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Review: Pacing issues, story problems suck the energy out of ‘Exodus’

Review: Pacing issues, story problems suck the energy out of ‘Exodus’

By MARK VIOLA This has definitely been a year for Bible movies, with two of the most famous Old Testament stories getting big-budget adaptations, first Darren Aronofsky’s controversial take on…

Five million lights at Stephen Foster Park

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park’s 20th annual Festival of Lights has begun and will continue through Wednesday, Dec. 31, displaying more than five million lights throughout the park.…

Review: Bollywood meets Canada in uneven rom-com ‘Dr. Cabbie’

Review: Bollywood meets Canada in uneven rom-com ‘Dr. Cabbie’

By MARK VIOLA Bollywood, for those who don’t what that means, refers to one of the largest film producing locales in the world, centered around Mumbai, India. Like movies made…

NFCC presents ‘The Nutcracker’ Sunday

North Florida Community College is partnering with Shannon McCook of Danceology from Live Oak for a “community production” of “The Nutcracker” by Dance Alive National Ballet on Sunday, Dec. 14,…

Laugh Out Loud comedy tour coming to Tallahassee

J/C Media Company LLC brings an all new comedy tour, Laugh Out Loud, starring Deray Davis, Michael Blackson, and Benji Brown and hosted by Rob Stapleton, to the Donald L.…

Review: Redmayne, Jones captivate in ‘The Theory of Everything’

Review: Redmayne, Jones captivate in ‘The Theory of Everything’

By MARK VIOLA Perhaps the most well-recognized living scientist, Dr. Stephen Hawking is probably less well known for his actual scientific accomplishments than for his best-selling book, “A Brief History…

Review: ‘Big Hero 6’ brings action and heart in animated adventure

Review: ‘Big Hero 6’ brings action and heart in animated adventure

By MARK VIOLA Deviating significantly from the source material, Disney’s new animated film “Big Hero 6” is packed with humor, action and heart, mixing these three ingredients to create a…

Blue Man Group coming to Tallahassee in March

The Blue Man Group’s new theatrical touring production will visit Tallahassee for one performance only at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center at Florida State University on March 3, 2015.…

Review: ‘Mockingjay, Part 1’ is only half a movie, but it is a very good half

Review: ‘Mockingjay, Part 1’ is only half a movie, but it is a very good half

By MARK VIOLA Reviewing the first half of a movie, without getting to see the eventual payoff, is always difficult. The “Harry Potter” franchise started the trend, cutting its final…

Review: ‘Birdman’ is a unique look at the line between art, entertainment

Review: ‘Birdman’ is a unique look at the line between art, entertainment

By MARK VIOLA “Birdman” is from director Alejandro González Iñárritu, who is less well-known than his movies, which include “21 Grams,” “Biutiful” and “Babel,” which was nominated for Best Film…

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