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Re: “Who Would Play Megan Barry and David Fox in a Movie About the Mayoral Runoff?

Walton Goggins for Fox. Claire Danes, if you squint, for Barry.

Posted by anon on 08/26/2015 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Tonight at Belcourt: The Best Documentary Ever Made About Nashville?

A beautiful, intimate movie. (Except for the parts with Coe, the least reflective man in the universe, unless you consider the rhinestones on his bell-bottoms "reflective.")

This would be the place to ask: where was the Wigwam Tavern located? Have wondered about that since I first saw this. I know the Clark house is on the west side (used to see Guy and Susanna around Lions Gate), but that location has always thrown me.

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Posted by Ben P on 08/25/2015 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Tonight at Belcourt: The Best Documentary Ever Made About Nashville?

This is awesome!

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Posted by Carolyn Rivera on 08/24/2015 at 11:27 PM

Re: “Dreaming of a Bigger, Brighter Belcourt?

"Based strictly on what I've seen of both, I'd say the Stanwyck series and its like bring bigger crowds to the theater than 80s and 90s nostalgia flicks."

That's hard to believe, but good to hear.

"the chains have those movies locked up, and The Belcourt couldn't make enough off those high early-run percentages to justify them."

INHERENT VICE is a major studio movie that probably would have done better at the Belcourt than in the multiplexes. I liked it a lot, but it was guaranteed to baffle and alienate a mainstream audience looking for a good popcorn movie.

Posted by Mark on 08/24/2015 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Dreaming of a Bigger, Brighter Belcourt?

"One reason people enjoy it is BECAUSE it's relatively unchanged and has the old theater feel."

Some of it, yes — I'd say that's definitely true of the auditoriums (although everybody complains that when you open the doors, light and sound from the lobby flood in and disrupt the movie). But every time I go I hear someone gripe about the cramped bathrooms and the lack of lobby space that causes heat and congestion on crowded nights.

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Posted by mr. pink on 08/24/2015 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Dreaming of a Bigger, Brighter Belcourt?

I would expect the opposite to be the case. I know from talking to staff that the theater wants to show more arthouse fare and repertory films, not fewer. I doubt you're ever going to see something more "commercial" than, say, LOVE & MERCY: the chains have those movies locked up, and The Belcourt couldn't make enough off those high early-run percentages to justify them.

Based strictly on what I've seen of both, I'd say the Stanwyck series and its like bring bigger crowds to the theater than 80s and 90s nostalgia flicks.

Posted by mr. pink on 08/24/2015 at 10:49 AM
Posted by GB on 08/24/2015 at 1:21 AM

Re: “Dreaming of a Bigger, Brighter Belcourt?

My fear is that the upkeep of a "bigger, better" Belcourt would require the theater to show more commercial movies. Something like the Stanwyck festival may not be possible if the theater needs to make more money. My nightmare is the cheesy '80s and '90s nostalgia flicks won't be confined to midnight showings.

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Posted by Mark on 08/22/2015 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Dreaming of a Bigger, Brighter Belcourt?

I will never understand this mentality. One reason people enjoy it is BECAUSE it's relatively unchanged and has the old theater feel.

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Posted by James Grau on 08/22/2015 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Dreaming of a Bigger, Brighter Belcourt?

Noooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Claudia Beth Reynolds on 08/21/2015 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Karen Elson and Libby Callaway Put Nashville on the Fashion Map With 'Stylish Cities,' Tomorrow at the Frist

Libby Callaway is amazing on so many levels and knows her stuff!!!

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Posted by Jill Norton on 08/20/2015 at 12:02 PM

Re: “See Tom Hiddleston in Character as Hank Williams in I Saw the Light

In the clips you're referring to his Wheatland Music Festival appearance, that was just one day after he arrived in the States to start working with Rodney Crowell.He had tons of training after that festival.

Posted by mary on 08/19/2015 at 2:00 AM

Re: “Launch Pad Offers Volunteer Training Session

Thanks so much for publishing this! There's no official sign up, people can just show up!

Posted by Rose Marie Pink on 08/16/2015 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Line Up Again Four Decades Later to See Last Tango in Paris at Belcourt

I wonder if it's possible for ANY movie to create a sensation anymore, in terms of shocking audiences. The only movies with controversial content are art-house films that the mainstream media ignore. The MSM is too busy hyping superhero movies and running Star Wars "news" (rumors and hype) to pay attention to anything else.

In 1973, LAST TANGO was on the cover of Newsweek. Can you imagine that happening with its 2015 equivalent? Or NYMPHOMANIAC on the cover of a national news magazine? Impossible.

Posted by Mark on 08/16/2015 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Flipping Channels: HBO's Show Me a Hero Starts Sunday

Corrected, with apologies.

Posted by mr. pink on 08/15/2015 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Flipping Channels: HBO's Show Me a Hero Starts Sunday

"It began Aug. 16 and continues for two more Sundays (HBO, 7 p.m.)."
Actually, it is not August 16, 2015 yet. Ron Wynn is an idiot.

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Posted by Dizy D on 08/15/2015 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Flipping Channels: HBO's Show Me a Hero Starts Sunday

I think it would be better if the low income housing candidates would be placed in high income Hollywood zip codes. Wouldn't the low income people be helped more, by living amongst the really high income people than just the middle class people?

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Posted by Gray Liddell on 08/15/2015 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Flipping Channels: HBO's Show Me a Hero Starts Sunday

(hasn't even been on yet)

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Posted by tommy d on 08/15/2015 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Instagram Is Taking Over Art World; Here Are 10 Nashville Instagrammers to Follow

@figureskating_drawings

Posted by robaire on 08/13/2015 at 10:39 PM

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