Movie Reviews: Snatched and Growing Up Smith


Cary, NC – Snatched is a very funny action comedy starring Amy Schumer and the legendary Goldie Hawn (Private Benjamin, The First Wives Club), in her first on screen performance in 15 years. The movie itself is solid, with director Jonathan Levine (50/50) delivering some solid action and plenty of outrageous situations, but it’s Hawn who is the main draw here and she does not disappoint. Read more

Movie Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Wild Canaries

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Cary, NC – Based on the popular book of the same name, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a perfect playground for director Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands) to play in, as well as a great showcase for the amazing Eva Green (Casino Royale, Penny Dreadful). Read more

Engaging Approach to Teaching Film at the Cary Theater

Cary, NC – Film is a rich art form with nuance and craft but talking about the finer point of a movie during a screening is rude and distracting to others. Not so with The Cary Theater’s “Frame-By-Frame” series, where classic films are shown, then paused at intervals for everyone to discuss. Read more

Cary Gets First Peek at Local Horror Movie

Cary, NC – Local lovers of horror movies will have the chance to give their feedback on a never-before-seen film shot entirely in North Carolina. Read more

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


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


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

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

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

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