The Bowie Senior Center will hold its second book expo on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
One critic says the film eclipses its 2009 predecessor.
Trekkies, rejoice! "Star Trek Into Darkness" opened on Thursday night, and is getting some decent reviews. According to the film's official website, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and the crew of the Enterprise return to earth to find it in a state of crisis. Kirk embarks on a manhunt to stop the destruction. "As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew," states the website. Here's a listing of showtimes in and around Bowie: Here's what critics are saying: "Star Trek Into Darkness" is rated PG-13 for PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence. The movie runs 132 minutes.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Critics describe Great Gatsby as "frenzied," "audacious" and "relentlessly entertaining." Find when and where it's showing near Bowie.
Ready for a roaring good time? The sixth film rendition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel The Great Gatsby swings into theaters this weekend. The story takes place in the summer of 1922 and follows Nick, as aspiring bond broker, and his summertime acquaintance with millionaire Jay Gatsby. Watch the trailer attached to this post. Here's a listing of showtimes in and around Bowie: Here's what critics are saying: The Great Gatsby is rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language. The movie runs 143 minutes. Feeling inspired to "Go Gatsby" close to home? Here are some way to connect to the film's history right here in Maryland.
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
Closing exhibits will not be replaced to save on security costs.
Exhibits that are scheduled to close at the Hirshhorn, National Museum of African Art and Smithsonian will not be replaced due to sequestration, according to a Smithsonian spokeswoman. Linda St. Thomas told the DCist website that “in terms of the security of our visitors, bigger crowds require more security,” but she added, “Every museum is still open every day.” The actual number of exhibits accessible to visitors at open museums are yet another casualty of sequestration. On April 16, Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough warned Congress of the potential effects of sequestration on the area’s museums - gallery closings, reduced educational program offerings and building maintenance issues. The Hirshhorn, National Museum of African Art and…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow stars in the third installment of the Marvel comics hero movie.
Iron Man 3 has arrived, reviews are in, and there are plenty of chances to catch the flick in and around Bowie, including IMAX shows in nearby Crofton. Here's a rundown of where you can see Robert Doney Jr. bring Tony Stark to life to the big screen in his third feature film. RottenTomatoes.com, as of mid-morning Friday, rated "Iron Man 3" 77 percent "fresh." Here's what a few reviews had to say: The New York Times review of "Iron Man 3" says this: The story takes place after the events of “Marvel’s The Avengers” and a battle for New York, with Stark talking in a voice-over: “We create our own demons.” There’s a bunch of plot, the usual special effects and new faces, including Rebecca Hall as Maya Hansen, a geneticist, and Guy Pearce as…
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. Here are some of the flicks you might catch in Bowie at Regal Bowie Cinema this summer. Check the Regal Cinema website for show times and dates. 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 and family. Star Trek: Into …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The spring production of Prince George's Little Theatre is set to run through May 18.
Cases of mistaken identity, lies, plot twists and slamming doors take center stage in Prince George's Little Theatre's spring production of the Cole Porter's musical You Never Know, opening Friday at the Bowie Playhouse. PGLT gives this synopsis of the musical's plot: Set in the heady days of 1929 (when the stock market was still roaring) in the elegant Ritz Hotel penthouse apartment shared by Baron Rommer (Ken Kemp) and his young valet Gaston (Michael Iacone), “You Never Know” is Cole Porter’s take on the classic French farce. The womanizing Baron is smitten by Madam Baltin (Nora Biddle), although he already has a mistress who is a star at the Folies Bergere (Ida, played by Angela Sullivan). The charming and attractive Maria (Christa …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Oscar nominee Julian Assange biopic and more to air during 11-day festival.
Since the first event in 1987, Filmfest DC has shown more than 1,000 feature-length and short films from more than 55 countries, with celebrity guests including Morgan Freeman, Charlize Theron, Sydney Pollack, Salman Rushdie and Amitabh Bachchan. The 27th installment of the annual event runs from April 11-21, and will kick-off with a screening of Underground, a film portraying the young life of Julian Assange, the infamous founder of WikiLeaks. The film will air at 7 p.m. at Regal Cinemas Gallery Place and feature a live telephone interview with Assange himself immediately following the screening. The festival features more than 80 films from around the globe, including a number of espionage/thrillers, comedies and social justice-themed …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out what's going on around the area.
Below, find a list of fun activities and events going on around Prince George's County this weekend. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. Old Bowie ArtsFest An Elite Boutique 2nd Year Anniversary Kick-Off Bowie Baysox Game Herbs, Spirits, and Ales Doctors Community Hospital's Women's Wellness Retreat Anacostia Tree Planting Event Special Olympics of Maryland Inspiration Walk Journey to Discovering your Roots: Genealogy Classes