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Review: ‘Burnt’ filled with good food, better acting

Review: ‘Burnt’ filled with good food, better acting

By MARK VIOLA Last year we had two films centered on the high-pressure world of restaurant kitchens–“Chef” and “The Hundred-Foot Journey.” This year we have “Burnt” from director John Wells…

Tallahassee Museum hosting James Bond-themed Zoobilee

The Tallahassee Museum invites guests to dress up, dress down or let their imaginations run wild at the James Bond 007 Zoobilee tonight (Friday, Nov. 6) from 7 to 10…

Kids ‘Go for B’roque’

The Tallahassee Bach Parley announces “Kids Go for B’roque” 2016, an annual competition and honors concert for musicians 18 years old and younger, currently studying with a private teacher. Strings,…

Review: ‘The Last Witch Hunter’ is not high art, but it does provide the fun and action you’d expect

Review: ‘The Last Witch Hunter’ is not high art, but it does provide the fun and action you’d expect

By MARK VIOLA If I have a guilty pleasure genre of movies, it’s the supernatural hunter genre, which I’m pretty sure I just made up. There are plenty to choose…

Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ opens Oct. 30

Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ opens Oct. 30

The School of Theatre at Florida State University presents “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare, opening tonight (Friday, Oct. 30) and running through Nov. 8 in the Lab Theatre in Tallahassee.…

‘Star Trek’ concert warps to Tucker Civic Center Jan. 26

CineConcerts, CBS Consumer Products and Paramount Pictures bring Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage to the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center at Florida State University Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at 7:30…

Guild of Organists hosts Spooktacular Concert

The Tallahassee Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) presents the sixth annual Halloween Spooktacular Concert tonight (Friday, Oct. 30) at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church downtown,…

Review: Spielberg, Hanks, Coen brothers team up for gripping, tension-filled ‘Bridge of Spies’

Review: Spielberg, Hanks, Coen brothers team up for gripping, tension-filled ‘Bridge of Spies’

By MARK VIOLA Director Steven Spielberg (“Lincoln”) tries his hand at the Cold War era with “Bridge of Spies,” starring Tom Hanks (“Saving Mr. Banks”) as real life attorney James…

Review: ‘Crimson Peak’ has unique visuals, but story doesn’t survive reveals

Review: ‘Crimson Peak’ has unique visuals, but story doesn’t survive reveals

By MARK VIOLA When I heard Guillermo del Toro’s latest project, “Crimson Peak,” was a return to his horror roots, I was both intrigued and apprehensive: the former because I…

Review: ‘Freeheld’ tells a powerful story in a somewhat generic fashion

Review: ‘Freeheld’ tells a powerful story in a somewhat generic fashion

By MARK VIOLA In 2005, Laurel Hester, a Ocean County New Jersey police detective discovered she had lung cancer. Fearing the worst, the 23-year-veteran requested her domestic partner be named…