Sunday, May 19, 2013
Film is rated PG-13.
Boy, this is going to be one short review. This movie has more spoilers than the 1967 Enterprise had Tribbles…and in the interest of full disclosure, this is written by the Cinema Siren who owns chairs from the Voyager show, can list the original episodes in order of appearance, has a T-shirt with a quote in Klingon, and a model of the Enterprise signed by all the original cast members. That is to say, fandom lives here. Any experience of watching the new release by director J. J. Abrams would naturally be filtered through a brain steeped in Star Trek knowledge and lore. That being said, there is, unlike some long-term fans, no automatic hate for anything new. To my mind, the cast, theme, and story lines of the reboot are very much in …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
IMAX "fan sneak" premiere begins at 8 p.m., with 12:01 premieres late tonight.
Star Trek: Into Darkness opens in theaters Thursday, May 16, with midnight showings available in most markets at midnight tonight. The highly anticipated sci-fi sequel opens in select IMAX theaters on May 15 for two "fan sneak" premieres at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will be hosting a panel discussion on Thursday: Star Trek's Continuing Relevance. The free event will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday in Gallery 113 in the D.C. museum. In a special IMAX promotion, audience members at the 8 p.m. showing May 15 will get a limited edition Star Trek Into Darkness print by artist Mark Englert. Take a look at the special Star Trek premiere giveaway at the IMAX blog. Several IMAX locations in the area are expected to …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Plus, the Smithsonian is hosting a special panel on Star Trek's Continuing Relevance on Thursday.
Star Trek: Into Darkness now opens in theaters on Thursday, May 16, with midnight showings available in most markets at midnight Wednesday night. The highly anticipated sci-fi sequel opens in select IMAX theaters on May 15 for two "fan sneak" premieres at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will be hosting a panel discussion on Thursday: Star Trek's Continuing Relevance. The free event will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday in Gallery 113 in the D.C. museum. In a special IMAX promotion, audience members at the 8 p.m. showing May 15 will get a limited edition Star Trek Into Darkness print by artist Mark Englert. Take a look at the special Star Trek premiere giveaway at the IMAX blog. Several IMAX locations in the area …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The local event brings together four art galleries and over 60 local artists.
Occoquan celebrated Art on the Block today, and the four art galleries in town welcomed visitors with demonstrations, exhibits, receptions, and special drawings. Local art in Occoquan is diverse, and includes painting, photography, sculpture, wood carving, and fabric art. To learn more about art in Occoquan, visit one or all of the four art galleries: Art a La Carte, the Loft Gallery, the Artists' Undertaking Gallery, and Mill Street Studio, all of which are on Mill Street.
This fearless interpretation by director Baz Luhrmann is well worth seeing. Leonardo di Caprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan star.
The Great Gatsby has opened in theaters nationwide. Here are the showtimes at the movie theaters showing The Great Gatsby in Woodbridge: ----- REVIEW No question whatsoever, director Baz Luhrmann is someone who elicits strong opinions with his every movie. Moulin Rouge draws forth a swoony sigh from its biggest fans and an eye roll from its detractors. In an industry that often plays it safe, creating movies like Fast and Furious 6 to keep the easy money flowing, it is always refreshing that someone is taking chances, and certainly Luhrmann has built his career subscribing to the "go big or go home" school of filmmaking. His new film The Great Gatsby is no exception. Not only does he create the sort of visually over-saturated and …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Country star appearing at Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater for WMZQ Fest on May 18.
Country singer Luke Bryan will kick off the summer concert season at Jiffy Lube Live amphitheater in Bristow on May 18. For Woodbridge fans, Bristow is a short drive up the Prince William Parkway. Bryan is headlining the 2013 WMZQ Fest, with Thompson Square and Florida-Georgia Line also sharing the main stage. The show begins at 4 p.m. Initial tickets are sold out according to WMZQ. Tickets are available at StubHub.com. Lawn tickets are starting at $88. Live Nation also has a Jiffy Lube Live seating chart for the event. The WMZQ Fest includes a side stage with performances from Kristen Kelly, Chris Janson, Rachel Farley and Austin Webb. If you can't make it to the Bristow show, take a road trip. Bryan will be performing in Virginia Beach …
Monday, May 6, 2013
'Into Darkness' gets early IMAX premiere, free giveaways for first local screenings.
Star Trek: Into Darkness opens in theaters on May 17, but the highly anticipated sci-fi sequel will beam into IMAX theaters on May 15 for two "fan sneak" premieres. A 2009 reboot by director J.J. Abrams has inspired a new generation of Trekies. The 2013 Star Trek sequel stars Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as Kirk and Spock, with Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch as the mysterious villain. In a special IMAX promotion, audience members at the 8 p.m. showing May 15 will get a limited edition Star Trek Into Darkness print by artist Mark Englert. Several IMAX locations in the area are expected to have the memento on hand, including: Need more Into Darkness scoop? Facebook Live will be hosting a Q&A with J.J. Abrams on May 10 (along with George …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
PG-13 film in theaters this weekend.
Let's face it. Those of you who are interested in films of Iron Man's ilk and have waited through a year of Comic-Cons dressed like your favorite Marvel superhero, do not need Cinema Siren to tell you whether to head out this weekend to keep one of Hollywood's biggest studio franchises alive and Robert Downey Jr. out of the poorhouse. You already have your tickets. It is the souls who usually stay home with a glass of wine watching Downton Abbey, and occasion the multiplex only for the most hyped and well reviewed blockbusters they want to charm into theaters. With its mix of magnetic superstar power, exciting action and strong character development, Iron Man 3 has a good chance of making new Marvel fans and big dollars, making it the …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Come to the small town on May 11 for art from more than 60 local artists.
Four art galleries and more than 60 local artists will come together on May 11 for Occoquan's Art on the Block. Art a La Carte, Artists' Undertaking Gallery, The Loft Gallery, and Mill Street Studio will offer receptions at each gallery, art demonstrations, and special drawings. The event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. See our coverage of last spring's Art on the Block.
Top news of the week from our Patches around Virginia and DC.
Patch has 31 community sites in Virginia and D.C. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week. 16. Mark Wahlberg Visits: Actor Mark Wahlberg visited T.C. Williams High School on Wednesday morning for an assembly presented by Get Schooled, a nonprofit that aims to engage high school students in an effort to improve graduation rates and empower more students to achieve in college. “I had to work really hard to get where I’m at,” Wahlberg said. “And I don’t mind working really hard to try and maintain it." 15. Runner Pledges 30 Races: Arlington resident Lauren Bailey is halfway through a personal challenge that has been daunting and exhilarating — running 30 races in one year, the year of her 30th birthday. …