Sunday, May 12, 2013
Celebrate the summer movie release with some of these local tie-ins.
The Great Gatsby is slated to premier on the big screen and it's inspiring people to delve deeper into the story’s history, culture, music, food and drink. Starting with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s grave at St. Mary’s Church in Rockville, there are a number of local places to help you get your Gatsby on, according to The Washington Post. If you venture to Fitzgerald’s gravesite, take note of the epitaph, which reads, “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” This quote is the final line in The Great Gatsby. You can view costumes, set designs, paintings and films from the Gatsby era at the National Gallery of Art’s “Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes” exhibit, which opens May 12. Check out some Art Deco …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald had deep ties in Maryland, some of which you can see for yourself.
Don't expect a glittering movie opening of the The Great Gatsby, and its mega stars Leonardio DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, anywhere near The Free State. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of the novel (published in 1925) that provided the inspiration for the three-dimensional film, however, was deeply entrenched in the region during his lifetime, with landmarks to his family and his literary works sprinkled from Rockville to Towson. Even if you're not lining up for the premiere Friday, find a little of Gatbsy's Roaring '20s vibe nearby: 1. The Fitzgerald family—F. Scott, his wife Zelda and their daughter Scottie—spent more time in Baltimore than any other place, according to University of Maryland professor emeritus Jackson Bryer…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Sequels, reboots and aliens to dominate theaters.
Big, loud blockbusters tend to draw the summer crowds, it's been said, and 2013 may have the biggest and loudest yet. Patch has put together this guide to help you plan your summer movie watching schedule. In Greenbelt, you can watch these movies at the following two theaters: Check out Moviefone to find the theaters and times in your area that are showing your selected movie. May Movies While summer may not technically begin until Friday, June 21, 2013, Hollywood is getting a jump on things, with some big openings in May. Iron Man 3 - Friday, May 3 (PG-13) The third installment of the franchise that has already brought in more than a billion dollars finds Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) battling an enemy out to eliminate Stark’s friends …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
It's not too late to make sure you've seen all nine Best Picture nominees.
Film fans in Greenbelt needing to catch up on the Academy Award-nominated movies before Oscar Sunday are in luck—several of the Best Picture nominees are still playing. There are nine films contending for the Academy's top honor at the 85th Oscars: Use the Moviefone search window above to find local showtimes for the films or—if you prefer a movie marathon at home—find Oscar-nominated movies available on On Demand by clicking here. Buoyed by its Golden Globe win, Argo is considered the front-runner for Best Picture by many Hollywood watchers. Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty are also in the mix. See the nominees in all categories here. The Academy Awards air Sunday at 7 p.m. on ABC. Movie buffs can download the free Oscars App. The app …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Nation's Capital features prominently in three Best Picture nominees.
Three Academy Award nominees for Best Picture prominently feature Washington, DC: Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and, of course, Lincoln. While serving as a location for major films is nothing new to Washington, DC, I can't think of another year in which so many DC-centric movies have been nominated. The Washington Post described each movie as "an engrossing, superbly crafted story that plunges viewers into otherwise opaque and unknowable worlds made distant by time, secrecy or both" and believe film attendees will be pleased that the films "enthusiastically celebrate institutions more often mired in dysfunction and public malodor." Argo, the Ben Affleck-directed tale of a CIA mission to rescue Americans caught up in the 1979 Iranian hostage …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Your guide to movies premiering between now and New Year’s Day.
With many offices closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day and the kids out of school, going to the movies tends to be one of the more popular holiday-season events, and Hollywood is unleashing some serious star power to end 2012 and welcome 2013. Patch has put together this handy guide to all of the great year-end movie releases that are playing at theaters in Greenbelt and Hyattsville. Opening, Friday, December 21, 2012 Movie: Jack Reacher Stars: Tom Cruise and Robert Duvall What it’s about: Cruise plays the role of Jack Reacher (the hero of many Lee Child books) as a former military investigator who is lured back to help with the case of a sniper attack. Rating: PG-13 Where it’s playing: Regal Cinemas Royale 14- Hyattsville 12:40pm…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Before the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, there was another Unexpected Journey. Find Greenbelt showtimes and ticket information for "The Hobbit", which premieres midnight Thursday.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Before Frodo and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, there was another epic tale from Middle Earth. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opens Dec. 13 and it's not too soon to figure out when you'll watch. According to IMDB.com, the movie follows the story of "a curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, (who) journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug." The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journal, official trailer The fantasy film based in a land of elves, wizards and hobbits starts with midnight showings the night of Thursday, Dec. 13, with its "official" opening on Dec. 14. The film debuts in 3D and 2D in Greenbelt at Academy Stadium Theaters at 12 a.m. Friday. Tickets cannot be …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Where/When: Prince George's Stadium, 4101 Crain Hwy NE, Bowie, Maryland 20716, Friday, Aug. 3. Children’s Concert: Concert gates open at 4:00pm. Children’s Concert begins at 4:15pm. Bowie Baysox Game: Gates open to the public at 5:30pm. Baysox game time is 6:35 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled to follow the game. Family Campout Event: Friday, August 3, 2012: Sleep under the stars at Baysox Stadium. (Pre-registration required http://www.baysoxshop.com for tickets) - $10.00. Why to go: Campout, baseball game and firework fun for the entire family, concert especially for the kids! A special ticket package is needed for campout and concert. Pricing: Children’s concert: $12 in advance, $14.00 at the door. Family Campout: $10.00 Regular …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Find out what's playing and when this weekend at theaters near you.
Temperatures are soaring above 100 this weekend. Thousands around the region are without power following overnight storms, and many may not have power back for days. Why not use someone else's air conditioning while yours is out? Or give your AC unit a rest for three hours. Enter your zip code in the Moviefone widget with this post, and find a movie near home. TELL US: Did you catch a good flick? Give others a review. Or—let us know what you're doing to beat the heat this weekend. Leave a comment.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Some editor friends and I got in a word spar, replacing words in movie titles with 'bacon.' No, not Kevin Bacon, the kind you eat. Vegan and vegetarians, no worries--I don't eat the stuff--just think tofu bacon.
It's simple, swap a word out of a movie title and replace it with 'bacon.' A couple of editor friends and I tried it recently when Twitter trended with — #ReplaceFilmTitlesWithBacon. Now it's your turn to join in. So what say you? Just to get the ball rolling, here are some of the titles my friends and I tossed around: Tamika Smith from Silver Spring Patch had a clever one. I'll let her share it below. Got one that sizzles? Serve it up in comments.