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  1. Bollywood's 'Revolver Rani' opens

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    There's no time like Bollywood awards weekend to see one of the industry's products.

    Kangana Ranaut, who’s having a banner year, stars in the film.
  2. Olympic runner's story is odds-on favorite at IIFA awards

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    Here's a fun fact illustrating how little the typical U.S. moviegoer knows about the finalists for the International Indian Film Academy's shiniest prize:

    Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in Goliyon Ki Rasleela-Ramleela, based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Padukone has a remarkable three nominations.
  3. Review: 'Heaven Is for Real' succeeds as fact or fantasy, take your pick

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    Heaven Is for Real works in mysterious ways for a faith-based movie. It actually leaves room for doubt, in a genre founded on Christian absolutes. Tears aren't jerked; Bibles aren't thumped. Believing gets easier.

    Greg Kinnear, left, with Connor Corum in Heaven Is for Real.
  4. Review: 'Transcendence' can't transcend boredom (w/video)

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    For all its solemn sci-fi posturing, the stakes in Transcendence never seem that high. As usual, one man's desire to play God has consequences. The movie doesn't dwell on what the bad ones are, only the healing of people and the planet, easy online banking and Skype after death. Yay, technology.

    Morgan Freeman, left, Cillian Murphy, Johnny Depp (on monitors) and Rebecca Hall star in the first film directed by Wally Pfister.
  5. IIFA notes: Bollywood awards sound track to feature Tampa native DJ Ravidrums

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    TAMPA — One of the first songs played at next week's Bollywood film industry awards show will be Do Da Tampa, featuring Tampa native and Chamberlain High School graduate Ravi Jakhotia, also known as DJ Ravidrums.

    Former Tampa resident Ravi Jakhotia, a.k.a. DJ Ravidrums, will play the event’s official music track.
  6. Bollywood North-South romantic comedy '2 States' opens in Tampa

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    If you thought North meets South was an interesting clash in the United States, wait until you see the Bollywood version. The divide between Hindi-speaking North India and Tamil-Telugu-Kannada-Malayalam-more-speaking South India is especially great, so when you try to marry them … well, chaos necessarily …

    Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt star in the romantic comedy 2 States.
  7. 'Magic Mike' sequel gets July 2015 release date

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    "Ladies of Tammmmpa...." you can practically hear Matthew McConaughey crooning to announce the release date for Magic Mike XXL, continuing the G-string saga born and partially filmed locally. The strip club sequel hits theaters on July 3, 2015, a coveted holiday weekend spot on the release calendar, opposite a …

  8. Review: Jude Law owns 'Dom Hemingway'

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    Dom Hemingway (R) (93 min.) — Jude Law's ferociously vulgar portrayal of a hard-luck safecracker carries the first hour of this amorality tale. Then writer-director Richard Shepard makes the creatively fatal mistake of making Dom Hemingway sympathetic, when irredeemable is much more fun.

    Jude Law, left, and Richard E. Grant in Dom Hemingway.
  9. Review: Scarlett Johansson plays succubus in creepy 'Under the Skin'

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    Under the Skin (R) (108 min.) — Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress spending a good portion of the movie in various states of undress? Hold on, tiger. That sort of lustful spirit gets men extraordinarily killed in Jonathan Glazer's ponderously fascinating sci-fi oddity, as if Species were …

    Scarlett Johansson plays an alien who becomes more human.
  10. Watch: 'Dolphin Tale 2' trailer debuts online, in theaters

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    And so it begins. The marketing drums for Dolphin Tale 2 began beating Friday with the release of the first trailer for the family flick filmed in Pinellas County. Find it online at tampabay.com/things-to-do, or see it before Rio 2 in theaters. Keep tissues handy because this one takes heartwarming up a …