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Sappiness, unintented laughs sink 'The Identical'

"The Identical" is the type of movie that would be great on the Hallmark Channel or even TBN, for that matter. It's a movie that deals with a lot of elements that are both familiar and fundamental to movies of this kind: It features Scripture, Southern nostalgia and, of course, the birth of rock 'n' roll.

September 12, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


AARP safe-driving course planned for Sept. 23

An AARP safe-driving course will be held from

September 09, 2014 | Special to the news | Things to Do


Cliches hamper 'The November Man'

"The November Man" has Pierce Brosnan returning to his spy-thriller roots, though not exactly with the same kind of charisma he brought to James Bond. Instead, we're treated to a competently made yet cliché-ridden film that, frankly, no one will remember in November.

September 05, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Civil War weapons to be in focus

The Civil War weapons presentation "Incoming" with Shuman's Artillery will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


New Orleans cuisine at Bistro Night

Celebrate your favorite superhero in September at George P. Hays Library. There's no charge.

September 01, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is decent mix of old, new

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is the long-awaited sequel to the graphically stylized hit from 2005.

August 29, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Swinging Medalions added to festival card

The Swinging Medallions will play Oct. 17 at the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing, organizers say.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Dress up a bowling pin for prizes

Children, ages 3-12, can put their artistic talents to work and design the perfect bowling pin for Stewart Bowling Center. There's no charge, and prizes will be awarded.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Retire 'Expendables' if recent episode is all they can do

"The Expendables 3," now in theaters, continues the franchise featuring well-known action-movie icons of the 1980s and 1990s in an attempt to recapture their glory days. I thought the first movie was average, the second movie was actually better-than-average, but the third movie falls by the wayside.

August 22, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Free blues concert in Hinesville

Blues artist Janiva Magness will play a free concert in Hinesville Friday.

August 19, 2014 | Staff report | Things to Do


Hinesville's Blues & BBQ lines up music

The Hinesville Area Arts Council has finalized the entertainment schedule for the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 1-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in downtown Hinesville.

August 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Dawn of the Zombies run in October

Register early at www.active.com for the Dawn of the Zombies 5K run, which starts at 8 a.m. Oct. 18 at Holbrook Outdoor Recreation Area.

August 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Lego Movie' is free downtown Friday

"The Lego Movie," rated PG, will be shown free at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Bryant Commons amphitheater, 438 Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

August 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Jazz in Park on St. Simons

Latin-jazz percussionist Sam Rodriguez of Jacksonville will perform at the next Jazz in the Park concert from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island.

August 03, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Campy spirit makes 'Hercules' good, dumb fun

"Hercules" is the second attempt this year to make an incarnation of the Greek warrior after "The Legend of Hercules." For me, "Hercules" is like a lot of other characters in literature and mythology, such as Dracula or Robin Hood, that have been subjected to various cinematic interpretations. Everyone from Disney to Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken a stab at it.

August 01, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


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Great nerdy heroes from the movies

NERD TOWN — Last weekend welcomed the release of SpongeBob Squarepants’ second trip to the silver screen. The new movie, “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” won at the box office with a No. 1 spot and an estimated $56 million. The movie offers up laughs and a hero in the form of a nerd.

February 13, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Things to Do


As 'Fifty Shades of Grey' hits theaters, what are movies communicating about love, relationships?

It's a movie about contractual sexual torture, and it's coming to a theater near you in time for Valentine's Day.

February 12, 2015 | Emmilie Buchanan-Whitlock Deseret Media Companies | Things to Do


4 of the best romantic comedy couples

ROMANCEVILLE — With Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s a safe bet that romantic comedies will dominate on movie and TV screens. We all know the predictable boy meets girl plot, so what sets a rom-com apart? It’s chemistry, and here are four couples that have it repeatedly.

February 12, 2015 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | Things to Do


Spider-Man will finally join the Avengers on the big screen

News about Spider-Man finally joining his fellow mighty Marvel superheroes on the big screen is getting fans excited.

February 12, 2015 | Travis Poppleton KSL | Things to Do


4 best comic book adaptations

In an official press release, Marvel and Sony announced that they will be collaborating on future Spider-Man projects and that Spider-Man will appear in other Marvel films in some capacity. With this news, here are my four top picks of comic books turned into films.

February 12, 2015 | Dylan Cannon KSL | Things to Do


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