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 …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Can the spark be restored in a 31-year-old marriage? How about in a 31-year-old marriage where the cable subscription is considered an anniversary present. Check out our review of 'Hope Springs' here.
Can this relationship be saved? We see this theme everyday whether it be on a movie screen, on a daily talk show or on the shelves at the local book store. Hope Springs brings it to the big screen yet again, but this time it is geared towards an age group audiences rarely see - the "over 55's." And though I have no personal experience in this realm, I am going to bet it is one of the most candid and true-to-life adaptations of marriage ever brought to the big screen. Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) have been married for 31 years. They don’t sleep in the same bed, their morning routine could be timed to a tee, and the only physical intimacy Arnold seems capable of is his cold, brief kiss goodbye on Kay’s cheek every day…
Monday, August 6, 2012
Sign up for the Glenview Patch newsletter by Friday and you may be one of 5 people to win a pair of tickets to see the Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell movie on Saturday night.
This contest is sponsored: Looking for something fun to do Saturday night? How about something fun and free? Glenview Patch is giving away five pairs of tickets to see the new movie Hope Springs starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell on Saturday night at the Regal Glen 10 theater. All you need to do to enter is fill in your email address in the form above to sign up for the Glenview Patch newsletter. Already a newsletter subscriber? You can still enter the drawing by putting your email address into the form. Entry is open through noon on Friday and we'll pick the five winners that afternoon. Winners will be notified by email. Here's how Sony Pictures describes the movie: Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Take a break from the bustle of the holiday season with a romantic night out.
Gilson's Gilson's has steadily grown in popularity since opening in 2007, drawing in couples for organic American bistro fare. Depending on the tone of your date, you can have a casual meal of bison burger and mahi mahi tacos in the wine bar, or reserve a seat in the dining room for a meal of lobster ravioli or braised lamb shank. Either way, you'll want to take advantage of their impressive wine list by sharing a bottle with that special someone. Depot Nuevo Located in a historic train depot, Depot Nuevo was named one of the top 25 tequila bars in America by MediaPlanet. The cheerfully decorated restaurant offers Latin-inspired cuisine paired with margaritas mixed with fresh juices and your choice of dozens of tequilas. It's a perfect …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Let us know in our Patch poll.
Halloween has plenty of horror-filled films and Christmas, well, it has its own category of movies, but Thanksgiving doesn't seem to get any love from the big screen. With a little searching, we managed to find a few hidden Thanksgiving movie gems. Who can resist John Candy and Steve Martin in all their hilarity rushing home for a Thanksgiving feast in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"? So, we thought we'd ask you what your favorite Thanksgiving movie is. And if you can think of any that we missed, by all means, let us know in the comments!