In Theaters. If it wasn’t for a couple of art titles, I’d frankly suggest you skip the movies altogether this week. There’s only one full-blown mainstream title (which looks pretty chancey) and two not-quite-wide releases (both of which look worse than chancey). Well, let’s go among them anyway. It is increasingly apparent that August is […]
This week’s roundup includes classes from Asheville School of Film and filmmaker Kevin Peer, an exhibition at the Biltmore Estate and a screening at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center.
In Theaters. This week consists of two art titles (that have been reviewed) and three mainstream titles that no one appears to have been allowed to see yet. (Or if they have been, they’ve been told to sit on the reviews.) This, as the savvy moviegoer knows, is rarely a good sign. The surprising thing […]
Now we know that Fantastic Four wasn’t, which I guess surprised someone (you know who you are). Actually, I found last week generally kind of dispiriting — at least till Sunday’s press screening restored my faith in movies. This week…well, we’ll see.
National Georgraphic Explorer director/producer Kevin Peer leads the weekend workshop, “From Home Videos to National Geographic: Tools and Trade Secrets of Documentary Filmmaking,” which will take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22-23, in Marshall.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features one artist’s random, magnetic acts of kindness and a filmmaker’s depiction of his spiritual journey in and out of India.
In Theaters. Here’s a strange week in that it looked more crowded and potentially troublesome than it was. That doesn’t change the fact that we have four mainstream titles (one of which is a Wednesday opening, and as usual I have no idea why) and two art ones pointing directly at us and that’s certainly […]
In Theaters. It’s crapshoot week at the movies where the mainstream is concerned — and I kind of like it. The folks who like to tell us what a movie will make days before it opens appear to be completely flummoxed by the week’s three big — well, big-ish — offerings, which is to say […]
In Theaters. It started out as a simple week — two mainstream titles (including one potential juggernaut) and three art titles. Then one of the titles (the less likely) decided it needed a Wednesday opening for reasons that are anybody’s guess, since neither the date, nor the movie is special. Oh, but it didn’t end […]
This week in local film news, The Orange Peel screens “Merchants of Doubt,” BMCM+AC screens “How to Draw a Bunny” and New Belgium gears up for the return of its Clips Beer & Film Tour.
Now that Jurassic World and Inside Out have finally been brought down by some pretty unlikely competition, things settle down a little this week.
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.
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 […]
Outdoor and adventure art-themes 5Point Film Festive comes to Asheville in August and a number of free screenings are scheduled around WNC.
This week in local moviemaking, Asheville 48 Hour Film Project winners are named, a new silent film series launches and WCU’s Controlled Chaos Film Festival screens student work.
In Theaters. So Der Arnold couldn’t take down either dinosaurs or animated emotions. I’m not sure what that tells us, but I feel certain it tells us something. Possibly it tells us that…no, that can’t be it…I mean Jurassic World takes a supposedly beloved series, puts a newish spin on it, and draws crowds. I […]
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 […]
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.
By early 2016, the Grail Moviehouse is set to open in downtown Asheville at 45 South French Broad Ave. Plans and construction have begun on a two-screen space with a combined total of roughly 250 seats where Steve White and his partner Davida Horwitz are planning on booking mainstream films, a variety of classics, documentaries and art films.
This week’s roundup includes summer film series and special screenings. There’s also a locally scored showing of David Lynch’s Eraserhead.
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.