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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…

Review: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ provides another round of anthropomorphic kung fu

Review: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ provides another round of anthropomorphic kung fu

By MARK VIOLA I tend to hold family movies, especially animated films, to just as high a standard as I do other movies. There is no reason to pander to…

Review: ‘Room’ tells a story filled with horror that somehow manages to be hopeful

Review: ‘Room’ tells a story filled with horror that somehow manages to be hopeful

By MARK VIOLA Each January, once the Academy Award nominations are announced, I begin a quest to see every Best Picture nominee I hadn’t already seen by that point. It’s…

Review: Michael Bay surprises by making an actual good movie about Benghazi in ‘13 Hours’

Review: Michael Bay surprises by making an actual good movie about Benghazi in ‘13 Hours’

By MARK VIOLA It’s impossible for me to go into a movie inside a vacuum, especially considering how much film news I read on a weekly basis, but I do…

Review: ‘Carol’ is a powerful romance with two of last year’s best performances

Review: ‘Carol’ is a powerful romance with two of last year’s best performances

By MARK VIOLA I know we’re quite a ways into 2016, but I still have some unfinished business when it comes to 2015, thanks mostly to the fact that a…