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Review: ‘Mad Max’ is a non-stop thrill ride through post-apocalyptic Australia

Review: ‘Mad Max’ is a non-stop thrill ride through post-apocalyptic Australia

By MARK VIOLA After more than a decade of off-and-on-again development on the part of director George Miller and a full 30 years after the last installment, Mad Max is…

Review: ‘Hot Pursuit’ offers cheap laughs, recycled storyline, not much else

Review: ‘Hot Pursuit’ offers cheap laughs, recycled storyline, not much else

By MARK VIOLA The latest comedy to hit theaters is “Hot Pursuit,” starring Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”) as uptight Texas cop Cooper, who is tasked with protecting Daniella Riva (Sofía Vergara,…

Beach Boys perform in Tallahassee

Beach Boys perform in Tallahassee

The legendary band, The Beach Boys, will be at Cascades Park in Tallahassee tonight (May 15) beginning at 7 p.m. The band performs 150 shows a year with the same…

Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is a fun, emotional adventure

Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is a fun, emotional adventure

By MARK VIOLA Eleven movies into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), perhaps the biggest surprise is just how strong the series is after 11 movies. And with another 11 movies…

Review: ‘Age of Adaline’ is a flawed, but intriguing romance that charms

Review: ‘Age of Adaline’ is a flawed, but intriguing romance that charms

By MARK VIOLA The story concept of an immortal living among mortals has been tackled many times over the years and the latest is “The Age of Adeline,” a romantic…

Review: ‘Child 44’ is a slow, brooding drama, but one that is still quite fascinating

Review: ‘Child 44’ is a slow, brooding drama, but one that is still quite fascinating

By MARK VIOLA Serial killers fascinate us and they’ve been ingrained in our popular culture. We hunt them weekly on “Criminal Minds” and root for one in particular in Showtime’s…

Jazz, blues festival at Tallahassee Museum

Jazz, blues festival at Tallahassee Museum

The Tallahassee Museum will host its 24th annual Tallahassee Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will deliver two…

Tallahassee Writers Association holds its conference

The Tallahassee Writers Association’s (TWA) organizers will present top offerings to both novice and experienced writers at the three-day 2015 annual conference, “Write on Target,” which begins today (Friday, April…

Review: ‘Woman in Gold’ is an emotional true story 70 years in the making

Review: ‘Woman in Gold’ is an emotional true story 70 years in the making

By MARK VIOLA Last year, we got the film “Monuments Men,” which depicted the Allied effort to recover artwork looted and hoarded by the Nazis during World War II. That…

Steinhatchee Seafood Festival will make its debut

American Legion Post 291 has teamed with the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation to host the first Steinhatchee Seafood Festival today (Friday, April 17) through Sunday, April 19, benefitting Purple…

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