Jul 03 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

By | July 3rd, 2012|Action & Adventure, Movies, Science Fiction|0 Comments

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 [...]

Jul 01 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: TED

By | July 1st, 2012|Comedy, Fantasy, Movies|5 Comments

In 2010 Mark Wahlberg starred as a tough young boxer in THE FIGHTER. The summer of 2012 finds him knocking the stuffing out of a teddy bear in the box office champ this weekend: TED. The teddy bear movie is a lot raunchier-- and miraculously-- engrossing despite its lunatic premise.  In TED, Wahlberg stars as [...]

Jun 16 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN

By | June 16th, 2012|Drama, Family, Fantasy|0 Comments

I've always had a soft spot for Snow White. She was the only fairy tale princess I'd heard of who wasn't blonde, and the Disney cartoon was the first movie I ever saw as a child. I was entranced. I have taken all my fashion cues from her since then. Black haired beauties with white [...]

Jun 11 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: MOONRISE KINGDOM

By | June 11th, 2012|Comedy, Movies|0 Comments

MOONRISE KINGDOM is one of the best movies this summer --or any other.  Filmmaker Wes Anderson has once again assembled a brilliant cast and turned his ironic yet earnest lens on one summer, mid 1960's,  in the life of two 12 year-olds who fall in love and run away on an island off New England. [...]

Jun 08 2012

THEATER REVIEW: PRIVATE LIVES

By | June 8th, 2012|Theater, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Want to be superficial and delight in the moment? Then dash to the best show in town right now: the Huntington Theatre Company's season ender PRIVATE LIVES! Witness an effervescent ensemble who add extra crackle to Noel Coward's crisply witty comedy. On the surface everyone behaves beautifully, while underneath feelings are as unstable and evanescent [...]

May 31 2012

ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS IN TOWN EXTENDED: AVENUE Q

By | May 31st, 2012|Theater, Uncategorized|0 Comments

It's marvelously entertaining, warm, funny, sweet and a bit bawdy at the same time-- and you're in luck BECAUSE: The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has extended the run of AVENUE Q for one more week- due to unprecedented ticket demand! Absolutely must close July 1!! Avenue Q is now the highest grossing production in [...]

May 24 2012

SUMMER MOVIES SO FAR…DARK SHADOWS

By | May 24th, 2012|Comedy, Horror, Movies|0 Comments

DARK SHADOWS started out fun and creepy and ended up tedious and dopey.  Johnny Depp's  "odd" character choices are beginning to wear on me.  I like my vampires smoldering and beautiful. But Depp's ghoulishly nerdy Barnabas Collins back from the grave looks like Michael Jackson on a really bad day. So the hardest thing to [...]

May 20 2012

NOT THE TONY’S–THE NORTIES!

By | May 20th, 2012|Dance, More A & E, Music, Spontaneous Acts of Joyce, Theater|0 Comments

Come to the 30th ANNIVERSARY ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS:  MONDAY MAY 21st 7-9 PM Paramount Center, Boston!! Tony award-winning Broadway legend TOMMY TUNE will PERFORM and Receive Lifetime Achievement Award! KATE SNODGRASS will Receive Prize for Sustained Excellence! See all your favorite actors and productions honored by the BOSTON THEATER CRITICS ASSOCIATION this Monday night!! I [...]