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‘The Drop’ — not a typical low-level gangster flick

September 17, 2014

Thank God for Tom Hardy, savior of puppies and Scandinavian women who struggle with Brooklyn accents. Hardy has so many wonderful performances under his belt at this point it’s almost enough to make...

The test of time and performance

September 17, 2014

Prepare for an all-nighter The Florida Gulf Coast University’s 24-Hour Festival is returning for its eighth year Sept. 12. Produced by Professor Barry Cavin, the event puts creativity in a pressure cooker...

“Godzilla” demands to be seen on the big screen

May 19, 2014

Long ago, in a preferably forgotten time, an American Godzilla movie was unleashed upon the public. It was so devastating and so horrible that the monster was banished from our shores for over a decade....

Top 10 films of 2013: ‘Gravity’ tops year of cinema

December 6, 2013

“Gravity” Director Alfonso Cuaron’s previous film, “Children of Men,” set a high bar both for science fiction and for his next effort. “Gravity” doesn’t capture the same human drama, but...

Movie review: Script leaves ‘The Counselor’ lacking

October 31, 2013

The Counselor is a good man. He’s well off, he has a beautiful girlfriend, and he makes one very bad decision. He funds a hefty drug deal that goes disastrously wrong, as drug deals are wont to do. The...

Students perform in off-FGCU show

October 13, 2013

Expect to hear some Bluegrass in your German classic next week. It’s one of a few changes in a southern spin on “Woyzeck,” Ghostbird Theatre Company’s latest production. You can also expect to...

Movie review: ‘Insidious 2’ Is… disappointing

September 18, 2013

With not much to be scared of this October, you would think that “Insidious: Chapter 2” would take the opportunity to dominate the Halloween market. Then again, who could turn down a Friday the 13th...

Movie review: ‘The Grandmaster’s’ kung fu is strong

September 13, 2013

Do we really need another movie about Ip Man? This is the fourth in five years. What part of this man’s life haven’t we seen already? It easy to be cynical about the overabundance of films about one...

Movie Review: ‘You’re Next’ unoriginal and uninteresting

September 4, 2013

Hollywood could learn a thing or two from horror cinema. Give each other enough space and everyone can make money. Of course, the tendency towards low budgets doesn’t hurt much either. Adam Wingard’s...

Movie Review: ‘The World’s End’ hilariously creative

September 4, 2013

“The World’s End” makes for a trilogy of films from a seemingly holy trinity. Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, and Edgar Wright certainly don’t seem to have much trouble generating laughs. Their previous...

Woody Allen’s back with the divorce “Blues”

August 24, 2013

The year just wouldn’t feel complete without a contribution from Woody Allen. His pace doesn’t always allow for him to be at his best, but he manages to do it better than most when he gets it right....

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