Jan 23 2012

THIS JUST IN: BOSTON FILM CRITICS PRESENT AWARDS FEBRUARY 4!

By | January 23rd, 2012|Movies|0 Comments

MONEYBALL SCRIPTER TO BE FEATURED GUEST AT BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS CEREMONY     BOSTON —Stan Chervin, one of the writers of the acclaimed 2011 film Moneyball will be the guest of honor at the Boston Society of Film Critics’ (BSFC) fifth annual awards ceremony Saturday, February 4 at 7 p.m. at the [...]

Jan 22 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE

By | January 22nd, 2012|Drama, Movies|1 Comment

I sat down to watch EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE. Make that "Extremely Tedious and Incredibly Morose."  I had to stop after 20 minutes. I tried again, got through it, but found the film deeply  off-putting.  It features one of the most annoying kid's performances ever, and one of the most sentimentally oblique plot lines [...]

Jan 21 2012

THEATER REVIEWS: Hip and Hot: “UNCLE VANYA” / “GREEN EYES”

By | January 21st, 2012|Theater|0 Comments

You don't have to go to NYC to have a hip, hot, on the edge experience at the theater! It's all happening right here in Boston with two productions that take you there in a new way: Apollinaire Theatre Company's lucid UNCLE VANYA and Company One's erotic GREEN EYES! First, head to Chelsea Square-- this [...]

Jan 19 2012

SEE “RED” for FREE!! at The SpeakEasy Stage

By | January 19th, 2012|Theater|0 Comments

Hurry!! The first JoycesChoices follower to respond with his or her full name (via "contact Joyce" on the home page) gets A PAIR OF FREE THEATER TICKETS to see "RED" at SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston! This is the best show on stage right now in town! Click here for my  complete review! *****The tickets [...]

Jan 18 2012

THEATER REVIEW: ‘ART’

By | January 18th, 2012|Theater|0 Comments

It all begins with a blank canvas. Doesn't everything. But who could have imagined what would happen when one of three friends purchases just that-- and all hell breaks loose? That's precisely what French playwright Yasmina Reza imagined in her play 'ART,' a terrifically engaging and very well-played dramedy? tragicomedy?-- now onstage at [...]

Jan 17 2012

THEATER REVIEW: “RED”

By | January 17th, 2012|Theater|2 Comments

The best show onstage in Boston right now stars the dizzyingly talented Thomas Derrah as abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko in RED at the SpeakEasy Stage Company.  Don't worry if you know nothing about painting; the 2010 Tony Award-winning show by John Logan and flawlessly directed by David R. Gammons is an extraordinarily [...]

Jan 15 2012

ISABELLA’S PALAZZO IN THE 21ST CENTURY

By | January 15th, 2012|Joyce's Choices, More A & E, Museums, Uncategorized|2 Comments

                    I recently sat down with Anne Hawley Director of the ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM which opens its new wing—all glass and light-- by architect Renzo Piano on January 19, 2012. The opening is sure to be the highlight of the cultural scene this winter! For [...]

Jan 13 2012

THEATER REVIEW: “SUPERIOR DONUTS”

By | January 13th, 2012|Theater|0 Comments

The Lyric Stage Company has a hit on its hands: SUPERIOR DONUTS! Director Spiro Veloudos said to me at intermission, "If you choose the right cast, your work is done-- just step aside and let them do what they do." Well this cast gets it done-- they make the donuts-- and how. The masterful ensemble [...]

Jan 09 2012

2 FREE TICKETS: LEGENDARY JIMMY WEBB AT BULL RUN!

By | January 9th, 2012|Music, Restaurants|0 Comments

  This Friday the 13th could be your lucky day!! You can win  2 FREE TICKETS to see the legendary JIMMY WEBB!!  The BULL RUN RESTAURANT In Shirley, MA presents: JIMMY WEBB, FRIDAY JANUARY 13TH 8PM!! Be the FIRST TO RESPOND to this posting and I will reserve TWO FREE TICKETS  to be held under [...]

Jan 04 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: WAR HORSE

By | January 4th, 2012|Action & Adventure, Epic & Historical, Family, Movies|4 Comments

I was so angry with Steven Spielberg after I saw this movie. It had a perfectly good premise. A gorgeous horse named Joey and the poor English farm boy (Jeremy Irvine who looks like a young Tom Brady) who tamed and loved him, has to relinquish his pet to the brutality of World War I. [...]