Pink Palace's giant-screen theater reopens in 3D
Updated 3/7/2014 at 12:27 a.m. 0 comments
After a seven-week, million-dollar renovation that represents the first upgrade in the theater’s almost 20-year history, the giant-screen auditorium at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum reopens this weekend with a new digital projection system, new sound, new seats, a new ...
Oscar winner 'Great Beauty' and underpublicized 'Selfish Giant' screen at Brooks
Published 3/6/2014 at 10:50 a.m. 0 comments
In 2013, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art re-established itself as a viable alternate “art house” cinema, booking some of the more significant foreign and independent films of the year for its Dorothy K. Hohenberg Auditorium. This week, the museum ...
Dissecting a rumor: Craig Brewer to direct film for Justin Timberlake. Or maybe not.
Published 3/6/2014 at 1:49 p.m. 0 comments
John Beifuss clears the air on the latest rumor involving hometown faves Craig Brewer and Justin Timberlake.
Film Review: 'Adult World'
Published 3/6/2014 at 10:45 a.m. 0 comments
The movie is rated R, yet sensitive 12-year-old girls and the boys scared to talk to them probably represent the ideal audience for “Adult World,” a wan coming-of-age sitcom in feature-film drag about a pretty, young would-be poet (Emma Roberts) ...
What to Watch: ‘12 Years a Slave,’ ‘Hunger Games’ and more
Published 3/4/2014 at 3:31 p.m. 0 comments
The Oscar winner comes (to your) home this week.
Oscar Picks: John Beifuss and Chris Herrington on what will win, what should win and what got left out
Published 2/28/2014 at 11:26 a.m. 1 comment
Lead film writer John Beifuss and entertainment editor Chris Herrington break down the top Oscar categories ahead of Sunday's broadcast.
Film Review: 'The Wind Rises'
Published 2/27/2014 at 10:59 a.m. 0 comments
“The Wind Rises” by the Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki may be the best of this year’s five nominees in the Academy Award competition for Best Animated Feature.
Film Review: 'The Past'
Published 2/27/2014 at 10:50 a.m. 0 comments
“The Past” is the latest film from Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi, whose previous feature, “A Separation,” is a modern masterpiece that won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012. Those familiar with the earlier film will recognize Farhadi’s ...
Movie Capsules: What's Showing
Published 2/27/2014 at 10:44 a.m. 0 comments
Descriptions and starred mini-reviews by John Beifuss.
What to Watch: ‘Gravity,’ ‘Nebraska’ available for your Oscar prep work
Published 2/25/2014 at 10:33 a.m. 0 comments
Oscar hopefuls 'Gravity' and 'Nebraska' arrive, along with a controversial French epic whose Memphis run was a short one.
Film Review: 'In Secret'
Published 2/20/2014 at 11:42 a.m. 0 comments
A tale of lust, betrayal, death and cruel fate, “In Secret” is adapted from “Thérèse Raquin,” an 1867 novel by Emile Zola that is described as “noirish” or “proto-noir” in many stories about the movie.
Film Review: 'Pompeii'
Published 2/20/2014 at 11:38 a.m. 0 comments
“Pompeii” offers moviegoers a chance to see attractive young performers more or less batter-fried like a Gus’s drumstick in what volcanologists describe as a “pyroclastic flow”: a fast-moving wave of gas, rock and ash that here is an accurate substitute ...
Mickey's back and seeking an Oscar
Updated 2/20/2014 at 12:07 a.m. 0 comments
The Oscar-nominated “Get a Horse!” is the first new Mickey Mouse theatrical short film in almost 60 years since “Runaway Brain” in 1955.
What to Watch: 'Fantastic Mr. Fox,' 'Darkman' and more
Published 2/18/2014 at 11:14 a.m. 0 comments
This week, the return of a saucy fox, a scarred superhero and a spoiled movie star
Film Review: 'The Lego Movie'
Published 2/13/2014 at 10:38 a.m. 0 comments
On the basis of their three feature films, directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are masters of transforming unlikely source material into something wonderful.
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