Asheville film

Word on the street: Work ends on Loomis Fargo movie production in Asheville

Word on the street: Work ends on Loomis Fargo movie production in Asheville

A big Hollywood production brought movie stars, money and a bright spotlight to Asheville and Western North Carolina this summer.

by August 19, 2014 2 comments Asheville film, Asheville News
PHOTOS Day 2 of filming movie starring Kristen Wiig, Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson in downtown Asheville

PHOTOS Day 2 of filming movie starring Kristen Wiig, Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson in downtown Asheville

More photos of the movie shoot action in downtown Asheville on Tuesday.

Wish I Was Here
(Focus Features)

The Week in Film: Braff’s Back edition

The “Garden State” writer/director/star returns while Polanski delivers a hit, P.S. Hoffman goes German, and a host of new partnerships are forged.

Movie starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig to film in downtown Asheville

Movie starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig to film in downtown Asheville

Movie crews plan to film actors on downtown streets July 29 and 30, according to permits issued by the city of Asheville.

by July 20, 2014 0 comments Asheville film
Life Itself
(Magnolia Pictures)

The Week in Film: Thumbs Up edition

The joyful, moving Roger Ebert doc “Life Itself” is the main attraction, but don’t ignore the star-studded “Third Person.”

by July 17, 2014 1 comment Asheville film, Asheville News
Word on the street: Movie production will film on streets of downtown Asheville

Word on the street: Movie production will film on streets of downtown Asheville

The Loomis Fargo movie aka “unnamed armored car” project has been filming in small towns around Asheville.

by July 17, 2014 4 comments Asheville film
Geno Segers

A dreamer, a writer and a burgeoning star: Three Asheville area up-and-comers talk about breaking into TV, movies

With all the talk about movie-making in Asheville this summer, Colton Daugherty, Claire Clayton and Geno Segers recently sat down to talk about their experiences in the entertainment business.

by July 16, 2014 0 comments Asheville film
Super moon and (movie) stars align for Beck in Asheville: Beautiful music, Wilson, Wiig and more

Super moon and (movie) stars align for Beck in Asheville: Beautiful music, Wilson, Wiig and more

Charlie Day and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, were also in town this weekend.

Snowpiercer
(RADiUS-TWC)

The Week in Film: Snocomotive edition

Step aboard the Snowpiercer, enact some teenage rebellion, sing a few songs, and battle some damn dirty apes (not necessary in that order).

Small Western North Carolina towns in spotlight during first week of filming on Galifianakis movie

Small Western North Carolina towns in spotlight during first week of filming on Galifianakis movie

In the first week of on-location filming, the Loomis Fargo flick, aka “unnamed armored car movie,” shot in Swannanoa and Franklin and is set to be in Old Fort on Friday.

Jodorowsky's Dune
(Sony Pictures Classics)

The Week in Film: Sci-Fi CouldaWoulda edition

An ambitious film that never came to be gets its due while a quartet of also-rans has this holiday weekend looking bleak.

Update: Asheville celebrity spotting: Owen Wilson in downtown Asheville, at LAB at Imperial Life

Update: Asheville celebrity spotting: Owen Wilson in downtown Asheville, at LAB at Imperial Life

Owen is in town for the filming of the comedy “Loomis Fargo.”

Asheville as Studio City: Moviemakers scout locations across city as Galifiankis movie cranks up

Asheville as Studio City: Moviemakers scout locations across city as Galifiankis movie cranks up

Asheville is set to transform into Studio City this summer with the filming of a movie starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig. Filmmakers have a base of operations in the BB&T building and are scouting a variety of locations, both city-owned and private.

by June 26, 2014 1 comment Asheville film, Asheville News
We Are the Best!
(Magnolia Pictures)

The Week in Film: Swedish Punk edition

Will you rock out with some cool ’80s Swede teens this weekend or tell Michael Bay, “Why yes, I’d LOVE a 5th Transformers movie”?

