Sunday, May 9, 2010

“Movie showings at Flossmoor library - Southtown Star” plus 3 more

“Movie showings at Flossmoor library - Southtown Star” plus 3 more


Movie showings at Flossmoor library - Southtown Star

Posted: 09 May 2010 02:07 AM PDT

Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., will host two free movie showings this week.

The library will show the 2009 movie "Confessions of a Shopaholic" starring Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter, John Goodman, Joan Cusack and John Lithgow as part of its Teen Movie series from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Monday.

The movie is rated PG and is based on the "Shopaholic" series of novels by Sophie Kinsella.

The library also will show the 1936 comedy "Libeled Lady" starring Spencer Tracy as part of its Classic Movies At Noon series from noon to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.

In the movie, after an heiress sues a newspaper editor for libel, he recruits his fiance and an ex-reporter to bail him out.

Both movies will be shown the library's Helen Wilson Meeting Room. Participants can bring their lunches to both showings. Registration isn't required.

Information: (708) 798-3600 or www.flossmoorlibrary.org.

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Movie Schedule - Arizona Daily Star

Posted: 08 May 2010 11:58 PM PDT

Century El Con 20*

3601 E. Broadway

1-800-FANDANGO (326-3264), Ext. 902

Babies (PG) - 10:45, 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30.

Back-up Plan (PG-13) - 11:35, 2:25, 4:55, 7:40, 10:15.

City Island (PG-13) - 11:55, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 10:05.

Clash of the Titans (PG-13) - 8:10, 10:45.

Clash of the Titans 3-D (PG-13) - 11:20, 1:55, 4:35, 7:25, 10:10.

Date Night (PG-13) - 12:35, 2:55, 5:15, 7:35, 9:55.

Death at a Funeral (R) - 3:05, 8:05.

Furry Vengeance (PG) - 11:40, 2:05, 4:40, 7:05, 9:35.

Hot Tub Time Machine (R) - 12:25, 5:35, 10:35.

How to Train Your Dragon (PG) - 12:45, 3:10, 5:45.

How to Train Your Dragon 3-D (PG) - 11:45, 2:10, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 10:30, 11, 11:30, 12:15, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3:15, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6:15, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9:15, 10, 10:30, 11.

Kick-Ass (R) - 11:25, 2:15, 5:05, 7:50, 10:40.

Losers (PG-13) - noon, 2:50, 5:20, 7:45, 10:20.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 10:50, 11:40, 12:30, 1:20, 2:10, 3, 3:50, 4:40, 5:25, 6:20, 7:10, 7:55, 8:50, 9:40, 10:25.

Oceans (G) - 12:05, 2:35, 4:45, 6:55, 9:10.

Century Gateway 12*

770 N. Kolb Road

1-800-FANDANGO (326-3264), Ext. 962

Avatar (PG-13) - 12:15, 3:40, 7:10.

Black Waters of Echo's Pond (R) - 12:55, 3:10, 5:35, 7:55.

Crazies (R) - 12:35, 3:05, 5:30, 8.

Crazy Heart (R) - noon, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45.

Greenberg (R) - noon, 2:40, 5:15, 7:45.

Joneses (R) - 12:30, 2:50, 5:05, 7:25.

Our Family Wedding (PG-13) - 12:40, 3, 5:20, 7:40.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG) - 12:45, 3:35, 7:15.

She's Out of My League (R) - 12:25, 2:55, 5:25, 7:50.

Shutter Island (R) - 12:20, 3:30, 7.

Spy Next Door (PG) - 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 7:05.

Tooth Fairy (PG) - 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20.

Century Marketplace*

12155 N. Oracle Road, at the Oro Valley Marketplace

1-800-FANDANGO (326-3264), Ext. 899

Back-up Plan (PG-13) - 11:20, 1:55, 4:30, 7:05, 9:40.

Clash of the Titans (PG-13) - 10:45, 1:20, 4, 6:55, 9:35.

Date Night (PG-13) - 12:20, 2:40, 5:10, 7:35, 9:50.

Death at a Funeral (R) - 1:50, 7:10.

Furry Vengeance (PG) - 11:25, 2:05, 4:40, 7, 9:20.

How to Train Your Dragon (PG) - 10:30, 1:05, 3:35, 6:05, 8:35.

How to Train Your Dragon 3-D (PG) - 11:35, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 10:15, 11:45, 1:15, 2:45, 4:15, 5:45, 7:15, 8:45, 10:15.

Last Song (PG) - 11:10, 4:10, 9:30.

Losers (PG-13) - 11:30, 2:15, 4:55, 7:25, 9:55.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 11:50, 2:25, 5, 7:30, 10.

Oceans (G) - 11:40, 2, 4:20, 6:50, 9:05.

Century Park 16*

1055 W. Grant Road

1-800-FANDANGO (326-3264), Ext. 901

Alice in Wonderland (PG) - 10:55, 1:30, 4:10, 6:45.

Back-up Plan (PG-13) - 9:50, 12:20, 2:50, 5:25, 7:55.

Clash of the Titans (PG-13) - 11:50, 2:30, 5:10, 7:45.

Date Night (PG-13) - 10:15, 12:30, 2:45, 4:55, 7:15.

Death at a Funeral (R) - 10:10, 12:35, 2:55, 5:30, 7:40.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG) - 11:45, 2:10, 4:35, 7.

Furry Vengeance (PG) - 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05.

Hot Tub Time Machine (R) - 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:30.

How to Train Your Dragon (PG) - 10:15, 11:20, 12:40, 1:45, 3, 4:10, 5:25, 6:35, 7:50.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 10, 11, noon, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Kick-Ass (R) - 10:45, 1:40, 4:50, 7:35.

Losers (PG-13) - 10:25, 12:50, 3:15, 5:40, 8:05.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 12:25, 2:55, 5:20, 7:50.

Century Park Place 20*

5870 E. Broadway

1-800-FANDANGO (326-3264), Ext. 903

Alice in Wonderland (PG) - 11:05, 1:50, 4:25, 7:25, 10:10.

Back-up Plan (PG-13) - 9:40, 12:10, 2:40, 5:20, 7:55, 10:30.

Clash of the Titans (PG-13) - 10:30, 1:05, 3:45, 6:25, 9.

Clash of the Titans 3-D (PG-13) - 9:15, 11:50, 2:25, 5:05, 7:40, 10:20.

Date Night (PG-13) - 9:30, 10:45, noon, 2:30, 3:40, 5, 7:30, 8:40, 10:05.

Death at a Funeral (R) - 10:10, 12:30, 3, 5:25, 7:45, 10:15.

Furry Vengeance (PG) - 9:35, 11:55, 2:15, 7:15, 9:35.

How to Train Your Dragon (PG) - 10:15, 12:45, 3:15, 5:40, 8:15, 10:40.

How to Train Your Dragon 3-D (PG) - 9, 11:30, 2, 4:30, 6:55, 9:25.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 9:25, 10, 10:35, 11:10, 11:45, 12:20, 1, 1:35, 2:10, 2:45, 3:20, 4, 4:35, 5:10, 5:45, 6:20, 7, 7:35, 8:10, 8:45, 9:20, 10, 10:35, 11.

Kick-Ass (R) - 11, 1:55, 4:50, 7:50, 10:45.

Letters to Juliet (PG) - 4:45.

Losers (PG-13) - 9:05, 11:35, 1:10, 2:20, 4:55, 6, 7:20, 9:55, 10:55.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 9:10, 10:25, 11:40, 12:55, 2:05, 3:25, 4:40, 5:55, 7:10, 8:20, 9:40, 10:50.

Oceans (G) - 10:05, 12:15, 2:35, 4:50, 7:05, 9:15.

Crossroads*

4811 E. Grant Road

327-7067

Avatar (PG-13) - 4:10, 9.

Crazy Heart (R) - 11:10, 1:30, 4, 6:30.

Greenberg (R) - 11:30, 1:50, 7:30, 9:50.

It's Complicated (R) - 4:20, 9:15.

Last Station (R) - noon, 2:25, 4:50.

Messenger (R) - 11:20.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG) - 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45.

She's Out of My League (R) - 7:20, 9:40.

Young Victoria (PG) - 11:45, 2, 7.

Foothills*

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.

1-888-AMC-4FUN

Back-up Plan (PG-13) - 11:30, 2:05, 4:30, 7, 9:35.

