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NFCC to host ‘The Fantasticks’

The North Florida Community College Artist Series brings the national tour of “The Fantasticks,” produced by veteran theatrical touring company Nebraska Theatre Caravan, to the Van H. Priest Auditorium Stage…

Review: ‘Divergent’ is a pleasant surprise with great characters, solid story

Review: ‘Divergent’ is a pleasant surprise with great characters, solid story

By the time “Divergent,” the adaptation of the first novel in Veronica Roth’s dystopian trilogy, arrived in theaters last week, I had little interest in the book or the movie.…

Wanee Festival features Allman Brothers Band

Gregg Allman has announced The Allman Brothers Band will stop touring after 2014, so this year’s 10th anniversary Wanee Music Festival performances could be the last time to see the…

Review: ‘Rise of an Empire’ is the sequel ‘300’ fans have been waiting for

Review: ‘Rise of an Empire’ is the sequel ‘300’ fans have been waiting for

When director Zack Synder’s highly stylized, highly violent “300” hit theaters in 2006, it wasn’t the first action film to use entirely green screen techniques to fill in the backgrounds…

Review: ‘Need for Speed’ is fun, but story problems keep it from high gear

Review: ‘Need for Speed’ is fun, but story problems keep it from high gear

When it comes to racing movies, I have a simple test. Upon leaving the theater after seeing one, how hard is it to keep to the legal speed limit while…

Review: ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ prove history can be fun…and funny

Review: ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ prove history can be fun…and funny

Mr. Peabody and Sherman starred in “Peabody’s Improbable History” segments alongside Bullwinkle and the rest. The shorts, usually five or six minutes long, followed the world’s smartest dog and his…

Tallahassee celebrates its new park, St. Patrick’s Day

The much anticipated grand opening of Cascades Park in Tallahassee, coupled with the fifth annual St. Patrick’s Festival and Parade, mark a festive weekend in downtown Tallahassee March 14-15. Grand…

Review: Miyazaki delivers another masterpiece in ‘Wind Rises’

Review: Miyazaki delivers another masterpiece in ‘Wind Rises’

Since Pixar co-founder John Lasseter became head of Disney’s animation department, he has worked to bring Hayao Miyazaki’s films, new and old, to the U.S. for both theatrical and home…

Review: ‘3 Days to Kill’ tries to do too many things and fails at all

Review: ‘3 Days to Kill’ tries to do too many things and fails at all

French filmmaker Luc Besson has been responsible for some great action movies, including “The Professional,” “Taken,” “Unleashed,” “The Fifth Element” and “The Transporter.” No one bats .1000, but past successes…

Review: ‘Pompeii’ fizzles with a script lacking in focus and emotion

Review: ‘Pompeii’ fizzles with a script lacking in focus and emotion

Maybe it’s because I’ve always been fascinated by the Roman Empire and its history and influence, but I was really hoping “Pompeii” would be a great film mixing fiction and…