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Review: ‘American Ultra’ lights up some laughs along with the violence

Review: ‘American Ultra’ lights up some laughs along with the violence

By MARK VIOLA More often than not, the first impression anyone gets of a movie is the trailer. Depending on the film in question and the budget its studio is…

Review: ‘Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ packs a lot of fun in remaking 60s TV series

Review: ‘Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ packs a lot of fun in remaking 60s TV series

By MARK VIOLA Prior to seeing the first trailer for director Guy Ritchie’s (“Sherlock Holmes,” “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”) adaptation of the 1960s espionage series “Man from U.N.C.LE.”…

Opening Nights season will feature more than 40 events

Opening Nights season will feature more than 40 events

Florida State University will present world-class performers and introduce new artists to the community during the 2015-16 Opening Nights Performing Arts season with more than 40 events in the areas…

Review: Streep proves she can rock, too, in the heartfelt ‘Ricki and the Flash’

Review: Streep proves she can rock, too, in the heartfelt ‘Ricki and the Flash’

By MARK VIOLA Needless to say, 19-time Academy Award nominee Meryl Streep has portrayed a lot of different characters, and while I have not seen even most of her performances,…

Nothing ‘Fantastic’ to be found

Nothing ‘Fantastic’ to be found

By MARK VIOLA Since Marvel Comics got into the movie-making business with 2008’s “Iron Man,” it has been on a stellar streak, producing 11 great movies with, in my opinion,…

Review: ‘Rogue Nation’ proves Cruise still has it for what may be the best ‘M:I’ film yet

Review: ‘Rogue Nation’ proves Cruise still has it for what may be the best ‘M:I’ film yet

By MARK VIOLA With the arrival of “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” actor Tom Cruise has returned once again to the film franchise that refuses to die. And this is…

Marshall will perform at Perry Theater Aug. 13

The Perry Theatre will host a special concert event Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m. featuring Johnnie Marshall and the Southern Rain Band. Tickets are on sale now for $16…

Review: ‘Paper Towns’ is a compelling teen drama with quality performances

Review: ‘Paper Towns’ is a compelling teen drama with quality performances

By MARK VIOLA We’ve probably all had a person we knew as a young child who left a mark on us even if they later drifted or moved away. And…

Roosevelt Collier Suwannee Getdown will begin July 31

If you missed the first Roosevelt Collier Suwannee Getdown Camping Series at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park & Campground in Live Oak, you have another chance tonight (Friday)…

Review: Marvel strikes again with ‘Ant-Man’

Review: Marvel strikes again with ‘Ant-Man’

By MARK VIOLA With last summer’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” serving as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) most serious film to date and “Guardians of the Galaxy” its most…

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