Friday, February 22, 2013
The 85th annual Academy Awards will air Sunday on ABC 7 WJLA — and you can tune in to Patch to chat live about the Oscar winners and the red carpet. (Don't worry: there's still time to catch Oscar nominated movies at a theater near you).
Hollywood glitz and glamour will step out to hit the red carpet Sunday night as the 85th annual Academy Awards take over Tinsel Town. The annual Oscars, hosted this year by Seth MacFarlane, start with the red carpet at 7 p.m. on local affiliate ABC 7 WJLA. The awards will begin immediately after at 8:30 p.m. See all Oscar nominees here. WJLA's Arch Campbell and Cynne Simpson will be covering the show live from Hollywood. Lovers of the annual award show can play My Picks and predict who they think will win on the Oscars website. Players can challenge their friends and watch the game update in real time during the show. Not in Hollywood? Join Patch for an Oscars Live Chat Looking to discuss which designer gown is the best, or who should'…
Monday, January 7, 2013
The great, the bizarre and the awful movie of 2012.
This year we saw superheroes, grown-up movies, genre mash-ups and cartoons scoring places at the top of the box office. Much was made about big flops, from the divisive John Carter and ridiculous Battleship, both of which starred the same unlucky actor. This topsy turvy year in the world of film is likely to lead to some interesting shifts in focus for actors and filmmakers alike. The box office receipts didn't automatically match studio expectations in 2012. For once, some of the most lauded movies took money away from the mediocre ones. Out of respect and a hope for healing I'm sure we all wish for the families involved in Colorado, Cinema Siren isn't going to spend much time on the movie event in 2012 that made the most newspapers. Any…
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Hollywood rolls out its list of blockbusters with The Avengers.
A few sequels, one or two reboots, and Johnny Depp in weird costumes. The summer movie season is about to start. MTV is calling 2012 a nerdy movie summer, and also one of the biggest. Says MTV: It's a crowded landscape to be sure; you'll want to spend your hard-earned theatergoing cash wisely if you want to weed out the fantastic, can't-miss movies from the [ugly], must-miss ones. Here's a few of the movies planned for the summer. Which ones excite you the most? Did we miss any? Tell us in the comments.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
There's something for everyone in this mix of 'oldies but goodies' and new to theaters and DVD films.
First, let Cinema Siren end this year by thanking readers and sending out appreciation to you. You who have become so loyal and have taken my opinions and suggestions to heart. Some of you have come to visit my alter ego Leslie at ArtInsights in Reston just to say "Hi." How wonderful! Moving on. Forget about the films of dark intensity members of the Academy tend to favor at Oscar time. There'll be plenty of those movies mentioned and recommended in January. As the new year begins, take a moment, no matter how the year has been for you, to pat yourself on the back for still being here, and for all the good you've done. Remember, even if it wasn't one of your better years, it could always be worse. If it was particularly great, start …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Looking for ways to make your weekend "magical?" We've got a few ideas for you.
1. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Premiere Where/When: Theaters throughout the region will be debuting the film on Friday at 12:01 a.m. Why Go: You may or may not have heard about this little movie premiering on Friday called "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." As the billboards suggest, "It all ends" with this one, folks. You won't want to miss the mayhem. Pricing: Ticket prices vary. Expect to pay more for tickets to 3D and Imax showtimes. 2. "Wicked" at The Kennedy Center Where/When: The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St., NW, Washington. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Why Go: Can't get your fill of witches and wizards this weekend? Check out Wicked at The Kennedy …