“Pompeii”

“Pompeii”

Not since “Melancholia” obliterated the entire Earth in its opening stanza has a film been so upfront about its designs on extermination as “Pompeii.” Every schoolkid knows the Italian coastal berg that Vesuvius croaked under 20 feet of hot ash almost 2,000 years ago. It may be the most famous ghost town in the world, […]

Famous company visits Augusta for the first time

Famous company visits Augusta for the first time

On Saturday, March 1, the Martha Graham Dance Company will perform in Augusta for the first time ever. The dance recital will take place at the Imperial Theatre and is presented by Augusta Ballet. Additionally, on Friday, February 28, professional dancers from the visiting Martha Graham Dance Company will instruct two master classes that are […]

“RoboCop”

“RoboCop”

The original “RoboCop” — and here we must underscore the word “original” — worked, as so many unlikely classics do, on a number of levels. Let’s reduce that number to two, for easy contrast with its flaccid offspring, also named “Robocop” but unworthy of the mantle. One: The 1987 “RoboCop” was a violent, vulgar, inventive, […]