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Local filmmaker releases third movie

Pensacola is now home to another star. Local filmmaker Steven McMillan premiered his new film “The Downtime.” The movie, which was shot at several Pensacola locations, is McMillan’s third film. McMillan, a 24-year-old theatre major at Pensacola State College, describes the film as a story about loneliness. The main character, Brandon, breaks up with his […]

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Cosplayers and fanboys descend on Fandom Con

By Antonio Jones Fans of anime, science fiction, video games and more are going to release their inner geek at the University of West Florida for FANdom Con 2013. The multigenre convention will be held in the UWF Commons.  Attendees can dress in costume, battle in card games and meet artist at the event held […]

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LGBT Flim Fest Shows Pride

By Amanda Shaffer For the second year, the Pensacola LGBT Film Festival will help educate LGBT and straight community members by showing a mixture of short and feature-length films at various places in Pensacola Oct. 8-11. On Oct. 8, the LGBT Festival will kick off at the University of West Florida Center for Performing Arts […]

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‘The Family’ excels on dark and less on comedy

By Amanda Shaffer You find your seat, silence your phone and wait for darkness to fill the theater. The next thing you know, guns are shooting and the characters are yelling to each other in heavy New York accents. But yet, you don’t find yourself laughing as much as you thought you would. Robert De […]

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Movie offers a “Silver Lining” on mental illness

A comedy on mental illness may be a debatable pitch for a film, but director David O. Russell nailed it. “Silver Linings Playbook” is riveting from start to finish. “Silver Linings Playbook” is based on a novel of the same name by Matthew Quick and will be released on DVD on April 30. During the […]

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Bringing the Hollywood remake machine to UWF

If you hate the feeling of déjà vu, you probably shouldn’t make your way into a movie theater anytime soon. On what sometimes feels like a weekly basis, a film is released in an attempt to recapture the imaginations and expendable currency of moviegoers the world over. Last week, I saw the Sam Raimi’s new […]

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‘Identity Thief’ will steal laughs, sympathy from the crowd

The comedy, “Identity Thief,” starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, reveals the talent of the actors by being incredibly hilarious and sad in parts of the film. From the previews of the movie, “Identity Thief” seems like a comparable funny film that McCarthy usually stars in, but throughout the comedic quirks, bits of sadness and […]

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‘Lincoln’ doing well in theaters

It could have been a heavy, stuffy biopic that attempted to cram Abraham Lincoln’s entire life story into a few hours. That, however, is not the movie that Steven Spielberg made. Spielberg chose to focus on only the last four months of Lincoln’s life, during which the 13th Amendment was passed and the Civil War […]

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‘Flight’ lands safely into theaters

Robert Zemeckis’ “Flight” follows the story of Whip Whitaker, played by Denzel Washington, a drunk, tortured airline pilot in his last descent of a downward spiral. A sudden mechanical failure happens mid-flight, and his aircraft plummets nose first toward the ground. Whitaker, drunk and high on cocaine, must land the plane safely. This all happens […]

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‘Paranormal Activity 4′ not quite a horror classic

Don’t hold your breath for a scare from “Paranormal Activity 4.” Continuing a series of movies can be difficult, especially when their scare-factor all hinges on the same element over and over: “Paranormal Activity.” We know what to expect. Creepy kids, people being lifted out of beds, the family being in denial that there is […]

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