Monday, January 28, 2013
Gosling will be filming his directorial debut, "How to Catch a Monster," beginning in May in Metro Detroit.
Hollywood hearthrob Ryan Gosling will be in town this spring to direct a film and is casting local actors for several parts. Gosling will be filming "How to Catch a Monster," starring "Mad Men's" Christina Hendricks, beginning in May in Metro Detroit, according to WXYZ. This won't be the actor's first movie in Michigan; he filmed "The Ides of March" with George Clooney in 2011 in Clawson. However, it will be Gosling's directorial debut. [PHOTOS: Clawson Goes Wild Over Clooney, Gosling] "How to Catch a Monster weaves elements of fantasy noir, horror and suspense into a modern day fairytale. Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while Bones, …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Chain executives consider teen-friendly policy at some theaters – eventually.
“Watch the screen” seems like an unneeded instruction for moviegoers. But which screen? The topic of texting in theaters sparked lively debate at CinemaCon, an industry gathering in Las Vegas. “Several prominent industry figures seemed to endorse the idea that ... it might be time to relax prohibitions against texting in theaters,” the Los Angeles Times reports. Teens are “accustomed to controlling their existence,” notes the head of IMAX Filmed Entertainment, Greg Foster. Cell bans make some “feel a little handcuffed,” he added. Entertainment columnist Patrick Goldstein of the Times, calling himself “a purist” on this issue, worries that “Americans almost never resist technological change." He expects chains eventually will allow cell use…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Second annual weekend event showcases Michigan-made movies with premieres, awards and other special events Thursday-Saturday in downtown Birmingham.
If you are a fan of the Michigan film industry, this weekend is for you as the second annual Uptown Film Festival opens in Birmingham on Thursday. The festival, which is expanding to three days in its second year, takes place at the Palladium 12 and Birmingham 8 movie theaters. With screenings of more than 50 films, the Uptown Film Festival celebrates the state's film industry by honoring movies made partly or entirely in Michigan. The festival will wrap up Saturday with the third annual Michigan Film Awards. The festival marks the world, Michigan and Metro Detroit premieres of several films, including Bully, a documentary spotlighting the impact of bullying in American schools and communities; Brothers on the Line and Detroit Winter. In …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Love wends its way among emails, historic hotels, bookstores and heart transplants in these romantic films.
What's the most romantic movie of all time? A good friend who’s a huge movie buff said The Bridges of Madison County is "up there,” but added: "I almost can’t watch it anymore because it’s so heartbreaking.” She decided it’s easier to name the most romantic scenes, such as one from It’s a Wonderful Life. “Mary (Donna Reed) is on the phone trying to ignore James Stewart and he finally can't stand it and just grabs, kisses, hugs her," she recounts. "Then there’s Rhett kissing Scarlett by the fence after Atlanta burns in Gone With the Wind.” Indeed, those scenes really do make the heart go pitter-patter. Jessica Jackson, manager at the Blockbuster video store in Clawson, said The Notebook, Dear John, and The Last Song are three most-popular …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Nine movies are nominated for Best Picture. Here's where you can watch, rent or borrow them around town.
The Oscars are one month away. How many of the Best Picture nominees have you seen? If you need to catch up, here's a guide to how you can watch them around town (click on the links for showtimes and more info): The 84th annual Academy Awards are at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 on ABC.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
The Macomb Township Parks and Recreation Department is hosting numerous free family fun nights throughout the summer, starting with a Movie Under the Stars on Tuesday, June 28.
The drive-in movie is a distant memory for many of us, but for one night next week, that memory will be alive and well in Macomb Township. When we were kids, it was weekend routine to grab some friends, jump in the family station wagon and drive to the drive-in movie theater. There, we would sit on the hood of the car and watch a movie outside under the stars. Now our kids can have that same experience at Macomb Township's Park-It Family Fun Night on June 28. Only this event is more than just watching a movie. The event includes live entertainment with Main Street Drive, performing your favorite classic rock on stage, cartoon characters mingling with the crowd, bouncy house fun, face painting and more for an all-around great night free of…