Jude Law at Bouchon restaurant in Asheville/ photo courtesy of Gus Frisbee

Is Asheville the new celebrity hot spot?

Here’s your guide to celebrity spotting in Asheville, from Jude Law and Zach Galifianakis to President Obama.

22 Jump Street
(Sony Pictures)

The Week in Film: Sequelpalooza edition

Two appealing Pt.2s…on Friday the 13th? Must be the apocalypse.

Edge of Tomorrow
(Warner Bros.)

The Week in Film: Sci-Fi Do-Over edition

Time-traveling Cruise and Blunt go up against John Green’s teens while Franco & Co. watch from the sidelines.

Asheville’s Royal Peasantry to hold film re-release party on Sunday for ‘Tramps En Vogue’

Asheville’s Royal Peasantry to hold film re-release party on Sunday for ‘Tramps En Vogue’

Royal Peasantry makes unique upcycled clothing and accessories from leather, fabric scraps, handpicked clothing and more.

by May 31, 2014 1 comment Asheville film
Cold in July
(IFC Films)

The Week in Film: Mullet Justice edition

It’s business in the front, party in the back this weekend for the superb ’80s thriller “Cold in July.”

The Week in Film: Moody Mutant Blues edition

The Week in Film: Moody Mutant Blues edition

Time-traveling mutants, 18th century drama, and Sandler/Barrymore III are yours for the taking.

Only Lovers Left Alive
(Sony Pictures Classics)

The Week in Film: Jarmuschian Vampire edition

Choose from artful blood-drinkers, hardscrabble Philadelphians, British P.O.W.s, giant lizards, and Indian baseball.

The Week in Film: Hometown Contamination edition

The Week in Film: Hometown Contamination edition

Katie Damien’s CTS documentary leads the way along with intriguing Allen/Turturro and Rogen/Efron pairings.

Law replaces Fassbender in Thomas Wolfe biopic, ‘Genius’

Law replaces Fassbender in Thomas Wolfe biopic, ‘Genius’

Law will play Wolfe. The movie about Asheville’s most famous son is set for a 2015 release.

by April 28, 2014 5 comments Asheville film
Finding Vivian Maier
(IFC Films)

The Week in Film: Shutterbug Nanny edition

Photographers, rednecks, safecrackers, three-timers, debunkers, and undercover cops light up the screen this weekend.

by April 25, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Asheville News
Just your average night on Patton Ave.
(A24)

Ashvegas movie review: Under the Skin

Scarlett Johansson gets her “Species” on in this technically sharp, narratively poor sci-fi experiment.

by April 19, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
‘GMO OMG’ film and panel discussion set for April 22 in Asheville

‘GMO OMG’ film and panel discussion set for April 22 in Asheville

A panel discussion following the film screening will focus on how to move Asheville toward becoming a GMO-free city.

The Lunchbox
(Sony Pictures Classics)

The Week in Film: Mistaken Curry Identity edition

The rundown of this week’s new films in theaters, on DVD, and on Netflix Instant.

by April 16, 2014 3 comments Asheville film, Asheville News
Enter a short film in Oskar Blues Can Film Festival and you could brew your own beer

Enter a short film in Oskar Blues Can Film Festival and you could brew your own beer

The film festival will be held May 28 at Carolina Cinemas in Asheville.

by April 16, 2014 0 comments Asheville film
Sabotage
(Open Road Films)

Ashvegas movie review: Sabotage

Ah-nuld’s new shoot-’em-up is dumb fun until it turns plain old stupid.

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Ashvegas movie review: Enemy

Ashvegas movie review: Enemy

Double your Gyllenhaal, double your mind#&*$.

