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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…

Review: ‘World War Z’ is not just a good zombie movie, it’s a good film

Review: ‘World War Z’ is not just a good zombie movie, it’s a good film

After five years of production, which based on reports may have been as hellish as the apocalyptic world it depicts, “World War Z” has arrived with Brad Pitt in the…

Review: ‘Monsters University’ is an enjoyable film which doesn’t live up to Pixar standard

Review: ‘Monsters University’ is an enjoyable film which doesn’t live up to Pixar standard

Pixar Animation’s latest offering is “Monsters University,” a prequel to one of its most beloved creations, “Monsters Inc.” It could be said that “Monsters University” is simultaneously playing it safe…

Young Actors Theatre presents ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’

Young Actors Theatre presents ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’

Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in the upbeat musical about self-discovery, “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” presented by Youth Actors Theater in Tallahassee. Based on the hit…

Review: ‘Man of Steel’ takes Superman to new heights of adventure

Review: ‘Man of Steel’ takes Superman to new heights of adventure

“Man of Steel,” directed by Zack Synder (“300,” “Watchmen”) and produced by Nolan, is as action-packed as you hope to expect from a modern-day superhero movie but also stayed grounded…

Dance to the rhythm and groove of Fast Lane

Dance to the rhythm and groove of Fast Lane

Continuing its celebration of June as African-American Music Appreciation Month, Gainesville’s “Free Fridays” welcomes the band Fast Lane to the Bo Diddley Community Plaza Friday, June 21. This seven-piece band…

Review: ‘Jack’: year’s biggest box office bomb arrives on DVD, Blu-ray

Review: ‘Jack’: year’s biggest box office bomb arrives on DVD, Blu-ray

Despite its financial woes, however, “Jack the Giant Slayer” is a lot more fun than one might expect and while it suffers from several significant tonal problems, it’s a pretty…

Review: Hollywood favorites face the apocalypse in ‘This Is the End’

Review: Hollywood favorites face the apocalypse in ‘This Is the End’

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer “This Is the End” follows a group of well-known Hollywood celebrities, all playing themselves, led by Seth Rogen (“The Green Hornet”) and Jay Baruchel…

DVD/Blu-ray review: ‘Snitch’ pits a father against drug cartels to save his son

DVD/Blu-ray review: ‘Snitch’ pits a father against drug cartels to save his son

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Father’s Day is Sunday and there are plenty of films out there which look at the relationship between a father and son. There’s probably…