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Ashvegas movie review: Tiny ‘Your Sister’s Sister’ a towering success

Our reviewer says Lynn Shelton’s latest film is a must-see. Playing now at the Carolina Cinemas.

by July 23, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
Ashvegas movie review: ‘Savages’ surprisingly tame (and lame)

Ashvegas movie review: ‘Savages’ surprisingly tame (and lame)

Oliver Stone’s latest is a confounding bore.

by July 12, 2012 2 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Ashvegas movie review: New ‘Spider-Man’ a familiar ride

Ashvegas movie review: New ‘Spider-Man’ a familiar ride

Was Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man bad enough to warrant a makeover a mere decade after its release?

by July 10, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
Ashvegas concert review: Town Mountain at The Grey Eagle

Ashvegas concert review: Town Mountain at The Grey Eagle

Town Mountain was solid, but opener Steve McMurry might have stolen the show.

by July 9, 2012 0 comments Asheville Music, Reviews
Ashvegas movie review: Woody Allen’s European muse powers ‘To Rome With Love’

Ashvegas movie review: Woody Allen’s European muse powers ‘To Rome With Love’

Allen’s European muse strikes again with a film so enjoyable it occasionally surpasses the highs of last year’s Midnight in Paris.

by July 5, 2012 2 comments Asheville film, Reviews
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Ashvegas movie review: ‘Magic Mike’ is a frustrating good time

Despite all the laughs and eye candy, the combination of which will suffice for many viewers, the sense that Magic Mike narratively adds up to little is a major obstacle.

by July 2, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
Ashvegas movie review: Pixar’s ‘Brave’ ends studio’s streak

Ashvegas movie review: Pixar’s ‘Brave’ ends studio’s streak

The Isolated Moviegoer offers his take on Pixaer’s latest.

Ashvegas movie review: Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ a treasure for audiences

Ashvegas movie review: Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ a treasure for audiences

Loyal readers, please welcome Edwin Arnaudin, who will be contributing movie reviews to ashvegas.com. Here you go: Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson’s magnificent seventh film, plays like a highlight reel of his brief but illustrious career.  That’s not to say the film is a rehash of old ideas, but one that epitomizes his strengths, pushes his body of work forward, and[Read More…]

by June 26, 2012 9 comments Asheville film, Reviews