Clash of the Titans (PG-13) - 10:35, 1, 3:25, 5:50, 8:15, 10:55.

Clash of the Titans 3-D (PG-13) - 9:55.

Date Night (PG-13) - 10:25, 12:35, 2:50, 5, 7:15, 9:30.

Death at a Funeral (R) - 5:20, 7:50, 10:10.

Furry Vengeance (PG) - 10:40, 12:50, 5:25, 7:40, 9:50.

How to Train Your Dragon (PG) - 11, 1:20, 4:05, 6:35, 9:10.

How to Train Your Dragon 3-D (PG) - 10, 12:20, 2:40, 5:05, 7:35.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 9:45, 10:45, 11:45, 12:15, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45, 4:45, 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 7:45, 8:45, 9:15, 9:45, 10:45.

Kick-Ass (R) - 11:15, 2, 4:40, 7:20, 10:05.

Letters to Juliet (PG) - 3.

Losers (PG-13) - 3:05, 5:30, 8, 10:20.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 10:30, 11:25, 12:45, 1:40, 3, 4, 5:15, 6:30, 7:30, 9, 10.

Oceans (G) - 10, 12:30, 2:55.

Harkins Spectrum*

5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz

806-4275, Ext. 843

Back-up Plan (PG-13) - 11:10, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45.

Bounty Hunter (PG-13) - 8, 10:40.

Clash of the Titans (PG-13) - 10:50, 1:20, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30.

Clash of the Titans 3-D (PG-13) - 11:45, 2:20, 5:10, 7:50, 10:30.

Date Night (PG-13) - 10:40, 1:30, 4:20, 7:15, 10:15.

Death at a Funeral (R) - 11, 1:40, 4:15, 6:40, 9:20.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG) - 9:55, 3:20, 8:45.

Furry Vengeance (PG) - 10:15, 12:45, 6:25, 8:40.

How to Train Your Dragon (PG) - 10:20, 12:50, 3:40, 6:20, 8:50.

How to Train Your Dragon 3-D (PG) - 11:20, 2, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 10, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 1, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4, 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, 7, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 10, 10:45.

Kick-Ass (R) - 9:50, 12:40, 3:45, 6:45, 9:40.

Last Song (PG) - 12:20, 6:05.

Letters to Juliet (PG) - 4.

Losers (PG-13) - 11:50, 2:15, 5, 7:40, 10:20.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 10:30, 11:40, 1:10, 2:10, 3:50, 4:50, 6:30, 7:30, 9:10, 10:10.

Oceans (G) - 10:10, 12:30, 3, 5:20.

Loft*

3233 E. Speedway

795-7777

Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (NR) - 3:45, 7, 10.

His Girl Friday (NR) - 1.

Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (NR) - noon, 5.

Vincere (NR) - 2:15, 7:15, 10.

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road

292-2430

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG) - 12:10.

Avatar (PG-13) - noon, 2, 5:30, 7:30.

Book of Eli (R) - noon, 4:40.

Crazies (R) - 5, 9:50.

Crazy Heart (R) - 12:20, 2:40, 7:20.

Our Family Wedding (PG-13) - 2:30, 7:10, 9:30.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG) - 12:45, 3:30, 6:50, 9:20.

She's Out of My League (R) - 2:10, 7:40, 9:55.

Sherlock Holmes (PG-13) - 4:30.

Tooth Fairy (PG) - 11:50, 3:15, 5:15.

Wolfman (R) - 9.

Tower Theatres*

8031 N. Business Park Drive, Marana

579-0500

Back-up Plan (PG-13) - 11:50, 2:10, 4:35, 7:05, 9:25.

Clash of the Titans (PG-13) - 11:55, 2:20, 4:45, 7:15, 9:40.

Date Night (PG-13) - 11, 1:10, 3:15, 5:25, 7:30, 9:45.

Death at a Funeral (R) - 2:45, 4:55, 7:10, 9:20.

Furry Vengeance (PG) - 10:50, 1, 3:05, 5:15, 7:25, 9:35.

How to Train Your Dragon 3-D (PG) - 11:20, 1:50, 4:25, 6:50, 9:15.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 10:30, 11:25, 12:20, 1:20, 2:15, 3:10, 4:10, 5:10, 6, 7, 7:55, 8:50, 9:50.

