Monday, August 06, 2018

Movies

Kate McKinnon is the secret weapon in ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’

Kate McKinnon is the secret weapon in ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’

Don’t ever question the power of a well-deployed Kate McKinnon. It’s been proven time and again that her specific brand of kooky comedy can elevate anything, from the fun and loopy Ghostbusters remake to the questionable bachelorette-party-gone-wrong...
Published: 08/01/18
Updated: 08/02/18
In ‘Eighth Grade,’ a teen’s double life is painstakingly realistic

In ‘Eighth Grade,’ a teen’s double life is painstakingly realistic

Eighth Grade is so spot-on, so painstakingly realistic, you may think you’ve stumbled into a documentary. The credit goes to first-time writer-director Bo Burnham and to whoever the casting genius was who found Elsie Fisher to play lead character Kay...
Published: 07/30/18
Updated: 08/01/18
What’s in theaters this week: ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me,’ ‘Christopher Robin’

What’s in theaters this week: ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me,’ ‘Christopher Robin’

EIGHTH GRADEOne of the best-reviewed movies of the year, Eighth Grade is so spot-on, so painstakingly realistic, you may think you’ve stumbled into a documentary. First-time writer-director Bo Burnham’s script and Elsie Fisher’s acting make Eighth Gr...
Published: 08/01/18
Tom Cruise moving to Clearwater? The rumor’s back again

Tom Cruise moving to Clearwater? The rumor’s back again

CLEARWATER — Like clockwork, the forever-resurrected scoop that Tom Cruise has finally moved to downtown for good resurfaced in national tabloids last week, with People magazine proclaiming the actor and devout Scientologist has once and for all, and...
Published: 08/01/18
New in theaters this week: ‘Mission: Impossible Fallout,’ ‘Teen Titans Go to the Movies’

New in theaters this week: ‘Mission: Impossible Fallout,’ ‘Teen Titans Go to the Movies’

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — FALLOUTIs it even summer without a Mission: Impossible movie? Hardly. Thankfully, another installment of the Tom Cruise-starring action franchise, Mission: Impossible — Fallout (147 minutes, PG-13), drops this weekend, as sturdy...
Published: 07/25/18
Here’s hoping they never stop making Mission: Impossible movies like ‘Fallout’

Here’s hoping they never stop making Mission: Impossible movies like ‘Fallout’

Tribune News ServiceMission: Impossible movie? Hardly. Thankfully, another installment of the Tom Cruise-starring action franchise, Mission: Impossible—Fallout, drops this weekend, as sturdy and reliable as ever. Under the swift and efficient supervi...
Published: 07/24/18
In theaters this week: ‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again,’ ‘The Equalizer 2,’ silent film ‘Safety Last’

In theaters this week: ‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again,’ ‘The Equalizer 2,’ silent film ‘Safety Last’

OPENING FRIDAY:MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAINSophie (Amanda Seyfried) learns about the past of her mother (Meryl Streep in present time, Lily James in flashbacks) while pregnant herself in this sequel to the Abba-fueled musical comedy. With Pierce Brosn...
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Disney movie spent more than $134,000 while filming in Lakeland

Disney movie spent more than $134,000 while filming in Lakeland

When Walt Disney Studios filmed in Lakeland in June for its movie The One and Only Ivan, it brought actor Bryan Cranston to Polk County to star in the scenes.And the movie left behind an economic impact. In all, Disney spent $134,365 in Polk. Those n...
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What’s in theaters this week: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3,’ ‘Skyscraper,’ ‘Sorry to Bother You’

What’s in theaters this week: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3,’ ‘Skyscraper,’ ‘Sorry to Bother You’

OPENING THURSDAY: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATIONThe extended family of monsters heads out on a luxury cruise ship. Voices include Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Mel Brooks. Written by Genndy Tartakovsky, Michael McCullers. Directed ...
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What’s in theaters this week: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ ‘The First Purge,’ free Lynyrd Skynyrd documentary

What’s in theaters this week: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ ‘The First Purge,’ free Lynyrd Skynyrd documentary

OPENING: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Striving for a work-life balance proves elusive for Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), the superhero with the ability to shrink, when he is confronted with a new mission and a new partner, the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly). With Michael Pe...
Updated one month ago