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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 [...]

Jan 11 2021

MOVIES OVERLOOKED: BORAT/DAVID COPPERFIELD/THE CLIMB

By |2021-01-11T18:14:34-04:00January 11th, 2021|Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Kids, Movies|0 Comments

Happy New Year one and all.  As I write this, I am consumed by so much raw emotion--outrage, disgust, sadness, cautious optimism, disbelief, frustration--that I have hardly been able to focus on writing movie reviews. It's difficult to pull myself away from the nightmare still unfolding. I am holding my breath in the days leading [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Jun 06 2020

JOYCE’S VIRTUAL CHOICES: Weekend 6/6/20

By |2020-06-06T17:46:06-04:00June 6th, 2020|Comedy, Dance, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Kids, Movies, Music, Musicals, Theater, Visual ART|0 Comments

Our mourning and awakening continues this weekend as BLACK LIVES MATTER holds center stage. THEATER: From the BOCH CENTER watch this potent, hyper-relevant performance piece called “Ode To The Young Black Man” from the 2016 City Spotlights final showcase, written and performed by program alumnus Alex Drumm! MOVIES: The Coolidge Corner Theatre [...]

Apr 25 2020

5 THINGS FOR YOUR VIRTUAL AMUSEMENT NOW!

By |2020-04-27T13:10:17-04:00April 25th, 2020|Dance, Documentary, Family, Kids, More A & E, Movies, Music, Theater|0 Comments

Cyberspace is blowing up as the artists among us create virtual offerings for "Entertainment in the time of pandemic." Here's an uplifting lineup: Check out Meryl Streep, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Audra McDonald and many more to celebrate Sondheim in Concert! This musical special celebrates Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday. Hosted by Raul Esparza, the show [...]

Mar 26 2020

GET OVER THAT FUNK WITH SOME FUNK!!

By |2020-03-26T16:23:03-04:00March 26th, 2020|Comedy, Dance, Family, Kids, More A & E, Movies, Musicals, Romance|0 Comments

Like everyone, I've been re-inventing my life virtually and on the lookout for things to circulate on social to help and entertain and spice things up and make us laugh.  But I also need to keep moving, and I hate, repeat HATE to exercise.  However,  I love to dance. THIS VIDEO got me out of [...]

Feb 11 2020

OSCAR 2020 MOMENTS: BEST & WORST!

By |2020-02-11T00:32:29-04:00February 11th, 2020|Celebrity Interviews, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, War|0 Comments

It's over! The winners of Oscars 2020 are in and it was an historic night. Here are the highlights and low lights beginning with the evening's BEST moment: ***PARASITE winning four Oscars including the first time in Oscar history that a non-English film, as well as a South Korean film, won Best Picture. [...]

Feb 07 2020

OSCAR PICKS & PREDICTIONS 2020

By |2020-02-07T23:42:29-04:00February 7th, 2020|Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Thriller, War|0 Comments

The movie event I live for ALL year is happening this weekend! The host-less 92nd Oscars are set to air this Sunday night, February 9 on ABC @8PM!!  I love the sartorial splendor, the rhetorical blunders, the offhand quips, and above all, Brad Pitt. Who is bound to win. He's won everything else, including our [...]