Monday, November 19, 2018

Movies

So did Russian bots try to bring down 'Star Wars'? After furor, man who authored study says not exactly

So did Russian bots try to bring down 'Star Wars'? After furor, man who authored study says not exactly

The internet has been aflame this week over a study suggesting Russian trolls and bots had been deployed as part of a campaign to bring down one of the biggest movies in the "Star Wars" franchise."Russian trolls stoked 'Star Wars: The ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Why I’m done watching movies made by bad men

Why I’m done watching movies made by bad men

There are times when I’m just done. This is one of those times.It was reported this week that Mel Gibson is co-writing and directing a reboot of The Wild Bunch, Sam Peckinpah’s revolutionary 1969 Western. Leaving aside whether we need this movie (we ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Tampa Bay LGBTQ film fest reviews: ‘Good Manners,’ ‘TransMilitary,’ ‘Ideal Home’

Tampa Bay LGBTQ film fest reviews: ‘Good Manners,’ ‘TransMilitary,’ ‘Ideal Home’

The 29th annual Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival kicks off Friday with 31 feature films and 31 shorts. Feeling overwhelmed by the selection? tbt* correspondent Steve Warren has seen many of the films screening through Oct. 13. Here...
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This weekend, the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival returns

This weekend, the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival returns

OPENING FRIDAY: VenomThe Marvel Cinematic Universe’s norm is to leave no doubt about who’s good and who’s bad. Think of Thanos, the Vulture or Dr. Doom. There’s plenty of conflict in director Ruben Fleischer’s Venom, but there’s a lot more gray area ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Tampa Bay film festival showcases mosaic of LGBTQ life

Tampa Bay film festival showcases mosaic of LGBTQ life

You don’t have to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender to attend the 29th annual Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Once I would have added "but it helps," half in jest, but that’s not so true anymore.In the ’70s, open-minded st...
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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...
Updated: 2 months ago
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 ...
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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...
Updated: 2 months ago
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...
Updated: 2 months ago