Sidewalk Film Festival Starts Next Week!
Aug15

Sidewalk Film Festival Starts Next Week!

The annual Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, presented by Regions, is taking place next week from August 22nd-August 27th. This is the 19th time Birmingham residents will be lucky enough to participate in this unique festival. According to their website, “filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic...

Read More
Bama Art House Film Series Starts This Month!
Aug10

Bama Art House Film Series Starts This Month!

The Bama Art House Film Series at the Bama Theatre in Tuscaloosa is beginning on August 22nd. The full press release is below: PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release                                              The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa Contact: Kevin Ledgewood pr@tuscarts.org 205-758-5195, x6  BAMA ART HOUSE FILM SERIES FALL 2017 BEGINS AUGUST 22  (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Bama Art House Film Series Fall 2017 will present six...

Read More
Christmas in July at Alabama Theatre!
Jul18

Christmas in July at Alabama Theatre!

The Alabama Theatre is celebrating Christmas in July by showing the classic holiday film, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. This Chevy Chase favorite premiered in 1989 but has been watched by millions every year around Christmastime. You don’t have to wait until December to experience the holiday hilarity because Alabama Theatre will be playing the movie at 7PM this Friday, July 21st. Tickets are only $8 each and can...

Read More
Movie Night Project
Apr19

Movie Night Project

MOVIE NIGHT Q&A In writing movie reviews for the Leaf, a question occasionally pops up from a reader. Here a selection of those I thought were most interesting: Q: I was watching an Old Italian movie a few weeks ago, and it looked like everyone was speaking a different language! What was going on? A: Italian movies then were filmed without sound. This allowed them to film quickly and not worry about sound recording problems. The...

Read More
Matt at the Movies – The Lego Batman Movie
Apr15

Matt at the Movies – The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman Movie, much like the original Lego Movie, is a film of gratuitous joy, creativity and craft.  “Everything is awesome” continues to be the mission statement.  Right from the jaw dropping opening sequence, the viewer is pummeled with a Batman showdown with the Joker, as well as an exhaustive array of the caped crusader’s villains, including countless iterations in the franchise. We get vehicles, costumes, accents, plot...

Read More
Shin Godzilla-Movie Night Project
Mar24

Shin Godzilla-Movie Night Project

On March 11th, 2011, Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake. The ensuing tsunami that followed struck the Fukushima nuclear reactors. The damage and flooding that occurred caused it to overheat, leading to a nuclear meltdown. 100,000+ people were evacuated from the area. The event was brought upon by the plant’s overseers, who ignored the safety concerns regarding tsunami damage and flooding. Shin Godzilla (“shin”...

Read More
The Award Goes To…
Feb26

The Award Goes To…

Today is the day! If you are a movie lover, you will more than likely be cozying up to watch the Oscars (aka The Academy Awards). We would love to know which of the best picture nominees you enjoyed the most? This year there are nine films up for the greatest honor and here they are: La La Land – this years darling with music, dancing, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling 3.5/5 Leaves Arrival – an outstanding mind/space bender with...

Read More
Review: Hidden Figures
Feb20

Review: Hidden Figures

A mark of an excellent movie is one that does one of the following: offers escape, causes you to think, gives you the feels, makes you laugh until you almost pee your pants or offers historical information. At least, that’s how I feel about it. My other test for a good film is if at the end of it I can say without a doubt it’s a movie I’d watch again. Sometimes, during Oscar season, I don’t feel this way about every movie. There have...

Read More