Friday, May 17, 2013
One critic calls the plot "clunky," while another says the film eclipses its 2009 predecessor.
"Star Trek Into Darkness" is playing at the Movie Tavern in Suwanee. For show times, click here. The premise, courtesy of the film's official website: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. Here's what critics are saying…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
It's playing in Suwanee. A critic says the film's premise follows that of "Meet the Parents."
- "Peeples" is playing at Gateway Cinemas 12 at 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 9:45 and midnight Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11. The premise, courtesy of the film's official website: Sparks fly when Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) crashes the preppy Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's (Kerry Washington) hand in marriage. Wade might be a fish-out-of-water among this seemingly perfect East Coast clan, but he’s not about to let himself flounder. Instead, in a wild weekend of fun, dysfunction and hilarious surprises, Wade is about to discover there’s room for all kinds of Peeples in this family, no matter their differences. Writer and first-time director Tina Gordon Chism (writer of "Drumline") joins forces …
Monday, April 15, 2013
'Heart of Stone' shows Monday at Movie Tavern.
The series of independent films that has been showing in Suwanee draws to a close Monday (April 15) when "Heart of Stone" has its run. According to a city news release, "Heart of Stone" shows the efforts of a school principal to restore order and learning at one of the most violent schools in the country, Newark's Weequahic High School. The documentary shows how disparate groups, including gangs, can work together to rebuild and revitalize older communities. Los Angeles Times critic Kevin Thomas writes: "Heart of Stone is a portrait of a dedicated man -- smart, articulate, strong, and tough-minded, yet warm and compassionate, willing and able to reach out and communicate with his students on an individual basis." The movie begins at 7 p.m…
Friday, April 5, 2013
One critic calls the 3D release, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the film, "an absolute must-see."
'Jurassic Park in 3D' is playing at the Movie Tavern in Suwanee. For show times, click here. From the film's official website: With his remastering of the epic into a state-of-the-art 3D format, Spielberg introduces the three-time Academy Award-winning blockbuster to a new generation of moviegoers and allows longtime fans to experience the world he envisioned in a way that was unimaginable during the film’s original release. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Attenborough, the film based on the novel by Michael Crichton is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen. The film's premise, courtesy of IMDb: During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Despite the presence of the brilliant Tina Fey, "the film falls apart in a ramshackle, lumbering final act that’s alternately too messy and too tidy."
"Admission" is showing at the Movie Tavern in Suwanee. For show times, click here. --- In this new romantic comedy, Tina Fey plays Portia Nathan, an up-tight, single, childless (maybe, maybe not!) admissions counselor at Princeton University. At the urging of a former college classmate, John Pressman (Paul Rudd), Portia travels to an alternative high school in New Hampshire to meet an outstanding student Jeremiah (Nat Wolff) who just may be the son she gave up when she was in college. John does everything right, while Portia, it seems, has done everything wrong. So now we have themes colliding: professional woman who wishes for children; the idyllic setting of a school where the students milk cows, make food and practically sweat honey; …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The screening tour returns on Monday at the Movie Tavern.
The latest independent film to show in the screening series in Suwanee features a couple of actors familiar to mainstream flicks fans. Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis and Haley Joel Osment star in "The Misadventures of the Dunderheads," which will show Monday (March 18) at the Movie Tavern. According to a city news release, "Dunderheads" follows an eccentric Montana family -- an illiterate grandmother, a 17-year-old who accidently kills his best friend, and his 18-year-old sister who is several degrees off kilter. The three are on the run to Canada, but end up in Mexico, in the amusing and poignant tale of the human family. This film was directed by D.G. Brock, who has worked with film producer Roger Corman, and as a Disney …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
'The Rock' turns into a Snitch in his latest film about what a father would do to save his son.
'Snitch' is playing at the Movie Tavern in Suwanee. Also, you can check other Gwinnett listings at Moviefone.com. --- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson plays a father whose estranged son is framed on a drug-dealing charge in "Snitch." With his son facing a hefty sentence, The Rock pleads with the U.S. Attorney (played by Susan Sarandon). He soon learns that the only way to get his son's time reduced is to help them find a bigger fish in the drug world. As you might guess, The Rock does just about anything to save his son. You'll be surprised to know that Johnson does more acting and less action in this movie. Nice try Rock…but the film seeks to make a statement about the futility of the war on drugs, only to take a back seat to its thriller …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
It's not too late to see movies nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture.
Updated February 23 Your chances to see a movie nominated for an Oscar as Best Film of the Year are running out -- if you want to see one at a Gwinnett County theater before Sunday's Academy Awards Show. And if you want to see "Amour" (nominated for both best picture and best foreign film), or "Beasts of the Southern Wild" (with 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis a best actress nominee), you're going to have to pay a little extra ... but it's worth it, if you have the time. Have you already seen the Oscar nominees? What's your pick for Best Picture? Tell us in the comments below. Thursday is the final day of Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium 20's "Regal Oscar Week," which offered marathon viewing of all nine nominated pictures for one price. For $30…
Monday, February 18, 2013
The newest film will be shown at the Movie Tavern at 7 p.m.
Fans of independent movies can get another taste of the genre Monday in Suwanee when the independent film screenings resume. "TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives" will be shown at the Movie Tavern at 7 p.m., according to a city news release. The theater is at 2855 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, near I-85. This movie is part of filmmaker Nancy Kelly's trilogy about the transformative power of art. The film follows members of Chicago's Albany Park Theater Project as they transform the traumatic story of an 18-year-old Honduran immigrant into an original play. Kelly will be on hand at the screening to discuss the film with patrons. Tickets may be purchased for $6 each at Movie Tavern or online at www.movietavern.com. The film may not be …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Read what critics have to say about the latest zombie movie to hit theaters.
Friday, February 1
"Warm Bodies," rated PG-13, is now playing at The Movie Tavern in Suwanee. --- The premise, courtesy of IMDb: After R, a highly unusual zombie played by Nicholas Hoult, saves a human from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might change the entire lifeless world. The movie also stars Teresa Palmer and John Malkovich. Here's what critics are saying: -- Do you plan to see "Warm Bodies"? Post your review here. This article originally posted on Barrow Patch. Don’t miss any Suwanee or Gwinnett news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.