Monday, July 30, 2012
The "Dark Knight Rises" shooting tragedy in Colorado is another example of how difficult it is to make sense of the senseless.
The point of view for this column has always been community first, but sometime events (in this case tragedies) occupy such a huge portion of the collective conscience that they become all anyone is talking/tweeting/posting about. They become to big to ignore. No, I’m not talking about the sanctions against Penn State. I watched with morbid curiosity as authorities brought the Colorado theater shooting suspect into court to be formally charged. Watching live on CNN was like slowing down next to a fatal car accident—you don’t want to look but you're compelled. I don’t know what I was expecting—a demented harlequin with cloven hooves and a pointed tail? Instead, I physically shuddered when he shuffled into the courtroom. Meek, dazed and …
Friday, July 20, 2012
In light of recent shootings in Colorado, law enforcement presence will be stepped up at local theaters where “The Dark Knight Rises” is being shown.
In the aftermath of today's deadly shooting inside an Aurora, Colorado movie theater that left as many as 12 dead and 50 wounded, police will be stepping up enforcement to help ensure the safety of local movie-goers attending screenings of "The Dark Knight Rises." The film was being shown at the movie theater in Colorado when the tragedy took place. “We will be directing our patrol resources toward all the local theaters,” said Deputy Chief Gina Grady of the Woodridge Police Department. “We have already had some inquiries from the public about this, and we are going to do what we can do to keep everyone safe.” Grady said local theaters will be one of the Woodridge Police Department’s primary patrol areas while “The Dark Knight Rises” is …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Screening will be followed by film discussion led by one of the film's actors.
Even after you've spent the day with dad on Sunday, show him how much you love him by taking him to see a special screening of the movie "Waterwalk" at the Tivoli Monday night. The movie was filmed across the Midwest and tells the story of a father and son who attempt a canoe trip retracing the 1,000 mile route Marquette and Joliet took. The film is based on a true story, and local actress Maggie Reberg, who is in the film, will introduce the film and take part in a question-and-answer discussion afterwards. The screening takes place Monday, June 18 at 7 p.m. and admission is $5. Check out the trailer for the film here.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Admission for midnight screening is $5.
Friday, May 25, 2012
From the Tivoli: And now for something completely different… The historic Tivoli Theatre is excited to present the very first midnight screening of the fully remastered digital print of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (PG), along with a never-before-seen feature of Terry Gilliam’s “Lost Animations” before the movie. This special presentation is slated for Friday, May 25th at midnight, located at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave. Movie admission is $5, and tickets can be purchased at the Tivoli box office. The film will be presented on the Tivoli Theatre’s newly enhanced 4k Digital Projection system. “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” is the classic 1975 British comedy starring the favorite comedy group Monty Python - Graham Chapman, …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Midnight showing will take place March 30.
Monday, March 26, 2012
From the Tivoli Theatre: Downers Grove, IL – When it recently decided to let movie fans decide the movie they would like to see at a special midnight showing, the Tivoli Theatre e-mailed and posted a survey on its Facebook page, and over 2,000 responses were received. The votes have been tallied, and Classic Cinemas is excited to announce the special midnight movie at the Tivoli Theatre will be the legendary “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (PG). Fans will be thrilled to see the classic movie as they have never seen it before! A newly restored digital print will be presented using the theatre’s new “state of the art” digital sound and projection system. The classic film will be presented at midnight on Friday, March 30th. Admission is $5. The …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
For this opinion column, we're talking about Baby Boomers on, so "It Happened One Night" and "Some Like It Hot" don't count. I've got my list. What's yours?
I was shocked—shocked!—to find out what Moviefone picked as the Top 25 romantic comedies of all time. Although I might agree with their top choice. Yes, I'm a 54-year-old man, and I shouldn't admit it (in the off chance my high school or college buddies actually read this) but I'm a sucker for romantic comedies. Unfortunately, I don't think we get a lot of good ones anymore. There was a time when it seemed like Hollywood was producing a truly great romantic comedy once a year. Nowadays, the movies that fall under that heading come off (to me, at least) as unscripted or over-the-top, lacking the elegance or charm of their counterparts from the 1980s or '90s. That's my opinion, anyway, and I'm sticking with it. Here are my top 10 of the past…
Thursday, June 16, 2011
You can audition for non-speaking roles in the new 'Superman' movie, to be filmed in Chicago and Plano this summer, TribLocal reports.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
that 'Batman' will be morphing Pittsburgh, Pa., into Gotham City, the latest in the 'Superman' franchise is swooping in to take over Chicago and Plano—and they're looking for extras. TribLocal is reporting that auditions for non-speaking roles in the project, code named "Autumn Frost," will take place at the DePaul University Naperville Campus at 150 West Warrenville Road this Saturday afternoon. Filming is expected to commence this summer. The cast includes Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Clark Kent’s parents, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Brit Henry Cavill, who had a continuing role in "The Tudors" Showtime series, as the Man of Steel. See the full story for details. According to Variety, Russell Crowe recently signed on to play Superman's…
Monday, January 17, 2011
The After Hours Film Society of Downers Grove captures the hearts and interests of film buffs with movies that aren't mainstream.
There’s an abundance of megaplex theaters in the area showing virtually hundreds of films weekly. Yet there are wonderful, compelling movies that would likely never make it to the suburbs if not for the After Hours Film Society (AHFS) in Downers Grove. Founded in 1988 by Glen Ellyn resident Deborah Venezia, AHFS brings independent, art, classic and foreign films twice-monthly to the Tivoli Theatre. “Even with a large, 30-screen theater not far away, these are films that would only be playing in Evanston or downtown," said Melanie Greenberg. “You could find Transformers III playing on four or five screens at one time, and not that there’s anything wrong with robot, but still…” A Naperville resident, Greenberg is a self-proclaimed movie …