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 …
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.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Check out these things to do this weekend.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea of what you’ll do for the weekend. Fear not, Patch has come to the rescue. We’ve got some best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore. 1. "Do Something Reel" Film Festival Where/When: AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Apr. 16-20 (check website for list of showtimes). Why Go: 1) This is one of the only Maryland stops this month of the nationwide traveling film fest, sponsored by Whole Foods Market. 2) The films provide an eye-opening look at how choices we make can have a huge impact on our bodies, economy and our environment. 3) The forecast is calling for rain this weekend, so it may be a …