Movie Reviews: The Fate of the Furious and Love & Taxes

The Fate of the Furious

Cary, NC – The Fast & Furious franchise has defied expectation at almost every level at this point. Now on its eighth installment, no one could have guessed it would still be going at this point, or continue to be as fun as it is. Granted, at this point you’re either with these films or you’re not. Myself, I love them, and this latest entry only solidifies that enjoyment. Read more

Nationally Popular Podcast Holding First Live Episode in Cary

Cary, NC – As technology advances, new forms of art and communication arise and one of the newest we have is the podcast. But one popular podcast about film and entertainment is trying its first live episode and it’s recording right here in Cary. Read more

Movie Reviews: Going In Style and Neruda

Going In Style

Cary, NC – Directed by Zach Braff (Yes, THAT Zach Braff), Going In Style is a remake of the 1979 movie of the same name, this time starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin as three lifelong pals who attempt to rob the very bank that took their life savings. Breezy, charming and carried by its three leads, Going In Style is a small and enjoyable crime caper that had me smiling from beginning to end. Read more

Full Frame Brings Exciting Documentaries to the Triangle

Durham, NC – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is underway in Durham this weekend and showcases some of the newest and best films in the genre. The four-day festival, which continues through Sunday, will screen nearly 100 documentary films, spanning a wide range of subject matters.  The festival line-up includes a mix of short films and full-length features; and the varied offerings are sure to include something that appeals to all tastes and interests. Read more

Coming Films to the Cary Theater – April

Cary, NC – This month, the Cary Theater is showing a variety of movies, from new dramas, classic blockbusters, thought-provoking documentaries and live performances by musicians and comedians. Read more

Movie Reviews: Life and Power Rangers

Life

Cary, NC – Life tells the familiar story of astronauts aboard the international space station who discover life on Mars and get more than they bargained for. Director Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) uses his excellent cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation) and tight direction to make this otherwise standard sci-fi tale a cut above the rest. Read more

Documentary Chronicles Indian Immigrants in North Carolina

Cary, NC – Cary and Morrisville have very diverse populations and a big part of that is due to immigrants from India and Southeast Asia. And a new documentary playing for free at the Cary Theater looks at the lives and history of these new neighbors. Read more

Lori’s Blog: Miss Representation – Free Women’s History Month Movie

Cary, NC – March has traditionally been the time when I write about “Women’s History” – our struggle for the vote and women’s suffrage, or our lack of representation in government or lacking a seat at the table of our private sector companies. It makes sense to do this, given it’s Women’s History Month.

And yes, I’ve written about this before – and you can read my previous blog posts here, and here.) Read more

Movie Reviews: Beauty and the Beast and The Shack

Beauty and the Beast

Cary, NC – Beauty and the Beast continues Disney’s winning streak with remaking their animated classics in live action. Director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) makes a sumptuous adaptation that, while slightly overlong, fondly and graciously recalls the original. Read more

Movie Reviews: Kong: Skull Island and Get Out

Cary, NC – Kong: Skull Island is a monstrously good time at the movies. This latest iteration of King Kong wastes no time in getting to the good stuff, fills the screen with likable and memorable characters and features some truly insane action beats. That’s definitely a compliment by the way. Read more