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“The Living Room of Jacksonville”: Residents Rage Against Sale of Five Points Theater

Words by Mallory Pace Since 2011, the Sun-Ray Cinema has been a landmark spot for what’s widely considered the last of historic movie theaters, bringing in residents from all corners and outskirts of Riverside, providing a feeling of nostalgia for when times were simpler, people were friendlier, and movie concessions were cheaper. Before it was Sun-Ray, it was a conglomerate

July 2024 Film Reviews

INSIDE OUT 2 Pixar’s “Inside Out” explored our feelings by taking us inside the mind of a young girl named Riley where we see the personified emotions Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust working together in a control room to guide her through life’s ups and downs. The sequel picks


July 31, 2009
by Rick GrantGrade: B+ / Rated PG / 89 min The wrascally rodents of G-Force are a mighty special force in saving the world from Saber (Bill Nighy)-a fiendish CEO who has implanted chips in all his appliances to supposedly communicate with each other. However, the team has uncovered a

The Ugly Truth

July 31, 2009
by Rick Grant Grade: B+ / Rated R / 101 min This scenario presents an original slant on the romantic comedy archetype. Nicole Eastman’ s screenplay plays with the vast differences between how women and men view relationships through the cleverly developed characters, Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) and Mike Chadway

Harry Potter & The Half-Blooded Prince

July 16, 2009
by Rick GrantGrade: B / Rated PG / 135 min This edition of the Harry Potter saga waxes overly long, boring, and lacks excitement. However, since I’m not a fan of the genre, I must be somewhat objective to the millions of Harry Potter fans. Of course, viewers must suspend

July Movies

July 7, 2009
NOW SHOWING MY SISTER’S KEEPER From the best-selling novel written by Jodi Picoult. Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood.

lights! camera! 48 hours?

July 7, 2009
by elizabeth copley 7 pm Friday, June 5th: “Team 14B448 draws…fantasy,” announced Mac McDonald, Producer of the Jacksonville 48-Hour Film Project at the kickoff event at The Landing. I thought to myself, “Big challenge…here we go.” 41 registered teams drew one of 14 possible genres for this year’s Project.

Special Movie Showings

July 7, 2009
Summer Movie Classics at the Florida Theatre Enjoy great selections from cinematic history in the beautiful setting of one of Jacksonville’s own classics. Every Sunday, from June 21 through August 16, at 2 pm, the Florida Theatre will be the place for Summer Movie Classics. Tickets: $7 Single Admission; $40

My Sister's Keeper

July 3, 2009
by Rick Grant Grade: B+ / Rated PG-13 / 109 min This scenario, adapted and directed by Nick Cassavetes, explores the moral and ethical question of parents having a designer baby to act as spare parts for a sibling who is dying. The story also raises the legal issue of

Year One

June 25, 2009
by Rick Grant Grade: C- / Rated PG-13 In this loutish cave man movie, director Harold Ramis capitalized on Jack Black and Michael Cera’s popularity to appeal to the youth market. He shot this critic proof low level humor scenario pretending that he and the cast were 12 year’s old.

Transformers 2: Rise of the Fallen

June 24, 2009
Unearth Hate Eternal Hatebreed Cannibal Corpse Born of Osiris by Rick Grant Grade: C / Rated PG-13 / 150 min There is one word to describe this movie-overkill-raised to the nth power. Director Michael Bay has never heard of the word “subtlety.” The film assaults the senses with an overload

Imagine That

June 17, 2009
by Rick GrantGrade: B / Rated PG Again, Eddie Murphy has signed up for another family comedy. This time, Murphy plays a high powered financial analyst, Evan Danielson, working for a big firm. He’s divorced and a workaholic. Consequently, he neglects his 7-year-old daughter, Olivia (Yara Shahidi) and she has
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