Sunday, February 24, 2013
It's not too late to make sure you've seen all nine Best Picture nominees.
Film fans in Upper Marlboro 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 …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Blockbuster plans to close hundreds of stores, according to CNN.
Blockbuster, the brick and mortar video store that has struggled in recent years amid competition from other video rental services, such as Redbox and Netflix, is warning that it will be closing more of its unprofitable stores. Blockbuster, owned by Dish Network, plans to close “hundreds of stores in the coming weeks,” also, cutting jobs, according to a Jan. 22 CNN Money article. According to the Christian Science Monitor, 300 Blockbuster stores across the country will close, with a loss of about 3,000 employees. Blockbuster has already left parts of Maryland, closing its Upper Marlboro store on Campus Way in April 2011. Blockbuster still operates a few kiosk locations in Upper Marlboro, including at: The first Blockbuster opened in Texas …
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 …
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 …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Here are some fun things to do around town this weekend on a date or with the family.
Were you couped up with the family this week at home during the power outages? Need some alone time with your spouse or significant other? Here are some events Prince George's County groups are hosting this weekend perfect for a date or even with the kids. Date Night at the Diamond (Bowie Vs. Harris) Where/When: Prince George's Stadium, 4101 Crain Hwy., Bowie, MD 20716, Friday, July 6, 2012, 7:05 p.m. Why to go: Enjoy a GREAT night out with your date at the 2nd Annual Baysox Date Night at the Diamond! Your special night will give you and your date great access to the ballpark and a fun experience to talk about for a long time! Your special Date Night at the Diamond package includes: Pricing: $20.00 (Tickets regularly $15.00 each) …
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:
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.