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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…

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…