January 2, 2013 - 10:32am
Cinemark Classics presents '2001: A Space Odyssey'
A rare opportunity to see the greatest science fiction movie of all time on the big screen.
Stanley Kubrick was my first love, film-wise. I always liked movies growing up, but I can trace the current intensity of my film obsession directly back to him. You see, he directed a certain film in 1968 which I happened to see in middle school after reading the accompanying novel, which...
December 19, 2012 - 9:11am
Cinemark Tinseltown presents 'It's a Wonderful Life'
In which yours truly attempts to give film viewers an alternative way to interpret Frank Capra's classic.
I want to share something with you which is seemingly unrelated to the main point – but bear with me here. I want to talk about the film An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. It's a short film – just about twenty minutes – and you can see the whole thing online by clicking on the...
December 12, 2012 - 11:00am
Cinemark Tinseltown presents 'Home Alone'
One of the greatest modern Christmas classics, presented on the big screen.
Let's be honest – when you were a kid you practiced setting up booby traps all over your house in the event you were mistakenly left home over Christmas and found your home being invaded by two hilariously inept would-be burglars. A former romantic partner of mine got her head bashed in...
December 5, 2012 - 10:30am
Cinemark Tinseltown presents 'A Christmas Story'
You'll want to shoot your eye out if you miss Bob Clark's holiday classic on the big screen!
Surely today's topic is one that needs no introduction – and so I'm going to introduce you to another related topic. Director Bob Clark made his first Christmas movie in 1974 – a bloody little thing entitled Black Christmas. (It was remade six years ago, but we don't need to...
November 28, 2012 - 11:25am
Cinemark Tinseltown presents 'Miracle on 34th Street'
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Thanksgiving is over, and that means it's officially Christmas season! (Of course, Christmas season seems to have begun immediately post-Halloween this year, but we won't dwell on clichés about how “Christmas seems to start earlier every year.”) My own personal family tradition...