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Jun 18 2015

MOVIES: JURASSIC WORLD/TOMORROWLAND/I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS/ABOUT ELLY

By | June 18th, 2015|Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller|1 Comment

The blockbusters and the hidden gems are battling it out this summer, and here are the winners and losers according to my calculations. I bit the bullet and saw the number one movie in the country: JURASSIC WORLD-- the JURASSIC PARK sequel that's tearing up the box office, with the biggest opening of all time anywhere, ever, on [...]

Apr 22 2015

SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW: WHAT I WANT TO SEE!

By | April 22nd, 2015|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Science Fiction|4 Comments

The summer blockbuster season is upon us-- superhero sequels, animated adventures, and crazy comedies. My tastes are somewhat different from your average 14 year old boy, so keep that in mind as you peruse the list below. Here's what I can't wait to see as the summer kicks off in PART I of my Summer Movie Preview: MAY 1: [...]

Nov 06 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: INTERSTELLAR

By | November 6th, 2014|Movies, Science Fiction|2 Comments

INTERSTELLAR is "INTER-less than-STELLAR," but at least it reaches for the stars. Just opened in IMAX and theaters everywhere, INTERSTELLAR, Christopher Nolan's gorgeously shot and directed 3-hour extravaganza, is an immersive experience, part sci-fi adventure/thriller, part family saga;  but the meshing of those elements by way of a screenplay co-written by the brothers Nolan-- Jonathan and Chris-- -is [...]

Jun 13 2014

BEST MOVIES TO SEE NOW: “THE FAULT IN OUR STARS” & “EDGE OF TOMORROW”

By | June 13th, 2014|Action & Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction|1 Comment

So many screens-- so little to see. GODZILLA is godawful. And put a big X through X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. Coasting on the devotion of diehard fans who remember the back stories, this latest installment suffers from franchise burnout and never breaks a sweat. How about MALEFICENT? What could be better than Angelina Jolie [...]

Apr 04 2014

MOVIES: NOAH/DIVERGENT

By | April 4th, 2014|Action & Adventure, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller|0 Comments

Two quick reviews before the weekend! NOAH is a crazy film by Darren Aronofsky (THE FOUNTAIN, BLACK SWAN) manifesting the filmmaker's trademark tussle with the unknowable and a feverish attempt to reconcile good and evil, faith and fear, while yoking the otherworldly to concrete reality. Russell Crowe as Noah gets the message to build an [...]

Jan 17 2014

OSCAR NOMINATIONS/MY TEN BEST OF THE YEAR

By | January 17th, 2014|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Science Fiction, Thriller|2 Comments

The race is ON! Chris "Thor" Hemsworth helped hammer home the 86th Oscar nominations  with Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and the results are pretty much as I expected: AMERICAN HUSTLE and GRAVITY tied for most nominations--10 each, followed by 12 YEARS A SLAVE with 9! What I'm delighted about? Matthew McConaughey. It's his year [...]

Dec 02 2013

MOVIES: THE HUNGER GAMES/ DALLAS BUYERS CLUB/NEBRASKA

By | December 2nd, 2013|Action & Adventure, Drama, Family, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller|4 Comments

I like THE HUNGER GAMES: series, and the second installment, CATCHING FIRE--despite a colleague's calling it "a long slog"--absolutely held me. Once again, the charismatic Jennifer Lawrence as the reluctant firebrand Katniss Everdeen continues to rebel against the capitol. Having out-witted the powers that be in the first Hunger Games--a TV spectacle in which children [...]

Oct 04 2013

MOVIE REVIEW: GRAVITY

By | October 4th, 2013|Action & Adventure, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller|6 Comments

What is it about Sandra Bullock and one-word titles that place her at the mercy of out of control modes of transport? In GRAVITY the vehicle is a space "bus" of sorts, thousands of light years away from the earthbound thrills of the movie that put her on the map--SPEED. Written and directed by Alfonso [...]

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|3 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 [...]