Chattanooga Now - Movies

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...

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...

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...

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?

'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...

'Conquest of the Skies 3D' brings spectacular shots of gravity-defying creatures to aquarium [trailer]

Published Dec. 27 2017

Whether they're made of scales, feathers or skin, every flap of an animal's wings is a testament to nature's miraculous...

Film review: Christopher Plummer rescues 'All the Money in the World' from the dustbin [trailer]

Published Dec. 27 2017

"The quality of mercy is not strained," Portia tells Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice." It is "twice blest; it...

Film review: Children's book 'Ferdinand' jumps to screen nicely [trailer]

Published Dec. 27 2017

This holiday season, there's all manner of conflict at your local movie theater — Jedis battling in the stars, Winston...

Film review: 'Pitch Perfect 3' not the high note of the series [trailer]

Published Dec. 27 2017

It's a good thing "Pitch Perfect 3 " is billed as the farewell tour for this musical franchise.

Film review: 'Downsizing' is a big-picture film about little people [trailer]

Published Dec. 26 2017

It's hard to say what's better about the first half of Alexander Payne's wonderfully weird — or is it weirdly...

Mind Coffee: CGI overload causing me to lose track of some films I've seen

Published Dec. 20 2017

As a fan of the "Star Wars" universe, I plan to see "The Last Jedi."

Heritage House hosting two screenings of 'The Bishop's Wife'

Published Dec. 20 2017

Heritage House Arts and Civic Center is hosting two screenings of "The Bishop's Wife" Thursday, Dec. 21, at 2 and...

Film review: 'The Last Jedi' a welcome disturbance in the Force [trailer]

Published Dec. 13 2017

A welcome disturbance in the Force, Rian Johnson's "The Last Jedi" is, by wide measure, the trippiest, scrappiest and most...

Film review: In 'Disaster Artist,' Franco finds his masterpiece [trailer]

Published Dec. 6 2017

Who is Tommy Wiseau?