Author: Jay Boyar

Star Bursts

 

At the Florida Film Festival, Glenn Close and Jon Voight talk about heroes, villains and what makes a film a classic.  

He's a Big Shot

 

Jeff Chase plays two roles in the new Star Trek film. But the roles aren’t as big as the actor who plays them.  

For Mickey, 80, a Storybook Life

 

No Central Floridian of any species is more beloved than MICKEY MOUSE. He’s an icon of fun, a symbol of all-American moxie and a goodwill ambassador for the Orlando area. Mickey came up the hard way, in the early days of the movie business, eventually conquering television, theme parks and other fields. Through it all, he’s never lost the spunk or humility that help to make him a star. For “In Their Own Words,” we’ve interviewed many movers and shakers but never Mickey Mouse (perhaps due to the stigma that being “fictional” once carried). So on the occasion of his 80th birthday—which the Disney company calculates from the premiere of his first short, Steamboat Willie, on November 18, 1928—we’ve asked our favorite mouse to reflect on his storied career.  

Love Lessons


In time for Valentine’s Day, a play arrives in Orlando to instruct us in the fine art of romance.