Saturday, February 23, 2013
It's not too late to make sure you've seen all nine Best Picture nominees.
Film fans in Bowie 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 promises a…
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 …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
This year's contenders were announced Thursday and we'll find out Feb. 24 who wins. Which films, stars and directors get your vote? Tell us in the comments.
Want to know what the Oscars will look like this year? We've got a rundown of all the 2013 Oscar nominations below. As for this year's awards, director Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln" earned a leading 12 nominations Thursday for the 85th Annual Academy Awards, followed by Ang Lee's"Life of Pi" with 11, while the musical"Les Miserables," directed by Tom Hooper, and David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" tied with eight nods each. "Lincoln" was nominated for best picture and gave Spielberg his eighth best director nomination. A win would be his third in the director category. It's the eighth film Spielberg has had in the running for best picture (''Schindler's List'' won in 1994). "Lincoln" also garnered a best acting nod…
Monday, December 24, 2012
Your guide to movies premiering between now and New Year’s Day in Bowie.
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 in Bowie. 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 Movie: This is 40 Stars: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Megan Fox and Albert Brooks What it’s about: The so …
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 16, 2012
Help us choose a winner for Readers' Choice 2012.
What is the best movie theater in Prince George's County? As part of Readers’ Choice 2012, we’re asking you—plus your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and anyone else who has opinion—to weigh in by voting in the poll below. Nominations were accepted in the comments section up until July 9. Voting began July 23 and will end on Aug. 17 at 11:59 p.m. (Note: you must log into your Patch account to cast a vote.) Thanks in advance for your participation, and don't forget to sign up for your community's newsletter to receive the the latest updates from Patch! Other Readers' Choice categories:
Saturday, June 2, 2012
What's opening this weekend at the movie theater.
Looking for something to watch on date night or out with friends? Use the Moviefone application to find showtimes near you and read about the films opening this weekend. This week, Snow White and The Huntsman opened in theaters. Starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth, the movie is a remake of the childhood fairytale with a dark twist. What the critics say: "Snow White and the Huntsman reinvents the legendary story in a film of astonishing beauty and imagination." Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times "I resisted this derivative mishmash of classic fairytale and modern epic fantasy for as long as I could, but ultimately it swept me up into its geeky but manly embrace and carried me away on a white charger." Andrew O'Hehir…
Saturday, May 19, 2012
What's opening this weekend at the movie theater.
Looking for something to watch on date night or out with friends? Use the Moviefone application to find showtimes near you and read about the films opening this weekend. Make it a girls' night out with What to Expect When You're Expecting, which opens this weekend in theaters. Starring Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Matthew J. Morrison, Elizabeth Banks, January Jones, it's based off the self-help book for soon-to-be parents. The action-packed Battleship makes its debut this weekend. Starring Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Michael O'Sullivan of The Washington Post says, "An invigorating blast of cinematic adrenaline," of the action-packed movie. For a good laugh, check out the Dictator starring …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Hollywood rolls out its list of blockbusters with The Avengers.
A few sequels, one or two reboots, and Johnny Depp in weird costumes. The summer movie season is about to start. MTV is calling 2012 a nerdy movie summer, and also one of the biggest. Says MTV: It's a crowded landscape to be sure; you'll want to spend your hard-earned theatergoing cash wisely if you want to weed out the fantastic, can't-miss movies from the [ugly], must-miss ones. Here's a few of the movies that will be making a premiere this summer. Which ones excite you the most? Did we miss any? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Awesome special effects surrounding a non-existent script.
Starring: Not many people you’ve heard of Directed by: No one you’ve heard of Rated: R If you like really cool 3-D movies then stop reading now, and go see “Sanctum.” Really. Don’t even bother with what I have to say from here on, because you will find it worth the excessive ticket price ($14.50 matinee! Ouch!), and be in film-tech-heaven. In case I haven’t put it plainly enough—there are truly some awesome 3-d effects goin on. But, just for fun, let’s assume not everyone is into effects. Let’s assume some people like good acting, directing, and a meaningful script. Ummm… yeah. This ain’t your movie. I don’t care whose names are in the credits for direction, producing and writing… this has James Cameron micromanaging written all …