Four years ago, Chris Miller and Phil Lord’s The LEGO Movie arrived in multiplexes with a response of candy-colored shock and awe. It was a bit of creative thinking that made nearly ever other kid’s movie look like lazy pandering.

Miss Bala is exactly what you’d expect from an action movie opening in February. More than that, it’s exactly what you’d expect from a movie about a woman on a murderous rampage that is not directed by Quentin Tarantino. That’s a nice way of saying this movie stinks.

The Bama Art House Film Series Winter 2019 will begin January 15 and will feature five screenings.  A program of The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, this upcoming series will feature categories ranging from drama and documentary to animation.

The summer movie season is behind us, the weather will soon cool off (we can hope), and, fortunately for film loves, some great movies are on the way this fall.  

There’s a lot coming out between now and December. Here are some of the highlights, so you can plan your trips to the theater accordingly. 

It’s a special year for The Sidewalk Moving Film Festival – one of the state’s biggest and best film festivals, and an event that’s certainly worth a road trip from the Tuscaloosa and Northport area to Birmingham. 

The Bama Art House Film Series Fall 2018 will open on Aug. 28 and will feature five screenings.  A program of The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, this series will feature categories including biography, drama, romance, and comedy.

Three cheers for summertime – it’s the perfect opportunity to kick back with some cold beverages and heaps of popcorn to enjoy some classic summer films. These are a few of my favorites…

Summer is the loudest and most exciting season for movies, and this year doesn’t seem to give us a break for all the cacophony – not that we want one.  Actually, this year’s crop of sequels and kids’ movies looks to be a great deal of fun...

“Service to Man” is a drama that chronicles the bond between a pair of medical students – one white, one black – at Meharry Medical College, a small school in Tennessee, during the turbulence and violence of the civil rights movement in 1968. It was also shot entirely in the Tuscaloosa area.

The upcoming fall 2017 Bama Art House Film Series has been announced. The series features six screenings at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa, with the first scheduled for August 22.

A program of The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, this series will feature drama, comedy, action, and a documentary. The lineup will conclude with the Manhattan Short Film Festival.

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