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Review: ‘Eddie the Eagle’ is a feel-good story about one athlete’s Olympic dreams

Review: ‘Eddie the Eagle’ is a feel-good story about one athlete’s Olympic dreams

By MARK VIOLA I enjoy watching the Olympics when they come around every two years. Sure I like some events more than others, but for the most part, just seeing…

Review: ‘Race’ is a compelling glance at Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympic Games

Review: ‘Race’ is a compelling glance at Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympic Games

By MARK VIOLA Any conversation about the greatest Olympic athletes this country has produced must include Jesse Owens, whose success at the 1936 games in Berlin set records that would…

Review: ‘The Witch’ is a creepy and disturbing tale featuring witchcraft and paranoia

Review: ‘The Witch’ is a creepy and disturbing tale featuring witchcraft and paranoia

By MARK VIOLA In the 9 1/2 years I’ve been writing reviews, I can count on one hand the number of horror films I’ve seen and I probably wouldn’t need…

Review: ‘Deadpool’: the superhero movie we deserved and the one we needed too

Review: ‘Deadpool’: the superhero movie we deserved and the one we needed too

BY MARK VIOLA Let’s face it, there are a lot of superhero movies out there. So much so that even avid fans might be feeling a bit of an overload.…

Review: ‘Zoolander 2’ doesn’t have much to offer, but it does have laughs

Review: ‘Zoolander 2’ doesn’t have much to offer, but it does have laughs

By MARK VIOLA It’s hard to believe that it was nearly 15 years ago when Ben Stiller’s comedy “Zoolander,” delving into the world of less-than-intelligent male models, first hit theaters.…

Staged reading of ‘Calming the Man’ slated for Jerkins Center

Local author, playwright and columnist Anthony L. White’s award-winning play, “Calming the Man,” will be presented in a staged reading during a Black History Month program at the Jerkins Community…

Irish band Caladh Nua will perform at NFCC on Feb. 29

The North Florida Community College Artist Series will welcome Ireland’s own Caladh Nua to the Van H. Priest Auditorium stage in Madison on Monday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. Tickets…

Review: ‘Hail Caesar!’ has a lot of funny moments but it never strings them into single film

Review: ‘Hail Caesar!’ has a lot of funny moments but it never strings them into single film

By MARK VIOLA Ethan and Joel Coen, known best as the Coen brothers, are some of the best filmmakers in the business, typically writing, directing and even editing their films…

Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ has lots of fun with seemingly absurd combination

Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ has lots of fun with seemingly absurd combination

By MARK VIOLA I’ve never read “Pride and Prejudice,” or any other novel written by Jane Austen. I have, however, read “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” Now that might seem like…

Review: ‘The Finest Hours’ is a tension-filled adventure about real life heroism

Review: ‘The Finest Hours’ is a tension-filled adventure about real life heroism

By MARK VIOLA Of the various branches of the U.S. armed forces, I probably know the least about the U.S. Coast Guard. I’d wager that’s probably true for most people…