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‘Justice League’ is a pretty good film, which is an improvement

‘Justice League’ is a pretty good film, which is an improvement

By MARK VIOLA Back in 2012, Marvel did the seemingly impossible feat of bringing its various comic book superheroes together for “The Avengers,” the culmination of its five previous films.…

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is an intriguing, if very talkative, mystery

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is an intriguing, if very talkative, mystery

By MARK VIOLA Agatha Christie is still one of the most famous mystery writers of all time, and “Murder on the Orient Express” is one of her most well-known works,…

You’ll never go to Orlando without thinking about ‘The Florida Project’

You’ll never go to Orlando without thinking about ‘The Florida Project’

By MARK VIOLA When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the Oscar nominations in January, many of the films on the list will be ones most people…

‘Wonderstruck’ is a different family film deserving a look

‘Wonderstruck’ is a different family film deserving a look

By MARK VIOLA In my preview last week, I noted how some movies manage to pass me by despite the time I spend watching films, not to mention reading, writing…

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ proves Marvel’s end of days are far in the future

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ proves Marvel’s end of days are far in the future

By MARK VIOLA I think I say this every time a new Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film is released, but it’s mind-boggling to consider that the latest, “Thor: Ragnarok,” is…

‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ delivers plenty of laughs under the tree

‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ delivers plenty of laughs under the tree

By MARK VIOLA In my review of the 2016 comedy, “Bad Moms,” I called it a laugh-producing machine of a comedy even though I was obviously not a mom. Well,…

River Dan will perform free concert Nov. 10

River Dan will perform free concert Nov. 10

In honor of Veterans Day, the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Perry will host a free country music concert featuring River Dan on Friday, Nov. 10.…

Muddled script, poor editing and sloppy dubbing melt ‘Snowman’

Muddled script, poor editing and sloppy dubbing melt ‘Snowman’

By MARK VIOLA When you see as many movies as I do, it’s inevitable you’re going to see some bad ones. I don’t see every film released, so I do…

‘Only the Brave’ tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots

‘Only the Brave’ tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots

By MARK VIOLA Even after watching the news over the past few weeks about the devastating wildfires plaguing California, I have to admit that I still can’t get my head…

Chan delivers action and emotion in revenge thriller ‘The Foreigner’

Chan delivers action and emotion in revenge thriller ‘The Foreigner’

By MARK VIOLA Jackie Chan is a film legend and one of the most talented — and brave — martial artists to grace the big screen, starring in such Hong…

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