Knoxville.com's guide to movies at local theaters
Published 4/18/2014 at 1:15 p.m. 0 comments
New movies: Eight new movies open in Knoxville this week including kid-friendly documentary “Bears,” horse-racing drama “50 to 1,” scary movie comedy “A Haunted House 2,” family drama “Heaven is for Real,” British comedy “Le Week-End,” physics documentary “Particle Fever,” ...
Review: Circuitous thriller can't transcend sci-fi cliches
Published 4/18/2014 at 8:00 a.m. 0 comments
For years, the rumor about Johnny Depp was that he wouldn’t take a role that required him to get a haircut. “Chocolat,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” “Sleepy Hollow” — mop-topped coincidences, or a career ...
Review: Cast's slapstick saves 'Haunted House 2'
Published 4/18/2014 at 7:00 a.m. 0 comments
Imagine a Venn diagram charting three qualities: Silly, gross and dumb. At the point where they overlap you will find the fright film spoof “A Haunted House 2,” a scattershot, anything-goes affair that’s unapologetically stupid. Proudly stupid. Aggressively stupid.
Review: Engaging documentary 'Particle Fever' makes physics entertaining
Published 4/18/2014 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments
While I find the concerns of theoretical physicists hard to wrap my head around — I don’t understand how a can opener works — I thoroughly enjoyed “Particle Fever,” a documentary about the discovery of the Higgs boson.
'Transcendence' examines collision of artificial intelligence, human emotions
Published 4/17/2014 at 4:30 p.m. 0 comments
Shortly before he began shooting his new artificial-intelligence thriller “Transcendence” last year, filmmaker Wally Pfister flew Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz, a pair of UC Berkeley scientists, to his office in Los Angeles. Professional consultants are common on Hollywood movies, ...
Review: British comedy 'Le Week-End' weds style, substance
Published 4/17/2014 at 4:09 p.m. 0 comments
“Le Week-End” is a ruefully funny look at a long-term marriage. Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan set aside their tedious academic lives in England for a quick nip over to Paris. There he hopes to rekindle their amorous spark, but ...
Review: 'Bears' documentary kid friendly and cute
Published 4/17/2014 at 3:21 p.m. 0 comments
“Bears” is exactly the sort of nature documentary we’ve come to expect from Disneynature, the film division of the company that rolls out a new nature documentary every year at Earth Day.
Review: Scarlett Johansson's 'Under the Skin' a baffling dream
Published 4/17/2014 at 3:12 p.m. 0 comments
To say that a movie feels like a dream is not automatically a positive statement. It all depends on the dream. Some dreams, for example, make sense, at least partly, and others are just baffling. Some are compelling, others tedious. ...
No joke: With 'Haunted' franchise, Marlon Wayans in it for more than just laughs
Published 4/16/2014 at 6:34 p.m. 0 comments
LOS ANGELES — “How you doin’, baby?” Marlon Wayans said, leaning down to kiss a doll on the lips.
Review: Film's devotion to family is heavenly
Published 4/16/2014 at 12:11 p.m. 0 comments
“Heaven is for Real” is based on the true story of a 4-year-old Nebraska boy who after major surgery tells his father — a local minister — that he’s been to Heaven. Although there are immediate doubts, people begin to ...
Against the Odds: Skeet Ulrich, Todd Lowe visit Knoxville to promote '50 to 1'
Published 4/15/2014 at 6:21 p.m. 0 comments
"50 to 1" actors Skeet Ulrich and Todd Lowe, along with director Jim Wilson and writer Faith Conroy, visited Knoxville Tuesday to promote their against the odds film about men who believed their horse could win the Kentucky Derby.
Hollywood tries to win Christians' faith
Published 4/15/2014 at 2:59 p.m. 0 comments
LOS ANGELES — Randall Wallace didn’t expect a rock-star reception when he went on the road to promote his faith-based drama “Heaven is for Real” ahead of its Easter-weekend release.
Weekend box office: ‘Captain’ is still America’s hero
Published 4/14/2014 at 10:26 a.m. 0 comments
In a battle of the sequels, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” retained its superhero grip at the weekend box office, finishing No. 1 and beating the animated “Rio 2” by a slim margin.
MTV Movie Awards big Hollywood studio plug-fest
Published 4/14/2014 at 3:34 a.m. 0 comments
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Last year, the MTV Movie Awards moved up its broadcast date from June to April to incorporate a summer movie plug-fest. Sunday night's show cemented that...
'Hunger Games' top winner at MTV Movie Awards
Updated 4/14/2014 at 1:03 a.m. 0 comments
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" earned the prize for best film at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner "12 Years a Slave."
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- Dec 31st 2013 Life of a King (PG-13)
- Dec 31st 2013 Bethlehem (No Rating)
- Dec 31st 2013 The Other Woman (No Rating)
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- Dec 31st 2013 Big Bad Wolves (No Rating)
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- Dec 24th 2013 At Middleton (R)
- Dec 24th 2013 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit in IMAX (No…
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- Dec 24th 2013 Justin Bieber's Believe (PG)