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Movie reviews and related information.

Special Thank you to Wilson NC’s own Carmike 10 Theatre for the years of movie-watching by The Grey Area™ newspaper founders and their family!

Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre, Henderson NC, double feature sign for September 7-10, 2017. Photo: Kay Whatley Movie Review: “It” at the Drive-in (9/10/2017) - By Kay Whatley, Editor The It movie trailer made this 2017 movie look scary. Seeing the film, I thought It was medium-scary. It was so creepy, though, that It made my skin crawl. Seeing it at [...]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA - logo. Source: PRNewsFoto/NASA. NASA to Honor Legacy of Famed “Hidden Figures” Mathematician Katherine Johnson (9/7/2017) - US Senator Mark Warner, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and author Margot Lee-Shetterly are among the dignitaries honoring Katherine Johnson, former NASA employee and central character of the book and movie Hidden Figures, on September 22, 2017, 1pm, at NASA’s Langley Research Center [...]
Cinema rendering. Source: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to Open in Raleigh 2017, Now Hiring (5/16/2017) - First North Carolina Location will Feature 11 Screens, 36 Local Beers, and 35mm Projection Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has unveiled plans to open its first location in North Carolina. Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh, an 11-screen theater, bar and restaurant, [...]
Poet at a previous Share The Dream Talent Show. Source: J. Jeffers. Share the Dream Talent Show Adds Film Screening (1/4/2017) - The eighth-annual Share the Dream Talent Show is Saturday, January 14, 2017, starting at 6pm. It includes talent, a fashion show, Community Spirit Awards, vendors, and more. This annual local-talent show will be in the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, [...]
ProTown BMX 2017 is in March, hosted by the Town of Wendell NC. Movies, Princesses and BMX Coming to Wendell in 2017 (12/19/2016) - **UPDATED December 19 from original December 9 post.** By Sherry L. Scoggins, Town of Wendell The Town of Wendell is planning community events for the coming year. Below is information on three events in early 2017. [...]
Gauri Singh's movie will be shown by the Franklin County Arts Council, Franklinton NC. Afternoon Tea with artist Gauri Singh Includes Movie Screening (9/1/2016) - The Franklin County Arts Council invites the public to enjoy an Afternoon Tea with artist Gauri Singh. The tea is October 15, 2016, 3-5pm, and the event is free including refreshments. Tes will befollowed by screening [...]
Source: Bringing it Home documentary movie site, bringingithomemovie.com. “Dinner & A Movie” Industrial Hemp Educational Events by Vance-Granville Community College (8/17/2016) - Vance-Granville Community College invites the public to learn about the state’s new Industrial Hemp Program through movie screenings and discussions, organized with the NC Industrial Hemp Association. The free “Dinner and a Movie” events includes the film, Bringing it [...]
The crowd enjoying a Town of Knightdale outdoor movie screening. Source: Thomas Walls and Megan Thornton, knightdalenc.gov. Free Family Movie Series in Knightdale Starts on August 26 (8/5/2016) - As you’re packing up your blanket and lawn chairs, and rounding up friends/family, a crew is setting up an inflatable screen and preparing the concession stand. A PTA group is organizing the concession stand. Parks [...]
A still from The True Cost movie. Source: The 2050 Group, Washington DC. Movie Highlights “The True Cost” of New Clothing (6/27/2016) - A special screening of The True Cost film about sustainable clothing is coming up in Raleigh. Hosted by Capital Group Sierra Club and Redress Raleigh, this film explores the impact clothing purchases have on the planet. Each [...]
"Finding Dory" movie poster outside the Wilson NC Carmike 10. Photo: Kay Whatley. Movie Review of the Issue — Finding Dory (Go See It!) (6/17/2016) - By Kay Whatley, Editor While our kids are older than when they first watched Finding Nemo, they still found it cute and funny. My teenager and I went to see Finding Dory today, and despite both [...]
It's a Wonderful Life movie poster, sourced from WPD PAL event on Facebook. Classic Holiday Film Showing in Wilson (12/18/2015) - Watch the film, It’s A Wonderful Life, in Technicolor at a special showing in Wilson NC. Make it a holiday tradition and see it on the big screen again! The It’s A Wonderful Life movie [...]
Carmike 10-Wilson: Movie Review of the Issue (10/25/2013) - By Frank Whatley, Sales Manager In keeping with the theme of Halloween, this issue’s movie review is Carrie — a 2013 remake of the 1976 horror classic. Usually the review is done by me, my wife, and my [...]
Carmike 10 Wilson: Movie Review of the Issue (9/13/2013) - One Direction: This is Us The movie review this issue is a little different. We reviewed the 3D movie about the band One Direction. Because the band has many young fans, instead of the whole family going I [...]
Carmike 10-Wilson Movie Review of the Issue: The Hobbit (1/1/2013) - By Frank and Kay Whatley For this issue, we reviewed The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This film is the first of three films retelling the story of Bilbo Baggins. The films follow the story line [...]
Movie Preview of the Issue: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (12/15/2012) - By Frank and Kay Whatley For this issue, we previewed The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first part of a three-part movie series based on the J.R.R. Tolkien children’s novel, The Hobbit, or There and [...]
Carmike 10-Wilson Movie Review of the Issue: Red Dawn (12/1/2012) - By Kay Whatley, Editor For this issue, we reviewed Red Dawn, a remake of a 1984 movie about an enemy army attacking on American soil. If you never saw the 1984 version, you’ll still be able to follow [...]
Carmike 10-Wilson Movie Review of the Issue (11/1/2012) - By Kay Whatley This issue we’re reviewing a sequel, Taken 2, starring Liam Neeson. The original Taken came out in 2008 and was successful enough to lead to this sequel. The story bears many similarities to the first movie: [...]
Carmike 10-Wilson Movie Review of the Issue (10/15/2012) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This issue we’re reviewing a family-oriented movie that recently came out, Trouble With The Curve, starring Clint Eastwood. Clint Eastwood plays a baseball scout dealing with growing old. Much of the [...]
Carmike 10-Wilson Movie Review: The Possession (9/1/2012) - By Kay Whatley, Editor The movie review this issue is The Possession, a newly released supernatural horror film. The story revolves around a box referred to as a dibbuk box. It is professed to hold [...]
Carmike 10-Wilson Movie Review of the Issue: Hope Springs (8/15/2012) - By Kay Whatley, Editor The movie review this issue is Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, and Steve Carell. The Director, David Frankel, also directed The Devil Wears Prada. Streep and Jones play [...]
Carmike 10-Wilson Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises (8/1/2012) - By Kay Whatley, Editor The movie review this issue is The Dark Knight Rises. This final installment of the Batman film trilogy starts with a Batman in hiding, retired and disenchanted. As with most superhero [...]
Carmike 10-Wilson Movie Review: Madea’s Witness Protection (7/15/2012) - By Frank and Kay Whatley The movie review this issue is Madea’s Witness Protection. This latest Tyler Perry production brings the familiar characters back, this time to protect a government witness from the mob. The [...]
Carmike 10-Wilson Movie Review of the Issue: Prometheus (7/1/2012) - By Kay Whatley, Editor The movie review this issue is Prometheus, a “prequel” to the Alien movies of the 1980s. Regardless of whether you’re a fan of the Alien movies, this sci-fi flick offers quite [...]
Carmike 10-Wilson Movie Review of the Issue: Madagascar 3 (6/15/2012) - By Kay Whatley, with Frank Whatley The movie review this issue is for Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. My husband and I took two pre-teens with us to review this children’s film. This movie includes the [...]
Carmike 10-Wilson Movie Review of the Issue: Men In Black 3 (6/1/2012) - By Kay Whatley, with Frank Whatley The movie review feature continues this issue with review of the new Men In Black film, MIB3. As with our other movie reviews, my husband and I took our teen [...]
Carmike 10-Wilson Movie Review of the Issue: The Avengers (5/15/2012) - By Kay Whatley, Editor The movie review feature continues this issue with review of The Avengers. Thank you to Carmike 10 on Ward Blvd. in Wilson for welcoming us in for our review. We went [...]
Carmike 10-Wilson Movie Review of the Issue (5/1/2012) - By Kay Whatley, Editor This issue, a new feature begins with movie reviews. One of the hot movies out right now is The Hunger Games, which we went to see this week. Thank you to [...]
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