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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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Meryl Streep as the woman who could not sing! “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Maestro, do you think that I’m ready for a concert? is a remarkable true story of an infamous socialite who inspired all that knew her.  Academy Award winning actress plays Florence, an eccentric heiress who patronized the New York art scene in 1944.  As a young girl, she was a talented pianist until an injury to her left hand caused significant nerve damage which ended all hope of becoming a concert pianist. At the age of 16, Florence’s father threatened to cut her off from his wealth if she didn’t give up music. Her dream may have been delayed, but …

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High Wattage Cast In AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

in Jacksonville Beach opened “,” on June 5, 2015, for a three-weekend run through June 20. The play, which had over 600 Broadway performances, has received wide critical acclaim and garnered multiple Tony Awards, while playwright Tracy Letts was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for drama. is no stranger to North Florida audiences. Players has staged two of his plays, “” and “,” in past seasons; both were excellent and well-received by audiences.  Like many playwrights, Letts uses personal experiences for his work. If you read the Dramaturg notes in the program, you will learn, that yes, Mr. Letts had …

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ON SCREEN: December 2014 movies

Now Showing  and  reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel to the smash hit. Lloyd and Harry go on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given. Rated PG-13  The worldwide phenomenon of  continues to set the world on fire with Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved …

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movie preview: INTO THE WOODS

“INTO THE WOODS” is a modern twist on several of the beloved  fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of (),  (),  (), and (), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife ( and ), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (), who has put a curse on them. , the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “” and Disney’s “,” directs the film, which …

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