Jacksonville Sets Scene In Cinema

Apr 27, 2016

Justin Belichis of OneTankMedia, a student news organization at the University of North Florida, writes about Jacksonville once being a movie hub during the era of silent films.  

While that may no longer be the case, the UNF student selects 10 movies in which Jacksonville plays a part.

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As the latest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise opens in theaters this week, First Coast Connect pop culture philosophy contributor Nicolas Michaud has thoughts about the portrayal of science in the series of films.

Based on the hugely popular series of books by Michael Crichton, Jurassic World once again brings dinosaurs back to life on the silver screen.

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With the new film The Maze Runner opening this weekend, First Coast Connect pop culture philosophy contributor Nicolas Michaud has thoughts on the portrayal of men and women in popular media.

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What are the Planet of the Apes films really about? It’s a question on the mind of First Coast Connect contributor Nick Michaud as the latest installment in the series is about to hit theaters.

In 1968, the Planet of the Apes shocked audiences. An astronaut (Charlton Heston), stranded on a strange world, finds himself imprisoned by talking apes. Our hero fights valiantly to free himself and the other human slaves.

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One of the most controversial films of 1914 was shot in Jacksonville and St. Augustine.


Not so long ago Disney villains were truly terrifying. At the top of that list was, of course, Maleficent.

Commentary: Does Captain America Still Matter?

Apr 4, 2014
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With the new Captain America movie opening this weekend, pop culture philosopher Nicolas Michaud stopped by First Coast Connect to talk about whether the Cap is still a relevant hero.

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Some of WJCT's best known voices will join local film experts later this month to host and provide insight during The 3x5 Classic Film Festival.

Commentary: Why Is '300' Awesome?

Mar 7, 2014

The new film 300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to 2006 hit 300, promises to be another riveting and awe inspiring adventure.

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A satirical romp celebrating the friendship of two Oscar winners—Matt Damon and Ben Affleck—is on stage in Jacksonville this week.

Does the word “rosebud” spark excitement or nostalgia for you? If the answer is yes, WJCT has your ticket next month.


A retired Tampa police officer is being charged with second degree murder after shooting a fellow theatergoer during movie previews Monday in an incident that has sparked national attention.

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WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a retired Tampa police officer has been charged with fatally shooting a man during an argument over cellphone use at a Florida theater.

A Classic Hero, But Is Hercules A Role Model?

Jan 10, 2014
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As far as heroes go, “Hercules” probably ranks among the top of our “awesome guys” list.

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It may be one of the most popular book series and most anticipated movies of the year, but one expert says the real world may resemble the world of Panem more than we realize. 

Florida State College of Jacksonville philosophy professor Nicolas Michaud joined Melissa Ross Thursday on First Coast Connect to discuss the second movie in the Hunger Games series, Catching Fire, which comes out Friday.