In Theaters. The big question on everyone’s mind — or so I’m told — is whether or not Der Arnold can take down those dinosaurs that have been ruling box office for three weeks. (There’s a gag in there somewhere, but I’m far too polite to use it — and too near Der Arnold’s age […]
This week’s roster includes summer movie screenings and a youth filmmaking camp offered by NYS3.
If it weren’t for the “art” titles, this is the sort of movie weekend that the pages of history teach us might be better spent in bed (or even under the bed). The good news is that there are more movies headed our way on July 1 — not that they look all that much more inspiring.
In Theaters. Though there are three new movies opening this week, no one really expects to dethrone Jurassic World — a film that could be called the Saviour of the Summer — but I expect Pixar hopes to worry it a little. Otherwise, we have one art title and one film that probably should have […]
This week in local film, the Directors Series continues at Carolina Cinemas, Asheville School of Film offers a summer filmmaking course for teens and a local inventor launches the RunPee app.
We only get two movies this week — one so mainstream that it hardly needs mentioning, and one art title you may have heard of, but I’m not betting on it. Before we get down to cases here, it’s worth noting that the summer has not been the world-beater that was expected.
Learn more about the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, a night of local hip-hop music videos at Timo’s House, a special screening of Wings of Life, and a film project by JT Timmons.
In Theaters. When the biggest thing — mainstream at least — this week is a Melissa McCarthy spy comedy you know that you’re still a week away from CGI dinosaurs. It is not, however, your only option. There are two other mainstream options — and two art titles. Frankly, I’d lean toward the art titles […]
No battle of the titans in the mainstream this week, only a minor tussle between less high-call titles, but there’s also one good art title and one spectacularly good one, making the week more interesting than it might have been.
It’s the week of the “official” beginning of the summer blockbuster season. That means you can expect to see the season’s first Next Big Thing all over the place, but that is not quite the only thing opening locally this week.
In Theaters. Another week, another five movies — and nothing that appears to offer a serious threat to Furious 7. Word is that the Big Opener this week is going to be Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. (How depressing is that?) But no one has yet to claim it will knock Furious 7 to curb. […]
Learn about local film screenings, productions and industry news.
In Theaters. On the one hand, there’s probably nothing bigger than Dwayne Johnson and an earthquake, but on the other hand, this week — like last week — is a little shy on the really high call summer items. The next one of those isn’t due till June 12. This is only the Sort of […]
A round up of local movie screenings and updates on upcoming film projects.
East Asheville Library continues its free documentary series, Wake Forest University students produce a documentary about the Hollerin’ Contest at Spivey’s Corner and a local documentary looks at creativity as force for social change.
Helmed by story creator Christopher Gaspar and told by a number of local arts professionals and visionaries, the 12-minute video aims to embrace “healthy conversation between creatives, activists and entrepreneurs.”
In Theaters. This is a slack week for the simple reason that the entire world is gearing up for Avengers: Age of Ultron next Friday — excuse me, next Thursday at 7 p.m. (More and more that’s the norm — ever since the studios figured out that more people will go to those than midnight […]
This week: Screening of silent film classics, cult favorites and Beer Week docs.
This started out as an easy week — from my perspective at least. Two big mainstream titles vying to knock Age of Ultron off its throne and one art title. Then up crops another art title. Having adjusted to that (more or less), another art title shows up completely out of left field. If anything else happens, I’m going to pretend I don’t notice, but keep that to yourself.
The story follows a car named Sangria that is stolen for fun by a group of teens. But even though some of the film’s characters surmise the car will be found, stripped and up on blocks somewhere, what actually happens is wholly unexpected.
The investigative documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret returns to Asheville, a Kickstarter campaign launches for a Cullowhee film and Mechanical Eye Microcinema invites all interested parties to share their short films and videos with a live audience.