Movie Reviews: Gold and Fences

Gold

Cary, NC – Gold is director Stephen Gaghan’s first movie since 2005’s Syriana starring George Clooney and Matt Damon. While that film proved to be an impressive debut, Gold struggles to to make the same impact, despite featuring another committed turn by star Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar). Read more

Movie Reviews: Split and 20th Century Women

Split

Cary, NC – Split, directed by M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs), is a thriller about three girls who are kidnapped by a man with 24 personalities, played marvelously by James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past). The film marks a welcome return for Shyamalan, who crafts a highly entertaining and tense ride that features stand out turns from McAvoy and newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy. Read more

Movie Reviews: Live By Night and Silence

Live By Night

Cary, NC – Live By Night, directed by and starring Ben Affleck, is a gangster drama set against the backdrop of prohibition. While there are moments of greatness here, Affleck seems to struggle with his focus on what exactly the story is, delivering a watchable, albeit muddled, viewing experience. Read more

Movie Reviews: A Monster Calls and Hidden Figures

A Monster Calls

Cary, NC – A Monster Calls, directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), is a fantasy drama about a young boy dealing with his mother’s terminal illness. Starring Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and newcomer Lewis MacDougall, A Monster Calls is an emotional and deeply satisfying family film that deals with loss in as honest a way as a film with a giant tree monster can. Read more

Coming Films to the Cary Theater – January

Cary, NC – It’s a new year and that means a new list of films and performances at the Cary Theater, including a Frame By Frame series to analyze top-quality movies. Read more

Cary and Morrisville Host Chinese Film Exhibit

Cary, NC – Films made in China have been around almost as long as film itself – 111 years, in fact. We know that precise number because Morrisville and Cary hosted an exhibit this week in honor of 111 years of film in China. Read more

Movie Reviews: Passengers and La La Land

Passengers

Cary, NC – Passengers stars Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, X-Men: First Class) as two passengers on an intergalactic journey that get woken up from hypersleep 90 years early. Director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) crafts a gorgeous looking science fiction film, but even with beautiful scenery and two charismatic leads, Passengers ever quite lives up to its unique premise. Read more

Movie Reviews: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Handmaiden

Cary, NC – Rogue One tells the story of how a group of rebels got the plans for the Death Star to Princess Leia and the build-up to Star Wars: A New Hope. More of a side story than anything, Rogue One is an excellent deviation in the Star Wars saga that gives us new characters and a rousing adventure sure to please even the most casual Star Wars fan. Read more

Movie Reviews: Office Christmas Party and Nocturnal Animals

Office Christmas Party

Cary, NC – Office Christmas Party is an R-rated comedy about, well, an office Christmas party. It might sound a little boring, but thanks to comedy veterans Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and a plethora of other comedy actors, Office Christmas Party proves to be a very funny time at the movies.

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Coming Films to the Cary Theater – December

Cary, NC – With December upon us, the Cary Theater will be dipping into the wide variety of Christmas movies that are out there, as well as other features and performances. Read more