Thursday, May 23, 2013
From Father's Day fun to concerts and Fourth of July fireworks, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
The summer just got a bit more fun! Moon Parks and Recreation has a number of events planned from June through September. Check them out: June 7- Finally Free (high-energy classic rock) 14- JD Eicher and the Goodnights (subtle pop) 21- Pittsburgh Philharmonic 28- Lava Game July 12- The Express 19- Swingin’ Bobcat Big Band 26- Madagascar 3 (PG) August 2- Muppets (PG) 9- Wild World of Animals (live entertainment event) 16- Hotel Transylvania (PG) 23- The Lorax (PG) 30- The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) May 15—Ben Shannon (rootsy folk rock) June 19—Brooke Annibale (acoustic folk rock) July 17—Steven Vance & John Garrick Aug. 21—Jason Kendall (jazz) Sept. 18- Frank Viera (country) Volunteer opportunities are available for all ages and …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Pittsburgh will play host to the premiere of the new Tom Cruise movie that was filmed in several local communities last year.
Pittsburgh will play host to the premiere of a Tom Cruise movie that was filmed in several local communities last year. "Jack Reacher," originally named "One Shot" after the novel the story is based on, will premiere at the SouthSide Works Cinema on Dec. 15. According to a report from WPXI, Tom Cruise and co-stars Robert Duvall and Rosamund Pike are expected to return to Pittsburgh to attend the premiere, which is the first film premiere Pittsburgh has hosted in several decades. A portion of the movie was filmed on Pinehurst Avenue in Dormont last November, in the home of Peggy White and her family. White talked to Dormont-Brookline Patch last December about the experience of having a film crew working in her house. "Jack Reacher" is …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Patch gives you the trailers and reviews from the eight biggest movies playing this weekend.
From Lincoln to James Bond, there are plenty of choices at local theaters this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Check out the trailers and reviews to decide what you want to see. Then let us know what you liked by adding your own movie reviews to the comments box below.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
A half dozen films are opening this weekend. Patch has the trailers, plus some early reviews.
Looks like a big weekend for at the box office, with six new movies opening in area theaters, including the Robinson Cinemark at Settlers Ridge. So which one to see first? Check out the trailers, and read the reviews. Afterward you get back from the theater, share your review in the comments box below.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Columnist Gab Bonesso has seen masses of stink bugs throughout the area and it's making her tense. Very tense.
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. `'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door - Only this, and nothing more. - Edgar Allen Poe (The Raven) I have been thinking of this Poe poem lately. While he is speaking of a raven rapping and tapping on his chamber door, I have been hearing stink bugs rapping and tapping on my bedroom window. Not nearly as poetic, I know. I can’t believe that not only are the stink bugs back, but they seem to have arrived in a much larger quantity this season. If you don’t believe me then take a …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Two longtime, local drive-in theaters offer patrons nostalgia, modest prices.
It's more than just nostalgia that brings movie-goers to back Moon and Robinson's drive-in movie theaters, both of which can trace their roots to the 1950s. The Dependable on Moon Clinton Road and the Twin Hi-Way, just off Steubenville Pike, offer up atmosphere along with blockbuster flicks. “You don’t have to sit next to a stranger and hit their elbows and you can talk to the person you came with and you don’t hear, ‘Shh,'” said Dan Tice, a co-owner of the Twin Hi-Way. A fixture in Robinson since the 1950s, the Twin Hi-Way closed for a period of time before reopening six years ago. Tice said he and his business partner are more interested in entertaining the community than turning a profit. “I like to have something for the families to…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
"Out of the Furnace," starring Christian Bale, and "Promised Land," starring Matt Damon, are casting for paid extras.
A new movie shooting in the area may be the perfect opportunity for pierogi-loving Pittsburghers to get on the big screen. WTAE reports Out of the Furnace, starring Oscar-winner Christian Bale, is looking for men of Slavic or Eastern European background to serve as extras in the film. Men should be age 35 or older and available to shoot on or around May 29, according to WTAE. Extras will be needed on set all day (between 12 to 14 hours) and will be paid minimum wage. If you fit the bill, send an email with a recent photo (preferably one where you’re not smiling), contact information and age to email@example.com. "Slavic Man" should be used in the subject line. Casting agents will notify those who have been chosen, WTAE …
Monday, July 25, 2011
Joe Giacobello of Bello Productions will be recognized at the Indie Gathering International Film Festival in Ohio for his dark comedy, "Ultimate Reality."
Most people would say that a filmmaker with no budget is out of luck. Joe Giacobello, however, would prove them wrong. Giacobello, a Moon-based actor and director, was recently awarded third place at the Indie Gathering International Film Festival in Westlake, Ohio, for his dark comedy, "Ultimate Reality." With nothing but a few dollars out of his own pocket, Giacobello created an award-winning feature-length film, starring himself and several other volunteer actors from the Pittsburgh area. This is the second film his production company, Bello Productions, has made. The first movie, "Doing Therapy," also won awards at several film festivals around the country, including Best Romantic Comedy at the Indie Gathering in 2006. “Ultimate …