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Jaime Pressly and Marlon Wyans star in 'A Haunted House 2'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – April 18, 2014: ‘Haunted’ ‘Transcendence’

Johnny Depp experiences Transcendence in theaters this week, while another Haunted House scares up more laughs, Bears go on an adventure, a little boy learns that Heaven is For Real, and The Son of God rises at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of April 18, 2014!  Premiering this Friday at the historic Pioneer […]

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'The Heart' is bringing Kristen Wiig to Wilmington, North Carolina.

Kristen Wiig Will Follow ‘The Heart’ To North Carolina [NC Film]

Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) was recently confirmed to star in The Heart with Sam Rockwell (Moon) and Allison Janney (Tammy), and we  now know that the comedy drama will begin shooting in Wilmington, North Carolina in May. To be written and directed by Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, pre-production on The Heart will begin next month […]

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'The Winter Soldier' is coming for Captain America in Marvel's latest sequel.

[Movie Review] ‘Winter Soldier’ Is Perfect Rival For Captain America

Captain America is back in theaters in the latest chapter from the ever-growing Marvel cinematic universe, a super secret agent adventure that introduces the patriotic hero’s greatest rival. Captain America is basically the grandfather of Marvel’s vast superhero universe, a man of traditional old school values trapped out of time in the modern tech-ruled world, facing […]

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Katee Sackhoff stars in 'Oculus'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – April 11, 2014: Mirror of Horror

It’s Draft Day in theaters this week, facing the return of Rio and the terror of Oculus, while Mr. Peabody & Sherman time travel to The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of April 11, 2014!  Premiering this Friday at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo for one week, the animated adventure Mr. Peabody […]

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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' movie poster

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – April 4, 2014: ‘Captain America’ Returns

Captain America is back in theaters this week in the latest chapter from the ever-growing Marvel cinematic universe, while Fayetteville, North Carolina native Julianne Moore finds Non-Stop action at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of April 4, 2014! The action drama Non-Stop (rated PG13), starring North Carolina native Julianne Moore (Carrie) and […]

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'Max Steel' movie logo

‘Max Steel’ Movie Shooting In North Carolina In April [NC Film]

Dolphin Films and Mattel’s upcoming live action adaptation of the toy franchise Max Steel will begin filming in Wilmington, North Carolina in April. Production is set to begin in Wilmington on April 21 and will last for about five weeks. Ben Winchell (A.N.T. Farm, Necessary Roughness) has signed on to play the lead role of Max McGrath, who teams […]

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Russell Crowe is 'Noah'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – March 28, 2014: ‘Noah’s Ark

 Noah builds an Ark in theaters this week, while Arnold Schwarzenegger faces a Sabotage, Jason Bateman says Bad Words, and Robocop is back in action at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for this weekend of March 28, 2014! The action remake Robocop (rated PG13) starts Friday at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo, playing for one week.   Showtime […]

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The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks Takes ‘Longest Ride’ Back To North Carolina [NC Film]

The next movie adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel returns to North Carolina, as The Longest Ride will be filmed in Wilmington this spring. While there is no word on casting yet, George Tillman Jr. (Faster) will direct, with Craig Bolotin (Black Rain) adapting the screenplay. Released in novel form in September 2013, the romantic […]

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The Muppets are 'Most Wanted' in theaters this week.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – March 21, 2014: ‘Muppets’ Return

The Muppets return to theaters this week to face a Divergent future, while LEGO builds a new family classic at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of March 21, 2014!  Playing at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo,  animated comedy adventure The LEGO Movie (rated PG), starts Friday for a one-week run. Click here to read our review of The LEGO Movie! […]

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'Nags Head' will be filmed on location in Nags Head, North Carolina.

NYU Student Filmmaker Shooting ‘Nags Head’ In April [Exclusive]

A new independent student film is set to shoot on the Outer Banks this spring, and you can help support the project and get some cool perks through a crowd funding Kickstarter campaign that launched yesterday.  New York University student Lauren Mullen, a senior at NYU’s Tisch School of Arts, will direct her thesis short […]

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Aaron Paul feels the 'Need for Speed'.

Outer Banks Weekend Movie Update – March 14, 2014: ‘Speed’ Up

The Single Moms Club feels the Need for Speed in theaters this week, while The Monuments Men take on Hitler at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of March 14, 2014!  Playing at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo, the all-star action drama The Monuments Men (rated PG13), starts Friday for a one-week run.  Directed by George Clooney […]

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The Smurfs return in a very smurfy sequel.

