Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Highland Park remembers the Tom Cruise classic "Risky Business," which was filmed nearly 30 years ago in and around the community.
A host of movies have been filmed in Highland Park, most notably John Hughes' "Home Alone," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Sixteen Candles," but the Tom Cruise classic "Risky Business" is perhaps the most memorable for the community. The iconic teen film, written and directed by Highland Park High School alumni Paul Brickman, celebrates its 30th anniversary in August. In a nostalgic story published in the Chicago Tribune, Highland Park residents remember what it was like to see their favorite locations like the now-closed Shelton's Ravinia Grill and Highland Park Theatre on the big screen. Read the full story at www.chicagotribune.com.
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. Area movie theaters: Highland Park Theatre at 445 Central Ave., Highland Park AMC Northbrook Court 14 at 1525 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook Regal Lincolnshire Stadium 20 & IMAX at 300 Parkway Dr., Lincolnshire 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. Highland Park 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 …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Highland Park's sole movie theater in Renaissance Place may soon offer drinks to moviegoers.
While the Highland Park Theater remains closed, the Landmark Theater in Renaissance Place is making moves to become even more of a destination. Want Highland Park news in your inbox? Sign up for the newsletter. The city's sole remaining movie theater recently got approval from the Highland Park City Council for the creation of a new liquor license that would allow alcoholic drinks to be sold in the theater's lobby, according to Highland Park City Councilwoman Sally Higginson. "Adult beverages and movies," Higginson said. "What's not to like?" The move is part of a $1 million renovation Landmark has planned. The theater still has to apply for the license, Higginson explained. The new license would only allow alcoholic drinks to be sold in …
Wednesday, December 26, 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. Starting in the days after 9/11 and stretching to the night of OBL’s death. 2. Argo The true story of a group of Americans who attempt to escape Iran during the Hostage Crisis. …
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 …