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  1. Review: 'Boyhood' charm doesn't last

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    Boyhood (R) (165 min.) — Richard Linklater's time-lapse cinema experiment arrives showered with rapturous praise, some deserved and some concocted in the sort of adjectives race for superiority that film critics sometimes engage. Boyhood is an impressive feat, produced over 12 years with annual …

    Ellar Coltrane’s role as Mason Jr. is the compass of Boyhood, which was filmed with annual shoots totaling 39 days over 12 years.
  2. Clearwater's Capitol Theatre showing '70s classic movies

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    Back in the 1970s the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater only showed movies, back when one screen was enough. Times change and so did the Cap, now resurrected and renovated primarily as a concert venue, but that's also changing a bit. Through September the Capitol presents the '70s Movie Series, a slate of double …

     Ripley (Sigourney Weaver, left) protects Newt (Carrie Henn, right) against the army of deadly extraterrestrials that has overrun an Earth Colony in 'Aliens'.
  3. Review: Roger Ebert biodoc 'Life Itself' impressive on any screen

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    After tweeting admiration for the Roger Ebert biodoc Life Itself, a colleague needled me for watching it at home, on demand, outside a movie theater. "Just doesn't seem right," he replied, and I had to agree. But it wasn't yet booked in a Tampa Bay theater.

    Roger Ebert with an award from the American Society of Cinematographers.
  4. Video: First trailer for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is out (NSFW)

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    Fifty Shades of Grey, the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book, has released its first trailer and created a predictable buzz.

  5. Review: 'Lucy' is way too crazy

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    When he isn't making movies, I imagine director Luc Besson sitting alone and shabby in an all-night diner, arguing a deranged point with the salt shaker before heading out to wash windshields for tips. There's "out there" and there's Besson, whose latest wackadoodle Lucy makes as much sense as a caveman with a …

    Universal Pictures. Scarlett Johansson in "Lucy."
  6. Review: 'A Most Wanted Man' is fitting epitaph for Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    A Most Wanted Man is based on a novel by espionage ace John le Carré, which should tell you this isn't a Jason Bourne action flick filled with car crashes and hand-to-hand combat. Director Anton Corbijn's idea of action is a fat man in a foot chase.

    Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a German antiterrorism expert and Rachel McAdams is a human rights lawyer in the adaptation of John le Carré’s espionage thriller A Most Wanted Man.
  7. Get ready for authentic frontier gibberish in 'Blazing Saddles' at Tampa Theatre

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    There are two types of people in this world: Those who can quote Blazing Saddles at the drop of a 10-gallon hat, and those I'd never wish to hang around. In the authentic frontier gibberish of Gabby Johnson: "No sidewindin' bushwackin' hornswogglin' cracker croaker is gonna rowll my bishen cutter."

    Now, who …

    Gene Wilder and Cleavon Little star in Blazing Saddles, being shown at Tampa Theatre.  Warner Bros photo
  8. Bollywood gets a Salman Khan 'Kick' in theaters

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    There are few predictable things in India, but one of them is movies starring action hunk Salman Khan. One of Bollywood's three big bankable Khans, he's got blockbuster down to a solid formula: pummel bad guys with bare hands, grumble punchy one-liners and take off shirt to riotous applause. To cushion things even more, …

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Salman Khan plays a daredevil named Devil in Kick.
  9. For free movies, they will gladly spend time

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    Quentin Parramore can't pick a favorite among the estimated 1,000 movies he watched in theaters over the past decade.

    Quentin Parramore  camps out outside AMC West Shore 14 to see a movie for free. Parramore benefits from the Hollywood strategy of screening new releases days before opening in theaters.
  10. Review: This 'Sex Tape' not much fun to watch

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    You get what you pay for with Sex Tape, if that's matinee prices: a little celebrity skin and recycled wink-wink comedy, teasing without much tickling. Dirty minded yet wholesomely executed, like a 6-year-old retelling a smutty joke he doesn't understand.

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