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Review: ‘Warcraft’ is more than just a great video game adaptation, it’s a great fantasy film

Review: ‘Warcraft’ is more than just a great video game adaptation, it’s a great fantasy film

By MARK VIOLA I’ve mentioned–more times than I can count–that there is a nearly complete dearth of good video game film adaptations. Sure, we have our guilty pleasures here and…

Review: ‘Now You See Me 2’ isn’t as good as the original, but it’s still a fun show

Review: ‘Now You See Me 2’ isn’t as good as the original, but it’s still a fun show

By MARK VIOLA Every once in awhile, a movie will simply surprise me. That was the case with 2013’s “Now You See Me,” directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Jesse…

Review: ‘Apocalypse’ is a good, fun ‘X-Men’ movie but it is not as good as the previous two

Review: ‘Apocalypse’ is a good, fun  ‘X-Men’ movie but it is not as good as the previous two

By MARK VIOLA We’ve reached the point that it seems there’s another superhero movie every month. In fact, there’s quite a few people out there who are just sick of…

Review: ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ is the film equivalent of a filler episode

Review: ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ is the film equivalent of a filler episode

By MARK VIOLA Every once in awhile, I’ll come across a movie that isn’t that great, but I still enjoy it probably more than I should and more than the…

Review: ‘Angry Birds’ plays homage to the games, but doesn’t do much to tell its own story

Review: ‘Angry Birds’ plays homage to the games, but doesn’t do much to tell its own story

By MARK VIOLA Our phones have taken over our lives. We all know it. If we’re not taking selfies or checking our Facebook feed, we’re playing games–never at work of…

Review: ‘The Nice Guys’ brings the audience back to 1977 for a hilarious mystery

Review: ‘The Nice Guys’ brings the audience back to 1977 for a hilarious mystery

By MARK VIOLA “The Nice Guys” is everything I was hoping for and more. The often hilarious movie is from writer/director Shane Black, probably best known these days for directing…

Review: ‘Sing Street’ uses the music of the 1980s to tell an engaging coming-of-age story

Review: ‘Sing Street’ uses the music of the 1980s to tell an engaging coming-of-age story

By MARK VIOLA Even in a summer season filled with mega-blockbusters and big-budgeted projects, you can still find smaller, quieter releases. And sometimes, even for someone like me who enjoys…

Review: Avengers fight each other in action packed ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Review: Avengers fight each other in action packed ‘Captain America: Civil War’

By MARK VIOLA In the eight years since “Iron Man” ushered in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), its films have welcomed the summer blockbuster season every year but once, and…

Opera House to present murder mystery theater

Opera House to present murder mystery theater

The Opera House Stage Company presents “Virginia Jones & the Inca Revenge,” a murder mystery dinner theater opening tonight (Friday, May 13) at the Monticello Opera House. The dinner theater,…

‘Keanu’ combines the humor of ‘Key & Peele’ and the cute factor of cats

‘Keanu’ combines the humor of ‘Key & Peele’ and the cute factor of cats

By MARK VIOLA For the past several years, the television sketch comedy world has been ruled by “Key & Peele,” which managed to bring laughs and shocked expressions by tackling…