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Community theater to debut local playwright's comedy

Richmond Hill Community Theatre rings in 2017 with "Growing," a comedy by Steve Mason.

January 29, 2017 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Diesel refuels high-octane 'xXx' franchise

In 2002, Vin Diesel was riding high after the success of "The Fast and the Furious." Then he made xXx, a James Bond-esque action thriller with an extreme twist.

January 27, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


'La La Land' is a great musical

"La La Land" debuted in December and has gradually been released to more and more theaters over the last month.

January 20, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


Tattnall talent show on Feb. 17-18

Tickets are on sale for the 15th annual Tattnall County Production's "Musical Memories."

January 18, 2017 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Library has movie, discussion

The public is invited to a free four-part movie and discussion series, "Pushing the Limits" for adults, at the Pembroke Library on Jan. 27.

January 16, 2017 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Underworld: Blodd Wars' worst movie of year nominee already

"Underworld: Blood Wars" marks the fifth entry in this series. I haven't been a fan and I can't say I've seen all of them, but I can say that this is my first review of 2017 and it's already a sure-fire contender for my 10 worst list.

January 13, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


Here are some tops and flops from 2016

Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood recreate the Miracle on the Hudson. Ellen DeGeneres returns as everyone's favorite forgetful fish. Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling play good cop, bad cop. Matthew McConaughey plods through a dreary Civil War drama.

January 06, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


'Arrival' is intelligent sci-fi movie

"Arrival" is a consistently well-acted, intelligently constructed sci-fi drama that cares much more about character and story instead of mindless special effects. This is one of the brainier, more introspective movies to come out this genre since the likes of "Signs" and "Contact."

December 30, 2016 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


Church plans NY Eve Party Saturday

St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church invites everyone to bid 2016 farewell and celebrate the arrival of 2017 at a party from 4-7:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, 16491 Highway 144 in Richmond Hill.

December 29, 2016 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Nutcracker' in Savannah Dec. 29

Direct from Russia to Savannah, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas.

December 23, 2016 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Rogue One' forces 'Star Wars' traditions forward

"Rogue One" is the first spinoff of the "Star Wars" series set between "Revenge of the Sith" and 1977's "A New Hope." If this first one is any indication, then as far as future spinoffs are concerned, well, the Force continues to be strong with this one.

December 23, 2016 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


Rhonda Vincent at Jekyll Island bluegrass fest

JEKYLL ISLAND - The 41st Annual New Year's Bluegrass Festival on Jekyll Island will feature Rhonda Vincent and the Rage.

December 17, 2016 | Special to the News | Things to Do


'Office Christmas Party' spreads yuletide schlock

First it was "Almost Christmas." Then it was "Bad Santa 2." Now "Office Christmas Party" has completed the holiday trifecta of mediocre yuletide schlock.

December 16, 2016 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


'Rockin' Around the Christmas Cabaret' playing

The Lucas Theatre for the Arts On Stage Cabaret has become a summer tradition. Lucky for Savannahians and visiting music lovers, everyone's favorite intimate concert flies home for winter.

December 15, 2016 | By Anna Chandler Connect Savannah | Things to Do


'Allied' has trite story; carried by great acting

"Allied" is a romantic thriller that could best be described as "Casablanca" meets "Mr. and Mrs. Smith." The movie is positively old-fashioned. The film making and storytelling could've easily been made back in the 1940s. It also could've been made in 2016 and no matter the era, for the most part it works.

December 02, 2016 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


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What was worth seeing in 2017, what wasn't

"Coco," "War for the Planet of the Apes," "Mother!" just missed my 10-best list. On the other hand, "A Dog's Purpose," "The Great Wall ...

January 12, 2018 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


'Darkest Hour' doesn't win battle; may take the war

"Darkest Hour" stars Gary Oldman in the true story of the events of Sir Winston Churchill and his involvement in World War II.

January 05, 2018 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' keeps idea alive

"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" presents itself as a standalone sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams adventure and, normally a long gap between sequels results ...

December 29, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


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