Oct 06 2016

MOVIE DOUBLE FEATURE: DEEP WATER HORIZON/SNOWDEN Have An Ax To Grind

By | October 6th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Drama, Movies, Thriller|2 Comments

A pair of movies now playing at a cineplex near you wear their agendas on their sleeves: each re-tells a true story, skewers its villains, and brings its audience right up close to the imagined scenes of the action whose outcome we already know. Director/co-writer Oliver Stone's SNOWDEN comes with a careful central performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden, computer wiz and infrastructure analyst for the National [...]

Oct 04 2016

MOVIE: “QUEEN OF KATWE” MAKES ALL THE RIGHT MOVES

By | October 4th, 2016|Drama, Family, Kids, Movies|2 Comments

QUEEN OF KATWE is based on one of those impossible but true stories of triumph which has found life on the big screen. Thanks to a cast of talented, affecting actors and a smart, compassionate, and inspiring story teller behind the camera, we learn of an impoverished young girl from Uganda who is introduced to the game of chess-- and becomes [...]

Oct 03 2016

MOVIE! OPERA! ENTER TO WIN: MET OPERA LIVE ONSCREEN

By | October 3rd, 2016|More A & E, Movies, Music|0 Comments

ENTER TO WIN  passes to the first live event of THE MET 2016-17 Series, TRISTAN UND ISOLDE!  Send an email to fathomeventsboston@gmail.com with (TRISTAN/JOYCE) in the subject line. Please send your full name, age and email address! FREE PASSES will be valid at Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place. A few lucky winners will receive passes to the [...]

Sep 25 2016

THEATER: MACHINE DE CIRQUE will leave you breathless!

By | September 25th, 2016|Dance, Music, Theater, Visual ART|1 Comment

I'm exhausted. A few nights ago I watched 5 French Canadians called MACHINE DE CIRQUE high on guts and testosterone, hurtle through 90 minutes of breathtaking (mine and theirs) acrobatics, juggling, and jocularity using bicycles, trapezes, seesaws, unicycles, ropes and poles, scaffolding and towels--yes towels--which may have been most breathtaking of all. The towels were all that kept them from being in the "all together" and me [...]

Sep 20 2016

THEATER: REGULAR SINGING/COMPANY/ MARJORIE PRIME

By | September 20th, 2016|Theater|1 Comment

Still catching my breath and catching up with three more on the boards to check out: REGULAR SINGING at NEW REP THEATRE takes the final bite out of the four-part “The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country ” cycle of plays by Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Nelson. We now know this family intimately as [...]

Sep 17 2016

THEATER: “BLASTED”

By | September 17th, 2016|Theater|0 Comments

Here's a tough assignment, but a worthy one- and you have only two more chances to experience it: See BLASTED, presented by Off the Grid Theatre Company. John Kuntz directs a fearless three person cast who in 90 minutes rip our guts out. BLASTED by Sarah Kane forces us to confront the cruelties human beings inflict on one another, in intimate [...]

Sep 16 2016

THEATER: Significant Other, Sunday in the Park With George

By | September 16th, 2016|Theater|0 Comments

The new theater season is upon us! So much theater, so little time. I've seen 9 plays in the last 9 days! (Already reviewed CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE). Here are two more: Greg Maraio, Kris Sidberry, Sarah Elizabeth Bedard, Jordan Clark. Photo by Justin Saglio SIGNIFICANT OTHER--Rush down to SpeakEasy Stage Company and SEE THIS before it goes to BROADWAY. I [...]

Sep 14 2016

WIN FREE MOVIE TICKETS TO “SNOWDEN”

By | September 14th, 2016|Drama, Movies|0 Comments

Hurry! You can enter a drawing to win 2 tickets to run-of-engagement screenings for “SNOWDEN”, an Open Road Films’ release set to open in theaters on 9/16/16: Tickets are FREE but you must enter for a chance to win! 1) TO ENTER GO TO:  https://goo.gl/forms/cnJDdd69Ay0GqzMP2 2) YOU’LL BE NOTIFIED BY MAIL IF YOU ARE A WINNER!  “SNOWDEN” Rated: [...]

Sep 12 2016

WHAT DOES A PROMISE MEAN TO YOU? –CHECK THIS OUT!

By | September 12th, 2016|More A & E, VISUAL ART, Visual ART|0 Comments

When Melania Trump stared straight into the camera and said, “My word is my bond,” and those words were stolen--whose bond was it? Were the words binding at all? Did that constitute a public promise? What value do any of our words have, and has that value wavered over time? These are among the questions [...]