Will Henley

Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! The Martian is breathtaking

Running Time: 2 hours and 21 minutes Rated PG-13 Directed By: Grade: A Starring: as Mark Watney as Melissa Lewis as Annie Montrose Kate Mara as Beth Johanssen Michael Pena as Rick Martinez Sean Bean as Mitch Henderson Aksel Hennie as Alex Vogel Sebastian Stan as Chris Beck Donald Glover as Rich Purnell Chiwetal Ejiofor as Vincent Kapoor and as Teddy Sanders Here’s the rub. It’s going to be four years for another mission to reach me and I’m in a HAB designed to last 31 days. I gotta make water and grow food on a planet where nothing grows. …

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Leaving the Station: THE D TRAIN: Jack Black Conductor

THE D TRAIN Opens May 8, 2015 Rated R 97 minutes Grade: B “The D Train” stars  as Dan Landsman, an outwardly ordinary Joe who’s helping to plan his 20th high school reunion. His testy dealings with the other reunion committee members suggest that he was as unpopular in high school as he is now. He’s not a bad guy, but more of a quirky misfit who’s always trying too hard to be the big man. When he sees one of the school’s former golden boys, Oliver Lawless (), in a television commercial, Dan decides to try to persuade him …

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BRAGAN FAMILY SELLING THE JACKSONVILLE SUNS

New owner Ken Babby to take control following 2015 season The Jacksonville Suns announced today that the Bragan family, the longtime owners of the club, is selling its Southern League franchise to executive .  bought the franchise in 1984 and served as its Chairman of the Board until his death in 2012. His son, current President ., said it was a tough decision to sell but it was the right time and right new owner for the . “Ken is about the age I was when daddy bought the team,” Bragan, Jr. said. “He has the youth, enthusiasm, and smarts …

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JACKSONVILLE'S NEIGHBORHOODS: A History of Springfield, Where Our Roots Grow Deeply

JACKSONVILLE’S NEIGHBORHOODS: A History of Springfield, Where Our Roots Grow Deeply

Where’s Springfield? Springfield is a historic neighborhood located to the north of Downtown Jacksonville. The boundaries of Springfield are well defined. Hogan’s Creek lies along its south edge, and railroad lines are found on the north and east. A street called Boulevard, which wraps around Confederate Park and becomes Broad Street, defines the western limit of the district.  The park land next Hogan’s Creek is a defining feature of the neighborhood. Confederate Park contains a popular neighborhood dog park. Inside the bounds of nearby Klutho Park, also hugged by Hogan’s Creek, you’ll find the Disc Golf Course (Disc Golf is …

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THEATRE REVIEW: “The Buddy Holly Story”

THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY ALHAMBRA THEATRE & DINING REVIEW by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] The 2012 musical hit is back at Jacksonville’s Alhambra Theatre for a limited run through February 8, 2015. Alhambra patrons have responded with sellout houses to this season’s holiday offerings, which included both Buddy’s Rock and Roll epic, and the colorful “.” This is the story of how the young  from Lubbock, Texas turned the musical world on its ears during the course of three years in the 1950s, with his own special styling of Rock and Roll, a new genre. He was a …

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ON SCREEN: December 2014 movies

Now Showing  and  reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel to the smash hit. Lloyd and Harry go on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given. Rated PG-13  The worldwide phenomenon of  continues to set the world on fire with Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved …

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AWKWARD SILENCE COMEDY TROUPE

 made its debut Saturday November 1, 2014 on the main stage of  with performances at 8:00 and 10:30 pm. The Dual Critics attended the first show which had nearly a full house; an excellent crowd considering Jacksonville was under the spell of the Florida-Georgia game which takes over the city once a year. As critics, we rarely go to comedy clubs, as we are usually seeing on-stage plays throughout North Florida. We were attracted to this show when we saw that the performers involved were local actors whom we have seen in many performances in different venues. We did not …

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Red Bird Studio

, known to some as JR, is a well-known dentist and entrepreneur in Jacksonville. Years ago he founded , the robotic company that went global; developed a new kind of dock, one without planks, rather a “train-track” on pilings that is eco-friendly; captained a classy large boat where friends could cruise the river at sundown; and he even built his own plane, piece by piece in a garage so that he and his lovely wife, Brooks, can take-off and fly up to North Carolina. Always thinking about gadgets and how to put things together and make something incredible, his latest …

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