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Jan 04 2022

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: TRANSFORMIA

By |2022-01-04T16:25:33-05:00January 4th, 2022|Animation, Comedy, Family, Free Advance Screening, Kids, Movies|0 Comments

Hurry!! You are invited to a FREE ADVANCE ONLINE SCREENING of AMAZON ORIGINAL RELEASE "HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: TRANSFORMIA" ! WEDNESDAY JANUARY 12 7PM For the chance to download tickets to this advance ONLINE screening of HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: TRANFORMIA please visit: amazonscreenings.com/HT4joyceschoices SYNOPSIS Drac and the Pack are back, like you’ve never seen them before [...]

Dec 12 2021

2021 FILM CRITICS AWARDS: The BSFC & BOFCA vote BEST of the YEAR!

By |2021-12-13T00:24:39-05:00December 12th, 2021|Action & Adventure, Animation, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Kids, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Western|0 Comments

THE BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS (BSFC) of which I have been a proud member since 1981, has once again voted its year- end awards, and it only took us 7 hours, on zoom, with 27 members participating. Since we began gathering in the livingroom of the late great David Brudnoy all those years ago, [...]

Nov 23 2021

MOVIE: KING RICHARD

By |2021-11-23T19:15:52-05:00November 23rd, 2021|Drama, Family, Kids, Movies|0 Comments

This is without a doubt the "feel-good" movie of the year, despite making me feel like a delinquent parent. KING RICHARD stars the hyper-likeable Will Smith as Richard Williams, Venus and Serena's father who masterminded their careers from conception to world domination. Papa Williams coached Venus and Serena (Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton [...]

Oct 19 2021

FREE!! FAMILY PASSES TO “THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2”

By |2021-10-19T14:34:31-04:00October 19th, 2021|Animation, Comedy, Family, Kids, Movies|0 Comments

BE THE FIRST TO WIN one of 5 FAMILY 4-PACKS to see United Artists release "THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2" !  Tix are good Monday through Thursday for the run of engagement at ANY BOSTON AREA AMC THEATER! ENTER TO WIN: https://tinyurl.com/AF2JOYCE SYNOPSIS: Everyone’s favorite spooky family is back in the animated comedy sequel, [...]

Aug 25 2021

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “CINDERELLA”

By |2021-09-05T20:54:55-04:00August 25th, 2021|Expired Free Advance Screenings, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance|0 Comments

HURRY! You are cordially invited to a FREE ADVANCE SCREENING of CINDERELLA starring CAMILA CABELLO! Tuesday 8/31, 7:00PM,  Showcase Cinema de Lux Woburn, 25 Middlesex Canal Parkway, Woburn, MA  For the chance to download tickets to this special advance screening of CINDERELLA please visit: https://amazonscreenings.com/CinderellaJoyce Release Date: Available on Amazon Prime Video on 9/3 Rating: PG [...]

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 |2021-01-11T18:14:34-05:00January 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 |2020-12-23T16:20:55-05:00December 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 [...]