Reviews

(Fox 2000 Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: Life of Pi

Ang Lee’s lifeboat journey with a tiger named Richard Parker is a thrilling feast for the senses.

by November 26, 2012 2 comments Asheville film, Reviews
John Goodman, Alan Arkin, and Ben Affleck
give thanks in Argo.
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Thanksgiving at the movies!

Local theaters offer something for everyone at your holiday table.

by November 21, 2012 3 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Red Dawn
(FilmDistrict)

The Week in Film: Wolverines!!! edition

Red Dawn gets a makeover, but will anyone care?

by November 20, 2012 2 comments Asheville film, Asheville News, Reviews
(Touchstone Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: Lincoln

Tony Kushner’s script is the true star of Spielberg’s biopic.

by November 19, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
(Entertainment One)

Ashvegas movie review: A Late Quartet

The dramatic lives of musicians, brought to life by a top-notch cast.

by November 16, 2012 2 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: The Sessions

Don’t believe the hype. John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, and the film itself are all so-so.

by November 16, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
(Columbia Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: Skyfall

It sounds blasphemous to say so, but this may be the best Bond film yet.

by November 12, 2012 6 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Tell 'em, son!
(Walt Disney Studios)

Ashvegas movie review: Wreck-It Ralph

Steeped in arcade lore, Disney’s latest is great for kids, so-so for parents and everyone else.

by November 10, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
Ashvegas movie review: Holy Motors

Ashvegas movie review: Holy Motors

If there’s ever a film to enter with an open mind, it’s this one.

by November 9, 2012 6 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Universal Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: The Man with the Iron Fists

RZA’s film underwhelms on all levels, most notably in its lack of passion for the kung fu he holds so dear.

by November 9, 2012 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Skyfall
(Columbia Pictures)

The Week in Film: Bond, James Bond Edition

007 is back, but cinephiles should rush to see Holy Motors first.

"Pilot? 
No, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night."
(Paramount Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: Flight

Denzel Washington can’t save this uneven drama from Robert Zemeckis.

by November 6, 2012 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Riding dirty.
(Millennium Entertainment)

Ashvegas movie review: The Paperboy

Lee Daniels’ pulpy throwback is debased entertainment at its finest.

by November 5, 2012 2 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Side By Side

Ashvegas guide to the Asheville Cinema Festival: Saturday

What to see downtown on the festival’s most impressive day.

by November 2, 2012 0 comments Asheville News, Reviews
Is she really going out with him?
(IFC Films)

Ashvegas movie review: Liberal Arts

Josh Radnor’s film is a dull, self-indulgent look at academia.

by October 31, 2012 2 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(PBS International)

Ashvegas movie review: Beauty Is Embarrassing

“Beauty is Embarrassing” is an entertaining and informative bio-doc.

by October 25, 2012 2 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Never met a nicer guy.
(Summit Entertainment)

Ashvegas movie review: ‘Alex Cross’

“Alex Cross” is about as high-octane as a Lifetime Original Movie.

by October 24, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
Ashvegas movie review: ‘Seven Psychopaths’

Ashvegas movie review: ‘Seven Psychopaths’

The film is endlessly entertaining on every conceivable level.

by October 22, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
Review: Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Review: Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Yelp reviewer offers an in-depth take on the new West Asheville casual fine dining venue, soon to add music.

by October 22, 2012 1 comment Asheville food and drink, Reviews
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: ‘Argo’

Feel-good Oscar bait and a major accomplishment for Ben Affleck as a filmmaker.

by October 18, 2012 4 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Summit Entertainment)

Ashvegas movie review: Few ‘Perks’ to this ‘Wallflower’ adaptation

Just another color-within-the-lines adolescent film, ignorantly rooted in teen classics. Grade: C-

by October 17, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
(Universal Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: ‘Pitch Perfect’ practically aca-amazing

What looks like a niche stinker is funnier than it seems.

by October 15, 2012 2 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Seven Psychopaths
(CBS Films)

The Week in Film: ‘Seven Psychopaths’ and ‘Argo’ vie for the top spot

Here’s the week in film.

Different city, same drama.
(Twentieth Century Fox)

Ashvegas movie review: ‘Taken 2’ full of unintentional comedy

For some accidental comedic moments, “Taken 2” isn’t as bad as it sounds. That doesn’t mean it’s good, either.

by October 9, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews