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(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: Gangster Squad

Visually slick with just enough danger to keep it from being pure fluff, this star-studded ’40s crime flick is pulpy comic book fun.

by January 15, 2013 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
A Haunted House
(Open Road Films)

Ashvegas movie review: A Haunted House

Marlon Wayans’ laugh-free horror spoof is an early candidate for worst film of the year.

by January 14, 2013 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
Ashvegas movie review: Zero Dark Thirty

Ashvegas movie review: Zero Dark Thirty

Kathryn Bigelow’s riveting look at the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden is held back only by its self-importance.

by January 11, 2013 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
Ashvegas movie review: The Impossible

Ashvegas movie review: The Impossible

A family’s quest for survival after a tsunami is ultimately little more than a high-stakes Disney adventure, though a pretty great one at that.

by January 11, 2013 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
The new face of skincare.
(Lionsgate)

Ashvegas movie review: Texas Chainsaw

Leatherface returns with a handful of good scares, but little else.

by January 7, 2013 3 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Focus Features)

Ashvegas movie review: Hyde Park on Hudson

Bill Murray isn’t enough to save this sub-par FDR biopic.

by January 4, 2013 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
(Focus Features)

Ashvegas movie review: Promised Land

Gus Van Sant’s film offers a poignant examination of fracking.

by January 4, 2013 2 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(The Weinstein Company)

Ashvegas movie review: Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino’s uneven film plays more like a collection of promising ideas than a cohesive work.

by January 1, 2013 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
(Universal Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: Les Miserables

Tom Hooper’s epic movie musical is high-class entertainment.

by December 26, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
(The Weinstein Company)

Ashvegas movie review: Silver Linings Playbook

Despite the miscasting of Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper’s motormouth charm makes the film a dysfunctional winner.

by December 24, 2012 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Universal Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: This Is 40

Lacking focus and barely funny, this Knocked Up spin-off is by far the weakest of Judd Apatow’s films.

by December 21, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

An enchanting blend of elements familiar and fresh, Peter Jackson’s return to Middle-Earth is a stunner.

by December 17, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: Hitchcock

Sacha Gervasi’s biopic consistently entertains, despite its fairly shallow story.

by December 14, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
(Sony Pictures Classics)

Ashvegas movie review: Smashed

Alcoholism gets the indie treatment in this warm, genuine film.

by December 7, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
Ashvegas movie review: Killing Them Softly

Ashvegas movie review: Killing Them Softly

Andrew Dominik’s meticulously crafted gangster flick is the work of a true auteur.

by December 5, 2012 0 comments Asheville film, 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
(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
Lincoln
(Touchstone Pictures)

The Week in Film: Honest Abe edition

Spielberg’s biopic leads the way.

by November 13, 2012 0 comments Asheville film, Asheville News
(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
(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.

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
Cinema Festival winners announced

Cinema Festival winners announced

See the best films from the festival today, beginning at 12:15.

by November 4, 2012 0 comments Asheville film, Asheville News
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
3 Days of Normal

Ashvegas guide to the Asheville Cinema Festival: Friday

The first full day of films and workshops has plenty to offer.

by November 1, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Asheville News
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
(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
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
A shot-by-shot remake of "Old Yeller."
(Walt Disney Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: Tim Burton back in full force with ‘Frankenweenie’

Tim Burton fans, rejoice!

by October 9, 2012 2 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Tristar Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: ‘Looper’ is a treat

This is an inventive, accessible sci-fi that refuses to dumb down. It is bolstered by terrific performances.

by October 5, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
Ashvegas movie review: ‘Trouble With the Curve’

Ashvegas movie review: ‘Trouble With the Curve’

The film is a pandering mess of cliche characters and situations.

by October 1, 2012 3 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Are we filming?
(Open Road Films)

Ashvegas movie review: ‘End of Watch’

Gyllenhaal and Pena shine, but camera issues are a constant distraction.

by September 28, 2012 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Cohen Media Group)

Ashvegas movie review: ‘Farewell, My Queen’

A work both tame and expected, Benoit Jacquot’s film might as well be called ‘Not Another Versailles Movie.’

by September 23, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
Confidence builds success.
(Roadside Attractions)

Ashvegas movie review: Gere powers high-drama ‘Arbitrage’

Debut feature is a stunner from start to finish, and both director and Gere should be remembered come awards season.

by September 16, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
(Brainstorm Media)

Ashvegas movie review: ‘Dark Horse’ starts strong, fades at the finish

Dark Horse is the first film in a while to leave me thinking, “What did I just see?”

by September 15, 2012 2 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Rodriguez on his Detroit stoop.
(Sony Pictures Classics)

Ashvegas movie review: ‘Sugar Man’ a rich musical mystery

If you love good music, interesting characters, and high-quality filmmaking, head to the Fine Arts Theatre before it’s gone.

by September 15, 2012 4 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(IFC Films)

Ashvegas movie review: ‘Sleepwalk With Me’ pleasant enough

“Sleepwalk With Me” is a short but effective comedic detour.

by September 7, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
(Sundance Selects)

Ashvegas movie review: Ai Weiwei documentary essential viewing

Whether due to careful editing or just plain accuracy, Alison Klayman’s “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” depicts the man as one who can do no wrong.

by September 7, 2012 3 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Columbia Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: ‘Premium Rush’ delivers big-city thrills

True to the title, the adrenaline of “Premium Rush’s” action sequences are unequivocally the reason to see the film.

by September 6, 2012 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
(The Weinstein Company)

Ashvegas movie review: sloppy ‘Lawless’ goes down like bad moonshine

“Lawless” indeed sounds great on paper, but in getting that world onscreen, the director flicks on autopilot.

by September 6, 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.