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Review: ‘The Nut Job’ does not start 2014 off well for animation

Review: ‘The Nut Job’ does not start 2014 off well for animation

The year’ss first animated release, “The Nut Job,” is from fledging studios Toonbox Entertainment in Canada and Red Rover International in South Korea. Based on its trailers, you’d think this…

Review: ‘I, Frankenstein’ is popcorn entertainment for January

Review: ‘I, Frankenstein’ is popcorn entertainment for January

Perhaps it’s the low expectations of Januaries past, but I can forgive a less-than-stellar film if it entertains me. And the latest offering, “I, Frankenstein,” is one of those movies.…

Review: ‘Jack Ryan’ is but a shadow of previous Clancy adaptations

Review: ‘Jack Ryan’ is but a shadow of previous Clancy adaptations

Twelve years after Ben Affleck starred as Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan in “Sum of All Fears,” we have a new reboot, this time with Chris Pine (“Star Trek”) sliding into…

PROJECT Trio will bring its unique style to Tallahassee show

PROJECT Trio will bring its unique style to Tallahassee show

The Artist Series of Tallahassee welcomes PROJECT Trio with beat-boxing flutist Greg Pattillo, cellist Eric Stephenson and bassist Peter Seymour at Opperman Music Hall Sunday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m.…

Review: ‘Lone Survivor’ is a powerful film that serves as a reminder of the cost of war

Review: ‘Lone Survivor’ is a powerful film that serves as a reminder of the cost of war

Telling the true story of the ill-fated 2005 Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan, “Lone Survivor” is one of the most powerful and impactful war movies I’ve seen. It’s a very…

Review: ‘Her’ is a unique romance with one of the most original stories in years

Review: ‘Her’ is a unique romance with one of the most original stories in years

“Her,” which is one of the most unique romances I’ve seen and one of the most original screenplays in years. In an age where we complain about sequels and reboots…

Review: Coen brothers’ latest has great acting, dialogue, but ‘Llewyn Davis’ lacks drive

Review: Coen brothers’ latest has great acting, dialogue, but ‘Llewyn Davis’ lacks drive

“Inside Llewyn Davis,” it is a film that is very much in the art house zone, while keeping the usual trademarks of a Coen brothers project: tight direction, wonderful dialogue,…

Review: Searching for meaning, money in ‘Nebraska’

Review: Searching for meaning, money in ‘Nebraska’

Another art house project receiving a wider release in the run-up to the Academy Awards, “Nebraska” is a funny, emotionally engaging film with a simple story about aging parents and…

Review: Dreaming big and living large in ‘Secret Life of Walter Mitty’

Review: Dreaming big and living large in ‘Secret Life of Walter Mitty’

Expanding greatly on the original story’s premise–an everyday man who daydreams of adventure and fame–“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” is a feel good movie with a gentle hand at…

Review: ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ goes too far too long telling a story of excess

Review: ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ goes too far too long telling a story of excess

Soaked in booze, drugs, sex, money and an overwhelming greed for all of the above, Jordan Belfort was the poster child of everything wrong with Wall Street. Martin Scorsese’s adaptation…