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Review: ‘12 Years a Slave’ is powerful as it tells its horrifying true story

Review: ‘12 Years a Slave’ is powerful as it tells its horrifying true story

“12 Years a Slave” is from director Steve McQueen (“Shame”), telling the true story of Solomon Northrup, a black man born free in New York who was abducted in 1841…

Review: ‘Thor’ hammers home the fun and the laughs in ‘Dark World’

Review: ‘Thor’ hammers home the fun and the laughs in ‘Dark World’

“Thor” was smartly directed by Kenneth Branagh, who has had a rich career behind and in front of the camera in a variety of Shakespearean adaptations. Although some may have…

See the world through clothes in ‘Love, Loss & What I Wore’

See the world through clothes in ‘Love, Loss & What I Wore’

Theatre Tallahassee presents the latest entry in its Coffeehouse Series, “Love, Loss & What I Wore,” opening tonight (Friday) and continuing through Nov. 24. Based on the novel by Ilene…

Young Actors Theatre presents ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’

The Young Actors Theatre’s production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” opens tonight (Friday) in Tallahassee. This Tony Award-winning musical follows the fortunes of Belle, a smart, beautiful young woman…

Review: ‘Ender’s Game’ is a better adaptation than expected, but still has its flaws

Review: ‘Ender’s Game’ is a better adaptation than expected, but still has its flaws

When I heard they were making a movie adaptation of “Ender’s Game,” I wondered how they would be able to encompass the story’s various plot threads and internal conflicts while…

Review: Oscar winners unite in funny, if unimaginative, ‘Last Vegas’

Review: Oscar winners unite in funny, if unimaginative, ‘Last Vegas’

If the guys can have some fun in “The Hangover” and the girls can do the same in “Bridesmaids,” why can’t the AARP membership too? Look no further, because now…

FSU presents ‘Nightingale’

FSU presents ‘Nightingale’

“The Love of the Nightingale” by Timberlake Wertenbaker comes to life tonight (Friday) on the stage of Florida State’s Lab Theatre. A searing tale of lust, love and violent revenge,…

Review: Solid performances can’t save ‘The Counselor’ from its faults

Review: Solid performances can’t save ‘The Counselor’ from its faults

Simply put, Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor” had everything going for it: an accomplished director, a cast filled with Academy Award winners and nominees and a screenplay from author Cormac McCarthy,…

Jeff Jensen Band performs Nov. 2 at Bradfordville

Jeff Jensen Band performs Nov. 2 at Bradfordville

Jeff Jensen will perform Saturday, Nov. 2, at 10 p.m. at the Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 the day of the show. The…

Review: Stallone, Schwarzenegger are not only reasons to see ‘Escape Plan’

Review: Stallone, Schwarzenegger are not only reasons to see ‘Escape Plan’

Not all films set out to win prestigious awards, and “Escape Plan” is surprisingly a solid action movie that is both fun and exciting. Obviously, the biggest selling point of…