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Review: ‘John Wick’ has plenty of style making it a fun and crazy ride

Review: ‘John Wick’ has plenty of style making it a fun and crazy ride

By MARK VIOLA Even when a movie is all style with almost no substance, however, it can still be a rocking good time. That is the case with “John Wick,”…

Review: Murray is still at the top of his game in heartfelt ‘St. Vincent’

Review: Murray is still at the top of his game in heartfelt ‘St. Vincent’

By MARK VIOLA Bill Murray is one of those actors who is so good at what he does that it’s often hard to tell if he is playing a role…

Tallahassee hosts Christopher Guest Film Festival Nov. 1

Florida State University’s Opening Nights series presents a Best of Christopher Guest Film Festival Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee. Take a dynamic duo writing team,…

Cirque Dreams brings ‘Holidaze’ to Tallahassee for one show only

Cirque Dreams Holidaze will light up the 2014 holiday season when it transforms the stage at Donald L. Tucker Civic Center into a wonderland of fantasy and disbelief on Wednesday,…

Review: ‘Fury’ is a horrific, ugly look at the terrible costs of war

Review: ‘Fury’ is a horrific, ugly look at the terrible costs of war

By MARK VIOLA Written and directed by David Ayer (“End of Watch”), “Fury” is brutal, ugly, dirty, bloody, powerful, compelling, heartbreaking, thought-provoking and unforgettable. Although the conditions these characters endure…

Review: ‘Book of Life’ is a vibrant, fun, animated adventure

Review: ‘Book of Life’ is a vibrant, fun, animated adventure

By MARK VIOLA “The Book of Life” is a wonderful, beautifully animated film with a story that doesn’t exactly break new ground, but delivers its message wrapped in package that…

Review: ‘Gone Girl’ is a fascinating, disturbing look at marriage

Review: ‘Gone Girl’ is a fascinating, disturbing look at marriage

By MARK VIOLA Based on the best-selling book by Gillian Flynn, who adapted his own work for the movie, the premise behind “Gone Girl” feels like it could be ripped…

Review: Downey Jr., Duvall shine in otherwise cluttered ‘Judge’

Review: Downey Jr., Duvall shine in otherwise cluttered ‘Judge’

By MARK VIOLA “The Judge” is part courtroom thriller, part family drama and part Robert Downey Jr. being Robert Downey Jr. While it boasts phenomenal performances from bown Downey Jr.…

Review: Washington gives stellar performance in ‘Equalizer’

Review: Washington gives stellar performance in ‘Equalizer’

By MARK VIOLA “The Equalizer,” loosely based on the 1980s television series of the same name, reunites Denzel Washington with Antoine Fuqua, who directed “Training Day,” for which he won…

Winners of local Suwannee River Jam audition moving on to finals

Winners of local Suwannee River Jam audition moving on to finals

The 2015 Suwannee River Jam’s second audition was held Saturday, Sept. 27, in Perry at the Country In The Pines Festival. Winning in the solo division were three country singers,…