In Theaters. This week’s Next Big Thing would seem to be wisecracking, R-rated superhero I freely admit to never having heard of prior to this movie. But there’s also the new Michael Moore documentary, a sequel I’m not sure anyone asked for, and something I’m pretty sure nobody asked for. While the Coen Brothers’ latest […]
Free screenings at UNC Asheville, Mars Hill and the West Asheville Library, plus the Boone Film Festival extends its submission deadline.
In Theaters. OK, so last week wasn’t pretty and this week has its issues — can it really be time for another goopy Nicholas Sparks adaptation? — but it does afford us one quality movie for the adults among us and a new Coen Brothers film. This is clearly a step up from January with […]
The 2015 movie year was a rich and somewhat strange one. It was rich in that there were a lot of good — even great or near-great — films, but it was strange in that its peaks didn’t soar. Apart from Clouds of Sils Maria (and even it haunted me more than it did anything […]
Ben Lovett releases original soundtrack for “Synchronicity,” North Asheville Library screens Jules Verne adaptations and Artivational debuts its 48 Day Film Project collaborative feature.
In Theaters. You know things are looking grim when the most promising mainstream release of the week is the third film in an animated series. OK, we do get the Oscar nominated short films, so that’s something, but we are clearly still in the winter of our discontent — again. Next week promises to be […]
In Theaters. Count your blessings for movies that are still playing, movies that are being brought back, and Charlie Kaufman. Otherwise, this looks like a week that might challenge last week for sheer dreadfulness and maximum awfulness — and utter suckage. Last week could indeed go down in history. And not in a good way. […]
Asheville Brewing hosts British Invasion Week films, UNCA offers two free screenings and submissions open for Music Video Asheville.
In Theaters. And you thought last week was bad? At least last week you got the expansions of Carol and The Revenant. This week — No such luck. In fact, no luck at all. It is so exceedingly grim that…well, you’ve certainly noticed by now that the featured image is from a movie made 40 […]
In Theaters. So here we are celebrating the end of the year with exactly one new movie to choose from (not that there aren’t some pretty choice choices already out) — and because it’s from the Weinsteins, they’ve played around with when we’ll get it because…well, they’re the Weinsteins and they can. You may recall […]
In Theaters. It’s Merry Christmas at the movies week and to prove it we are on the receiving end of no less than seven new movies — five mainstream and two art titles. Six of them open on Friday, and one on Wednesday. Move over Star Wars. Owing to the time of year, I’ve also […]
Once again the floodgates have opened and we are deluged with movies — three mainstream and two art titles. Of course, one of those mainstreamers is one of the year’s biggest Next Big Things: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2. This is one those movies that you “have” to see or suffer a violent loss of pop culture social status.
One of the surest signs of the New Year is that there is some almost certainly mediocre-to-dire horror picture straining at the gate to be the first movie of the year. This year is no different, and apart from the 2015 stragglers, it doesn’t seem likely to get better any time soon.
Asheville School of Film offers a Keaton/Lloyd weekend seminar, Western Carolina Film School unveils a student short and the North Asheville Library goes South Pacific with a twist.
Amazon Studios to produce comedy series staring Warren Wilson alum, GiddyUP Film Tour stops at The Orange Peel and Tellico’s Southern Songs and Stories event is rescheduled.
In Theaters. It’s the week before Christmas — and an onslaught of prestige pictures — but this week belongs to what is surely the most eagerly awaited movie of the year — maybe of several years. It’s the Next Big Thing that puts every other Next Big Thing to shame. It’s so big, in fact, […]
“Spotlight” wins SEFCA’s Best Film of 2015 award and Asheville School of Film hosts a free Open House.
Yes, it’s another over-stuffed week at the movies. The notable difference is that a lot of it is easier to dismiss out of hand. Of the six movies opening this week, I’d call four of them marginal at best. That, of course, is subjective and has no relation to whether or not they will make money.
In Theaters. Another light week — one mainstream title and one art title. Come to think of it that’s a step up from last week. But all this is, of course, merely filler — marking time till next week when the movie the entire world is waiting for comes to town. I refer, of course, […]
In Theaters. It’s the week of Bond 24 — or Spectre, if you will — and no one can be happier than Hollywood after last week’s debacle at the box office. And if you have kids, or are nostalgic for your childhood, there’s an alternative Big Deal out there, though by the age of eight, […]
This week’s roundup includes The North Asheville Library’s “Do They Know it’s Christmas?” film series along with screenings of The Polar Express and Princess Mononoke.