Chattanooga Now - Movies

Mind Coffee: Catching up between one TV season and the next

Published Apr. 11 2018

It says something about a TV show when it requires a complete second look at the previous season before its...

Film review: Krasinski's 'A Quiet Place' is intoxicatingly creepy [trailer]

Published Apr. 6 2018

Let's start with a popcorn warning. If you're bringing your usual tub of multiplex popcorn into "A Quiet Place," just...

Film review: "Pacific Rim Uprising' is cheer-at-the-screen fun [trailer]

Published Mar. 28 2018

At the end of the monsters-versus-robots flick "Pacific Rim," a breach at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean is closed,...


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Mind Coffee: The cold touch of horror is not a bad thing

Published Mar. 28 2018

Seems like every time you turn around these days, a new horror-based show is hitting the television screen.

Film review: With Vikander leading, 'Tomb Raider' isn't half bad [trailer]

Published Mar. 21 2018

In "Tomb Raider," which has elements of "Indiana Jones," "Batman" and even "Tron: Legacy," but with an angsty young woman...

Film review: In reboot for Netflix, 'Benji' is still a good boy

Published Mar. 19 2018

It's been a mere 14 years since the last "Benji" movie. But in dog years, that's an eternity.

'The Wild Around You' is a backyard safari in 3D

Published Mar. 14 2018

With eyes glued to phones, computers and TV screens, people often fail to look up and appreciate Mother Nature's beauty...

Film review: Disney's 'A Wrinkle in Time' is a cluttered, dizzying jumble [trailer]

Published Mar. 14 2018

Go ahead, pick your favorite young, villain-vanquishing fantasy heroine. Meg Murry probably came first.

Palace Picture House presents 'Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood' documentary

Published Mar. 7 2018

Did you grow up watching "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" on WTCI?

Mind Coffee: Awards shows are sometimes about money, not quality

Published Mar. 7 2018

Years ago, I interviewed Ricky Van Shelton, a country music star who had a string of gold and platinum records...

Film review: 'Annihilation' is a trippy, frightful fantasia [trailer]

Published Feb. 28 2018

"The Shimmer" is the name given to the mysterious phenomenon that, after a meteor strike, settles along a swampy coastline...

Mind Coffee: Films that spotlight the power of journalism

Published Feb. 28 2018

I saw "The Post." It made me proud to be a journalist.

'Black Panther' enthusiasts are changing the face of cosplay

Published Feb. 19 2018

Black characters are rarely central to the imaginary worlds that fill the pages of comic books, which often depict them...

'The Last Jedi' opening at Tennessee Aquarium Imax 3D Theater

Published Feb. 14 2018

In a move sure to delight fans on both sides of The Force, "The Last Jedi" will debut on Chattanooga's...

Mind Coffee: Reflecting on action flicks from days gone by

Published Feb. 14 2018

On the wall of my office is a poster for the movie "The Professionals," the 1966 western starring Lee Marvin...

Film review: This horror movie is based on a true story. Sort of. [trailer]

Published Feb. 7 2018

The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, Calif., is incredibly whimsical or intensely eerie, depending on how you view such...

Lauren Alaina featured on 'Forever My Girl' soundtrack

Published Jan. 24 2018

Reviews of the movie "Forever My Girl" haven't been enthusiastic, but there's a lot of hype for the movie's soundtrack...

Film review: Hemsworth leads a solid wartime film in '12 Strong' [trailer]

Published Jan. 24 2018

In the days and months following the Sept. 11 attacks, a small U.S. Special Forces unit led an offensive against...

Party In the Sky amps up fun for 'Conquest of the Skies 3D' [trailer]

Published Jan. 24 2018

From Atlas beetles' ponderous liftoff to starlings' gracefully synchronized aerial maneuvering, "Conquest of the Skies 3D" covers the full gamut...

Camp House hosting 'Chaos Theory' debut

Published Jan. 23 2018

A recent relationship was so filled with drama, Josh McCausland, a videographer and graphic designer, felt the need to exorcise...

Lookout Wild Film Festival: 79 films in four days

Published Jan. 17 2018

Where can you watch 79 films for $30?


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'Jumanji' tops 'The Post,' 'The Commuter' at box office

Published Jan. 14 2018

Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Taraji P. Henson and Paddington Bear and all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King...

'Maudie' and 'Pirates' highlight 2017's worst movies

Published Dec. 29 2017

It's sometimes daunting to realize that when foreigners think of American movies, they think of our garbage, such as "Justice...