Movies On The Sound Summer Schedule Announced

The Outer Banks Children at Play Museum’s Movies on the Sound series of outdoor screenings will run from June through August this summer in Nags Head, Duck, and Manteo, and this year’s lineup of popular family-friendly films has just been released. Movies will show every Friday night except for July 4.  Movies will start at […]

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'300: Rise of an Empire' Movie Poster

Weekend Movie Update – March 7, 2014: ‘Rise of an Empire’

Mr. Peabody & Sherman face the Rise of an Empire in theaters this week, while Forrest Gump turns into Walt Disney at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of March 7, 2014!  Premiering this Friday at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo for a two-week run, the drama Saving Mr. Banks (rated PG13) tells […]

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'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Movie Poster

It’s Prime Time In New ‘Transformers’ Trailer [Trending]

The countdown to the Age of Extinction has begun, as the first official trailer for this summer’s upcoming Transformers sequel has been released and is currently dominating the internet. Directed by Michael Bay (Armageddon), the action epic stars Mark Wahlberg (Boogie Nights), Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel), Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games), and Kelsey Grammer (X-Men: […]

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NC Film Office

NC Film Office Director Hopes To Expand Production Industry [Interview]

 The North Carolina film industry is in serious danger if the state’s film tax incentive program is allowed to expire at the end of this year as currently scheduled. As the debate heats up prior the next session of the North Carolina General Assembly in May, NC Film News caught up with Aaron Syrett, director […]

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Fayetteville, North Carolina native Julianne Moore stars in 'Non-Stop'.

Weekend Movie Update – Feb. 28, 2014: ‘Non-Stop’ Action

Fayetteville, North Carolina native Julianne Moore returns to theaters this week with Non-Stop action, while the Son of God arrives, and Ice Cube goes on a Ride Along at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of February 28, 2014! Rap pioneer Ice Cube (Friday) is the hardened cop taking rookie trainee Kevin Hart […]

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'Godzilla' Movie Poster

‘Godzilla’ Returns In Monster New Trailer [Trending]

The King of All Monsters returns this summer when Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Godzilla roars into theaters in May, and the official main trailer for the film has been unleashed today and is currently stomping all over the internet. Directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters), the film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Elizabeth […]

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Our State Magazine - March 2014 Movie Issue Cover

‘Our State’ Magazine Celebrates NC Film in “The Movie Issue”!

North Carolina film legend and Hollywood icon Ava Gardner graces the cover of the newest edition of Our State Magazine, dubbed the publication’s first ever “Movie Issue”. Almost all of the March 2014 issue of Our State is devoted to features about the North Carolina film industry, including a profile on Gardner and features on hometown theaters around […]

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Amber Heard is killer in '3 Days to Kill'.

Weekend Movie Update – Feb. 21, 2014: Killer ‘Days’

Kevin Costner has 3 Days to Kill in theaters this week, while Brendan Fraser gets squirrely at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of February 21, 2014! The family comedy The Nut Job (rated PG), starring Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) and Liam Neeson (Batman Begins), starts Friday at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo, playing for one […]

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North Carolina Production Alliance

North Carolina Film Industry Launches New Advocacy Group [NC Film]

The North Carolina Production Alliance (NCPA), the newly formed statewide coalition of skilled technicians, crew, filmmakers, producers, studio owners, small businesses, hospitality professionals, and local governments has launched their official website in advance of the 2014 legislative session. The group will provide verifiable information to the media, legislature and the public about the size, scope and economic […]

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'Tammy' teaser poster

‘Tammy’ Teaser Trailer is Gangster’s Paradise [NC Film]

Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, Melissa McCarthy’s new comedy Tammy, written and directed by McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone, has revealed the first teaser trailer for the road trip comedy, along with the official poster and the new image below! Starring MacCarthy (Bridesmaids) as the titular character and Susan Sarandon (Thelma and Louise) as her grandmother, you […]

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'Robocop' returns to theaters this week.

Weekend Movie Update – Feb. 14, 2014: ‘About’ Robocop

It’s all about love and Robocop in theaters this week, while Jack Ryan is back in action at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for this Valentine’s Day weekend of February 14, 2014! Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (rated PG13) starts Friday at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo, playing for one week,  reviving the hero of numerous Tom Clancy […]

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Family adventure is assembled in 'The LEGO Movie'.

[Movie Review] ‘LEGO’ Builds a New Family Classic

I laughed out loud numerous times throughout The LEGO Movie, a new action comedy in the tradition of family classics like Toy Story and Shrek, and I even teared up at the unexpectedly heart wrenching emotional climax. I have no doubt that this is a future favorite that will find its way into the DVD […]

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Batman returns to the big screen in 'The LEGO Movie'.

Weekend Movie Update – Feb. 7, 2014: ‘LEGO’ Assembly

LEGO builds a new family classic in theaters this week, while The Monuments Men take on Hitler, Vampire Academy sucks at school, and the new Anchorman is broadcasting at The Pioneer. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of February 7, 2014!  Playing at the historic Pioneer Theatre in Manteo, the comedy sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (rated […]

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