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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

Star Trek

May 15, 2009
Kelty Shellhorn Craig Hand by Rick Grant Grade: A PG-13 126 min It took J.J. Abrams visionary ideas and filmmaking savvy to go back to the beginning of the original crew and pull off a reinterpretation of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek vision. The carefully researched scenario was deftly written by

Next Day Air

May 15, 2009
by Rick Grant Grade: C Rated R 90 min This scenario is a cautionary tale that warns: Excessive pot smoking makes people stupid. The script, written by Scott Aronson, is a parody of black gangster films involving drug thugs. But these characters are dumber than most of the street criminals

Other Jacksonville Film Festival 2009 Events and Venues

May 13, 2009
*Schedule is subject to change. Visit for daily updates. Events Thursday, May 14, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Opening Night VIP Reception Where: Ivy Ultra Bar (open bar) Cost: $40 includes opening night film Celebrate with us, the Opening Night of the 7th annual Jacksonville Film Festival. This evening

Film Fest Schedule

May 13, 2009
*Schedule is subject to change. Visit for daily updates. Like Dandelion Dust Opening Night Film. Directed by Jon Gunn, 100 min. Thurs, May 14, 8 p.m. at The Florida Theatre Based on the best selling novel by Karen Kingsbury. Jack and Molly Campbell, portrayed by award-winning Mira Sorvino, enjoyed


May 12, 2009
The 48 Hour Film Project is returning to Jacksonville. In a wild, sleepless weekend, you and a team of friends can make a movie. Your team will write, shoot, edit and score an original 4 – 8 minute film in just 48 HOURS. On Friday, June 5, your team will

the jacksonville film festival lives

May 12, 2009
by jon bosworth Maybe you’ve heard the rumors, or maybe you’ve just paused and wondered what that vacuum in your cultural life was. Weren’t you getting excited about something around this time last year? Ah yes, the Jacksonville International Film Festival! “We really didn’t know what we were going to

May Movies

May 12, 2009
EARTH The first film in the Disneynature series tells the remarkable story of three animal families and their amazing journeys across the planet we all call home. On the screen amazing photography combines rarely captured action, unimaginable scale and impossible locations by capturing the most intimate moments of our planet’s

Special Movie Showings

May 12, 2009
May 1: 7th Annual Jacksonville Film Festival Launch Party Celebrate the official kick off event for the 2009 Jacksonville Film Festival where announcements will be made regarding this year’s film line up and see the 2008 Jacksonville Film Festival’s Best Feature, Skills Like This with director Monty Miranda in attendance.

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

May 1, 2009
(l-r) Sandra Spurney (Miss Prism), Geoffrey King (Rev. Canon Chasuble), Harolyn Sharpe (Lady Bracknell), Michael Lipp (John "Jack" Worthing), Amy Noel Canning (Gwendolen Fairfax), David Patton (Algernon Moncrieff), and Stacy Williams (Cecily Cardew) by Rick Grant Grade: C / Rated PG-13 / 100 min “Doesn’t anyone believe in casual sex

State of Play

May 1, 2009
by Rick Grant Grade: A- / Rated PG-13 / 137 min In this gripping thriller, Cal McAffrey (Russell Crowe) is a ruffled old-school investigative journalist sporting out-of-date long hair. He works for a typically financially floundering newspaper The Washington Globe. He drives an old Saab and even his cluttered office
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