Blog Directory CineVerse: March 2012

What's the good news? Broadcast News on March 28

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Make plans to attend CineVerse on March 28 and explore a film that was as prescient as it was entertaining: “Broadcast News” (1987; 133 minutes), directed by James L. Brooks, chosen by Joe Valente.


It's not just's Hugo

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Oak Lawn public library will present the following movie free of charge: Hugo (2011, PG, 126 min) -- Tuesday, March 27 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen. Learn more by clicking here.


Join the cult of CineVerse on March 21

Sunday, March 18, 2012

CineVerse will shine the spotlight on the phenomenon of classic cult movies, focusing on a different cult film or two once a month for the next few months. Up first, on March 21, is a double feature sure to raise a few eyebrows (and tickle a few funnybones): “Reefer Madness” (1936; 67 minutes), directed by Louis J. Gasnier, and "Freaks" (1932; 64 minutes), directed by Tod Browning.


"7 Days" in 1 night

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The calendar may only say March, but next Wednesday will be May Day for CineVerse--better put, it will be "Seven Days in May" (1964; 118 minutes), directed by John Frankenheimer, and chosen by Brian Hansen. Join us for this gripping political thriller on March 14.


Nothing "Quiet" about this movie classic

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Perhaps the granddaddy of all great anit-war movies is “All Quiet on the Western Front” (1930; 136 minutes), directed by Lewis Milestone. CineVerse will explore this 82-year-old epic, chosen by Art Myren, on March 7.


The Artist took the Oscar...but was it worthy?

Friday, March 2, 2012

"The Artist" won the Academy Award for Best Picture last Sunday. But that doesn't necessarily mean that it was the most deserving of the gold statuette in the court of public opnion. Was one of the other nominees robbed of its proper recognition, in your opinion? Cast your vote in the all-new CineVerse poll, found on the left sidebar of our home page, which asks the question: Which film most deserved to win the 2012 Best Picture Oscar? Cast your vote prior to the end of April.

In case you were curious as to the results of our previous poll, which asked: Who is the greatest movie actor of all time? Here are the top 3 vote-getters:

  • Marlon Brando: 20%
  • James Stewart: 16%
  • Tom Hanks: 12%


All eyes on "Ides of March"

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Oak Lawn public library will present the following movie free of charge: The Ides of March (2011, R, 101 min) -- Monday, March 5 at 10 a.m. An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. Directed by George Clooney. Starring George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Learn more by clicking here.


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