Friday, May 10, 2013
Critics describe the adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel as "frenzied," "audacious" and "relentlessly entertaining." Find when and where it's showing near Lawrenceville, Ga.
The premise, courtesy of the film's official website: “The Great Gatsby” follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible…
Friday, April 5, 2013
The Pixar movie "Brave" kicks things off at the mall near Lawrenceville, Ga.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
It's not too late to see movies nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture.
If you want to catch an Oscar Best Picture nominee before this Sunday's awards show, time is running out. But Lawrenceville and nearby towns have plenty of screen options for your choosing. If you want to see "Amour" (nominated for both best picture and best foreign film), or "Beasts of the Southern Wild" (with 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis a best actress nominee), you're going to have to pay a little extra. Have you already seen the Oscar nominees? What's your pick for Best Picture? Tell us in the comments below. Thursday is the final day of Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium 20's "Regal Oscar Week," which offered marathon viewing of all nine nominated pictures for one price. For $30, a one-day pass on Thursday includes "Beasts of the …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Regal Cinemas in Buford, Snellville and Duluth are showing special movies for only one buck.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Who says a dollar can't buy you anything these days? This summer, for just one buck you can get a ticket to Regal Cinemas' Summer Movie Express. Every Tuesday and Wedneday at 10am, Regal Cinemas will show a family friendly film for just one dollar. Locations in Duluth, Buford and Snellville are participating in the discounted program. This week, the featured films are Dolphin Tale and Happy Feet Two. For more information and future showtimes, visit the Summer Express website.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Take the kids to the movies in Lawrenceville, Ga. for just a couple of bucks.
School has only been out for a few days, but are the kids bored already and driving you crazy? Starting today, we'll share some family friendly-- and budget friendly-- things you can do all summer long. Did you know you can go to the movies in Lawrenceville for less than two dollars? The Town Center Value Cinemas 10 shows movies for $1.99. These movies are ones that have just left the more expensive theaters. So for the price of one ticket at a conventional theater, you can take five or six people to Town Center. The young kids will enjoy Dr. Seuss' The Lorax or Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Tweens and teens can check out Mirror Mirror or A Thousand Words. See the theater's website for more movies and showtimes. Do you have a family …
Monday, May 21, 2012
$2 billion-plus deal called a 'trophy' acquisition. AMC has two locations in Lawrenceville.
Monday, May 21, 2012
AMC Theatres, which has two cinema multiplexes in Lawrenceville, has been sold to a Chinese firm for $2.6 billion, according to the Los Angeles Times. For Dalian Wanda, acquiring AMC gives it a pipeline into two of the world's largest theater markets — and more clout in negotiating with major Hollywood studios eager to expand into the rapidly growing Chinese market, the Times reported. What do you think about the sale of AMC Theatres? Tell us in the comments below. AMC operates the Colonial 18 and Discover Mills 18 multiplexes in Lawrenceville. It has a total of 346 multiplexes nationwide. Last year, China saw a 30 percent increase in box-office sales, to $2.1 billion. This year it passed Japan as the biggest foreign market for Hollywood …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The movie opens at midnight at both AMC theaters in Lawrenceville.
Movie fans who haven't yet purchased tickets for the midnight showing of The Hunger Games will have to wait for the BigD experience — but there are still tickets available for the regular showing. Click here to see show times at AMC Discover Mills and AMC Colonial 18. Barrow Patch Editor Deanna Allen got a sneak peek of the film during a screening Monday and offers a review. Taking a story from page to screen apparently isn’t easy — even when the author is on board co-writing the screenplay. But the latest young adult book-to-film adaptation set to make its debut on movie screens across the country still delivers — The Hunger Games brings enough of Suzanne Collins’ original storyline to the screen to satisfy fans of the series in a film …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law continue the "bromance" from the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film with a new installment involving a game of shadows.
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, or Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson in this case, face a new super-villain set on destroying the world in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows." Set in 1891, Holmes and Watson square off against Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), who has cooked up a scheme to pit various European nations against each other in hopes of benefiting from the demand for weapons. A gypsy fortune teller, played by Noomi Rapace, tags along. Rachel McAdams, Holmes' love interest in the first film, also makes a brief appearance. Guy Ritchie once again directs this film, turning Arthur Conan Doyle's classic literary character into the star of a likely Hollywood blockbuster. The film is loud, there are plenty of explosions, and there is …
Friday, December 9, 2011
This holiday movie bonanza with a massive, celebrity-stuffed cast is two hours you'll never get back.
No less than a dozen different story lines intertwine in the star-stuffed film "New Year's Eve." These stories are spliced together and made into a movie. The small stories include first kisses, midnight rendezvous, newborn babies, dying fathers, trapped strangers and husbands at war. The end result is a big, bloated cast of celebrities with very little to say, except, happy holidays. So who's in the film ? Let's roll the credits… Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Hector Elizondo, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Til Schweiger, Hilary Swank, Sofia Vergara, Ryan Seacrest, Matthew …
Friday, December 2, 2011
A bright young actress conjures up a movie icon. She may get an Oscar, but she also deserves a medal for bravery.
Michelle Williams gives an Oscar-worthy performance as Marilyn Monroe in "My Week with Marilyn." Based on true events, the movie focuses on the summer of 1956, in which Monroe went to London to shoot "The Prince and the Showgirl" with British actor, Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh). From the start, nothing goes well. Monroe is hopped up on pills, she messes up her lines, she's always late on the set, and she lacks self confidence. No one likes her, except for Dame Sybil Thorndike (played by Dame Judi Dench) and messenger boy Colin Clark (played by Eddie Redmayne). It is through his eyes that the movie is told. For all "Potter" fans out there, Emma Watson (Hermione) has a small role in this film as Colin's on-again, off-again …