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Jul 07 2021

MOVIE: THE TOMORROW WAR

By |2021-07-07T17:01:27-04:00July 7th, 2021|Action & Adventure, Family, Movies, Science Fiction, War|0 Comments

It's as snappy as a bunch of legos, and directed by the guy who gave us THE LEGO MOVIE, Chris McKay, here in his live-action directorial debut. But he hasn't quite figured out the connective tissue that holds human characters together, nor a live-action feature which is its own kind of organism. What we've got [...]

May 29 2021

MOVIE: CRUELLA

By |2021-05-29T17:19:39-04:00May 29th, 2021|Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies|0 Comments

I've always had a weakness for villainesses. Sleeping Beauty was a snooze compared to the magnificent Maleficent. I adored Snow White; still her ravishing wicked queen of a stepmother was disturbingly alluring. Even that green-complected shrew on a broom who threatened Dorothy, the Wicked Witch of the West (the sheer power of that woman with [...]

Apr 29 2021

MOVIE: BREWMANCE

By |2021-05-05T17:27:09-04:00April 29th, 2021|Documentary, Family, Movies|0 Comments

BREWMANCE is a tale of a love affair with beer-- but not my father's beer, and Chet and his brothers, my uncles, LOVED beer. They would sit around the backyard at all the family gatherings--barbecues to baptisms--drinking cases of the stuff.  A cousin once drove in from out of state for a family funeral arriving [...]

Apr 21 2021

HEADS UP: “OSCARS” THIS SUNDAY NIGHT!

By |2021-04-21T22:39:52-04:00April 21st, 2021|Documentary, Drama, Family, Movies, Romance, Thriller|0 Comments

After a two month pandemic-induced delay, the OSCARS will happen this SUNDAY NIGHT April 25 at 8 p.m. (ET/5 p.m. PT) on ABC. The 93rd annual Academy Awards honors all things movies! I have reported live from THE red carpet over the course of 20 years as the A & E Anchor for WBZ-TV (CBS- [...]

Dec 23 2020

CHRISTMAS CLASSICS–VIRTUAL EDITIONS & GOOD AS NEW!!

By |2020-12-23T16:20:55-04:00December 23rd, 2020|Dance, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Music, Musicals, Theater|0 Comments

The two events I recommend here are among the most joyous presentations of the season, and are just as, if not more effective in virtual form! One marks its 5oth ANNIVERSARY this year, that medieval pageant celebrating the winter solstice known as THE CHRISTMAS REVELS. The second has been a classic on page, stage, and [...]

Nov 19 2020

FREE VIRTUAL ADVANCE SCREENING: “HALF BROTHERS”

By |2021-01-18T16:31:39-04:00November 19th, 2020|Comedy, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Family, Movies|0 Comments

You are invited to a FREE Virtual Advance screening of Focus Features film "HALF BROTHERS"        Wednesday, December 2nd @ 7:00PM ET SCREENING DETAILS *Please note this virtual screening will be conducted through TicktBox and you will need to register for an account on the platform, if you don’t already have one, [...]

Sep 15 2020

FREE VIRTUAL SCREENING: “The Way I See It”

By |2020-10-26T12:42:31-04:00September 15th, 2020|Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Family, Movies|0 Comments

I've seen this film and I loved it and invite you to click on the link below to access a FREE VIRTUAL screening of Focus Features and MSNBC FILMS:  THE WAY I SEE IT on Thursday, September 17th @ 7pm ET This film begins with what Official White House Photographer Pete Souza saw [...]

Sep 05 2020

LABOR DAY WEEKEND MOVIES CONTINUE: MULAN

By |2020-09-06T00:00:47-04:00September 5th, 2020|Action & Adventure, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Movies|0 Comments

MULAN just opened virtually and it's too bad you can't see this on the big screen. It's an expansively shot and handsomely choreographed epic adventure that will inspire all the women (and the men I hope) in your household; it inspires me still, and I know the story well. Disney's original animated version came out [...]

Aug 03 2020

MOVIES– SWEET & SOUR: “THE SECRET: DARE TO DREAM”/ “THE RENTAL”

By |2020-08-03T16:22:10-04:00August 3rd, 2020|Drama, Family, Horror, Kids, Movies, Romance, Thriller|0 Comments

These two films couldn't be more different and I liked them both-- one in spite of its being outright awful and ridiculous, the other because it pretty much accomplished what it set out to do. THE SECRET: DARE TO DREAM stars Katie Holmes as a down-on-her-luck widow named Miranda raising three kids when [...]

Jul 10 2020

MOVIE: “WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES”– A Tale For Our Times

By |2020-07-13T19:59:44-04:00July 10th, 2020|Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Musicals|0 Comments

You are in luck-- a fresh, exhilarating new film opens on YOUR screens this weekend: WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES.  A buzzy hit at Sundance last year, it's the debut feature film by writer/director Makoto Nagahisa and sparkles with inventiveness and style, humor and wisdom, humanity and digital dazzle. It's a fizzy mashup of retro video [...]