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Friday, July 13, 2018

Uncomfortable Brunch screens all five and a half hours of Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 7:00 AM

For what is surely the longest Uncomfortable Brunch ever, this special screening features both director’s cut versions of Lars von Trier’s two-part sex epic, Nymphomaniac. That’s five and a half hours of witnessing Charlotte Gainsbourg’s character, Joe, recount her complicated and promiscuous sexual history to Stellan Skarsgard. Though it...

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Video shows Orlando City players taking on Green Army Men from Disney's Toy Story Land

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 3:59 PM

In a match-up of massive cross-promotional proportions, Orlando City players and the Green Army Men from Disney's latest Toy Story Land attraction recently faced off on the pitch. In the short clip, players Jonathan Spector, Joe Bendik, Uri Rosell and Sacha Kljestan do their best footwork against the Army...

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A new Topgolf location is coming to Lake Mary

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 11:59 AM

Topgolf is looking to open a second Orlando-area location in Lake Mary. The popular golfing range-restaurant hybrid plans to take over 19 acres near Lake Emma Road and Greenwood Boulevard, according to public records obtained by the Orlando Business Journal. No exact opening date has been announced. The 65,000-square-foot I-Drive...

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Orlando Science Center's Science After Sundown series brings Robby to Robot back to 'Forbidden Planet'

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 7:00 AM

The Orlando Science Center is known for its frequent after-hours events, but this summer they’re staying open late every Friday and Saturday through Aug. 11. That means you can go through their latest exhibit, Hall of Heroes – an exploration of the history of superheroes with lots of hands-on...

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Parkland and Pulse survivors to speak at Road to Change Block Party at Lake Eola's amphitheater

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 6:00 AM

In an effort to register voters, survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting are going on tour, hitting Orlando as their first stop. The evening will be spent listening to live music, enjoying food from local vendors, and listening to speakers from Parkland and Pulse tell their...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Five Can’t-Miss Central Florida Day Trips, Presented by Florida Charter Bus Company

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 1:44 PM

Tourists from across the globe pour into Central Florida during summer’s hottest days to check out Orlando’s famous theme parks. Luckily, locals don’t have to fight the crowds at Disney or leave the state to find a new adventure. Here are five driveable day trips that are recommended by...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Daytona Beach roller coaster derailed because of excessive speed, says investigation

Posted By on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 4:09 PM

Last month's derailment of the Daytona Beach roller coaster that hospitalized six people was due to excessive speed and operator negligence, concluded a report from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Today the department released its Preliminary Investigative Summary and the third-party engineer’s report of the Sand...

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The ICON Orlando observation wheel will light up in Thailand's flag colors tonight

Posted By on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 3:27 PM

In honor of the Wild Boars soccer team being rescued from a cave in Thailand, the ICON Orlando observation wheel, formerly known as the Orlando Eye, will light up in the colors of the Thai flag this evening. The gesture comes after the last of the 12 remaining boys was...

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Will go-karts, ice skating and chocolate save Leesburg's Lake Square Mall?

Posted By on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 10:18 AM

As countless malls struggle to survive amidst the latest "retailpocalypse," Lake County has been home to one of the region’s most ambitious rebranding plans. The Lake Square Mall has seen a number of changes over the past few years, including changing its name to Via Port Florida, which never...

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The world's largest space-themed gift shop is at the Kennedy Space Center, and it's also filled with awesome exhibits

Posted By on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Over the past few years, Kennedy Space Center has been in the midst of a major overhaul that saw new exhibits and entirely new attractions, but one place that lacked updates was the main gift shop. Now Kennedy Space Center has finally created a gift shop worthy of such...

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