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Review: In ‘Chappie,’ director Blomkamp tells a sci-fi coming-of-age tale

Review: In ‘Chappie,’ director Blomkamp tells a sci-fi coming-of-age tale

By MARK VIOLA South African director Neill Blomkamp burst onto the scene in 2009 with his high-concept sci-fi film “District 9,” whose story about refugee aliens drew narrative parallels to…

Jest Fest! brings all of its fun in one day

Surely you jest? No, it’s true! Jest Fest!, a free, fun, family-friendly event produced by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. returns Sunday, March 29, from…

Jacksonville Children’s Chorus sings at NFCC

The North Florida Community College (NFCC) Artist Series welcomes the talented and exuberant Jacksonville Children’s Chorus to the Van H. Priest Auditorium stage on Saturday, March 14. Witness first hand…

Suwannee Valley Players hold auditions Saturday

The Suwannee Valley Players Community Theatre will hold auditions for “The Cemetery Club,” Saturday, March 14, at 10 a.m. at the Chief Theater in Chiefland. The community theatre group is…

Review: Smith, Robbie’s chemistry sells the con in fun, uneven ‘Focus’

Review: Smith, Robbie’s chemistry sells the con in fun, uneven ‘Focus’

By MARK VIOLA Written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (“I Love You Phillip Morris,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”), “Focus” is an enjoyable thriller with two charismatic leads in…

FSU School of Theatre reveals 2015-16 season

The School of Theatre at Florida State University (FSU) has announced its 2015-16 season, featuring classic plays, modern musicals and everything in between. Internationally renowned faculty will team up with…

Tickets on sale for Monster Jam shows at Tucker Center

Monster Jam is returning to Tallahassee to “Tear up the Tuck!” April 10-11 and tickets went on sale this week. Performances are scheduled at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center…

Trail guide authors to present program in Live Oak March 9

Join Sandra Friend and John Keatley, authors of “The Florida Trail Guide,” on a visual journey to the sweet spots for hiking and backpacking on the Florida National Scenic Trail…

Review: ‘McFarland USA’ accomplishes its mission: it makes us care

Review: ‘McFarland USA’ accomplishes its mission: it makes us care

By MARK VIOLA “McFarland USA” tells the true story of a down-on-his-luck high school coach and the at-risk students he turned into a championship-contending cross country team. The film pushes…

Globetrotters face off against rival Generals

Globetrotters face off against rival Generals

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring “some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet,” will bring their family show to the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee…