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Review: ‘Jurassic World’ is fun enough that you can ignore most of its flaws

Review: ‘Jurassic World’ is fun enough that you can ignore most of its flaws

By MARK VIOLA “Jurassic World,” which picks up the adventure 22 years after the events of the original “Jurassic Park,” is a solid summer popcorn movie, with great special effects,…

Young Actors Theatre opens final 2015-16 production

The Young Actors Theatre in Tallahassee concludes its 2014-15 Mainstage Season with “42nd Street,” which opens tonight (Friday) in Tallahassee. The musical features a story of hard work, being in…

Review: Look out James Bond! McCarthy is ready to become the next big ‘Spy’

Review: Look out James Bond! McCarthy is ready to become the next big ‘Spy’

By MARK VIOLA There’s no arguing against the assertion that Melissa McCarthy is one of the most marketable and recognizable faces of comedy today. Although she had long-standing roles on…

‘Magical Lamp of Aladdin’ to fly into NFCC June 13

North Florida Community College will present its Community Theatre production of “The Magical Lamp of Aladdin” Saturday, June 13. The play features local actors, community members, students and children as…

Review: Even the Rock can’t rescue ‘San Andreas’ from disaster

Review: Even the Rock can’t rescue ‘San Andreas’ from disaster

By MARK VIOLA The latest mega-disaster movie is “San Andreas,” which like its name would suggest, is about a series of extremely potent earthquakes striking metropolitan California. Directed by Brad…

Bach Parley concludes season

The Tallahassee Bach Parley will finish its concert season Sunday, June 7, by diving into the inner workings of “The Musical Offering,” J. S. Bach’s collection of various pieces using…

Review: ‘Tomorrowland’ is a heady family film that is quite ambitiously fun

Review: ‘Tomorrowland’ is a heady family film that is quite ambitiously fun

By MARK VIOLA Brad Bird (“The Incredibles,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”) is one of those directors whose films always pique my interest. So when I first heard that Bird…

Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ finds the right tone for fans of college a capella comedy

Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ finds the right tone for fans of college a capella comedy

By MARK VIOLA Like its predecessor, “Pitch Perfect 2” is a funny, entertaining adventure into the wild world of a capella, although the craziness is upped a bit too much,…

Review: ‘Mad Max’ is a non-stop thrill ride through post-apocalyptic Australia

Review: ‘Mad Max’ is a non-stop thrill ride through post-apocalyptic Australia

By MARK VIOLA After more than a decade of off-and-on-again development on the part of director George Miller and a full 30 years after the last installment, Mad Max is…

Review: ‘Hot Pursuit’ offers cheap laughs, recycled storyline, not much else

Review: ‘Hot Pursuit’ offers cheap laughs, recycled storyline, not much else

By MARK VIOLA The latest comedy to hit theaters is “Hot Pursuit,” starring Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”) as uptight Texas cop Cooper, who is tasked with protecting Daniella Riva (Sofía Vergara,…