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Review: ‘The Walk’ sends us back to when the Twin Towers inspired dreams, not bad memories

Review: ‘The Walk’ sends us back to when the Twin Towers inspired dreams, not bad memories

By MARK VIOLA When we think of the World Trade Center today, we think of passenger jets and fire and death. We also think of war and terrorism and broken…

Review: ‘Pan’ brings something new, fresh and a bit weird to the classic story

Review: ‘Pan’ brings something new, fresh and a bit weird to the classic story

By MARK VIOLA It’s a common complaint these days that there are very few original movies made anymore, when theaters are filled with reboots, remakes, sequels and prequels. So imagine…

‘A Chorus Line’ dances into Tallahassee’s Fallon Theatre

‘A Chorus Line’ dances into Tallahassee’s Fallon Theatre

The School of Theatre is bringing the beloved classic, “A Chorus Line,” to the stage of the Fallon Theatre beginning tonight (Friday, Oct. 16) and continuing through Oct. 25. This…

Review: ‘The Martian’ mixes science, humor and action in winning combination

Review: ‘The Martian’ mixes science, humor and action in winning combination

By MARK VIOLA “Help is only 140 millions miles away.” Is that not just one of the best movie catch lines ever? I listened to the audiobook version of author…

Review: ‘Sicario’ shows us the war that the ‘War on Drugs’ has become

Review: ‘Sicario’ shows us the war that the ‘War on Drugs’ has become

By MARK VIOLA It’s been more than 40 years since the phrase “War on Drugs” became popularized during the Nixon administration. And it’s been a long time as well since…

Gadsden’s regional art exhibition opens Oct. 9

The Art in Gadsden: Regional Exhibition of Fine Art opens its 27th annual exhibition today (Friday, Oct. 9) at 6 p.m. The first five years of the exhibition were hosted…

46th annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival will be held Oct. 17-18

46th annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival will be held Oct. 17-18

The 46th annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival offers a family fun weekend of food, fine arts and crafts, shopping, music and more on Oct. 17-18. The event is organized by…

Review: Return visit to ‘Hotel Transylvania’ provides plenty of fun and laughs

Review: Return visit to ‘Hotel Transylvania’ provides plenty of fun and laughs

By MARK VIOLA I recently re-watched “Hotel Transylvania” in preparation for the sequel, the aptly titled “Hotel Transylvania 2.” I remembered enjoying the original and the re-watch produced lots of…

Review: De Niro may be ‘The Intern,’ but he and Hathaway are total pros

Review: De Niro may be ‘The Intern,’ but he and Hathaway are total pros

By MARK VIOLA There are some movies that just feel like they should work solely because of who is involved in making them. “The Intern,” for example, features writer/director Nancy…

FSU presents ‘Some Girl(s)’ at Tallahassee’s Lab Theatre

FSU presents ‘Some Girl(s)’ at Tallahassee’s Lab Theatre

The School of Theatre at Florida State University kicks off its 2015-16 season with “Some Girl(s),” which opens tonight (Friday, Oct. 2) at the Lab Theatre in Tallahassee and will…