Friday, December 28, 2012
Check out our links to local theater times if you plan to see a movie this weekend
Friday, December 28, 2012
Les Misérables and Django Unchained had big Christmas openings and continue to play in Lehigh Valley theaters this weekend. You can find local movie times here: And if you like to plan ahead, here is Firstshowing's 2013 movie release schedule. What movies did you see or are you planning to see this holiday season? Tell us in the comments section below.
Friday, November 9, 2012
It's a big weekend for movies as James Bond comes to Lehigh Valley theaters
It's a big weekend for movies as James Bond and Abraham Lincoln come to a theater near you. You can check our local movie times here: Other new movies include: "A Late Quartet": A drama about a Manhattan string quartet (Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Mark Ivanir) approaching its 25th anniversary. "Brooklyn Castle": Katie Dellamaggiore's documentary about a junior-high chess team. "This Must Be the Place": Sean Penn stars as a rock star trying to avenge his late father in this new dramedy. "Head Games": This new documentary examines the risks of head trauma in the world of contact sports. It opens Friday at the SIFF Cinema at the Film Center. "The Details: Tobey Maguire stars in this filmed-in-Seattle …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Do you foist films with messages on unsuspecting children? Here’s my list, what’s yours?
The average child costs $500,000 to raise to age 18 and the process takes great patience and energy. But, on the flip side, you get to foist your favorite movies on a captive audience. Seems like a fair trade to me. When our kids were small we started a list of the films we most wanted them to see before they went off on their own. These weren’t necessarily our all-time favorite flicks but they were memorable movies with messages we hoped they’d absorb. My list starts with films I’d show to kids as young as 6 and progresses to movies for older teens. Most are about doing the right thing, despite the cost: So what’s on your list of must-see movies for kids? Post them in the comment section below or e-mail them to me and I’ll use some in a…
Friday, June 17, 2011
The film's young actors save the day.
In many people’s eyes, J.J. Abrams, co-creator of the epically popular “Lost” series can do no wrong. I’ve never seen “Lost,” but I knew enough about Abrams to be excited for “Super 8.” Add producer Steven Spielberg to the project, and you have a guaranteed blockbuster. And blockbuster it is, raking in $35 million during its opening weekend. And yet the movie itself suffers a bit from all the hype. I went in expecting revolutionary. What I got was “E.T.” meets “Stand By Me.” Everything about the film felt like something we’ve seen before: The carefree boys causing trouble. The beautiful girl from the wrong side of the tracks. The big dreams and inevitable disaster. Abrams set his story in a small West Virginia town in 1979. That alone …