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‘Out of the Furnace,’ ‘American Hustle’ anticipated

December 25, 2013 How many of the flicks that opened at the end of December will still be projecting on cinema screens come January? Hollywood hopes a lot, but too often too much holiday punch dilutes audiences as... more »»

Rounding up some of this year’s best

November 27, 2013 Since the bulk of the "bests" still lie in Hollywood vaults waiting to be unreeled in the holiday period through Christmas Day, it's difficult to make an early call on a "Top Ten of 201. more »»

Holiday movies will be all over the map

October 30, 2013 Hunger Games: Catching Fire Make way for the return of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen for “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” which boots the Thanksgiving/Christmas 2013 cinema season into... more »»

‘Bad Grandpa’ brings bad humor, pranks

October 30, 2013 Irving Zisman, Johnny Knoxville’s 80-something “grandpa” character, has a weirdly offensive libido, which would make him an inappropriate role model for anyone, let alone pudgy eight-year-old Billy... more »»

Kickstarter campaign to convert the Lewis Theatre

October 30, 2013 Submitted The “Project the Lewis Theatre into the Future” campaign, through, is coming to a close at 11:04 a.m. on Nov. 3, and as the clock winds down the theater needs your support. more »»

Shock and awe still satisfies at theaters

September 26, 2013 Horror flicks have screamed to a ravenous surge among cinema genres. more »»

Affleck is Batman. Remain calm.

August 29, 2013 So, Ben Affleck is Batman. Go ahead, get the horrified screams, rending of garments and gnashing of teeth out of your systems. OK, everybody donned their sackcloth and ashes? Goo. more »»

Lofty ‘World War Z’ is big on budget, action

June 27, 2013 Tag, you’re bitten, and ten seconds later (for the majority) you’re a brainless, undead flesh-munching zombie. more »»

‘Great Gatsby’ gets blingy 2013 update

May 29, 2013 Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" by F. more »»

‘Pines’ is gritty, bold and well-acted

April 29, 2013 A lot of dark, moody “film noir” pieces from the past tend to share elements whereby they place flawed-conduct consequences upon struggling likable characters caught in converging circumstances, an... more »»

Spring/summer movie guide

April 29, 2013 In a trend at the movies this Spring/Summer, distributors interrupt strictly good versus evil heroic franchises for twin topics that reflect the not-so-scrubbed-under-the-rug anxieties of the 21st... more »»

‘Spring Breakers’ sexploitation &?satire

April 1, 2013 Reflecting societal issues has been obligatory for cinematic art. All flicks do not fulfill this purpose, they entertain and cater to niche audience. more »»

WV zombie ‘extra,’ & state indie film icon at Tricon

April 1, 2013 A famous zombie “extra” and WV State University independent filmmaker will attend the Tricon, April 6 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington. more »»

Latest ‘Die Hard’ too much brawn over brains

February 28, 2013 How long has it been since John McClane (Bruce Willis) took on bad guys? He still has the “right stuff,” interlacing action hero blood and bruises with a streak of patented one-liner exchanges. more »»

Despite ‘Buckwild’ troubles, WV hopes to attract others to ‘Hollerwood’ U.S.A.

February 28, 2013 Long before MTV’s “Buckwild” reality blitz turned Sissonville into a rural destination peppered by the antics of college-aged kids, the state had a desire to display its natural beauty and Hometown... more »»

Weighing in on romantic flicks: Voices from around WV

January 31, 2013 By Tony Rutherford What romantic movies will be popped into DVD players for the Valentine’s Day holiday? Instead of giving my own Top Ten favorites, a selection of regional artists, reporters,... more »»

Huntington gets soundstage, could become hub

January 31, 2013 Prior to the 2006 production of “We Are Marshall,” which shot for three weeks in Huntington, one could count on one hand the number of studio produced films made in West Virginia, including “The... more »»

Gender roles and pairings in the movies

January 31, 2013 As the filmmaking Class of 2012 moves toward the ultimate award’s ceremony, The Academy Awards, current screen offerings reflect a brewing gender equality battle that has seen few women nominated in... more »»

Heroism, redemption dominate holiday flicks

December 26, 2012 When reality turns into a bummer, the #1 experience for temporarily shaking off tribulations demands a retreat to imaginative worlds and happy endings. more »»

‘Skyfall’ a real audience pleaser

November 29, 2012 For 50 years, James Bond has delivered the platinum standard for super spy intrigue. more »»



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