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Ashvegas movie review: A Most Violent Year

Ashvegas movie review: A Most Violent Year

Would you have guessed that the heating oil business in New York City was such a cutthroat trade in 1981?

Ashvegas movie review: Foxcatcher

Ashvegas movie review: Foxcatcher

“Foxcatcher” features fine acting on the part of Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell, the latter two who just scored Oscar nominations.

Ashvegas movie review: Rosewater

Ashvegas movie review: Rosewater

Jon Stewart shows he has promise as a director with this film.

Ashvegas movie review: Whiplash

Ashvegas movie review: Whiplash

Director Damien Chazelle’s new movie is one of the most compelling films of the year.

Ashvegas movie review: Birdman

Ashvegas movie review: Birdman

What’s the movie really about? Hard to say, but that may be the wrong question to ask about this rich, thrilling film.

Ashvegas Movie Review: Tusk

Ashvegas Movie Review: Tusk

When it’s not poking fun at somebody, or being acceptably scary, Tusk unapologetically descends into the realm of remarkably repulsive.

by September 20, 2014 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas movie review: ‘The Drop’

Ashvegas movie review: ‘The Drop’

“The Drop” features the last performance of James Gandolfini and is on this reviewers list for one of the year’s best films.

by September 12, 2014 3 comments Asheville News
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: 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
(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
(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
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
(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
(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
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
The Voorman Problem
(Shorts International)

Ashvegas movie review: 2014 Oscar Nominated Shorts (Live Action)

Imaginative coping, a god in jail, escape from abuse, African child soldiers, and a rushed family comprise the non-animated lot.

by February 9, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Labor Day
(Paramount Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: Labor Day

More like Laborious Day or La-bored Day.

by February 4, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Ashvegas movie review: The Invisible Woman

Ashvegas movie review: The Invisible Woman

Ralph Fiennes directs, plays Charles Dickens, and romances the lovely Felicity Jones. What’s not to like?

by January 25, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
I, Frankenstein
(Lionsgate)

Ashvegas movie review: I, Frankenstein

Yes, it’s alive, but no, it is not well.

by January 24, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Paramount Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: Jack Ryan – Shadow Recruit

The latest Tom Clancy reboot is a most welcome January sight.

by January 19, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Open Road Films)

Ashvegas movie review: The Nut Job

“Over the Hedge” meets “Ratatouille” in this unexpectedly fun bit of animation.

by January 19, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Twentieth Century Fox)

Ashvegas movie review: Devil’s Due

If you’re not rooting for the demon by the end of this shaky-cam atrocity, you’re not paying attention.

by January 19, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Lone Survivor
(Universal Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: Lone Survivor

This action-packed Navy SEAL mission gone wrong nails its military camaraderie yet loses its edge when it becomes a one-man operation.

by January 16, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
"The family that eats together..."
Well, there's always an exception.
(The Weinstein Company)

Ashvegas movie review: August – Osage County

Stars collide to impressive ends in this rich family drama.

by January 15, 2014 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
(Summit Entertainment)

Ashvegas movie review: The Legend of Hercules

Renny Harlin sets the bar low for 2014 with this unintentionally silly bomb.

by January 11, 2014 4 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Ashvegas movie review: Her

Ashvegas movie review: Her

Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with his ScarJo-voiced OS, and Spike Jonze makes every second believable.

by January 11, 2014 2 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(CBS Films)

Ashvegas movie review: Inside Llewyn Davis

Sad and largely free of likable characters, the new Coen brothers film is a well-made trip to the dark side of folk music.

by January 9, 2014 3 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Paramount Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: Paranormal Activity – The Marked Ones

The eerie series’ rolls on with new characters and toys, but is still the same basic cheap-o formula.

by January 3, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Twentieth Century Fox)

Ashvegas movie review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller shoots for greatness and occasionally succeeds in this family-friendly flick.

by January 1, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Warner Bros.)

Ashvegas movie review: Grudge Match

LaMotta vs. Balboa this most certainly is not.

by December 31, 2013 0 comments Asheville News
(Universal Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: 47 Ronin

Keanu Reeves with a blade, surrounded by a mix of F/X sorcery and old fashioned heroics? Yeah, I’ll watch that movie.

by December 28, 2013 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Paramount Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Scorsese and DiCaprio are in peak form for these three hours of high quality cinematic candy.

by December 25, 2013 3 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Ashvegas movie review: Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom

Ashvegas movie review: Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom

Idris Elba and Naomi Harris do their best, but this this Cliff’s Notes biopic is only so-so.

by December 25, 2013 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Walt Disney Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: Saving Mr. Banks

Emma Thompson is a lovable pill in this delightful look at bringing “Mary Poppins” to the screen.

by December 22, 2013 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Paramount Vantage)

Ashvegas movie review: Nebraska

Consistent in its minimalism in all conceivable regards, Alexander Payne’s latest is one of the year’s great films.

by December 21, 2013 Comments are Disabled Asheville News
(Twentieth Century Fox)

Ashvegas movie review: Walking with Dinosaurs

Our prehistoric friends have never been as annoying as they are here.

by December 21, 2013 2 comments Asheville News
American Hustle
(Columbia Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: American Hustle

The praise heaped on David O. Russell’s uneven star-studded new film is a con job of its own.

by December 21, 2013 0 comments Asheville News
(Paramount Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: Anchorman 2

Kristen Wiig makes one hilarious face and some big name stars show up for the final fight with a ton of dead air in between.

by December 20, 2013 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Warner Bros.)

Ashvegas movie review: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

The latest Middle Earth adventure is good, often very good, but various issues keep it from being great.

by December 18, 2013 1 comment Asheville News, Reviews
(Lionsgate)

Ashvegas movie review: Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas

I (mostly) see what the fuss is about Madea, but once may be enough.

by December 17, 2013 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Relativity Media)

Ashvegas movie review: Out of the Furnace

Scott Cooper misdirects another stellar cast in this meandering bore.

by December 9, 2013 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Ashvegas movie review: The Book Thief

Ashvegas movie review: The Book Thief

With no distinct asset, this made-for-TV quality WWII film is pure mediocrity.

by December 3, 2013 2 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(The Weinstein Company)

Ashvegas movie review: Philomena

The new Odd Couple, Judi Dench and Steve Coogan exhibit terrific rapport in this awards season must-see.

by December 3, 2013 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
(Walt Disney Pictures)

Ashvegas movie review: Frozen

Annoying characters and forgettable songs mute Disney’s take on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen.”

by December 3, 2013 1 comment Asheville film, Reviews
(Open Road Films)

Ashvegas movie review: Homefront

A committed Kate Bosworth and decent action scenes save this standard Jason Statham macho-fest.

by November 27, 2013 0 comments Asheville film, Reviews
(Lionsgate)

Ashvegas movie review: The Hunger Games – Catching Fire

Slow, tedious, and too much like “The Hunger Games,” this sequel is one to avoid.

by November 25, 2013 4 comments Asheville film, Reviews
Delivery Man
(Walt Disney Studios)

Ashvegas movie review: Delivery Man

Vince Vaughn is haunted by his sperm in this laugh-free, faux-heartwarming mess.

by November 25, 2013 2 comments Asheville film, Reviews