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…
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.
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:
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Finding common ground on family movie night.
Lately I have been pondering how to share the movies and TV that I loved as a kid with my own children without seeming so… well… dated. Now that my children are old enough to justify family movie nights at home, I find myself longing to snuggle up on the couch as Fraulein Maria and the Von Trapp children belt out “My Favorite Things. Meanwhile, my kids are begging for the latest in CGI. While I enjoy Pixar films and had to see the new Muppet movie in the theater, I also want to revisit the classics I've watched over and over again, and—more importantly—I want my kids to watch and love them, too. I remember my mom introducing my sisters and me to The Parent Trap (with Haley Mills, not Lindsay Lohan) and spending a whole summer singing “Let…
Monday, November 14, 2011
About the SPCA, J. Edgar Hoover and local connections
Happy Monday, Hyattsville! Here are five things you should know today: 1. Franklin’s is helping out the SPCA today. When you give your receipt to the cashier, let them know to give 20 percent of the total to the SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George's County. 2. Gov. Martin O’Malley will be on “Face the Nation” at 10 a.m. Will you be tuning in? 3. A recent article in the Washington Post said that former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover was not a gay cross-dresser. Tell us what else he wasn’t after you see the movie. It's playing now at the Hyattsville Royale. 4. There’s a crime and safety meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. in the City Council chambers. 5. You can read all of Hyattsville Patch’s articles with local connections all on one page!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
About movies and free yoga.
It’s humid out again, Hyattsville. But chill out, here are five things you need to know today: 1. Take cover! The National Weather Service forecasts rain every day this week until Sunday. Whew! 2. Bring a friend to yoga class for free from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2 at Yoga Space. 3. Don’t wait for the ribbon cutting on Sunday. New playground equipment was already installed at Burlington Park. Check it out and let us know what you think. 4. Check out these photos of Fall Fest at First Baptist Church of Hyattsville. 5. This Saturday is Movie Night at University Christian Church. Snacks at 7 p.m. and the reel starts at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Let’s drive the DeLorean on a 1980s nostalgia trip.
When I was casting around for fun things to do this past weekend, two of my friends suggested seeing Terry Gilliam’s "Time Bandits" (1981), which was showing at Silver Spring’s AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center as part of its 1980s retrospective: "Totally Awesome 5: Great Films of the 1980s." It's AFI's fifth annual 1980s film festival — hence that number five in the series title. AFI is offering some good choices, including "The Sure Thing" (1985), "Stand by Me" (1986), and "The Princess Bride" (1987). The series offers a great chance to see some classic films on the big screen again, and indeed, we got to see Terry Gilliam’s rollicking time travel epic on the biggest AFI screen. This idea of time travel got me going on a 1980s …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Hyattsville filmmaker Tanecia Britt talks to local moviegoers at the Hyattsville Royale theater.