Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Movies

‘Black Panther’ has Tampa Bay ready to hit theaters

‘Black Panther’ has Tampa Bay ready to hit theaters

We can feel the rawr all over Tampa Bay this weekend.Black Panther, Marvel’s hotly anticipated superhero movie, opens today. It’s expected to gross $150 million over Presidents’ Day weekend, more than all three Marvel movies released in 2017. It’s no...
Updated: 2 months ago
Why ‘Black Panther’ is revolutionary — and an excellent movie

Why ‘Black Panther’ is revolutionary — and an excellent movie

Like its real-life radical namesakes, Black Panther is revolutionary and Afrocentric, a black cultural fantasy made real in a medium taking too long. Children of any color except white haven’t seen blockbuster movie superheroes that look like them.No...
Updated: 2 months ago
‘Early Man’ is a throwback in both story and Aardman Studios claymation style

‘Early Man’ is a throwback in both story and Aardman Studios claymation style

Nick Park’s stop-motion clay animation made famous with Wallace & Gromit seems prehistoric in a digital age. That makes it perfectly suited for Early Man, a throwback in both story and Aardman Studios style. Early Man is Park’s first...
Updated: 2 months ago
Social media backlash after ‘Peter Rabbit’ pokes fun at allergies

Social media backlash after ‘Peter Rabbit’ pokes fun at allergies

LOS ANGELES — Peter Rabbit filmmakers and the studio behind it are apologizing for insensitively depicting a character’s allergy in the film that has prompted backlash online. Sony Pictures says Sunday in a joint statement with the filmmakers that "f...
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In ‘The 15:17 to Paris,’ Clint Eastwood turned to the real heroes for his cast

In ‘The 15:17 to Paris,’ Clint Eastwood turned to the real heroes for his cast

LOS ANGELES — Not too long ago, childhood friends Anthony Sadler, former U.S Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone and former Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos were flying to Los Angeles to meet with Clint Eastwood about the movie he was ma...
Updated: 2 months ago
‘Fifty Shades Freed’ is as stupid-sexy as ever

‘Fifty Shades Freed’ is as stupid-sexy as ever

Is it good for you? Do you see fireworks or a Freudian train entering a tunnel? Because Fifty Shades Freed is all up in your libido, finishing the job this softcore trilogy set out to do, stupid-sexier than ever.After an ultra-kinky courtship, Anasta...
Updated: 2 months ago
Trio who stopped a train attack star as themselves in Clint Eastwood’s dull ‘The 15:17 to Paris’

Trio who stopped a train attack star as themselves in Clint Eastwood’s dull ‘The 15:17 to Paris’

Clint Eastwood admires flashpoint heroism, those spontaneous acts in crisis making a difference, saving lives. Sully landing a crippled airliner on the Hudson River, three impromptu heroes taking down a terrorist on The 15:17 to Paris.Both stories ar...
Updated: 2 months ago
What’s in theaters this week: Oscar shorts at Tampa Theatre, ‘50 Shades Freed,’ ‘Peter Rabbit’

What’s in theaters this week: Oscar shorts at Tampa Theatre, ‘50 Shades Freed,’ ‘Peter Rabbit’

Let’s keep the intro short. Tampa Theatre is again presenting the Academy Awards-nominated short subjects divided in three rotating sessions: animated, live action and documentary. Here’s an overview of what to expect and when:ANIMATED 5:45 p.m. Frid...
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Tampa Theatre is showcasing some lesser known Oscar nominees

Tampa Theatre is showcasing some lesser known Oscar nominees

After showcasing this year’s leading Oscars contender, Tampa Theatre is pivoting to some of the academy’s fringe nominees.The Shape of Water ends its run today, 13 Academy Award nominations richer than when it debuted in December.That’s 12 more than ...
Updated: 3 months ago
What’s in theaters this week: Helen Mirren in ‘Winchester,’ Tampa Theatre’s Totally ’80s Classic Movies

What’s in theaters this week: Helen Mirren in ‘Winchester,’ Tampa Theatre’s Totally ’80s Classic Movies

OPENING FRIDAY: WINCHESTERHelen Mirren is quite a dame, an esteemed actor defying the rigid image of one so revered in British theater, then Hollywood for so long. She’s not above anything.Classy and saucy at once, Mirren has always been game for any...
Updated: 3 months ago