Friday, April 26, 2013
Are you hoping to catch a movie this weekend? Check times here.
If you're looking for a night out this weekend, the movie theater is always a good option. Check out the Moviefone tool above to find local times of showings. Vernon Hills and Libertyville Theaters: Showplace Eight at 555 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills Golden Age Cinemas at 708 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville Find more area theaters here. What movie are you planning to see this weekend?
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Scary Movie V, 42, Disconnect and To the Wonder all will hit box offices this weekend.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out one of the new films hitting the box office on April 12. Read the movie storylines below, and click on each movie title to view the trailer. 42 (PG-13) Jackie Robinson's story is told in this iopic from writer/director Brian Helgeland. Robinson paved a new road for minorities by being the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball since the racial barrier was put in place in the late 1800s. Chadwick Boseman stars as Robinson, with Harrison Ford heading up the rest of the cast as MLB executive Branch Rickey. Disconnect (R) A hard-working lawyer, attached to his cell phone, can't find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Do you have videos from school plays, short films or home movies? Share them on Patch!
The Academy Awards can make a superstar out of an unknown. Take Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who each won an Oscar for "Best Original Screenplay" for the film Goodwill Hunting in 1998. From then on, the childhood buddies became household names. In fact, the Affleck-produced film Argo is up for seven awards at this year's 85th annual Oscars, airing at 6 p.m. Sunday on ABC. A Star is Born Every community, no matter how big or small, has star potential. Oscar winner Marlon Brando once lived in Libertyville and attended Libertyville Township High School, according to his obituary in the Chicago Tribune. Actors Vince Vaughn and Lauren Holly are from Lake Forest. Beloved Brady Bunch dad Robert Reed was born in Highland Park. Libertyville has …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
"Bless Me, Ultima," "Rubberneck," "Dark Skies" and "Snitch" open Feb. 22
Thursday, February 21
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, why not head to the movies? There are a few new flicks hitting the box office. Read the storylines of the movies below, and click on each movie title to view the trailer. Opening Feb. 22: Dark Skies (PG-13) From the producers of 'Paranormal Activity', 'Insidious', and ]Sinister' comes 'Dark Skies': a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Safe Haven, Escape From Planet Earth and Saving Lincoln will all hit box offices this weekend.
Thursday, February 14
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, why not head to the movies? There are a few new flicks hitting the box office. Read the storylines of the movies below, and click on each movie title to view the trailer. Opening 2/14 Safe Haven (PG-13) Katie Feldman arrives in the tiny coastal town of Southport, North Carolina, looking to make a new, quiet life for herself. She rents a rundown cabin and takes a job waiting on tables in the local café, hoping to keep a low profile. But despite the almost impenetrable emotional walls she has built to protect herself, she is drawn in by the genuine warmth and caring of the tight-knit community, especially the town’s grocery-store owner, Alex, and his two young children. As Katie gradually …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
As you head back to work, in the cold, after a month of overeating and overconsumption, here are some things to cheer you.
After nearly a month of fun, overeating, drinking too much and spending too much money, many of us headed back to work this week. To rub it in, the weather is slapping us in the face with winter's coldest temperatures so far. January may be cold, but it isn't all cold-hearted. Here are some good things to look forward to this month: 1. Movies. Many of year's best movies are released late in December so they'll be fresh in the minds of Academy Awards voters. Take advantage of the post-holiday lull to sneak out to the movies in your spare time. Get showtimes here. 2. Winter sports. If you bundle up and keep moving, you'll find the outdoors invigorating rather than intimidating. The Vernon Hills Park District, for example, just opened its …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Moviefone.com’s list of the year’s highlights in film.
Superheroes reined this summer at the box office but this year’s best list includes heroes of another kind, from an American president to U.S. soldiers. Moviefone.com compiled this list of the top box office films this year. Many of the movies here will likely be showing up on Academy Award lists. The top is a movie about the U.S. soldiers who captured Osama Bin Laden. Here is the complete list wit a brief description from Moviefone.com critics: 1. Zero Dark Thirty It's a story most Americans are now very familiar with: the decade-long manhunt for Osama bin Laden. The moview starts in the days after 9/11 and stretches to the night of bin Laden's death. 2. Argo The true story of a group of Americans who attempt to escape Iran during the …
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 …
Friday, August 5, 2011
McHenry Outdoor Theater offers the 2011 Fall Throwback Series.
School will be in session in just a few weeks, fall sports will begin, and soon every mom’s calendar will be full. Get your babysitters now for a fall date night escape to McHenry Outdoor Theater. When I was a kid, our summers involved many family drive-in movie theater nights. I remember piling into our Chevy Suburban in our pajamas, the smell of popcorn in our car, and being carried back into our house because I had fallen asleep during the second feature. Because I loved these movie nights so much as a kid, I was ecstatic to learn that one of the few existing outdoor theaters is just a few miles from Libertyville in McHenry, Ill. While I thoroughly enjoy bringing my children to the drive-in as a family escape, I was giddy when I found …
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Find out what the most-rented movies were in Libertyville this week.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
The following movies were the favorites this week in the 60048 zip code, according to Red Box. Have you seen any of them? Which one is a must-see? Starting this week, each Wednesday between June 22 and July 27 Redbox is offering 50 cents off select family titles when reserved online. Check out www.redbox.com/summer for more information. Rank Title 1 Just Go With It 2 Battle: Los Angeles 3 The Dilemma 4 Beastly 5 True Grit 6 The Rite 7 I Am Number Four 8 No Strings Attached 9 The Mechanic 10 Gnomeo and Juliet The ranking was provided by Redbox.