An Enigmatic “Great Wall”

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“The Great Wall” is a real head-scratcher of a movie. Is it supposed to be an historical drama? Is it a really low-key comedy? Or how about a monster movie? There are plenty of pre-historic-looking CGI monsters swarming about and Matt Damon plays William, the dragon-slayer. Perhaps something was lost in the translation. This is the first English More...

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By Aeryn On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Someone Out There Likes “Fifty Shades Darker”

By Skip Sheffield Who are the people who are so enamored of E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades” potboilers? Evidently they are not friends of mine. I asked several lady friends and they all begged off to an advance More...

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By Aeryn On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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25th Anniversary Florida Renaissance Festival at Quiet Waters Park

By Skip Sheffield The Renaissance Era began in Italy in the 14th century and spread throughout Europe through the 17th century. The Florida Renaissance Festival is considerably newer. It celebrates its landmark More...

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By Online Contributor On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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Celebrate the USA with “1776”

By Skip Sheffield Nicholas Richberg in 1776 “1776” is no ordinary history lesson. It is a moderately successful 1969 Broadway show with singing, dancing, and yes history, all keyed to the days leading up to More...

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(l to r) Cate Blanchett stars as Nancy and Christian Bale as Rick in Terrence Malick's drama KNIGHT OF CUPS, a Broad Green Pictures release.
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By Online Staff On Saturday, March 19th, 2016
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Wandering the Los Angeles Wasteland in “Knight of Cups”

Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon / Broad Green Pictures By Skip Sheffield Terrence Malick is either a visionary creative genius or a world-class B.S. artist. In truth he is probably a little bit of each. You can see this More...

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By Online Staff On Friday, March 18th, 2016
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Explore the Amazon Rainforest of 1909

By Skip Sheffield Imagine yourself in the deepest, darkest part of the Amazon rainforest in what is now Colombia, way back in 1909, when the area was uncharted and unexplored. That’s what Austrian scientist and More...

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By Online Staff On Thursday, March 17th, 2016
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Sally Field Shines in “Doris”

By Skip Sheffield Sally Field, we like you, we really like you. Even at age 69 we still like you. Sally has a role tailor-made for her in “Hello, My Name is Doris.” The original story is by Laura Terruso with More...

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By Online Staff On Saturday, February 13th, 2016
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“How To Be Single” Not Just Another Chick Flick

By Skip Sheffield What, another chick flick rom-com? Yes, that describes “How to Be Single.”  However, this movie has a not-so-secret secret weapon in Rebel Wilson, who plays a variation on her devil-may-care More...

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By Online Staff On Friday, February 12th, 2016
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Quiet Waters Park Time-Travels to 16th Century for Renaissance Festival

By Skip Sheffield I joust you not. But if it’s jousting you want to see, come to the 24th annual Florida Renaissance Festival at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. The Festival opens Saturday, Feb. 13 and More...

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By Online Staff On Thursday, February 11th, 2016
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“Unlikely Heroes” a Remarkable Debut Play

By Skip Sheffield From out of nowhere comes playwright Charles Gluck mounting his first play in a full-fledged production continuing through Feb. 21 at the black box theater of Mizner Park Cultural Center. Dr. Charles More...