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May 15 2013

:30 SECOND REVIEW: “42”

By | May 15th, 2013|30 Second Reviews, Drama, Family, Movies|0 Comments

If you don’t have time to read the FULL TEXT REVIEW of “42”– check out my :30 Second Review with video for a short, smart critical assessment of this biopic about Jackie Robinson who broke Baseball's color barrier –and get the bottom line fast!

Apr 06 2013

:30 Second Review–LIFE OF PI

By | April 6th, 2013|30 Second Reviews, Action & Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Joyce's Choices, Movies|0 Comments

LIFE OF PI which earned director ANG LEE an OSCAR this year-- is  now out on DVD. If you're trying to decide whether or not to see, check out my new :30 Second Review feature with video to get the bottom line fast!

Feb 15 2013

MOVIE REVIEW: A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

By | February 15th, 2013|Action & Adventure, Drama, Movies, Thriller|0 Comments

Some things never get old--and Bruce Willis as John McClane is one of them.  For the fifth time,  A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD brings the relentless NYPD hero back -- this time in geri-action-- but the formula still works. Once again, it's John McClane against a world of bad guys; we know who's going [...]

Dec 03 2012

MOVIE: ANNA KARENINA

By | December 3rd, 2012|Drama, Movies, Romance|0 Comments

 The most ravishing movie of the season is ANNA KARENINA , novelist Leo Tolstoy's sweeping pageant of love, marriage, passion, family, God, nature, and the constraints of class and society in 19th century Russia.  The elegantly beautiful Keira Knightley stars as ANNA KARENINA  who falls in love with a young, rich, good-looking cavalry officer, Count Vronsky. [...]

Nov 08 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: LINCOLN

By | November 8th, 2012|Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Movies, War|2 Comments

I have seen LINCOLN-- and he is Daniel Day-Lewis. This is an absolutely flawless performance, which together with Spielberg's direction, Tony Kushner's screenplay, based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's book TEAM OF RIVALS, and a treasure trove of vivid performances -- has resulted in one of the finest movies of the year, and one [...]

Nov 07 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: FLIGHT

By | November 7th, 2012|Drama, Movies|0 Comments

It's hair-raising-- but DON'T MISS this FLIGHT! It's an unexpectedly emotional, quiet, faintly pious, but deeply engrossing dramatic thriller, which stars a slightly paunchy Denzel Washington as a veteran airline pilot named Whip Whitaker; he's as cocky as his name. He struts down the gangway, immaculate in uniform, sunglasses on, baby.  In fact, he's cruising [...]

Jul 10 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: SAVAGES

By | July 10th, 2012|Action & Adventure, Movies, Thriller|0 Comments

Within the first minute of director Oliver Stone's SAVAGES, we hear Blake Lively's character say in voice over about the man we see sexually grinding her to a pulp, that she has "orgasms," but "he has war-gasms." And we know we're off on a testosterone-fueled rampage where men are at war and women-- even when [...]

Mar 08 2012

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: “MISS REPRESENTATION”

By | March 8th, 2012|Documentary, Movies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY and I embrace all my sisters the world over!  Female empowerment is one of THE pivotal issues of the 21st century and I am about to add fuel to the fire.  I have just finished watching one of the most infuriating movies I have ever seen. It’s a 90-minute documentary [...]

Dec 20 2011

MOVIE REVIEW: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

By | December 20th, 2011|Drama, Movies, Thriller|0 Comments

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is a killer film that will leave you breathing hard, and thinking at warp speed. Directed by David Fincher and based on the smash international best-selling trilogy by the late Stieg Larsson, the American version is not as viscerally affecting as its Swedish cousin, but packs mighty tension into [...]