Movie Screenings

October 2022 Screen Reviews

Best of the Silver Screen and the Small Screen   Best New Movie: Confess, Fletch The latest adaptation of Gregory McDonald’s Fletch novel series does an admirable job of bringing the comedic detective series to modern audiences, many years after Chevy Chase’s iteration of the character. Jon Hamm stars as the investigative reporter, Irwin M. “Fletch” Fletcher, hot on the case of searching for his wealthy fiancé’s (Lorenza Izzo) stolen collection of priceless paintings—until he stumbles into a murder investigation where he gets labeled the presumptive prime suspect. Greg Mottola, the director behind Superbad and Adventureland, helms the picture keeping …

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March Film Reviews

Harry Moore Uncharted Adapting video games into worthwhile feature films seems to be a prized treasure forever out of Hollywood’s reach, even when the source material appears tailer made for the blockbuster treatment. Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg star in Uncharted, the latest attempt at spinning gaming cartridges into celluloid gold. Holland stars as Nathan Drake, a young man who grew up alone in an orphanage after his older brother, Sam (Rudy Pankow), runs away to avoid being arrested for breaking into a museum. Now working as a bartender, Drake is approached by a stranger called Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Wahlberg), …

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February Film Reviews

Harry Moore Scream When a new maniac puts on the Ghostface mask and begins terrorizing the town of Woodsboro, it is up to the seemingly unkillable trio of Sidney Prescott, Gale Weathers and Dewey Riley (played by franchise veterans Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette) to team up with a new generation of would-be teenage victims in order to uncover the killer and put an end to the carnage.  It’s been 25 years since the first Scream, directed by the late great director Wes Craven, slashed its way into movie theaters and syphoned together a level of witty self-awareness …

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November Entertainment Go-To Guide 2021

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A Delightful Production of "A Christmas Carol" at Players by the Sea Brings New Twists and an Incredible Set, Photos by Maya Adkins

A Delightful Production of “A Christmas Carol” at Players by the Sea Brings New Twists and an Incredible Set

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: A CHRISTMAS CAROL  ‘Tis the Christmas Season and no Christmas – past, present, or future – would be complete without the staging of “A Christmas Carol,” a touching morality story based on the novella by Victorian author Charles Dickens. Publication in 1843 brought him enduring fame, and audiences return to the story again and again, bringing new generations of children with them.  Players’ production, directed by , opened on December 6 and will remain on stage through December 22, 2019. The script is an adaptation by playwright , and is as delightful as Dickens’ original story. Perhaps …

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#904Giveaways: Complimentary Movies Passes To See Paddington 2

  Following the worldwide hit “Paddington,” one of the most successful family films of all time, this much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington (Ben Whishaw) happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the …

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IT movie, New Line Cinemas, EU Jacksonville

#904Giveaways: Register To Win Advanced Screening Passes To See Horror Thriller “IT”

New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “IT,” directed by Andrés Muschietti (“Mama”), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. “IT” stars Bill Skarsgård (“Allegiant,” TV’s “Hemlock Grove”) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher …

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The House, Will Ferrell, Amy Pohler

You’re Invited to an Advance Movie Screening: “The House” with Will Ferrell and Amy Pohler

You Are Invited After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in his house. The comedy “The House” also stars Nick Kroll (“Vacation,” TV’s “Kroll Show”), Allison Tolman (TV’s “Fargo”), Michaela Watkins (TV’s “Transparent”), Ryan Simpkins (“Arcadia”), Jessie Ennis (TV’s “Veep” and “Better Call Saul”), Rob Huebel (“Horrible Bosses 2,” TV’s “Transparent”), Cedric Yarbrough (TV’s “Reno 911!”) and Oscar …

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