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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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Here is the T-shirts which will be given away as supplies last Saturday for people who participate in the 5K run.

Jacksonville Love 5K run set for Saturday

Oct 31, 2013 6:23am

The Jacksonville Peace, Love and Run 5K run is set for Saturday, Nov. 2, starting at 8 a.m.

The Arkansas Special Olympics event is being coordinated by the Jacksonville City Police...

Book Review - ‘Dallas 1963’

Oct 28, 2013 3:36pm

Let’s say you want to stir up a little something.

Start with three cups of quiet collaboration. Add in a dash of rumor; a teaspoon each of anti-Semitism, segregation and Red Scare; and a...

Movie Review - Nothing is at all natural in ‘The Counselor,’ a sexually charged crime drama

Oct 26, 2013 6:01am

“You don’t think this is an odd thing to tell me?”

It’s a question posed by an attorney known only as The Counselor (Michael Fassbender) to Reiner (Javier Bardem), a flashy nightclub owner,...

Book Review - ‘Losing to Win’

Oct 21, 2013 6:00am

It’s always in the last place you looked.

You know how it is: you’ve lost something. You look beneath, above, in and out, corners and cabinets. You turn the house upside down, but no matter...

Brendan Reilly

Book Review - One Doctor: Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine

Oct 14, 2013 6:01am

You always hated taking tests.

Prepared or not, your hands sweated when faced with a test, and your stomach felt shaky. Whatever you’d learned, it flew from your head the second you sat down...

Movie Review — ‘Captain Phillips’

Oct 10, 2013 4:30pm

Billy Crystal must have emerged from his hole and seen his shadow earlier this year, because it sure seems like we’re getting six more weeks of Oscar season.

The traditional rollout of...

Book Review — ‘One Summer: America 1927’ by Bill Bryson

Oct 07, 2013 2:17pm

Your summer wasn’t long enough.

For starters, May graduations spilled into June. There were reunions, a July vacation, cookouts in August, work and yard work, ball games, kids’ activities,...

Christopher Lawrence

Movie Review — ‘Gravity’

Oct 04, 2013 3:27pm

There are worse ways to spend 90 minutes than having Sandra Bullock repeatedly tumble into your lap.

At least that’s what it feels like in the immersive, in-your-face 3-D version of “Gravity...

Book Review — ‘Year of the Jungle’ by Suzanne Collins

Oct 03, 2013 6:51pm

All day long, while you’re at school, you really miss your parents.

But that’s OK. You know you’ll see them in a few hours or a few days and it’ll be fun. You’ll get hugs and give kisses,...

Christopher Lawrence

Movie Review — ‘Rush’

Sep 27, 2013 6:00am

First things first: Ron Howard’s “Rush” has nothing to do with the Canadian prog-rock trio.

It might have an easier time at the box office if it did.

The Oscar hopeful focuses on the...