‘The Call’

Schlocky horror retread just might answer your Halloween needs

The year 1987 was, I suspect, for most people a very long time ago. The majority of people I regularly interact with now were not even born yet, at that time, 33 years in the past. For me, ­however, it just doesn’t feel like all that long ago. Which might be weird, but might be typical of ­someone my age. […]

‘Barge-o-ween’ is Saturday at stadium

The City of Gulf Breeze is hosting Barge-O-Ween, a family-friendly event supporting local businesses, on Oct. 31 from 4-8 p.m. at Gulf Breeze High School’s Dolphin Stadium. Barge-O-Ween is a unique “Trick or Treat”-style event that includes food, live music, candy and fun. Local businesses will have booths to distribute treats, sell merchandise or offer promotions. This event is being […]

Third season of ‘You’ is coming soon to Netflix

Q: Will there be another ­season of “You” on Netflix? Are they going to turn him into a “Dexter,” where he just ­continues his crimes season ­after season? — V.E. A: “You,” starring Penn Badgley as a stalker named Joe, premiered on the ­Lifetime ­network but wasn’t a big ­ratings hit. It took off when ­season one re-aired on ­Netflix, […]


Latest Disney live action adaptation is very good and may be worth its price

The story of how this new version of “Mulan” reached movie enthusiasts is a little involved and convoluted, but it is just another key chapter in the epic story of “the great economic collapse of the movie theatre industry of 2020.” Originally, “Mulan,” a huge $200 million Disney Hollywood movie, was poised to be a traditional big time blockbuster, an […]

Ozzy Osbourne healing up after spinal surgery this spring

Q: With the recent death of Eddie Van Halen, it made me wonder how Ozzy Osbourne is doing. Didn’t he have some health issues a few years ago? — E.S. A: Singer and reality TV star Ozzy Osbourne has been on the mend since having ­spinal surgery earlier this year. In an interview with SiriusXM satellite radio, the 71-year-old stated […]

‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’

Urban Rom-com perfect anecdote for these crazy days

My girlfriend’s mother is, I ­suspect, like a lot of ­eternally ­hopeless, sentimental, ­beautiful dreamers in this year of our Lord 2020. Every day, this wonderful lady, this soulful angel, ­blissfully munches and suckles on a steady stream — a virtual buffet — of romantic comedy movies broadcast 24/7 on cable and satellite TV stations like Lifetime and the Hallmark […]

Entertainment calendar

Thursday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. National Naval Aviation Museum reopening to Phase 2 The National Naval Aviation Museum will expand its reopening to include all Department of Defense (DoD) identification cardholders and Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) holders with a service-connected disability. This includes anyone who is a former POW or a recipient of the Purple Heart or Medal of […]

Passion of the Christ star Caviezel now starring in ‘Infidel’

Q: What is Jim Caviezel ­doing these days? I really loved his portrayal of Jesus in Mel Gibson’s movie years ago. — O.S. A: Jim Caviezel grew up in a Catholic family and likely caught the acting bug from his mom, as she was a ­theater ­actress. He first gained ­attention for his role in the war movie “The Thin […]

Gulf Breeze recording artist is releasing a six-track EP

When you think of Gulf Breeze, you may think of the sights, but what is the sound? Do you hear the chords of country, pop, classical, new age or rap? Wyatt Coleman, a local musician, hopes it’s hip hop, because he is dropping his six-track EP (extended play record) this week entitled “Breeze,” a tribute to his adopted hometown, on […]

‘Tenet’ isn’t as good the second time around

Nolan’s Sci-Fi epic continues to confound, amaze and challenge us all

Now that I have taken the time to see Christopher Nolan’s grand, epic, sci-fi mind-bender “Tenet” for a ­second time (this time on the appropriately huge IMAX movie screen), I feel a little better about reviewing it again. Taking an ­additional 20 minutes or so to pore over a detailed plot ­summary was helpful, too. I now feel more secure […]

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