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Nov 19 2015

THEATER/MOVIE ROUND UP:Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, Isango, Steve Jobs, Spectre

By | November 19th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Drama, Movies, Theater, Thriller|1 Comment

Here's the bottom line on some of what I've seen lately onstage and onscreen: THEATER                 *This is the last week to see Katori Hall's SATURDAY NIGHT/ SUNDAY MORNING at the Lyric Stage. It's an entertaining slice of life set in Memphis during WWII at Miss Mary's Press n' Curl, [...]

Nov 03 2015

MOVIE: SPOTLIGHT

By | November 3rd, 2015|Drama, Movies, Thriller|4 Comments

The scandal broke on January 6, 2002 the Feast of the Epiphany-- and what a revelation. On that Sunday, The Boston Globe Spotlight Team released the first in a series of articles that would earn them a Pulitzer Prize, and cast light on a story that had been festering in the dark corners of Catholic parishes around Massachusetts for decades: priests had been [...]

Sep 03 2015

MOVIES: MISTRESS AMERICA/THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E./THE GIFT/RICKI AND THE FLASH

By | September 3rd, 2015|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Movies, Musicals, Thriller|3 Comments

A few more good ones left to see this summer and one circling the drain... See MISTRESS AMERICA! Co-writer/director Noah Baumbach's and his muse/co-writer/star Greta Gerwig's hilarious ode to finding your path through and post college. Freshman Tracy (Lola Kirke) is floundering in her first semester and connects with her soon to be older "stepsister by marriage" Brooke [...]

Aug 13 2015

MOVIE: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION

By | August 13th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Movies, Thriller|1 Comment

Impossible as it sounds, Tom Cruise has done it again with THE best action/adventure blockbuster mainstream movie of the summer: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION. I would not steer you wrong--this thing works on every level, from its trademark opening action sequence, a ridiculously over the top piece of derring-do which finds Tom hanging off the [...]

Jul 22 2015

MOVIE: WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL 2015

By | July 22nd, 2015|Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Kids, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, War|1 Comment

I know — it’s summer at the movies, but fear not — there is a way to block those brainless blockbusters with more satisfying alternatives: The 24th annual Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest on Cape Cod, is set to roll for eight days (July 25 to Aug. 1)! We’re talking more than 100 films showcasing [...]

Jun 29 2015

SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW: PART II

By | June 29th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Kids, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller|2 Comments

Did I mention I can't wait to see MAGIC MIKE XXL? (See my Summer Movie Preview Part I) It opens July 1 and kicks the second half of the summer movie season into high gear! Here are the rest of the movies I can't wait to see as the summer movie season heats up! July 1: TERMINATOR: [...]

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 [...]

May 26 2015

MOVIES: MAD MAX/MADDING CROWDS/MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS

By | May 26th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Movies, Romance, Thriller|1 Comment

I've had women on the brain at the movies lately, and we are out there in significant numbers this season along with the boys of summer. I happened to see two sequels MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and  PITCH PERFECT 2 on the same day and fully expected to tolerate the former and enjoy the latter. Not even close. PITCH "imperfect" began with a crude joke, meandered [...]

Mar 06 2015

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “RUN ALL NIGHT”

By | March 6th, 2015|Expired Free Advance Screenings, Thriller|0 Comments

You are cordially invited to a FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a Warner Brothers Pictures release set to open in theaters on 3/13/2015 “RUN ALL NIGHT” Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00PM in Boston. (Theater will be named on your ticket.) Rating: R Running Time: 114 Minutes Synopsis: From Warner Bros. Pictures comes the action thriller “Run [...]

Mar 05 2015

MOVIE: FOCUS

By | March 5th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Movies, Thriller|1 Comment

Yes it's been a long cold winter -- but let's not focus on that-- how about a movie to pull our focus so that we don't even notice! Which brings me to FOCUS starring one of the world's biggest box office stars WILL SMITH and gorgeous Aussie MARGOT ROBBIE, who left the wolves howling on Wall Street [...]