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What to see this weekend in the LV

What to see this weekend in the LV

Staring down the prospect of a three-day weekend with way too many film choices? Never fear, I’ll narrow it down for you! Below are my personal picks of what’s playing in Lakeview: At Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark): “Carnage”: four neurotic parents pick apart a playground fight. All star cast (Kate Winslet, Christoph…

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Midnight at Music Box: Party time! Excellent!

Midnight at Music Box: Party time! Excellent!

If you haven’t already guessed this weekend’s Music Box Midnight Movie…I’ll tell you. “Wayne’s World” will go from suburban cable access to midnight movie January 6-7 at Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport). In honor of the lovable duo from Aurora, I’ll give you a Top 5 Reasons to See “Wayne’s World” List. (If only…

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My favorite posts of 2011

My favorite posts of 2011

2011 was a cool year. I tried Okcupid. I got a new job. And best of all, I translated my movie obsession into a gig that keeps me in Starbucks. As an added bonus, I get to say, “oh yeah, so that supplement of the Tribune? I blog for it! Take THAT, relatives!” (I didn’t…

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S.S. Poseidon at Music Box New Year's Eve

S.S. Poseidon at Music Box New Year’s Eve

There’s got to be a morning after…if you can hold on to Dec. 31. If bar-hopping and candlelight yoga aren’t your bags, the ever-splendiferous Music Box Theatre has a fun alternaplan for New Year’s Eve: a screening of the classic disaster flick “The Poseidon Adventure.” The evening sets sail at 11 p.m. at Music Box…

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Music Box Christmas Show through Dec. 24

Music Box Christmas Show through Dec. 24

Two of my life philosophies: “no man is a failure who has friends” and “the best things happen while you’re dancing.” Both of these are illustrated in fabulous Technicolor at the 28th Annual Music Box Christmas Show, running through December 24 at Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport). This year’s Christmas show features the holiday…

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'Raiders of the Lost Ark' at Music Box

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ at Music Box

If you were a child in the 80′s – or you crave relief from the emotional drain that is “Melancholia” – you might want to mosey on down to the Music Box this week. Now through December 15th, Music Box will screen the 30th anniversary digitally restored edition of “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” That’s…

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Alternative Christmas Double Feature Dec. 19-20

Alternative Christmas Double Feature Dec. 19-20

If you want to celebrate the holidays but “White Christmas” isn’t your bag (and it sure isn’t mine, as the treacle factor is off the charts annoying), Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport) has an alternative. Of course they do. They are the mighty mighty Music Box, here to grant every cinematic Christmas wish. This…

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Top 5 reasons to go to the movies over Thanksgiving weekend

Top 5 reasons to go to the movies over Thanksgiving weekend

1. Popcorn beats dry turkey any day of the week. 2. You can’t argue about politics when you’re enjoying the wacky antics of the Muppets, reading subtitles or wondering how to solve a problem like Maria. (You can do the latter at Music Box Theatre, who is bringing back the “Sing-a-long Sound of Music” starting…

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What I'm thankful for in Lakeview

What I’m thankful for in Lakeview

In the first of three Thanksgiving-related posts this week – take a minute to appreciate my utter originality – I give you a greatest hits of the neighborhood spots for which I give thanks: 1. Moksha Yoga Center (3334 N. Clark). There is not a better place in Lakeview to get your bendy on, as…

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Reeling LGBT Film Fest continues this weekend

Reeling LGBT Film Fest continues this weekend

They’re here, they’re queer and they’re coming to Lakeview. And we love it. Reeling: The Chicago Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival kicked off last night and continues this weekend at several venues throughout the city, among them Lakeview’s very own Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport) and Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark).…

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