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‘I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday’ Experience From the Jacksonville Film Festival

I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday, Jacksonville Film Festival, Durden Godfrey

The Jacksonville Film Festival seems like it’s starting to make a modest comeback, screening such films as ’s I am Going to Kill Someone This Friday. The film fest is largely defunct, but the non-profit under that name is looking to hold screenings throughout the year. Durden Godfrey is a Jacksonville director, working with Jacksonville talent and shooting in Jacksonville. He’s known for his music videos and slasher type films. This film is less straightforward, more of a psychological thriller with slasher elements. The crowd that came out was a mixed one both in dress and attitude: Bikers in evening …

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Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Eating Animals” Comes to Sun-Ray Cinema in 5 Points

Eating Animals, IFC Films

In the past ten years, the way we think about food in the US has changed. Today the term ‘foodie,’ need not be explained, farmer’s markets are almost passe again, and vegan options are standard at modern restaurants. Yet has the way we make food changed at all in that time? People’s diets are sacred to them. The what, where, when, how, and who you eat is a very personal thing. The ability to choose what one puts into their body feels like fundamental aspect of free will and ability to act on one’s preferences. Yet the process to get …

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Movie Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Running Time: 1 hour 53 minutes Genre: Romance, Comedy, Musical Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material Grade: B Written and Directed by Ol Parker Based on the original musical by Catherine Johnson Do What Makes Your Soul Shine Ten years have passed since opened in theaters in July 2008.  The story, with hits from the popular super group ABBA and based on the smash-hit stage musical, was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical by the Golden Globes.  It went on the gross $615 million, becoming the fifth highest-grossing film of 2008. The beloved characters are back to …

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Rock Stands Tall in SKYSCRAPER

Release Date: July 13, 2018 Running Time: 1 hour and 42 minutes Rated PG-13 Grade: B Directed By: Rawson Marshall Thurber Light a man’s house on fire and you’ll find out what he truly loves Will Sawyer is a former US war veteran and FBI Hostage Rescue Team Leader who now runs a security assessment business from home. He is honored when his former FBI teammate, Ben, recommends him for employment to Zhao Long Ji in Hong Kong. Ji has built the world’s tallest super structure and named it The Pearl. Referenced by Ji as the world’s 8th wonder, The …

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SPECIAL SCREENING: Jacksonville Film Festival presents Durden Godfrey’s “I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday”

Local independent film, I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday, sets a new bar for how indie productions are produced and what should be expected from the end result, offering moviegoers a quality experience that dares to reach for the quality and consistency of big budget films while enjoying the depth and edginess that is commonly exclusive to indie cinema. With a story inspired by Hitchcock and an aesthetic inspired by Kubrick, ‘Kill’ lands right on the mark it intended to hit. I Am Going To Kill Someone This Friday will screen for a limited audience in Jacksonville, Florida …

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Lizards On The Loose! Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Movie Review

Grade: A Release Date: June 22, 2018 Running Time: 2 hours 8 minutes Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril Genre: Action Adventure Sci-Fi Produced by Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow Directed by J.A. Bayona Screenplay by Colin Trevorrow & Derek Connolly Based on characters created by Michael Crichton If you enjoyed Jurassic World, then you will love Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.  The trailers promised an exhilarating film and Fallen Kingdom delivers.  This may be the first film since the Dark Knight Rises that I watched on the big screen two nights in a row. Fallen Kingdom …

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LOL Jax Film Festival Premiers Aug 4 at Sun-Ray Cinema

LOL Film Festival, Jenn Weeks, Events, Concerts, Theatre, Art, Happenings, Restaurants & All Things Jacksonville, Florida. EU Jacksonville Newspaper serves more than a million readers across Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, including St. Augustine, Orange Park, The Beaches, and Fernandina. Founded in 1978, our printed newsprint magazine and editorial news platform grants readers 24/7 online access to current events and happenings in their beloved River City on the First Coast of Florida. #eujax

Jacksonville, FL — It all started with a question while sitting in the back row of the Sun-Ray Cinema in Five Points, July 2016. “Think we can create a comedy film festival?” Monique Madrid asked her husband, filmmaker Adam Madrid. He did not answer her right away but instead pondered the question overnight before responding: he was onboard for the new adventure. From there, LOL (Laugh Out Loud/Love Our Locals) JAX Film Festival was born. The co-creators quickly recruited local stand-up comedian Jenn Weeks to host the event. Local filmmakers submitted their short films before the June 30, 2017 deadline …

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🍿 MOVIE TICKET GIVEAWAY! 🍿 “I Feel Pretty” Starring Amy Schumer

In I FEEL PRETTY a woman who struggles with feelings of deep insecurity and low self-esteem, that hold her back everyday, wakes from a brutal fall in an exercise class believing she is suddenly a supermodel. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed? In Theaters April 20, 2018. CAST: Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Busy Phillips, Tom Hopper with Naomi Campbell and Lauren Hutton DIRECTOR: Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein WRITER: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein PRODUCERS: McG, Mary Viola, …

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Movie Review: The Death of Stalin

Comrade Stalin, I’ll take it from here. In 1953 the feared leader of Russia, Josef Stalin, unexpectedly collapses after a live broadcast of a Mozart recital. Once Stalin is found down, his Deputy General Secretary (Georgy Malenkov) and NKVD head (Lavrenti Beria) begin plotting on who should replace him. The rest of the Central Committee arrive in Stalin’s dacha to help formulate a plan to diagnose and resuscitate their ‘beloved’ leader. After calling in a team of physicians who are not either not in Gulag or dead, they learn that Stalin has suffered a cerebral hemorrhage but recovery is not …

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Go Janglers! Pacific Rim: Uprising Movie Review

The war that we thought we finished is just beginning. Several years following the end of the Battle of the Breach, the Pan Pacific Defense Corps (PPDC) have kept their Jaeger Program alive in the event that the Kaiju find another way to open a portal. Jake Pentecost, son of late General Stacker Pentecost, has dropped out of the Jaeger Program to survive on his own by stealing jaeger parts to sell on the black market. As he is attempting to make a deal, he finds out that another orphan named Amara Namani has beat him to the punch in …

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