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  • By Douglas Davidson September 18, 2014 Few movies have the ability to hold my attention, which is why I love going to the theater. The urge to text or just check that one little thing is stopped by the fact that when the lights go...

  • By Douglas Davidson August 8, 2014 First a disclosure: I grew up on the 1987 cartoon that the Turtles are most famous for. My favorite was Donatello – not for the Bo or how he rocked purple – because he favored brains over brawn to...

  •  By Douglas Davidson  July 29, 2014 Heralding a return to silly, thrilling space travel movies, Guardians of the Galaxy, opening August 1st, is Marvel Studio’s tenth picture and the final standalone piece of what they call “Phase 2.” Directed and co-written by James Gunn (Slither,...

  • By Douglas Davidson The Back Alley Film Series – quirky off-shoot from the Charlotte Film Society – prides itself on bringing the eccentric to straight to you. Whether it’s offbeat comedy, foreign thrillers, classic pictures, or risqué pictures typically only shown in L.A. or NYC, the Back...

  • By Douglas Davidson Director: Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Mother, Memories of Murder) Around this time last summer, I began to hear rumblings of a science-fiction flick coming out of South Korea featuring Chris Evans, John Hurt, and Tilda Swinton. It, like many of Evans’...