Friday, March 1, 2013
The motion picture 'Family Weekend' was filmed in Macomb County in February 2011 and will premiere locally at MJR Marketplace Cinema in March.
Macomb County's time on the silver screen in the movie Family Weekend will come later this month. The film, which was shot at locations throughout the county, will open March 29 in Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, according to the movie's website. Locally, the film will premiere at MJR Marketplace Cinema on Van Dyke in Sterling Heights. However, those with Comcast cable, Time Warner cable, DIRECTV or Dish video on demand can catch the movie right now. It will also be digitally available starting April 23 through Amazon, iTunes, VUDU, Verizon and AT&T. Two years ago, crews descended on Macomb County to film Family Weekend, starring Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Modine, Shirley Jones, Oleysa Rulin and a cast of Macomb County …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Kids flock to Michigan-made feature film premiere of 'Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure' in Royal Oak.
Michigan’s hills are alive with the sounds of moviemaking. With the help of the Michigan film tax incentive, a project that was more than 10 years in the making came to life Wednesday with the world premiere of the Michigan-produced feature film, The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure, at the Emagine Movie Theater in Royal Oak. The interactive children’s movie, which was filmed in locations throughout Michigan including Stony Creek, a diner in Canton and the Tulip Festival in Holland, Michigan, has even deeper roots in the Great Lakes State. It was written by Lathrup Village native Scott Stabile and funded by Macomb County residents Mike Chirco and Scot Moceri. In addition, nearly 95 percent of the film crew was from Michigan, …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Check Patch's 'Love Notes' each day to find quick Valentine's-themed gifts and ideas to celebrate the season of love in and around Shelby Township and Utica.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Jenny Whalen
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Because love and laughter often go hand-in-hand, catching a romantic comedy at the local movie theater is a great way to get in the Valentine's mood. However, not everyone is cut out for rom-com. To help you decide what type of flick is best for you, consider which of the following statements fits your line of thought: A) Valentine's Day is a purely commercial venture designed to lower buyers' self-esteem so drastically that it is child's play to convince them that love can be bought through clothes, jewelry, chocolates and body spray–all of which have the potential to ruin one's health, wallet and nasal passages. B) Valentine's Day is a holiday to be shared with those you love–family, friends and sweethearts. If you chose the option A, …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
"Amendment," premiering Thursday, was the brainchild of Macomb Township resident Tom Nahas.
After seven months production, the dream of one Macomb Township filmmaker will soon be realized when his short, “Amendment,” premieres at the Royal Oak Main Art Theatre. The 40-minute film, “Amendment,” was co-written and co-produced by nine-year Macomb Township resident Tom Nahas and Phil Lupo of Garden City. Although the majority of the movie was filmed in downtown Rochester at sites such as Mount Avon Cemetery, Main Street and Red Knapp’s Dairy Bar, other scenes featured locales in Macomb Township, Mount Clemens, Clinton Township, Richmond and Holly. “We made a really good-looking film on a very low budget,” Nahas, 38, said. “Amendment” is about a man who loses everything meaningful in his life and plans to commit suicide—but fate …