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Johnny Depp in ‘Transcendence.’ (Special to The Commercial)

Movie Review - ‘Transcendence’

Apr 18, 2014 4:30pm

Although it never really moves beyond anything you’ve seen before, there’s a very good reason to plunk down your hard-earned money to see “Transcendence”: Johnny Depp sheds all of his quirks and...

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Book Review - ‘Bargain Fever: How to Shop in a Discounted World’ by Mark Ellwood

Nov 25, 2013 9:04pm

You thought you’d never reach the door.

There you were, day after Thanksgiving, three o’dark a.m., and the Black Friday line stretched a mile in front of you.

What, exactly, possessed...

‘Hunger Games’ sequel ‘Catching Fire’ much better than it needs to be

Nov 22, 2013 3:43pm

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” should more than satisfy the cravings of fans who’ve spent the 20-month gap between movies quivering with anticipation.

Get it? Quiver-ing?

Oh, well....

Holiday craft show set for Nov. 22-23

Nov 21, 2013 6:02am

The 36th Annual Holiday Craft & Gift Sale has been scheduled for Nov. 22-23 at the Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville. The event takes place from 4-8 p.m. on Friday...

North Pulaski High School Fine Arts Calender

Nov 21, 2013 6:02am

The following are upcoming events for the North Pulaski High School Fine Arts Department:

Nov. 23 – Central Region Choir Clinic – First Pentecostal Church NLR - 6 p.m.

Dec. 4 – NPHS...

Book Review - ‘27: A History of the 27 Club’ by Howard Sounes

Nov 18, 2013 5:07pm

You remember the first time you heard it.

Was it the guitar that first touched your soul and called you to dance? Or maybe the bluesy tones made you sway, or the sitar, the drums, the listen...

Movie Review - ‘All Is Lost’ steers Redford into Oscar contention

Nov 15, 2013 10:39pm

Just you and Robert Redford. On a boat. With no one around for miles.

Watching “All Is Lost” is like living out the fantasy pretty much every heterosexual woman has had at some point during...

Book Review - ‘The First Phone Call from Heaven’

Nov 11, 2013 11:18pm

The call almost scared you half to death.

First of all, it woke you up and everybody knows that middle-of-the-night phone calls are never good news. Secondly, you were sound asleep and third...

Movie Review - Opportunities missed in ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Nov 08, 2013 10:00pm

“Thor” was half of a very good superhero movie.

Thrust into a civilization of Earthlings he couldn’t quite comprehend, Chris Hemsworth’s swaggering Asgardian made for some delightful god-of-...

Book Review - Holiday gift guide

Nov 08, 2013 5:49pm

Doesn’t it seem like your gift list grows each year?

One new member of the family by birth, three more by marriage. Two “adopted” kids who call you Mom or Dad just because. Friends who have...

Movie Review - ‘Last Vegas’ has more charm than commercials suggest

Nov 01, 2013 4:43pm

It’s being positioned as “The Hangover” for the stooped over.

A raucous “Cocoon” in a casino.

But “Last Vegas” isn’t that movie.

The comedy about boyhood friends in various...