Thursday, April 25, 2013
Not even Ryan Gosling's charm and good looks can save this film.
Thursday, April 25
This column was written by Lori Wieczorek, editor-in-chief of Montclair State University's newspaper The Montclarion. "The Place Beyond the Pines" is now playing at the Clairidge Cinema, at 486 Bloomfield Ave. "The Place Beyond the Pines" markets itself as a Ryan Gosling flick — which comes with the obvious expectations — but not even his good looks can save this movie from losing focus. The film opens with Gosling playing the role of Luke and a glimpse into his life as a motorcycle stunt driver. His rough, tattooed appearance is curbed by his boyish good looks and affability. Within minutes, the viewer finds out that Luke has a past with Romina (played by Eva Mendes). The interaction is charged with sexual attraction but we have yet to …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The film bookends the experiences of a young girl named India after she loses her father. Soon after, her mysterious Uncle Charlie moves into the house and brings with him secrets.
This column was written by Lori Wieczorek, editor-in-chief of Montclair State University's newspaper The Montclarion. "Stoker" is also playing now at the Clairidge Cinema, at 486 Bloomfield Ave. "Stoker" opens with leisure. Heels click across open an road and draw our eyes to the film’s protagonist, India (Mia Wasikowska). From the opening scene the audience becomes acutely aware that the film will not follow the typical Hollywood structure. "Stoker" is a spectacle of visuals, playing with the viewer’s understanding of textures and camera movement. "Stoker" is the type of film that builds tension slowly, allowing us to adjust to the world that director Chan-wook park has constructed. "Stoker" bookends the experiences of India after she …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The board, comprised of Montclair School Board and Township Council members, will discuss the proposed $111.5 district budget.
Thursday, March 28
On Thursday, the Montclair Board of School Estimate will review the $111.5 million school budget during a public hearing starting at 8 p.m. in Glenfield Middle School Auditorium, located 25 Maple St. The Montclair Board of Education adopted its preliminary 2013-14 budget last week. The budget is a 3.3-percent increase from last year, but will be accompanied by no tax hike. Superintendent Penny MacCormack also unveiled how she plans to reshape Montclair schools next year, which includes new eight new positions. Upcoming schedule for the school budget will be:
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The Week in Review gives you a rundown of what happened in Montclair during the last seven days!
Greenleaf Compassion Center, located at 395 Bloomfield Ave., opened on Nov. 6 and became the first medical marijuana dispensary in New Jersey. The township council unanimously voted on Tuesday to dissolve the 10-year-old parking authority. By another unanimous vote, the council created the Montclair Parking Utility which will assume all control of the moribund parking authority starting Jan. 1, 2013. Federal funding is up for grabs, and qualifying organizations presented their cases for why they deserve a piece of that pie on Tuesday night. Commuters who pass through the Garden State Parkway's Exit 151 interchange will finally see an end to construction delays. You can leave the loose change at home when you do your holiday shopping…
Friday, October 26, 2012
This week's film is a nearly-three-hour mind bender based on David Mitchell's critically-acclaimed novel.
Six major plot lines, taking place over 500 years, featuring the same actors playing multiple roles: That's what you get with the movie Cloud Atlas. All of the stories are crosscut together, jumping back and forth across different time periods and locations ranging from a 19th-century South Pacific sea voyage to the distant post-apocalyptic future where humanity lives on the brink of extinction. The cast includes Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving and Hugh Grant. They do their best to tell the secrets of the universe and the human heart while leaving you, well, confused. Based on the novel by David Mitchell, 'Cloud Atlas' is simply too long and too scatterbrained. The central message is that we are all …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Did you see a movie this weekend? Then vote now in the Montclair Patch's movie poll!
What was the best movie at the box office this weekend? There were six movies playing at the Clairidge Cinema the past three days, and many more at nearby movie theaters. If you have ever tried to get a ticket at the Clairidge shortly before a showtime on a weekend, you know it can be a tough task! So with so many people in town visiting the movie theater, the Montclair Patch asks: Which movie do you think was the best? Think of this as Montclair’s Monday morning entertainment guide, except it is brought to you by your neighbors and friends! Here is how it works. If you saw a movie out in theaters and liked it or would suggest it to a friend, vote for it below. If you didn't like the movie, write about it in the Comment section below.