Blog Directory CineVerse: December 2011

Three days until "Three days of the Condor"

Monday, December 26, 2011

On December 28, CineVerse will explore a riveting conspiracy thriller: “Three Days of the Condor” (1975; 117 minutes), directed by Sydney Pollack, chosen by Norm Omiecinski.


New CineVerse schedule posted

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Want to learn what we'll be screening and discussing over the next 2 months? The CineVerse January/February 2012 schedule is posted and ready for viewing. Click here to check it out.


A "Miracle" of a movie

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Santa Claus is comin' to town...but not before he pays a visit to CineVerse on December 21.

Join us that date for "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947; 96 minutes), directed by George Seaton, chosen by Peggy Quinn.

Plus: We'll conclude the evening with a preview of the January/Febraury 2012 CineVerse schedule.


Go bananas for "12 Monkeys"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

by Erik J. Martin

If you’re a fan of sci-fi that makes you think, here’s one that may have slipped under your radar: “12 Monkeys.”

Ex-Monty Python player Terry Gilliam, director of “Brazil” and “Time Bandits,” again proves he can crystallize his twisted futuristic vision on celluloid with clever ease. “12 Monkeys,” starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt (in perhaps his best acting stint yet), is one of those great word-of-mouth sci-fi films that you’ll probably still be talking about when you’re a grandparent.

Setting: In the year 2035, a terrible plague has forced humans to live underground. Societal outcast Willis is offered the chance clear his criminal record if he travels back in time to collect an early sample of the virus in the hopes that scientists may find a cure. Only living in the past can prove to be a real drag, especially when time travel paradoxes threaten your very existence.

A smartly written, visually captivating thriller executed to perfection by Gilliam.


French tart

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Prepare to be seduced by the wily charms and hypnotizing beauty of Catherine Deneuve, who plays the title role in “Belle de Jour" (1967; 101 minutes), directed by Luis Bunuel, chosen by Bob Hoggatt to be our CineVerse pick for Dec. 14.

Plus, we'll screen a trailer tribute to the finest works of director Buneul prior to the movie.


Crunch into "The Wild Bunch"

Friday, December 9, 2011

Three years ago, CineVerse headed west--as in The Old West, shoot-em-up-Peckinpah style, with violence aplenty, when our group explored the insights and influence of the western that changed all westerns henceforth: "The Wild Bunch".

To tune into a podcast recording of that conversation, click here.


In need of a good movie? The Help is here

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Oak Lawn public library will present the following movie free of charge: The Help (2011, PG-13, 146 min) -- Monday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. An aspiring author during the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement decides to write a book detailing the African American maid’s point of view on the white families they work for, and the hardships they endure on a daily basis. Based on Kathryn Stockett’s award-winning novel. Starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. Learn more by clicking here.


Christmas comes early

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Oak Lawn public library will present the following movie free of charge: Christmas in Connecticut (1945, Unrated, 102 min) -- Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas. Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan. Learn more by clicking here.


  © Blogger template Cumulus by 2008

Back to TOP