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Wildlife (2018): Movie Review
A subtle and powerful debut from director Paul Dano starring Carey Mulligan + Jake Gyllenhaal is now playing at Grail Moviehouse.
Free Solo (2018): Movie Review
A compelling documentary that falls just short of greatness due to a few missed opportunities.
The Mouse That Roared (1959): Movie Review
'The Mouse That Roared' kicks off a four-part Peter Sellers retrospective at the Fairview Library on September 4th
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017): Movie Review
Despite the negativity from certain circles of the fan community, 'The Last Jedi' is by far the most cinematic and accomplished work in the series since 'Empire.'
Celebration Time: The Return of the 12 Days of Gritmas!
The 12 Days of Gritmas return with fabulous prizes from some of your favorite local and regional retailers!
The WNC Nature Center and Grail Moviehouse: The Second Day of Gritmas
On the second day of Gritmas, we've got another sweet pairing for you. Enter today for passes to visit the WNC Nature Center AND a gift certificate + swag from our dear friends at Grail Moviehouse!
Murder on the Orient Express (2017): Movie Review
A flawed but ultimately enjoyable old-school murder mystery.
Cotton Mill Studios Hosts a Celebration + More on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
This weekend, check out the official RAD Fall Studio Stroll, then head to the After-Party at the Cotton Mill! Plus a whole lot more. Presented by Grail Moviehouse.
Lucky (2017): Movie Review
A touching and endearing send-off to a great actor and a great man.
Asheville's Rooftop Bars + More: The GritVegas Weekend Update
We take you on a tour of our favorite rooftop bars in Asheville. Plus a whole bunch of stuff happening this weekend. Presented by Grail Moviehouse.
Dolores (2017): Movie Review
An engaging and insightful documentary that sheds much needed light on one of America's greatest heroes.
HempX and More on the GritVegas Weekend Update: 9/22-24
We're back, and it's that weekend! Check out the full write-up here to see what's going down in the 828.
mother! (2017): Movie Review
Incredibly divisive and drenched in allegory, Aronofsky's newest film begs the question of whether its hyperbolic message is an important telling of centuries-old themes or a stale mixture of everything we have already seen before.
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017): Movie Review
An enlightening documentary that does its best to scratch the surface of a subject that deserves a much deeper look.
Columbus: (2017): Movie Review
A truly beautiful and refreshing film that offers much more than one might think.
Ingrid Goes West (2017): Movie Review
An overall effective critique on the power of perceived identity.
We Love LEAF Downtown on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We are ready to "Turn It Up" for LEAF Downtown, happening this Friday and Saturday. Check out the details, plus other events happening in town!
Lady Macbeth (2017): Movie Review
A bleak and difficult film that's held together by the stellar performance of its young star.
Dunkirk (2017): Movie Review
A spectacular war film that sets itself apart from its contemporaries.
Make Noise and the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We checked out the local modular synthesizer company Make Noise, who will be presenting their new instrument and performing this Friday at the BMCM+AC.
Better Than Unicorns on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Check out the behind-the-scenes (and within-the-scenes) action at Better Than Unicorns, Asheville's local VR company, this week. Plus, our highlights for the music, entertainment, food, and fun happening this weekend.
The Firefly Gathering on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We interviewed some of the folks behind this year's Firefly Gathering, our featured event of the GritVegas Weekend Update! Plus, your 4th of July roundup.
I, Daniel Blake (2017): Movie Review
Pointless bureaucracy and amazing performances take center stage in this moving film about people who are just trying to get by.
The Bad Batch (2017): Movie Review
A film with a lot of possibilities that are unfortunately never quite realized.
Just Brew It: Highlighting Home Brewing on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
The weekend is full of fun, including Just Brew It, the homebrewing festival held at the Wedge. Check it all out!
Free Hugs on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
This weekend, we're featuring the Bliss Mob Hug Parade! But there's also a lot of other stuff happening in and around town. Don't miss it, and let us know what you're most excited about.
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017): Movie Review
A eye-opening documentary about what makes a city successful, and what causes its demise.
The Best Advice My Mother Ever Gave Me
In the spirit of Mother’s Day, I’ve asked some of my favorite Asheville locals to share the best advice their mother ever gave them, and here is the beauty that unfolded.
I Called Him Morgan (2017): Movie Review
A beautiful and gripping documentary about a talent whose life was cut short.
Eda Rhyne Kickoff Party on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We're featuring Eda Rhyne Distillery, which is kicking off their Indiegogo campaign with a party on Saturday in their new facility! Check out the write-up for the full details, plus other events that will get you out and about and on the town.
The Transfiguration (2017): Movie Review
A unique and look at the vampire genre, and possibly the best horror movie of the year so far.
The Lure (2015): Movie Review
A great premise that gets bogged down by a scattered narrative.
The Void (2017): Movie Review
A nearly great exercise in Lovecraftian cosmic horror.
Field Day is Back on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Our featured event this week is the Field Day & Spring Fling Dance at Salvage Station! Check out our video and our complete write-up of what's not to miss in town this weekend.
After the Storm (2017): Movie Review
A wonderful and moving story about the people we hoped we'd become.
Asheville Mardi Gras 2017: Pick of the Weekend on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We got a visit from the ladies of Asheville Mardi Gras on this edition of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! Check out our exclusive sneak peek and read the post for our event roundup.
I Am Not Your Negro (2017): Movie Review
A beautiful and poignant film spun entirely from the eloquent words of author James Baldwin
So, you wanna be a social activist?
Places to go and people to see if you wanna tickle those civil liberties
Movie Review: The 2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts
A look at the short films nominated for this year's Academy Awards
Movies at the grail>> January and February
So many movies, so little time. Skip work and hit up some matinees. Skip sleep and go see some late night flicks. You're going to want to when you see this lineup.
The Conquest of Canaan: Asheville's Lost Silent Film Returns
The Conquest of Canaan, filmed in 1921 in Asheville, will be screened at Grail Moviehouse on January 22nd with live piano accompaniment.
Announcing the 12 Days of Grit-Mas Giveaways!
We're celebrating 12 Days of Grit-Mas this year! Starting on Monday, December 12th, we'll be giving away exclusive gifts and packages from some of our favorite local businesses!
Movie Review: The Brand New Testament (2015)
A very fun and whimsical story whose triumphs far outweigh its shortcomings.
The Ninth Day of Grit-Mas: Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria and Grail Moviehouse
We've created the ultimate package for you on Day 9 of Grit-Mas: dinner and a movie. Enter today to win a $30 gift certificate to Barley's and a Night out at the Movies at Grail Moviehouse.
Movie Review: Dying to Know: Ram Dass and Timothy Leary (2014)
A touching story of friendship and counter-culture that could have benefited from a little more turning on and tuning in.
Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
For fans of the insanely popular wizarding franchise, the latest installment will not disappoint.
Asheville FM Hosts Halloween Fund Drive at Buxton Hall
103.3 hosts their Fall Fund Drive at Buxton Hall this Saturday, 10/29. It's a Halloween-flavored party for a good cause.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! September 29-October 2
We've got special guests Stu Helm and Andrew Scotchie on this weekend to talk up some exciting events!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! September 22-25
What are you up to on this beautiful weekend in Asheville? We've got the scoop on a few of our favorite things!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! August 18-21
Asheville, how's your week been? What are you getting into this weekend? We have some ideas in our newest Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! And a special guest--Toybox, from Asheville Puppet Week! Check it out, and let us know what you're most excited about.