Thursday, January 10, 2013
"The Smurfs" will show at the Forks Township Community Center Saturday night.
Bring your popcorn. It's movie night in Forks Township on Saturday. The Forks Township Parks and Recreation Department has announced that a free movie will be shown at 7 p.m. at the gym in the Forks Community Center. Come out and bring the family to watch "The Smurfs." Admission is free. To see a movie trailer, click on http://www.forkstownship.org/recreation/index.html The event is just one of several fun, free ideas for the winter in Forks Township.
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.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
If they are old enough to know who Abraham Lincoln is, you should take your children to see Stephen Spielberg's film about the great American president.
Before I say anything else, I must say that this is a must-see movie. Rush, do not walk, to your local theater and stand in line if necessary. By all means bring your children--any that are old enough to know Abraham Lincoln’s name. This is a movie that shows both the agony and ecstasy of being president in a way that only a great film can. It is not academic, but rather compellingly human, informative, even-handed and entertaining. It is violent but only enough to show the terrible toll the Civil War. Daniel Day-Lewis, in the named role, makes you believe you have been with Lincoln as he spoke or pondered, as he laughed and cried, when he achieved a victory (the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, forever outlawing slavery in the United …
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 …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Remake of 1985 cult classic hits mark
Shove off, Edward Cullen. Go drink some synthetic blood, Anna Paquin’s boyfriend. I’ve never seen “Dark Shadows,” but with a name like Barnabas Collins, I feel confident in saying, take a hike, Barney. Colin Farrell is officially the most smokin’ (and psychotic) vampire EVER. He also proves once and for all that being scary isn’t about being loud and screechy; it’s about smoldering. “Fright Night” is the billionth remake this summer; the original being a 1985 cult classic starring Prince Humperdinck – I mean – Chris Sarandon, as “Jerry,” the vampire. And it wasn’t one I was particularly thrilled to see. Cheesy horror movie? Pass. The story follows Las Vegas high school dweeb turned Big Man on Campus Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin), …
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. * Hoosiers – A small farm town high school basketball team triumphs in a story of determination and redemption. * It’s a Wonderful …
Friday, July 29, 2011
This latest Marvel film is a patriotic thrill ride that's entertaining and heartwarming.
Fact: Americans love movies about Americans kicking Nazi butt. Fact: Americans love Marvel Comics. Combine the two, and you have a heartwarming, inspiring summer blockbuster that will entertain and enchant kids and adults alike. I’ve absolutely lost count of how many Marvel characters have appeared on the big screen, but of them all, you’d be hard pressed to find one more sympathetic and endearing than “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is a little man with a big heart. It’s New York in 1941, and all Rogers wants to do is stand up for his country, as he feels is his duty. Unfortunately, his small stature and lengthy list of health problems – from fatigue to asthma – has landed him on the 4-F list more times …
Friday, July 8, 2011
Tom Hanks produces, writes, directs and stars in the film.
There was a time when you couldn’t go to the movies without seeing Tom Hanks – either in the main feature or highlighted in a coming attraction. But in recent years, the beloved actor has begun to work more and more off camera, producing such hits as “Big Love” and “Mamma Mia,” as well as many other ... shall we say, unremarkable flicks (“My Life in Ruins,” we’re looking at you.) Now Hanks is back in full force – not only producing, but writing, directing and starring in “Larry Crowne.” So if you don’t like it, you know whom to blame. (Ha.) Hanks’ film is centered around a Joe-Six-pack-type guy, a 20-year navy cook turned big box store worker who is laid off because he never went to college. It’s a chord that strikes familiar with many of…