollar bill. It's a cornball, ham-fisted, heapin' helpin' of preposterousity--and though that's not a real word, it is nonetheless a perfect descriptor for this "not a real movie." Within five minutes I was getting a whiff of the cheesiness, sniffing out [...]

May 03 2016

MOVIE: MOTHER’S DAY

By | May 3rd, 2016|Comedy, Movies|0 Comments

MOTHER'S DAY is overflowing with the milk of human diversity-- of the Hollywood kind. It's chock full of big names and plot lines, kids, parents, grandparents, adoptees looking for their mothers, mothers looking for their cast-offspring, couples married, co-habiting, divorced and widowed, gay, straight, mixed raced, and one British accent. Jennifer Aniston is Sandy, who first appears wrapped in a towel, her skin glowing [...]

Apr 11 2016

MOVIE: THE BOSS

By | April 11th, 2016|Comedy, Movies|1 Comment

I adore Melissa McCarthy, her perfect timing, her nuanced--yes nuanced--characters, her improvisational flair. I find just about everything she does hysterically funny even when she's appearing in a movie that demeans her comedic gifts. Such is the case in the number one movie at the box office this week: THE BOSS which finds McCarthy compromised by the adolescent boy sensibilities driving this crude vehicle. [...]