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Review: Not much life to be found in uneven comedy ‘R.I.P.D.’

Review: Not much life to be found in uneven comedy ‘R.I.P.D.’

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer “R.I.P.D.” is an action comedy from director Robert Schwentke, who brought us “Red” in 2010. Seemingly the love child of “Men in Black” (a…

An Triúr performs July 26

An Triúr performs July 26

An Triúr will perform at Gainesville’s Bo Diddley Community Plaza at 8 p.m. Friday, July 26 as part of the “Free Fridays” Concert Series. An Triúr, Irish Gaelic for “the…

Review: Big robots + big monster = huge fun in ‘Pacific Rim’

Review: Big robots + big monster = huge fun in ‘Pacific Rim’

But what if somebody set out to make a good movie about giant robots and it was actually well written, featuring compelling characters, and the acting wasn’t half-bad either? And…

Review: The power of ‘42’ comes alive on DVD and Blu-ray

Review: The power of ‘42’ comes alive on DVD and Blu-ray

You don’t have to be a baseball fan, or even a sports enthusiast at all, to know names like Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Ty Cobb or Jackie Robinson. The latter…

Review: Gru and the minions are back for chaos in ‘Despicable Me 2’

Review: Gru and the minions are back for chaos in ‘Despicable Me 2’

Turning the superhero genre on its head, 2010′s “Despicable Me” follows the super-villain Gru (voiced by Steve Carrell), who adopts three little girls as part of his latest dastardly plan,…

Review: ‘The Lone Ranger’ is a good Verbinski film, perhaps not as good a Western

Review: ‘The Lone Ranger’ is a good Verbinski film, perhaps not as good a Western

After the success of “Rango,” which is actually the fourth highest grossing Western of all time, it’s not terribly surprising director Gore Verbinski decided to stay in the genre, re-teaming…

Morningbell to perform in Gainesville

Morningbell to perform in Gainesville

The indie, psychedelic rock band Morningbell will perform at Gainesville’s Bo Diddley Community Plaza Friday, July 12, as a part of the “Free Fridays” concert series. The Gainesville-based band is…

Review: McCarthy, Bullock prove buddy cop movies aren’t just for guys

Review: McCarthy, Bullock prove buddy cop movies aren’t just for guys

“The Heat” is from director Paul Feig, whose surprise hit “Bridesmaids” proved that women like R-rated comedies just as much as the guys. This time he tries to recreate his…

Review: ‘White House Down’ is a shadow of previous–and better–movies

Review: ‘White House Down’ is a shadow of previous–and better–movies

Directed by Rolando Emmerich,” better known for his global catastrophe movie such as “Independence Day,” “The Day After Tomorrow” and “2012,” “White House Down” seems almost restrained in comparison, but…

Gainesville offers ‘Payne’s Prairie Home Companion’

The City of Gainesville will celebrate America’s birthday at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza with a reprise of its annual All-American Song Fest Friday, July 5. “While previous years have…