Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Movies

‘Searching’ is a dramatic tale of a father looking for his daughter, told via screens

‘Searching’ is a dramatic tale of a father looking for his daughter, told via screens

Perhaps Searching would feel more revolutionary had Unfriended: Dark Web not been so recently released. The two films take for their conceit and style the reality that these days, we live our lives online, and therefore, the entirety of the cinematic...
Updated: 2 months ago
I may never laugh again after the awful ‘Happytime Murders’

I may never laugh again after the awful ‘Happytime Murders’

The Happytime Murders is a one-joke movie, minus one joke. The year may cough up a worse film, but probably not a more joyless, witless one, raunchy or otherwise.This one’s raunchy, not otherwise. It’s a private eye spoof full of rough puppet sex and...
Updated: 2 months ago
Local producers team with ‘Blair Witch’ director for a three-project deal

Local producers team with ‘Blair Witch’ director for a three-project deal

Fans of The Blair Witch Project can talk with director Dan Myrick on Friday after a screening of the classic horror movie at Tampa Theatre. During a Q&A, Myrick will of course talk about the 1999 film that launched his career and popularized the foun...
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In theaters this week: ‘The Greatest Showman’ sing-along, Sunscreen Shorts, ‘The Happytime Murders’

In theaters this week: ‘The Greatest Showman’ sing-along, Sunscreen Shorts, ‘The Happytime Murders’

SING ALONG: The Greatest ShowmanThe sing-along movies at Tampa Theatre are usually Disney classics or yesteryear favorites, so it’s a nice change to see 2017’s The Greatest Showman in the lineup. And the people have spoken: The 7:30 p.m. showing Thur...
Updated: 2 months ago
From St. Petersburg museum to Hollywood, ‘Operation Finale’ curator talks about daring Nazi spy tale

From St. Petersburg museum to Hollywood, ‘Operation Finale’ curator talks about daring Nazi spy tale

Little more than a month after an exhibit on the famous Nazi-hunting exploit Operation Finale ended its run at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, Hollywood has put the story of the capture of Adolf Eichmann on screen. The exhibit’s curat...
Updated: 2 months ago
Why did it take so long to see a cast like ‘Crazy Rich Asians’?

Why did it take so long to see a cast like ‘Crazy Rich Asians’?

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. In January 2017, the director Jon M. Chu announced an open casting call for Asian and Asian-American actors for his movie adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians. Recorded in the kitchen of his West Hollywood home (you can see his frid...
Updated: 2 months ago
In ‘Mile 22,’ Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg go hog-wild without a real-life basis to hold onto

In ‘Mile 22,’ Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg go hog-wild without a real-life basis to hold onto

How was your latest drive to the airport? Hopefully a lot less complicated and violent than the one Mark Wahlberg undertakes in his latest outing with frequent collaborator Peter Berg in Mile 22. Working from a wordy, wham-bam script by debut screenw...
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Corey Castellano, one of Hollywood’s top makeup effects artists, calls Tampa home

Corey Castellano, one of Hollywood’s top makeup effects artists, calls Tampa home

He has bloodied Adonis Creed, brought comic book mutants to life, zombified an 18th century pirate quartermaster, and brutalized Civil War soldiers.With credits to his name that include working as a special makeup effects artist on X-Men, Pirates of ...
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5 films to consider for the popular Oscar, from ‘Black Panther’ to ‘Paddington 2’

5 films to consider for the popular Oscar, from ‘Black Panther’ to ‘Paddington 2’

All hell broke loose when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a new category last week to honor "outstanding achievement in popular film."The highly criticized move raised far more questions than it answered. When will the categ...
Updated: 2 months ago
What’s in theaters this week: ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Mile 22,’ ‘Alpha’

What’s in theaters this week: ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Mile 22,’ ‘Alpha’

NOW PLAYING: CRAZY RICH ASIANSAn Asian-American New Yorker (Constance Wu) on her first trip to Asia finds out her longtime boyfriend (Henry Golding) is one of Singapore’s most desirable bachelors in Crazy Rich Asians. His judgy mother (Michelle Yeoh)...
Updated: 2 months ago