The new film "Elvis & Nixon" portrays the 1970 meeting between Richard Nixon, played by Kevin Spacey, and Elvis Presley, played by Michael Shannon.

Movie Review: Elvis & Nixon

Cary, NC – Elvis & Nixon tells the story behind the infamous photograph taken in 1970 of Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon meeting for the first time.  Read more

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Movie Review: The Jungle Book

Cary, NC – Director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Chef) has successfully adapted another one of Disney’s classic animated tales into a technically dazzling and entertaining live action adventure. Shot entirely on a soundstage, Favreau employs state-of-the-art CGI to bring a jungle and all its talking animals to life and the result is some real deal Hollywood magic. Read more

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Movie Review: The Boss

Cary, NC — The Boss is star Melissa McCarthy’s latest comedy, the second of which written by herself and her director husband. I can’t say I loved their last collaboration, Tammy, two summers ago, and unfortunately, I can’t say The Boss is as good as McCarthy’s other comedies Bridesmaids and Spy. The Boss falls somewhere in between, not quite hilarious, but I can’t say I didn’t laugh. Read more

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Son of Clowns Premieres at Cary Theater on Sunday

Cary, NC — The Cary Theater is becoming something of a home to first screenings of indy films. This Sunday, experience the excitement of a movie premiere with the first exhibition of Son of Clowns. Read more

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Movie Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Cary, NC — I believe I stated in my review of Man of Steel a few years ago that I am, first and foremost, a Batman fan. Always have been and always will be. But Superman comes a close second and still means a great deal to me as a character. Read more

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Movie Review: Midnight Special

Cary, NC — Midnight Special comes from director Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter) and is his first foray into science fiction. The film stars Michael Shannon (Man of Steel, Boardwalk Empire) as a father on the run from the police trying to get his son to Read more

Whiskey

Movie Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Cary, NC — Whiskey Tango Foxtrot tells the true story of Kim Baker, a journalist covering the war in Afghanistan who uses her wit to find unique perspectives on the crisis. Tina Fey stars as Baker, and it’s a perfect role for her.

Her brilliant comedic timing is on full force here, but she’s also able to show off her more vulnerable and dramatic side, which goes a long way, especially when the film can’t quite live up to the talent of its star. Read more

Eddie the Eagle

Movie Review: Eddie the Eagle

Cary, NC — Eddie the Eagle tells the true story of Eddie Edwards, one of Britain’s first Olympic ski jumpers in the 80s who defied all odds at the 1988 Winter Olympics. I’m a sucker for sports films, and, thanks to funny and charismatic performances from Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Hugh Jackman, Eddie the Eagle proves to be a highly entertaining underdog story. Read more

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Movie Review: How To Be Single

Cary, NC — How To Be Single is the latest romantic comedy about late 20-somethings struggling to live the single life in New York. The film hits all the familiar beats, but, thanks to its extremely likable and funny cast, Single makes for an enjoyable and light Valentines Day watch. Read more

Hail Caesar

Movie Review: Hail, Caesar!

Cary, NC — Hail, Caesar! is the latest comedic farce from the Coen Brothers (O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski) and reunites the filmmakers with stars George Clooney, Josh Brolin and Scarlett Johansson. Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton are also thrown in for good measure.

A loving satire of Hollywood in the 1950s, the film’s plot, involving kidnapping Communism, doesn’t hold up to much scrutiny but is really more of an excuse for the filmmakers, their stars and their audience to have a good time. Read more