Posts in category "Movies"

6th Annual Teen Film Fest @ Arlington Heights Memorial Library

6th Annual Teen Film Fest @ Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Teens ages 12–18 are invited to enter a film in the A.H. Teen Film Fest presented by the library, the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre and the Arlington Heights Arts Commission. Make a ridiculous comedy, a music video, a blistering action short or a documentary film about your life or even a freaky horror movie …... Read more »

Take A Few Weeks Off And You'll Miss The World...

Take A Few Weeks Off And You'll Miss The World...
Welcome back friends…you take a few weeks off from writing and you’ll miss the world. I figured a break from blogging was due to refresh and recapture the magic of spitting your ideas onto a virtual canvas. In the two weeks that I was gone, here is a rundown on what happened (in case you... Read more »

Who Didn't See "The Avengers" This Weekend

Who Didn't See "The Avengers" This Weekend
Normally I’m not one to jump to see a movie on opening weekend, but for as big as Marvel’s “The Avengers” were this past weekend, I couldn’t pass it up. Seeing an 11am showing at the new AMC Randhurst that was packed to the gills was impressive (especially since we attempted to go to a... Read more »
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Things A Movie Theater Employee Won't Ever Tell You...

Things A Movie Theater Employee Won't Ever Tell You...
Recently I was surfing around the internets and I came across this article from Readers Digest about the “13 Things A Movie Theater Employee Won’t Tell You”. It brought back many many memories from my days of working at the Randhurst Mall General Cinemas (or AMC in my post college days). Being that it was my... Read more »

Paranormal Activity 3...This Guy Ain't A Fan

Paranormal Activity 3...This Guy Ain't A Fan
When you think of Halloween, normally the big horror movies from over the years come to mind: Halloween, Friday the 13th, Scream, Saw, and now Paranormal Activity takes it’s place as the new king of yearly released flicks. The first two weren’t groundbreakers from a thematic standpoint…girl and guy are haunted by an entity and... Read more »

Is Netflix (or Quikster) On It's Way Up Or Out? A Love Letter From A Former Customer...

Is Netflix (or Quikster) On It's Way Up Or Out? A Love Letter From A Former Customer...
“I messed up” Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, wrote in a recent blog post on the Netflix website. That’s right you did…you’ve probably managed to lose more customers for a single company in the shortest period of time than anyone else in history.  I’m sure it’s not all your fault, but being that you gave... Read more »
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Like Movies and Live in the Mount Prospect Area...Have I Got Something For You!

Anyone that’s lived in the Mount Prospect/Arlington Heights/Wheeling area has been to the theater at Randhurst at some point or another, right? Well whether or not you frequented it when it was a General Cinemas or an AMC over the past last 10+ years, there is an exciting event taking place tomorrow for the new... Read more »

Halloween in the "Heights" Approved Flicks

A dark horse, indie film made by Oren Peli for $15k that juggernauted to $194M in profit worldwide.  A simply made, well directed "found footage" movie that had it's sequel just released recently.
With Halloween around the corner and a lot of my friends/acquaintances spending their nights leading up to it watching classic or crappy horror flicks, I figured it would be a great time to count down my top 5 favorite horror movie series (with an indie newcomer to the party): My childhood Halloweens were filled with... Read more »

Making Movies in the Northwest Suburbs

The Biograph Theater on Lincoln Ave brought back to the time John Dillenger walked the streets
Recently I was reading about how the upcoming thriller, “Contagion”, has scheduled filming locations in Elgin, Wilmette, and Yorkville for later this year. Starring Hollywood A-listers Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne and about a virus outbreak that starts in Hong Kong and finds its way to Chicago; filming is bound... Read more »
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