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Review: ‘Lucy’ features gun battles, car chases and existential questions

Review: ‘Lucy’ features gun battles, car chases and existential questions

When I heard about “Lucy,” director Luc Besson’s newest film bringing him back to the sci-fi realm, I was definitely intrigued and excited. Add in actress Scarlett Johansson as a…

Review: ‘Hercules’ combines ancient myth with summer popcorn enjoyment

Review: ‘Hercules’ combines ancient myth with summer popcorn enjoyment

We now have “Hercules,” the second film released this year about the mythic Greek hero, with Dwayne Johnson (“Fast Six”) in the title role. The movie portends to tell the…

Ben Prestage performs in Tallahassee

Ben Prestage performs in Tallahassee

One-man band Ben Prestage (shown above performing at the Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival held last December) will perform Thursday, Aug. 7, in Tallahassee at The Backwoods Bistro beginning…

Review: Warning: Watching ‘Chef’ could be very hazardous to your diet

Review: Warning: Watching ‘Chef’ could be very hazardous to your diet

Director Jon Favreau is best known for directing the first two “Iron Man” films, as well as starring as Tony Stark’s chauffeur/bodyguard Happy Hogan in all three installments of the…

Music-filled weekend at Spirit of the Suwannee includes a trip to the 80s

Music-filled weekend at Spirit of the Suwannee includes a trip to the 80s

Grab your leg warmers and big hair for a Back to the 80s party Saturday, July 26, at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park & Campground in Live Oak.…

Free concert in Gainesville

Free concert in Gainesville

Ricky Kendall and the Healers will perform tonight (Friday) in their first appearance in Gainesville’s “Free Fridays” Concert Series. Ricky Kendall and the Healers formed in early 2012 out of…

Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is one of the best films of 2014

Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is one of the best films of 2014

I was eagerly anticipating the sequel to 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” But then each new trailer gave us more glimpses of the story, and I was…

Gainesville’s Free Fridays concert series continues with 11-piece R&B band

Gainesville’s Free Fridays concert series continues with 11-piece R&B band

Uncle Morty’s Rhythm Cream will perform tonight (Friday, July 18) at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza in Gainesville at 8 p.m. as part of the “Free Fridays” concert series. Uncle…

Review: ‘Earth to Echo’ lacks tension but still provides family fun

Review: ‘Earth to Echo’ lacks tension but still provides family fun

One of the quintessential films of my childhood was “The Goonies.” Directed by Richard Donner and based on a story from Steven Spielberg, the film followed a group of young…

Review: ‘Snowpiercer’ crashes despite A-list cast and unique story

Review: ‘Snowpiercer’ crashes despite A-list cast and unique story

My attempts to catch some of this summer’s limited-release fare brings me to the second dystopian adventure of the season: “Snowpiercer.” It’s rare for a film to leave me as…