Kick-Ass (R) - 11:30, 2:05, 4:40, 7:20, 10.

Losers (PG-13) - 1:05, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 9:55.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 12:50, 3, 5:20, 7:35, 9:55.

Oceans (G) - 10:45, 12:45.

Desert Sky Cinema*

70 W. Duval Mine Road, Sahuarita

393-1222

Alice in Wonderland 3-D (PG) - 2:15, 4:30, 7:15.

Back-up Plan (PG-13) - 2:15, 7:15.

Date Night (PG-13) - 2, 4, 7.

Furry Vengeance (PG) - 2, 4, 7.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 2, 4:30, 7.

Losers (PG-13) - 4:15.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 2, 4, 7.

Oasis Cinema

240 W. Roper Road, Nogales, Ariz.

1-520-761-1777

Back-up Plan (PG-13) - 12:25, 3:25, 6:25.

Date Night (PG-13) - 12:30.

Furry Vengeance (PG) - 12:30, 3:30, 6:30.

How to Train Your Dragon (PG) - 12:30, 3:30, 6:30.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - noon, 1, 3, 4:15, 6, 7:30.

Kick-Ass (R) - 7:45.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 12:30, 3:30, 8.

Oceans (G) - 12:30, 3:40, 6:30.

Cinemark 10*

2175 El Mercado Loop, Sierra Vista

1-520-458-1980

Clash of the Titans (PG-13) - 11:20, 1:55, 4:35, 7:15.

Date Night (PG-13) - 11:55, 2:20, 5:05, 7:20.

How to Train Your Dragon (PG) - 10:55, 1:20, 3:50, 6:20.

How to Train Your Dragon 3-D (PG) - 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:25.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 10, 11, noon, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Losers (PG-13) - 10:05, 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 10:25, 11:25, 12:50, 1:50, 3:20, 4:30, 5:50, 7:05.

Uptown Theatre*

4341 S. State Highway 92, Sierra Vista

1-520-378-2858

Back-up Plan (PG-13) - 1, 4, 7.

Furry Vengeance (PG) - 12:45, 3:45, 6:45.

Kick-Ass (R) - 12:45, 3:45, 6:45.

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Some movie moms not so sweet - Desert Sun

Posted: 09 May 2010 02:07 AM PDT

It's Mother's Day, and what better way to celebrate your mother than with a movie?

There are plenty of good and bad movie moms, plenty of good and bad movies about moms. Some of the five recommended here are not necessarily the first that spring to mind, which should be a good thing.

"Psycho" (1960): Is there a more devoted son than Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins)? Or a crazier one? There's probably no one who doesn't know the story, but just in case, we'll dance around it a bit. Norman runs a motel, where Marion (Janet Leigh), on the lam, shows up, seeking shelter. Bad idea. In retrospect, perhaps taking a shower wasn't such a good plan, either. We hear a lot about Norman's mother, but don't see her till almost the end of the picture. Shocking? Oh, yeah. Certainly on Mother's Day we all want to honor our mothers. Happily, most don't take that to the extremes Norman does.

"Juno" (2007): A lot of moms figure into Jason Reitman's film about a precocious high school girl named Juno (Ellen Page) who gets pregnant and decides that she'll give the baby up for adoption. First off, there's Juno herself, the mother of the baby and the center of the film.

There's also Juno's stepmother, Bren (Allison Janney), a loopy sort who nevertheless genuinely cares for Juno and her well-being, cautioning her not to get too attached to Mark (Jason Bateman), the man who plans to be the father of her unborn child. Then there is Mark's wife, Vanessa (Jennifer Garner), obsessively preparing for the adoption. It's a really good little film, quirky in a good way (though the dialogue is occasionally overly clever), a nice nod to moms.

"The Sound of Music" (1965): Yes, the hills are alive, all that. Maria (Julie Andrews) leaves the convent to take care of the children of Capt. Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) and winds up marrying him, more or less stealing him away from the strident baroness (Eleanor Parker) he'd been making time with. Loosely based on a true story, it's filled with songs that either delight or annoy, depending on which camp you're in. Sure, it's sappy, but it's a musical, and Andrews is great. And talk about dodging a bullet — the Von Trapp kids end up with Maria for a mother, but think if things had gone the other way and the baroness had stuck around. Mother's Day wouldn't have been much fun around that house.

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SR Pick [Video]: Fan-Made Mega Man Movie - Screenrant.com

Posted: 09 May 2010 01:17 AM PDT

Mega Man Game Art with Robots

Fan made movies, clips and short films on low budgets are quickly becoming my favorite thing to watch, and the reason why is pretty easy to discern. Just watch some of the most recent videos we've put up and you'll no doubt start becoming a fan as well.

Original short films like Panic Attack, The Gift and The Raven are prime examples of the kind of big-time results small-time directors can produce, but that's usually the norm for original content. Video game fans, however, have long been disappointed with the result of Hollywood's attempt to take their favorite game and adapt it for the big screen, although the upcoming Prince of Persia: Sands of Time could be the first film to break that mold.

Well lately some very talented amateur movie makers, who just happen to also be video game fans, have taken it upon themselves to put an end to the bad video game movie trend. Watch the Pac-Man short film or the recently released Street Fighter Legacy and Beginnings End to see just what can be done when big studios don't stick their uneducated fingers into the pie.

Amateur film maker Eddie Lebron wants to continue this trend with his latest release of a full-length Mega Man movie. This isn't a 30-second teaser or a 3-minute clip of a particular scene; this is a full 90 (N-I-N-E-T-Y), minutes of a well-thought-out and well-executed film. We have both the trailer and the full video below:

Here's the official story for the Mega Man movie:

In the year 20XX, Dr. Thomas Light, an Nobel Prize winning professor in the field of Robotics, creates a series of 6 revolutionary robots entitled the "Robot Master Series DRN" in an effort to use robotics as a mean to better mankind. As a personal project, Dr. Light creates 2 androids named Roll (a female) and Rock (a male) who are made to be as human as possible from appearance to behavior. Rock and Roll are, however, also created due to Light's goal to have the children he was never able to have.

Meanwhile, after the creation of the series gains Light his Nobel Prize in Physics and notoriety, his partner and colleague, Dr. Albert Wily, grows enraged and jealous of Light's success. Secretly, a man who wants control and power. Dr. Wily decides to reprogram and steal the robot master series to do his bidding so he can wreak havoc and gain control of the city. As Wily begins to steal more of Light's creations, it becomes clear to him he has the resources to systemically gain more and more control in an effort to reach his ultimate goal: total world domination.

With a strong sense of duty and regard for humanity, Rock volunteers to receive a battle upgrade in an effort to battle Wily's forces, thus donning the name "Megaman". The battle for humanity is now between Megaman and all the bots at Wily's disposal.

I've watched just about the entire film and I was hooked from the beginning. The story is, for the most part, completely believable – the acting doesn't come across as "hammy" or "cheesy" and the SFX are very well done. There are places where the audio feels tinny and the acoustics are distracting, but those are minor gripes on an otherwise extremely enjoyable film.

Lebron served as writer, director, producer and editor for Mega Man and I don't know who Daniel James is, but the guy has a real future in film scores. The music for the film flows nicely from scene to scene and it doesn't feel like an afterthought. The final song at the end is pushing it a bit, but I'll let it slide. This also seems to be a father and son project, because Eddie Lebron Sr. is listed in the producing credits.

mega man fan made movie

The film isn't perfect by any means, but there are plenty of scenes where I could tell that, given a larger budget, Lebron could have made something extraordinary. One scene that stands out is the "Systems Check" scene, when we are first introduced to "Rock" (Mega Man's real name). In the movie he just turns his head to the side for a couple of seconds and then says "All systems check OK". With a budget, that scene would have easily been done in CGI from an inside view of Mega Man's internal workings.

The movie has some great Mega Man lore in it and even includes Roll from the game. Other robots are Elecman, Fireman, Iceman, Gutsman, Bombsman and Cutman. There is a special appearance by one more robot but I'll leave that as a surprise for you to watch on your own.

One note, actor Dave Maulbeck gives a wonderful performance as the evil Dr. Albert Wiley. Some of the dialog between him and his computer is hilarious.

Here's the full film below or you can watch it at Vimeo:

Did you like the trailer for the fan-made Mega Man and do you think this could work on the big screen with a larger budget for CGI?

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