Friday, April 26, 2013
Are you hoping to catch a movie this weekend? Check times here.
If you're looking for a night out this weekend, the movie theater is always a good option. Check out the Moviefone tool above to find local times of showings. Area movie theaters: Highland Park Theatre at 445 Central Ave., Highland Park AMC Northbrook Court 14 at 1525 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook Regal Lincolnshire Stadium 20 & IMAX at 300 Parkway Dr., Lincolnshire Showplace Eight at 555 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills Golden Age Cinemas at 708 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville Find more area theaters here. What movie are you planning to see this weekend?
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Scary Movie V, 42, Disconnect and To the Wonder all will hit box offices this weekend.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out one of the new films hitting the box office on April 12. Read the movie storylines below, and click on each movie title to view the trailer. 42 (PG-13) Jackie Robinson's story is told in this iopic from writer/director Brian Helgeland. Robinson paved a new road for minorities by being the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball since the racial barrier was put in place in the late 1800s. Chadwick Boseman stars as Robinson, with Harrison Ford heading up the rest of the cast as MLB executive Branch Rickey. Disconnect (R) A hard-working lawyer, attached to his cell phone, can't find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Do you have videos from school plays, short films or home movies? Share them on Patch!
The Academy Awards can make a superstar out of an unknown. Take Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who each won an Oscar for "Best Original Screenplay" for the film Goodwill Hunting in 1998. From then on, the childhood buddies became household names. In fact, the Affleck-produced film Argo is up for seven awards at this year's 85th annual Oscars, airing at 6 p.m. Sunday on ABC. A Star is Born Every community, no matter how big or small, has star potential. Oscar winner Marlon Brando once lived in Libertyville and attended Libertyville Township High School, according to his obituary in the Chicago Tribune. Actors Vince Vaughn and Lauren Holly are from Lake Forest. Beloved Brady Bunch dad Robert Reed was born in Highland Park. Deerfield has talent…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
"Bless Me, Ultima," "Rubberneck," "Dark Skies" and "Snitch" open Feb. 22
Thursday, February 21
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, why not head to the movies? There are a few new flicks hitting the box office. Read the storylines of the movies below, and click on each movie title to view the trailer. Opening Feb. 22: Dark Skies (PG-13) From the producers of 'Paranormal Activity', 'Insidious', and ]Sinister' comes 'Dark Skies': a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Safe Haven, Escape From Planet Earth and Saving Lincoln will all hit box offices this weekend.
Thursday, February 14
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, why not head to the movies? There are a few new flicks hitting the box office. Read the storylines of the movies below, and click on each movie title to view the trailer. Opening 2/14 Safe Haven (PG-13) Katie Feldman arrives in the tiny coastal town of Southport, North Carolina, looking to make a new, quiet life for herself. She rents a rundown cabin and takes a job waiting on tables in the local café, hoping to keep a low profile. But despite the almost impenetrable emotional walls she has built to protect herself, she is drawn in by the genuine warmth and caring of the tight-knit community, especially the town’s grocery-store owner, Alex, and his two young children. As Katie gradually …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Moviefone.com’s list of the year’s highlights in film.
Superheroes reined this summer at the box office but this year’s best list includes heroes of another kind, from an American president to U.S. soldiers. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Moviefone.com compiled this list of the top box office films this year. Many of the movies here will likely be showing up on Academy Award lists. The top is a movie about the U.S. soldiers who captured Osama Bin Laden. Here is the complete list wit a brief description from Moviefone.com critics: 1. Zero Dark Thirty It's a story most Americans are now very familiar with: the decade long manhunt for Osama bin Laden. Starting in the days after 9/11 and stretching to the night of OBL’s death. 2. Argo …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
In Patch's holiday movie guide, we offer you a breakdown of the Oscar-buzzed movies worth checking out this weekend, along with what's fun and what's family friendly. This week: 'The Hobbit,' 'Rise of the Guardians' and 'Hitchcock.'
December isn't just about tree lightings, holiday feasts and shopping. It also marks the high point in Oscar season, the time of year when studios release their prestige pictures to garner the buzz they'll need to get nominated for the awards ceremony in early 2013. In Patch's Holiday Movie Guide, we'll focus on a few of these films opening along the North Shore. Which should you see? Which should you skip? Which should you bring your kids to? Keep reading to find out. Most Fun: Hitchcock Hitchcock gets this week's Most Fun pick mostly on the basis of how eerily accurate Anthony Hopkins' performance is. As the acclaimed horror director, Hopkins hams his way through a movie that follows the making of Psycho, one of the most renowned horror …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
In Patch's holiday movie guide, we offer you a breakdown of the Oscar-buzzed movies worth checking out this weekend, along with what's fun and what's family friendly. This week: 'Lincoln,' 'Life of Pi', 'The Sessions' and a Tarantino masterpiece.
December isn't just about tree lightings, holiday feasts and shopping. It also marks the high point in Oscar season, the time of year when studios release their prestige pictures to garner the buzz they'll need to get nominated for the awards ceremony in early 2013. In Patch's Holiday Movie Guide, we'll focus on a few of these films opening along the North Shore. Which should you see? Which should you skip? Which should you bring your kids to? Keep reading to find out. Most Fun: The Sessions Yes, it is strange to say that a film about a paralyzed poet is "fun." However, this film isn't about paralysis, it's about sex. John Hawkes plays Mark O'Brien, a poet paralyzed by polio who hires a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt) so he can lose his …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here's some arts-flavored trivia about famous Thanksgiving movie and television scenes. Can you figure them out?
There are some movies that have holiday dinners you'd be thrilled to be a part of, and some you'd be relieved to never have to see again. Every bit of the "Christmas Vacation" dinner is pretty brutal to watch even before Chevy Chase cuts into a gross, flatulent turkey. But a chance to sit down and eat and drink with the Big T from "The Sopranos" could be interesting as long as you don't make him angry. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Patch has assembled some trivia questions for those of you that like movies and television as much as you like turkey. The answers will be posted on Friday, along with as many Thanksgiving-flavored YouTube clips that can be assembled. Leave your answers in the comments, along with your favorite pop culture …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Michael Phillips, Nina Metz talked 2012 Academy Award nominations Wednesday in Highland Park.
The Chicago Tribune's film critics Michael Phillips and Nina Metz predicted big Oscar wins for "The Artist" and "Midnight In Paris" at the Highland Park Public Library on Wednesday night. The critics discussed the Academy Awards, which will be shown this Sunday evening, during an hourlong presentation that included film clips and questions from the audience. The event also included a red carpet entrance and chocolate Oscars given out to raffle winners. "The two most nominated movies this year… are blatantly about the movies, the early decades of the industry," Phillips said, referring to "The Artist" and "Hugo," two of the nine Best Picture nominated films. Both movies are set in the early 20th century and include early filmmaking in their…