Now that Jurassic World and Inside Out have finally been brought down by some pretty unlikely competition, things settle down a little this week.
I’m not claiming that this marks the full start of the fall-into-awards season, but goodness knows it looks better than the last few weeks. Well, at least it looks like a partial improvement — and there’s one pretty terrific art title, too — so we can say things are looking up. In their way.
This week’s round up includes an update on the Grail Moviehouse, the “Jeepers Creepers Theater” series in October, and a screening of “The Mark of Zorro.”
In Theaters. It would not be unreasonable to expect that this week will be an improvement over last week in terms of mainstream offerings. Not unreasonable, no. But will we get such a thing? When the big offering is the purported “comeback” of M. Night Shyamalan…well, what do you think? I should explain that while there […]
This week’s roundup includes a documentary series at the East Asheville Library, the annual Movies by Movers Festival at Appalachian State University, two special screenings of 20 Feet from Stardom and a workshop for local writers who want to transform prose into a working script.
This week’s roundup includes the new Movies That Matter series, acting classes and the Radical Reels Film Tour.
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 […]
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, learn about screenings of “A Walk in the Woods” at the Carolina Cinemas, “First in Forestry: Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School” at the The Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, and “Riding My Way Back” at the Free Rein Center.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]