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
(Magnolia Pictures)

The Week in Film: Unrated edition

Not afraid of a little nudity, are we? (OK, there’s actually a LOT of nudity…)

Ashvegas movie review: Divergent

Ashvegas movie review: Divergent

The latest “Hunger Games” challenger is better than Katniss & Co. despite following the formula of it and other dystopic YA peers.

by March 27, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
The Week in Film: What’s a Cubit? edition

The Week in Film: What’s a Cubit? edition

Russell Crowe gets nautical, 2x Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Bateman uses spell check, and Ah-nuld pops off a few rounds.

by March 26, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Asheville News
Deadline approaches for submissions to New Belgium’s ‘Clips’ beer and film tou

Deadline approaches for submissions to New Belgium’s ‘Clips’ beer and film tou

The company is looking for creative film clips for its “Clips” beer and film tour.

by March 24, 2014 0 comments Asheville film
The Grand Budapest Hotel
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

The Week in Film: Checking In edition

Muppets return, plus the Next Big YA Thing, the Veronica Mars movie, theological debate, and what could be the year’s best film.

by March 18, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Asheville News
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

A visual feast and a comedic showcase for Ralph Fiennes, Wes Anderson’s latest is the film to beat in 2014.

by March 15, 2014 3 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Asheville filmmakers partner with New Belgium to tell story of brewery construction

Asheville filmmakers partner with New Belgium to tell story of brewery construction

Rod Murphy and Adams Woods are co-owners of Industrious Productions.

by March 12, 2014 0 comments Asheville film
(Twentieth Century Fox)

Ashvegas movie review: Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Rob Minkoff’s smart, fun, and funny take on the classic Jay Ward cartoon cements 2014 as a great year for animation.

by March 9, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
300: Rise of an Empire
(Warner Bros.)

The Week in Film: Slo-mo Persian edition (Part 2)

Enjoy your action slllloooooooowed dowwwwwwwn? Well, this is your lucky week.

by March 4, 2014 1 comment Asheville film, Asheville News
Non-Stop
(Universal Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: Non-Stop

Liam Neeson delivers quality mindless thrills as an air marshal sniffing out a terrorist plot.

by March 1, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Asheville film industry workers: Sarah Elizabeth Jones, production crew member killed on movie set, should be honored at Oscars

Asheville film industry workers: Sarah Elizabeth Jones, production crew member killed on movie set, should be honored at Oscars

Film crews members in Asheville and across the country want Jones included in this weekend’s Oscar segment “In Memoriam.”

by February 26, 2014 5 comments Asheville film
The Wind Rises
(Touchstone Pictures)

The Week in Film: Japanese Aviation edition

Planes, Palestinians, poets, more planes, and prophets offer plentiful possibilities.

by February 25, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Asheville News
(Sony Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: Pompeii

A dash of “Gladiator,” an ode to “Titanic,” and more “Hercules” than intended leaves “Pompeii” without an identity of its own.

by February 24, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Pompeii
(Sony Pictures)

The Week in Film: Grumpy Vesuvius edition

Fiery volcano? Check. Risky love? Check. Kevin Costner? Check.

by February 18, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Asheville News
(Warner Bros.)

Ashvegas movie review: Winter’s Tale

Colin Ferrell and Lady Sybil make for a lovely couple in this good, not great romantic fantasy.

by February 17, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Screen Gems)

Ashvegas movie review: About Last Night

Kevin Hart and Regina Hall skunk up a perfectly good romance between Joy Bryant and Michael Ealy.

by February 17, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Vampire Academy
(The Weinstein Company)

Ashvegas movie review: Vampire Academy

The era of teen vampire movies is officially over.

by February 13, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
The Past
(Sony Pictures Classics)

The Week in Film: The Blame Game edition

“The Past” and “Winter’s Tale” join three remakes, including the surprisingly good “RoboCop.”

by February 12, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Asheville News
Mr. Hublot
(Shorts International)

Ashvegas movie review: 2014 Oscar Nominated Shorts (Animated)

Mickey Mouse, discarded objects, wayward animals, mechanical men, and a wild child make up this year’s batch.

by February 9, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
"You're fine, but you're no Brad."
(Columbia Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: The Monuments Men

There’s little to be offended by in George Clooney’s WWII art rescue film…or to get excited about.

by February 9, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews