Today in Movie Culture: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Franchise Recap, Spotlight on Brad Pitt Eating in Movies and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Franchise Recap of the Day This week sees the theatrical release of Angel Has Fallen, the third installment of the Gerard Butler-led series of movies that began with Olympus Has Fallen and continued with London Has Fallen. ...

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Next 3 R-rated Comedies: ‘Ready or Not,’ ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon,’ ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’


Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon and Keith L. Williams star as Good Boys on the brink of adolescence. They yearn to be able to fit in at an upcoming "kissing party," but that proves to be far more challenging -- and far more uproariously funny -- than they could have anticipated. Audiences ...

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Watch Exclusive ‘Aladdin’ Featurette: New Flavors of Genie


Disney's all-new Aladdin has become a smash hit in theaters worldwide. Will Smith stars as Genie, a most unexpected blue entity with great magical powers. Genie befriends charming street rat Aladdin (Mena Massoud), even as the young man falls in love with the courageous Jasmine (Naomi Scott). The sparkling adventure ...

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Easter Eggs, How to Train Dogs for the Movies and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Easter Eggs of the Day Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw stands on its own pretty well, but any spin-off feature is going to have a lot of connections to its source series, even if some of ...

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The Week in Movie News: ‘Aladdin’ Sequel in the Works, First ‘Little Women’ Trailer and More


Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Disney confirmed Aladdin 2: Disney is in early stages of developing a sequel to this year’s hit live-action reimagining of Aladdin. Producer Dan Lin told SyFy Wire it won’t be an adaptation of The Return ...

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Today in Movie Culture: Richard Linklater Discusses His Career, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ in Lego and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Filmmaker in Focus Richard Linklater’s latest movie, Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, opens in theaters this weekend. For the occasion, the filmmaker teams up with Vanity Fair to break down his whole career, from his debut short film, Woodshock, ...

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Charles Frazier Tops Lineup for Burnsville Literary Fest


BURNSVILLE, N.C. – The 14th annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival features New York Times bestselling author and WNC native Charles Frazier as its keynote speaker. The three-day festival, Sept. 5-7, brings 31 authors to downtown Burnsville. Frazier gained recognition with his first novel, “Cold Mountain,” which won the National Book Award in 1997 and ...

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Town Branch to Visit the Fold


Saturday, August 17th, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia will present a concert by the Town Branch Bluegrass Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. Tickets are only available at the door. Doors ...

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RTE 23 Music Festival returns to Wise


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will be the site of the seventh annual RTE 23 Music Festival on Aug. 24. Sponsored by the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and WBCM Radio Bristol, the Festival will feature bluegrass duo The Golden Age, soul/dance/rock band The ...

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Meet Carter County Festival set for Aug. 24


The Meet Carter County Festival of the Meet the Mountains celebration will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, in two different parts of Carter County. The festival is a joint venture with Meet the Mountains and Go Betsy. The festival begins at 10 a.m. with free trout fishing for children in Roan ...

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