In Theaters. The Captain America juggernaut continues apace, but three mainstream titles are attempting to slow it down. Two of them might have a chance — slim though it is. The other not so much, and the lone art title opening locally certainly won’t dethrone it. And there’s more news, too. That more news is […]
Mechanical Eye screens original VHS works from San Francisco’s Artists’ Television Access gallery and Frank Thompson’s June directors course explores Orson Welles at Asheville School of Film.
In Theaters. Nothing huge — in the mainstream box office sense — is headed our way this week because Captain America is certain to rule the roost in its second week. So we get one potentially interesting movie and one low-budget PG-13 horror picture. However, we also get one pretty good indie/art title and one […]
The Carolina Cinemark hosts the 6th annual Grateful Dead Meet-up at the Movies, The Fine Arts Theatre screens Thunder Road and FierceFlix accepts summer camper applications.
Though I fought it off as long as I could and at first used it strictly to explore — sometimes fruitfully, more often not — new titles for the Thursday Horror Picture Show, I freely admit that I have become something of a Netflix junkie. The irony here is that it’s not even my account. […]
In Theaters. All right. Here it is. Summer is “officially” here according to Hollywood. (I could swear it was “officially” here once already this spring, but I guess that was a test case.) Here we have the movie that’s so big that not only does nothing — apart from a single lonely art title locally […]
In Theaters. If it weren’t for the one new art title and the surprise addition of a more-or-less art title that showed up at the last minute, this would frankly look like one of those weekends the pages of history tell us is best spent with DVDs — or at least with worthy holdovers from […]
North Asheville Library screens Elvis musicals, Asheville School of Film offers Film History and Appreciation seminars and registration opens for FierceFlix summer film camp.
In Theaters. Three mainstream titles and two art ones head our way this week. I can’t honestly say it’s the most exciting-looking week I’ve ever seen, but neither is it the worst. I suppose there’s something to be said for a weekend that doesn’t actively make you want to hide behind the sofa till the […]
In Theaters. There’s nothing terribly exciting this week, but after last week’s mammoth blockbuster of Batman v Superman — not to mention the local art semi-blockbuster of Hello, My Name Is Doris — you almost have to expect a slump, especially since neither of those are likely to go away any time soon. But we […]
The Oakley/South Asheville Library hosts Anime and Art Afternoon, Maryedith Burrell leads a screenwriting workshop at NYS3 and Mechanical Eye Microcinema exceeds its Kickstarter goal.
In Theaters. Well, we were down for one art/indie title this week, but it got pushed back to Aprill 22, leaving us with three mainstream titles. One of these is in the Next Big Thing category. The others are…less anticipated — possibly not anticipated at all. I freely confess to being unable to work up […]
The Fine Arts Theatre hosts a Works in Progress screening, the Asheville Jewish Film Festival announces the titles for its spring film series and Transplanting gets its UK debut.
In Theaters. Despite the not insignificant tumble Batman v Superman took in its second week, the mainstream fare remains on the lackluster side this week with only two new titles in that column, neither of which are particularly high-end. On the other hand, the art side of things is looking pretty good with no less […]
UNCA screens a Marsha P. Johnson documentary, the Weaverville Library show the pollinator film “Wings of Life” and extras are needed for Martin McDonagh’s new film in Sylva.
In Theaters. Forget that it was 30 degrees this morning. Never mind what that silly calendar says. (And leave the Groundhog out of this altogether.) According to The Powers That Be in Hollywood, Friday, March 25 is when summer officially begins — at least at the movies, and it seems happen earlier every year. If […]
Mechanical Eye launches a Kickstarter campaign, Ten Thousand Villages and the Fine Arts Theatre co-host an Earth Day screening and the West Asheville Library screens “Muppets from Space.”
In Theaters. This week we get one theoretically “big picture,” one specialty mainstream movie and three art titles, one of which seems to be already written off judging by its limited showtimes. However you look at it, that means five new movies hit town this week. Actually, the way last week shook out in terms […]
North Asheville Library hosts David Bowie film series, registration nears for the 48 Hour Film Project and a Brevard-based filmmaker wins an Emmy.
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. Well, last week proved rather dreary and it’s not at all certain that this week is going to be all that much of an improvement. There are three mainstream titles — one of which is expected to finally dethrone Deadpool — and no art titles (but that’s another story that I’ll explain below). […]