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Review: ‘Gone Girl’ is a fascinating, disturbing look at marriage

Review: ‘Gone Girl’ is a fascinating, disturbing look at marriage

By MARK VIOLA Based on the best-selling book by Gillian Flynn, who adapted his own work for the movie, the premise behind “Gone Girl” feels like it could be ripped…

Review: Downey Jr., Duvall shine in otherwise cluttered ‘Judge’

Review: Downey Jr., Duvall shine in otherwise cluttered ‘Judge’

By MARK VIOLA “The Judge” is part courtroom thriller, part family drama and part Robert Downey Jr. being Robert Downey Jr. While it boasts phenomenal performances from bown Downey Jr.…

Review: Washington gives stellar performance in ‘Equalizer’

Review: Washington gives stellar performance in ‘Equalizer’

By MARK VIOLA “The Equalizer,” loosely based on the 1980s television series of the same name, reunites Denzel Washington with Antoine Fuqua, who directed “Training Day,” for which he won…

Winners of local Suwannee River Jam audition moving on to finals

Winners of local Suwannee River Jam audition moving on to finals

The 2015 Suwannee River Jam’s second audition was held Saturday, Sept. 27, in Perry at the Country In The Pines Festival. Winning in the solo division were three country singers,…

Review: Laika scores another creative hit with inventive ‘Boxtrolls’

Review: Laika scores another creative hit with inventive ‘Boxtrolls’

By MARK VIOLA Animation studio Laika’s latest film, “The Boxtrolls,” is weird, quirky, funny and will provide laughs to children and adults alike. Although some elements may be a bit…

‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’ opens at FSU School of Theatre

‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’ opens at FSU School of Theatre

The School of Theatre at Florida State University opens its 2014-15 season tonight (Friday, Oct. 3) with “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” written by FSU Alum Alan Ball. Directed…

Review: Neeson takes a rather creepy ‘Walk Among the Tombstones’

Review: Neeson takes a rather creepy ‘Walk Among the Tombstones’

By MARK VIOLA “A Walk Among the Tombstones” is not the same kind of action flicks Neeson (“Taken,” “Nonstop”) has been seen in lately, and is in fact quite a…

NFCC Artist Series will include gypsies, tributes and pet theater

NFCC Artist Series will include gypsies, tributes and pet theater

North Florida Community College has announced its 2014-15 Artist Series season, which will feature eight programs. The season begins Monday, Sept. 29, and continues through April 2014. All performances are…

Review: Gandolfini, Hardy are powerful in compelling thriller ‘The Drop’

Review: Gandolfini, Hardy are powerful in compelling thriller ‘The Drop’

By MARK VIOLA Featuring outstanding work from James Gandolfini (in his final performance) as well as Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight,” “Lawless”) along with a calculated script from the author…

Country singer Chris Lane will perform in Tallahassee

Country singer Chris Lane will perform in Tallahassee

Country newcomer Chris Lane will be in Tallahassee tonight (Friday, Sept. 19) for a live performance at Kleman Plaza. Lane says he will bring the crowd an energy-packed set, including…

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