Sunday, May 20, 2018

Movies

‘Ready Player One,’ all retro references and CGI dazzle, lacks emotional pull of Spielberg classics

‘Ready Player One,’ all retro references and CGI dazzle, lacks emotional pull of Spielberg classics

After two hours of pop clutter and video game clatter, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One has the audacity to proclaim reality matters. Kind of like a snuff film with an end note saying murder is bad.Ready Player One is soulless validation of a cult...
Updated: 2 months ago
I watched ‘The Room’ for the first time with Tommy Wiseau there. Here’s how it went

I watched ‘The Room’ for the first time with Tommy Wiseau there. Here’s how it went

YBOR CITY — It’s 1 a.m. and I’m hunched over a pile of plastic spoons, studying a list of phrases I’m supposed to shout aloud (Liar! Unfocus! HI, DENNY!) when a man with stringy ink-black hair sweeps to the stage."Oh, hi, Tommy!" a guy in back shouts...
Updated: 2 months ago
Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ is even more visually fantastic than ‘Mr. Fox.’ Is that a good thing?

Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ is even more visually fantastic than ‘Mr. Fox.’ Is that a good thing?

Isle of Dogs is an oronym, a phrase sounding like another, in this case "I love dogs," which writer-director Wes Anderson obviously does.Anderson’s second foray into stop-motion animation applies his signature dry wit to wet noses, a dogkind parable ...
Updated: 2 months ago
What to know for the Gasparilla International Film Festival

What to know for the Gasparilla International Film Festival

Highlights and events schedule for the Gasparilla International Film Festival and Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival.
Updated: 2 months ago
Gasparilla and Jewish film fests combine, hoping two is better than one

Gasparilla and Jewish film fests combine, hoping two is better than one

Tampa Bay’s film festival season is now a double feature with two long-running events splicing their audiences together. For its 12th edition, the Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival is combining forces with the Tampa ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Interview: 'The Room's Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero bring new movie to Tampa, and it's serious this time

Interview: 'The Room's Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero bring new movie to Tampa, and it's serious this time

Tell people there's a new movie starring The Room's Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero. Assuming they're fans of "the greatest bad movie ever made," or at least familiar with The Disaster Artist, you'll have their full attention. Then comes the inevitable question: "But, wait, are they, like, serious?"
Updated: 2 months ago
Alicia Vikander is too good for an uninspiring Tomb Raider

Alicia Vikander is too good for an uninspiring Tomb Raider

Before we never hear from him again, and almost certainly we won’t after Tomb Raider, let’s hail the name Roar Uthaug.Just the name. Not his movie.Has there ever been a more perfect name for an action movie director than Roar? It’s like a ’80s rock s...
Updated: 2 months ago
What’s on screen this week: Gasparilla Film Festival, ‘Tomb Raider,’ ‘Love, Simon’

What’s on screen this week: Gasparilla Film Festival, ‘Tomb Raider,’ ‘Love, Simon’

Two staples of Tampa Bay’s cinema scene are joining forces with a combined 34 years of audience participation.The 12th annual Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival is now featuring the 22nd annual Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival...
Updated: 2 months ago
See an Oscar winner and a Rosie Marie doc at Tampa Theatre, plus more new movies

See an Oscar winner and a Rosie Marie doc at Tampa Theatre, plus more new movies

Here's what's new and worth seeing in theaters this week.
Updated: 2 months ago
Giancarlo Esposito, Eric Stoltz and Tommy Wiseau to appear at growing Gasparilla film fest in Tampa

Giancarlo Esposito, Eric Stoltz and Tommy Wiseau to appear at growing Gasparilla film fest in Tampa

Two of Tampa Bay’s longest running cinema showcases are teaming up, celebrities are showing up and the movie slate is looking up.Those are takeaways from Thursday’s lineup release by the 12th annual Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film...
Updated: 2 months ago