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Review: Dench, Coogan are at the top of their game in ‘Philomena’

Review: Dench, Coogan are at the top of their game in ‘Philomena’

Like five other best picture nominees, “Philomena” is based on a true story, one that is both heartbreaking and uplifting, sweet and sad, thought-proving and anger-inducing. Thanks to two stellar…

Review: ‘The Lego Movie’ built with good jokes, engaging story

Review: ‘The Lego Movie’ built with good jokes, engaging story

“The Lego Movie” is a legitimately good time and the most genuinely funny animated film I’ve seen in years. What could have easily been simply a 100-minute commercial for the…

Review: ‘Monuments Men’ could have been an excellent mini-series

Review: ‘Monuments Men’ could have been an excellent mini-series

“Monuments Men” is directed by George Clooney (“The Ides of March”), who–like Ben Affleck–has turned his status as a leading man into a successful side career as a director. Joining…

‘Spamalot’ opens Feb. 14

The School of Theatre at Florida State University with Seven Days of Opening Nights kicks off the New Year tonight (Friday) with “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” “Lovingly ripped off” from the…

Review: ‘The Nut Job’ does not start 2014 off well for animation

Review: ‘The Nut Job’ does not start 2014 off well for animation

The year’ss first animated release, “The Nut Job,” is from fledging studios Toonbox Entertainment in Canada and Red Rover International in South Korea. Based on its trailers, you’d think this…

Review: ‘I, Frankenstein’ is popcorn entertainment for January

Review: ‘I, Frankenstein’ is popcorn entertainment for January

Perhaps it’s the low expectations of Januaries past, but I can forgive a less-than-stellar film if it entertains me. And the latest offering, “I, Frankenstein,” is one of those movies.…

Review: ‘Jack Ryan’ is but a shadow of previous Clancy adaptations

Review: ‘Jack Ryan’ is but a shadow of previous Clancy adaptations

Twelve years after Ben Affleck starred as Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan in “Sum of All Fears,” we have a new reboot, this time with Chris Pine (“Star Trek”) sliding into…

PROJECT Trio will bring its unique style to Tallahassee show

PROJECT Trio will bring its unique style to Tallahassee show

The Artist Series of Tallahassee welcomes PROJECT Trio with beat-boxing flutist Greg Pattillo, cellist Eric Stephenson and bassist Peter Seymour at Opperman Music Hall Sunday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m.…

Review: ‘Lone Survivor’ is a powerful film that serves as a reminder of the cost of war

Review: ‘Lone Survivor’ is a powerful film that serves as a reminder of the cost of war

Telling the true story of the ill-fated 2005 Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan, “Lone Survivor” is one of the most powerful and impactful war movies I’ve seen. It’s a very…

Review: ‘Her’ is a unique romance with one of the most original stories in years

Review: ‘Her’ is a unique romance with one of the most original stories in years

“Her,” which is one of the most unique romances I’ve seen and one of the most original screenplays in years. In an age where we complain about sequels and reboots…