• Patrons get first taste of new dine-in theater Moviedinein

    No longer do Manhattan residents have to decide whether to eat before or after the movie. Carmike Town Center 13 had its first full day of operations Friday. “It’s nice to see the finished product for sure,” general manager Martin .

  • ‘Office Christmas Party’ diverting holiday fare

    Despite its air of being a reunion for cast members of the “Saturday Night Live” TV series during its despondent years, the new film “Office Christmas Party” is generally diverting. It relies on some old ideas about comedy movie plotting, .

  • Carmike opens 13-screen theatre at Town Center

    Manhattan’s new movie theater, Town Center 13, opened ahead of schedule Sunday. The theater announced its soft opening on Twitter and Facebook: “Manhattan! Are you ready?!?! Doors open at 3:30 pm today (Sunday)!” Carmike Cinemas officials previously had said the theater .

  • ‘Incarnate’ joins list of successful entertainments

    “Incarnate” makes a cinematic contrast to “Shut-In.” The latter, a recent psychological thriller, starring Naomi Watts and Oliver Platt, was essentially a loving imitation of movies Alfred Hitchcock directed during the 1960s and 70s. “Shut-In” worked well on the big .

  • There are DVDs for (nearly) everyone on your list

    Imagine you are looking for Christmas presents, mostly for people who live far away. Your sister has married a man in St. Louis who already had a sevenyear- old girl and a teenaged boy, and you want to get them .

  • Beatty plays Howard Hughes in ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

    “Rules Don’t Apply” is a new film co-written by, directed by, and starring Warren Beatty. Beatty plays Howard Hughes. Many young movie-goers are going to need some background before they go to see this film. But the story won’.

  • Amusing ‘Bad Santa 2’ will make viewer feel grungy

    D’you suppose there was a great popular demand for a sequel to “Bad Santa”? If so, why did it take 13 years for Hollywood to get around to making “Bad Santa 2”? It takes a second to get past the obvious .

  • ‘Bleed For This’ pales in comparison to similar films

    While the screenplay has simplified some time-line details, the story in the new movie “Bleed for This” is “based on” the late 1980s and early 1990s experiences of boxer Vinnie “Paz” Pazienza. The changes may have made the story more .

  • New Brooks movie well-paced, frequently funny

    James L. Brooks wrote and directed “As Good As It Gets.” He produced “Jerry Maguire.” He wrote and directed “Broadcast News.” And in each case he got an Academy Award nomination. He won three Oscars for writing, directing, and producing “.

  • ‘Fantastic Creatures’ on view at local theater complex

    J.K. Rowling has gone back to the world of Harry Potter. Having knocked off four novels intended for adults, she has turned a 2001 fantasy book, “Fantastic Creatures and Where to Find Them” into a screenplay of her very own. .

  • ‘Shut In’ isn’t Hitchcock, but it’s pretty darned good

    Those moviegoers who appreciate Hitchcock’s variety of suspense thrillers will want to go to the 12-plex to catch Farren Blackburn’s new movie “Shut In.” Blackburn isn’t Hitchcock, and this movie doesn’t have the old master’s .

  • Thinking about giving DVDs as Christmas presents?

    Though the grass remains green and we haven’t even begun to look for the flannel sheets yet, Thanksgiving is approaching and, with it, Black Friday. Already we see references to the first day of Christmas shopping in advertising everywhere. .


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