Tag Archive | On the Big Screen

On the Big Screen: About Time

On the Big Screen: About Time

MOVIE: About Time RATING: R GENRE: Comedy / Drama / Sci-Fi DIRECTOR: Richard Curtis WRITERS: Richard Curtis WHO’S IN IT: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy THE STORY: After another disastrous New Year’s Eve party, Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) learns a family secret from his father (Bill Nighy). The men in their family can travel back […]

On The Big Screen: Gravity

On The Big Screen: Gravity

MOVIE: Gravity RATING: PG-13 GENRE: Drama/Sci-Fi/Thriller DIRECTOR: Alfanso Cuarón WRITERS: Alfanso Cuarón and Jonás Cuarón; George Clooney was an uncredited script collaborator WHO’S IN IT: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney   THE STORY: Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission and is more than a little uneasy in space. […]

MMCC awards 8 full-ride scholarships to outstanding students

Mid Michigan Community College launched a new competitive scholarship program this year, which awards eight exceptional high school seniors with full-ride scholarships. Laker Distinction (LD) Scholarships are offered at two award levels, with four of each being awarded.   The scholarship’s traditional level provides for 31 credits worth of tuition and fees. Presidential LD Scholarships, […]

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

RATING: PG-13 GENRE: Action, Adventure DIRECTOR: Jon M. Chu WRITERS: Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick WHO’S IN IT: Dwayne Johnson, Jonathan Price, D.J. Cotrona, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicik, Bruce Willis THE STORY: The G.I. Joes are framed for a crime they didn’t commit. The President of the United States orders them to be destroyed and […]

Oz the Great and Powerful

Oz the Great and Powerful

RATING: PG GENRE: Adventure, Family, Fantasy DIRECTOR: Sam Raimi WRITERS: Mitchell Kapner (screenplay) and David Lindsay-Abaire (screenplay), L. Frank Baum (novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”) WHO’S IN IT: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Zach Braff THE STORY: Oscar Diggs (James Franco), nicknamed Oz, is a small-time circus magician with no ethics. […]

Silver Linings Playbook

RATING: R GENRE: Comedy/Drama/Romance DIRECTOR: David O. Russell WRITERS: David O. Russell (Screenplay), Matthew Quick (Novel) WHO’S IN IT: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver THE STORY: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) moves back in with his parents (Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver) […]

A preview of movies coming to the big screen in 2013

List compiled by Celebration! Cinema Opening Friday, Jan. 4 TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D with Alexandra Daddario, Tanya Raymonde, Scott Eastwood. A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance.  Little does she know, an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward. PROMISED LAND with Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski.  A salesman […]