On Screen

It Starts Here: 2018 Jacksonville Film Festival Films Announced

The Jacksonville community will get to experience a variety of films September 14 and 15. The will start with a red carpet event Friday, September 14 at 6:15 p.m. After the red carpet, JFF will start with the heartwarming documentary block, “HEART YOUR DOCS.” Following the short documentaries, JFF will screen the world premiere of Demetrius Wren’s feature film, Rehabilitation of the Hill. Mr. Wren will be in attendance for a Q&A following the 90 minute feature narrative about the cultural damages of gentrification. “I’m really excited to show Jacksonville this collection of films. I think this program brings the …

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Local Creatives Produce Hilarious Mockumentary Cooking Series: Lemoncurd

An original webseries created by Jacksonville writer Laura Mauldin is cooking up some big laughs. “Lemoncurd” is a mockumentary that follows southern housewife Virginia Lemoncurd in her pursuit of her own daytime cooking show. Each episode involves Virginia Lemoncurd doing her best to share her favorite family recipes. “So many people think that creating a show is easy. Virginia certainly does at first. Especially cooking shows, they just make everything look so idyllic and breezy,” says Mauldin. “When you actually dive into what it takes to create a show, even with our short episodes, you come across a mountain of …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Meg’ is Suspense, Drama, Action, and a 75-foot Prehistoric Megalodon Shark

MOVE REVIEW: ‘The Meg’ is Suspense, Drama, Action, and a 75-foot Prehistoric Megalodon Shark

That living fossil ate my friend Jonas is an experienced rescue diver who is called in to help when he learns that his ex-wife, Lori, is trapped six miles beneath sea level in a submersible craft. Lori is part of a team of scientists led by Dr. Zhang, who are exploring the depths of the Mariana Trench where they believe there are interesting and valuable creatures that dwell beneath a thermal layer. When Jonas rescues the submersible by creating a distraction, he unknowingly opens up the thermal layer to allow a few sharks to rise above it and into the …

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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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