Gary Poole

Time For A (Roman) Holiday

With the exception of 1995’s “Home For The Holidays” starring Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft and Robert Downey, Jr., there aren’t a lot of Thanksgiving-themed movies to choose from this week. more »

Nov 25, 2015 1:11 PM News & Notes

The Met Takes On Berg's Lulu

You may have noticed that there has been an awful lot of opera coming to Chattanooga over the past few months. The reason in part is that opera is going through a resurgence in popularity as new audiences have been able ... more »

Nov 18, 2015 12:12 PM News & Notes

Michael Myers Is Baaaack!

One of the truly frightening Halloween films of all time is back on the big screen at the East Ridge 18 on Thursday evening: John Carpenter’s “Halloween.” more »

Oct 28, 2015 3:48 PM News & Notes

Dracula: The Original Vampire

The plot remains simple: Ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. more »

Oct 21, 2015 12:38 PM News & Notes

Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?

It may well be the most famous boy-meets-girl story in the world. And no matter how many times (and in how many different variations) you’ve seen the tale of star-crossed young lovers, it never gets old. more »

Sep 23, 2015 12:32 PM News & Notes

Just Stay Out Of The Shower

We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven’t you? more »

Sep 16, 2015 12:48 PM News & Notes

The Doctor Is Back Just In Time

The longest-running science fiction television series goes on the big screen in Real D 3D, as the BBC presents “Doctor Who 3D: Dark Water” at the East Ridge 18 theaters. more »

Sep 9, 2015 11:30 AM News & Notes

Come "Let It Go" One More Time

Even if you never actually saw the movie in theaters, chances are you couldn’t escape the monster hit song “Let It Go” that helped propel Disney’s “Frozen” into a global phenomenon. more »

Aug 19, 2015 12:05 PM News & Notes

State of the Arts 2015: A City On The Verge

As an arts destination, Chattanooga is “on the verge,” which is why we at The Pulse picked that phrase as the theme for this year’s “State of the Arts” issue. And by on the verge, we mean ... more »

Aug 12, 2015 1:12 PM Cover Story

May The Schwartz Be With You

When President Skroob of Planet Spaceball sends the evil Lord Dark Helmet to steal the atmosphere of Planet Druidia, only dashing hero Lone Star can stop them (and rescue Princess Vespa at the same time). more »

Aug 12, 2015 12:58 PM News & Notes

Chattamovies Monthly Meetup

So, you like to make movies? One local group is working hard to bring together writers, directors, producers, actors and crew to help foster the ever-growing local film community. more »

Aug 5, 2015 2:47 PM News & Notes

Sorbet, Tagoma and Freeza, Oh My

One of the most successful and celebrated manga creators in Japan, Akira Toriyama, brings his beloved “Dragonball” world back to the big screen with the second film he has personally supervised ... more »

Jul 29, 2015 4:36 PM News & Notes

Look, Even More Superheroes

Sometimes, the best thing you can do to get your mind off the news of the day is pack a picnic lunch, grab the family, and head to the park for a movie under the stars. more »

Jul 22, 2015 1:34 PM News & Notes

Well, He Did Say He'd Be Back...

The year was 1984. A human-looking, indestructible cyborg is sent back in time from 2029 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. more »

Jul 1, 2015 2:26 PM News & Notes

He Really Was A Contender

It was the movie that made Robert De Niro a star, and cemented director Martin Scorsese in the pantheon of great American directors. more »

Jun 24, 2015 3:47 PM News & Notes

Orson Welles Seeks A Stranger

The Heritage House Arts & Civic Center continues their summer film series with an often-overlooked classic from one of the most innovative directors of the 20th century: Orson Welles. more »

Jun 17, 2015 4:11 PM News & Notes

The Dangerous Streets of New York

Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the most chameleon-like of actors in modern cinema. Every performance is completely unlike the work that came before (or comes after), to the point where he is almost unrecognizable in each film. more »

Jun 10, 2015 1:50 PM News & Notes

Cirque du Soleil Helps Make It Rain

“One Night for One Drop” is a completely original production featuring artists from each of the eight Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil productions alongside renowned guest performers. more »

Jun 3, 2015 12:06 PM News & Notes

In Love, There Are No Boundaries

While most of the local multiplexes are filling their screens with the various summer blockbusters, horror films and romantic comedies, Carmike’s downtown Majestic 12 has been doing their bit to bring back some recent classics to the big screen. more »

May 27, 2015 4:47 PM News & Notes

Rickey Smiley: A Very Funny Man

If you’ve turned on the radio in the morning to Power 94 (WJTT-FM) lately, you’ve likely been quickly hooked on the lively and energetic morning show hosted by comedian and television personality Rickey Smiley. more »

May 27, 2015 4:47 PM Columns