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Nebraska

“Nebraska” Another Gem from Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne is the king of the road movie. There, I said it. He may not make something with the drug-fueled bravura of “Easy Rider” or the zaniness of “Vacation,” but nobody consistently creates more grounded, hilarious road films like Payne. “Sideways,” “About Schmidt” and even “The Descendants” to an extent are all fantastic road… Read More ›

New Book by North Carolina Film Critic Gareth Higgins

Forthcoming from Burnside Books is Cinematic States by Gareth Higgins, a well-known writer, peace activist, retreat leader, and the founding director of the Wild Goose Festival. The book will be available for sale on November 5, 2013. In Cinematic States, northern Irish writer Higgins explores American myths in one of their most powerful forms. This irreverent yet… Read More ›

Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray

Free Film Screening at The ArtsCenter October 26 at 4pm: Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray

Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray, 86 minutes, not rated Free film screening of Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray at The ArtsCenter, October 26 at 4:00pm. The 86-minute documentary will be followed by a panel discussion lead by Robert Marcus, Civil War Historian, and Leonard Rogoff, Southern Jewish Scholar. The ArtsCenter is located at… Read More ›

The Internship

“The Internship” Continues Vince Vaughn’s Losing Streak

The last time Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson appeared in a movie together was in 2005, during the peak of their powers. Co-starring in a little movie called “Wedding Crashers,” the pair bounced zingers back and forth, using their improv skills to create one of the most surprisingly funny movies in years. Back then, Vaughn’s… Read More ›

Fast & Furious 6

“Fast & Furious 6” Nearly Overheats

“The Fast and the Furious” franchise began as an homage to B-movies of old that centered around street racing and hot rods, becoming a sleeper hit for Universal. That was back in 2001. Twelve years and five sequels later, the “Fast” franchise is still humming along, with “Fast 5” being the best in the series… Read More ›