Jul 18 2020

FREE PASSES to VIRTUAL ADVANCE SCREENING: “RADIOACTIVE”

By |2020-07-18T15:34:46-04:00July 18th, 2020|Drama, Epic & Historical, Free Advance Screening, Movies|0 Comments

You are cordially invited to attend a virtual advance screening of the AMAZON STUDIOS release RADIOACTIVE! MONDAY, JULY 20th @ 7:00PM To RSVP, please click on the link below: http://amazonscreenings.com/otkGl14751 (If asked to provide a code to redeem your pass, please enter the word that comes after the slash on the link above) Directed by Marjane [...]

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 [...]

Jul 03 2020

HAMILTON: ON SCREEN

By |2020-07-04T09:14:18-04:00July 3rd, 2020|Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Movies, Musicals|0 Comments

Who said you can't put theater on TV? The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical HAMILTON has made the quantum leap from stage to screen and the result is a stunning, exhilarating, technical and artistic triumph. The musical's power, brilliance, and relevance has been cinematically galvanized for a country again on the brink of revolution.  [...]

Jun 28 2020

MOVIE REVIEW/ “IRRESISTIBLE”

By |2020-06-28T23:39:36-04:00June 28th, 2020|Comedy, Movies|0 Comments

Jon Stewart who left his groundbreaking TV show THE DAILY SHOW 5 years ago to Trevor Noah, is back again in a larger format, but his sights are still laser-focused on the lunacy of the broken system in which we're trapped.  A cross between a movie and a very long joke, IRRESISTIBLE  has a punchline [...]

Jun 18 2020

JUNETEENTH WEEKEND.

By |2020-06-18T23:27:18-04:00June 18th, 2020|Dance, More A & E, Museums, Music, Theater, Visual ART|0 Comments

JUNETEENTH. It's a date whose history, because of the sweep of recent historic events, has been thrust into sharper focus. JUNETEENTH commemorates June 19, 1865 the date on which slaves in Texas were finally informed not only of the end of the Civil War, but also of their freedom more than two years after Abraham [...]

Jun 13 2020

MOVIE: THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND

By |2020-06-15T13:02:17-04:00June 13th, 2020|Comedy, Movies|0 Comments

YES! FINALLY a summer movie--and it's a good one.  "The King of Staten Island" stars that tall gawky SNL cast member who dresses like a 12 year-old, was engaged to Ariana Grande for a minute, and sometimes plays the shallow, slack-jawed pool boy next door you want to rescue. He's been quite open about his [...]

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 [...]

Jun 02 2020

“A DREAM DEFERRED”…

By |2020-06-03T15:54:46-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Books, More A & E|1 Comment

PHOTO: Carl Van Vechten, © Van Vechten Trust. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University HARLEM BY LANGSTON HUGHES What happens to a dream deferred?       Does it dry up       like a raisin in the sun?       Or fester like a sore—       And then run?       Does it stink like rotten meat?       Or crust and sugar [...]

May 30 2020

JOYCE’S VIRTUAL CHOICES THIS WEEKEND: 5/29/20

By |2020-05-30T16:33:50-04:00May 30th, 2020|Comedy, Dance, Drama, More A & E, Movies, Music, Musicals, Theater|0 Comments

This is a tough weekend. MINNEAPOLIS looms large and soul searching goes deep as we come to grips with the festering wound that is racism in this country. And so I begin my round-up of virtual diversions with a magnificent piece of theater that gets right to the point and has gone from STAGE TO [...]

May 22 2020

REAL FUN ON VIRTUAL HOLIDAY WEEKEND!

By |2020-05-24T12:18:51-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Comedy, Drama, More A & E, Movies, Music, Theater, Thriller|0 Comments

Looking for real entertainment on a virtual holiday weekend? Check out these suggestions including a theater opening night, music from one of the world's greats, a new movie, and some true tales out of Gloucester. THEATER: The Dog Lives Productions and Streaming Musicals has partnered with FoodTank to present the opening night of a new musical [...]