If you don't have time to read the FULL TEXT REVIEW of "OBLIVION"-- check out my :30 Second Review with video for a short, smart critical assessment of Tom Cruise's latest--and get the bottom line fast!
The latest Tom Cruise film OBLIVION in which the superstar once again saves the world is a muted, muddled sci-fi fandango that finds Tom tangling with his identity. There are those who think the now eerily youthful looking Cruise seems more plastic than ever. No matter how many times I've see him on a talk [...]
THE PAPERBOY--OMG. This is the darkest thing I've seen in years. I'm calling it "swamp noir." Written and directed by Lee Daniels who gave us the acclaimed PRECIOUS, THE PAPERBOY gets even murkier. The film held me in its terrible grip for more than two hours. Evocatively shot and compellingly told, THE PAPERBOY features an A-list [...]
Though I saw TOTAL RECALL a mere 48 hours ago, my recollection of it is less than total. I do remember Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel walloping the daylights out of each other. And, as is usually the case in these sorts of action thrillers, neither of them so much as dislodges her lip gloss-- [...]
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN--a redo of Sam Raimi's 2002 SPIDER-MAN starring Tobey Maguire--is better and worse. Raimi's was a darker, more interesting and resonant film, but Andrew Garfield is my preferred Spidey. Garfield has the narrowest body on the big screen today; when he suits up, he seems barely wider than the silver filaments he casts [...]
This is a lean time of year for good films-- but THE HUNGER GAMES has put an end to the famine. It isn't perfect-- but it is perfectly cast. Jennifer Lawrence who earned considerable notice for her powerful, understated performance in 2010's WINTER'S BONE, is bound for superstardom in this futuristic thriller directed by Gary Ross, [...]
HURRY!! You and your family are invited to a complimentary 3D advance screening of Disney’s’ “JOHN CARTER”. THE FIRST 12 PEOPLE TO RESPOND (via “Contact Joyce” on home page) WITH THEIR FULL NAMES WILL BE NOTIFIED by e-mail of PASSES FOR FOUR! Thursday, March 1, 7:00PM at a Boston Theater. (Theater will be named when [...]