Monday, October 15, 2018

Movies

What ‘Venom’ reviews are saying: ‘A fun, fascinating mess,’ and more

What ‘Venom’ reviews are saying: ‘A fun, fascinating mess,’ and more

That seems to be the closest thing to a consensus among the first wave of reviews for “Venom,” which represents Sony’s effort to build out its own superhero universe.Now, to be clear, the critics’ scores as tallied are abo...
Published: 10/03/18
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s hotly anticipated ‘A Star is Born’ is here — and it is lavishly delightful

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s hotly anticipated ‘A Star is Born’ is here — and it is lavishly delightful

The skeptics scoffed when they heard Bradley Cooper had decided to make his directorial debut with yet another remake of A Star Is Born. What could this relative newcomer to the Hollywood hierarchy possibly bring to one of show business’ ur-myths of ...
Published: 10/02/18
A Star Is Born: Breaking down the amazing trailer, second by second

A Star Is Born: Breaking down the amazing trailer, second by second

Picture it: A remake of Scarface, set in modern-day El Paso! In the lead role and director’s chair: Paul Rudd! Playing his love interest: Miley Cyrus! And in key supporting roles: Kevin Hart, Wilford Brimley and Gallagher! Sounds god-awful, ri...
Published: 10/02/18
Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish are hilarious. Their new movie ‘Night School,’ not so much.

Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish are hilarious. Their new movie ‘Night School,’ not so much.

Am I asking too much of Night School? It’s no big thing, this new movie starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish, and nobody’s expecting a formula-, game- or life-changer. You just don’t want to leave feeling shortchanged.Right?A few cheap laughs.Is t...
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What’s in theaters this week: ‘Night School,’ ‘Smallfoot,’ ‘Little Women’

What’s in theaters this week: ‘Night School,’ ‘Smallfoot,’ ‘Little Women’

OPENING FRIDAY:Night SchoolAdult dropouts must attend evening classes with the slim hope they can pass the GED. With Tiffany Haddish, left, Kevin Hart, right, Rob Riggle, Taran Killam, Romany Malco. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. (111 minutes, PG-13)Li...
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At 50, Clearwater's real-life superhero is hanging up his super suit

At 50, Clearwater's real-life superhero is hanging up his super suit

CLEARWATER — For two decades, Dale Pople patrolled the streets feeding the homeless, helping old people carry groceries, extinguishing a car fire. He wore a red, yellow and blue Spandex outfit with an SH emblem: "Super Hero." Now, Clearwater&...
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Gilda Radner is remembered in her own words in the documentary ‘Love, Gilda’

Gilda Radner is remembered in her own words in the documentary ‘Love, Gilda’

With the aid of rare audio recordings, the late Saturday Night Live comic force Gilda Radner narrates the story of her life in the new documentary Love, Gilda, opening Friday at Tampa Theatre.But it wasn’t easy initially for director Lisa D’Apolito t...
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What’s in theaters this week: ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls,’ ‘Life Itself,’ locally filmed ‘The Favorite’

What’s in theaters this week: ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls,’ ‘Life Itself,’ locally filmed ‘The Favorite’

NOW PLAYING: THE FAVORITEFilmed in Pinellas County, the faith-based movie The Favorite continues its run in local theaters this week. It follows two brothers (Matthew Fahey and Luke Bernard, who also co-wrote the screenplay based on his own life) rec...
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‘Smokey and the Bandit’ returns to theaters today, honoring Burt Reynolds

‘Smokey and the Bandit’ returns to theaters today, honoring Burt Reynolds

For the next nine days, AMC Theaters will take you east bound and down once more as the late Burt Reynolds’ iconic 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit returns to theaters in the Tampa Bay area.The theater chain announced it will be bringing Bandit, Fred,...
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What’s in theaters this week: ‘The Predator,’ ‘A Simple Favor,’ ‘White Boy Rick,’ ‘Unbroken’ sequel

What’s in theaters this week: ‘The Predator,’ ‘A Simple Favor,’ ‘White Boy Rick,’ ‘Unbroken’ sequel

OPENING FRIDAY: The Predator A young boy (Jacob Tremblay) inadvertently prompts the return to Earth of the now genetically enhanced killing creatures. With Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn and Sterling K. Brown. Direc...
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