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Where to Invade Next takes Oscar-winning documentarian Michael Moore to a number of countries he has cherry-picked to promote his notion that the United States isn’t doing all it can for its citizens, and that other nations are.Getty Images

Movie planner: Michael Moore's 'Where to Invade Next' is soft, 'Zoolander 2' and 'How to Be Single' open

INDIE FLICKS: Where to Invade Next Michael Moore is going soft, judging by his latest docu-gripe, Where to Invade Next (R). Moore retreats from ax-grinding insolence to butter-knife sarcasm, not angry but politely perturbed that the United States of America isn't doing all it can for citizens. Which means not doing …

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  1. Movie planner: Michael Moore's 'Where to Invade Next' is soft, 'Zoolander 2' and 'How to Be Single' open

    Movies

    INDIE FLICKS: Where to Invade Next

    Where to Invade Next takes Oscar-winning documentarian Michael Moore to a number of countries he has cherry-picked to promote his notion that the United States isn’t doing all it can for its citizens, and that other nations are.
  2. Great Tampa Bay date ideas for Valentine's Day or all year long

    Florida

    You want to take your sweetie on a great date on Valentine's Day, of course. And rest assured, there is some pretty fun stuff happening around town this weekend. But why limit yourself? Here, from the brains of the Tampa Bay Times entertainment and lifestyle experts, are some original and lovey-dovey Tampa Bay …

    The main lobby of the Tampa Theatre, with the concession stand on the left, and stairs to the balcony on the right. .  [Edmund D. Fountain, Times photo]
  3. Review: 'Deadpool' is subversive, profane and so perfectly self-aware

    Movies

    Don't bother complaining about what's wrong with the super-antihero movie Deadpool or comic book flicks in general. This movie will do it for you, so subversive and profane that admiring its aggro-honesty is easy.

    Ryan Reynolds in "Deadpool." (20th Century Fox)
  4. Review: 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' outdoes Abe Lincoln and his vampires

    Movies

    Author Seth Grahame-Smith has dined out on the winning combination of stitching together two incongruous things, one high-brow, one low, and letting the concept do the heavy lifting. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter gave readers, and then movie-going audiences, an axe-twirling Honest Abe. His other literary …

    The best choice of this film isn’t the addition of zombies. It’s making the Bennett sisters, including Jane and Elizabeth (Bella Heathcote and Lily James), trained in martial arts.
  5. Review: Coen brothers can't keep 'Hail, Caesar!' together

    Movies

    The big book of Joel and Ethan Coen's characters must be stuffed with ideas, paper scraps jotted with traits and scrapes for the next Dude, Barton or Marge to get into and out of.

    George Clooney plays matinee idol Baird Whitlock, who disappears off the set of his biblical epic knock-off of The Robe.
  6. Movie planner: Handicapping the Oscars; 'Hail, Caesar!,' 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' open

    Movies

    OSCARS HANDICAPPING: Directors Guild of America edition

    Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant.”
  7. 'Love Story' actors Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal return to Harvard 45 years later

    Celebrities

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Actors Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal rolled onto the Harvard campus Monday in an antique convertible similar to the one used in Love Story and reminisced about the film that made them household names nearly half a century ago.

    Actors Ryan O'Neal, left, and Ali MacGraw hold hands as they are introduced for a talk with students on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Monday more than 45 years after the release of their 1970 classic "Love Story." The duo, now in their 70s, currently are co-starring in a national tour of "Love Letters," which is about a man and a woman who maintain contact over 50 years through notes, cards and letters. [Associated Press]
  8. At Universal's Celebration of Harry Potter, actors including Rupert Grint give a look behind scenes

    Florida

    Rupert Grint could feel Alan Rickman looming behind him as he drew an unflattering portrait of Rickman's character Severus Snape while filming a potions class.

    Bonnie Wright and Rupert Grint are making their first appearance at the celebration this weekend.
  9. New Wiregrass complex plans include movie theater

    Business

    WESLEY CHAPEL — There are 40,000 movie screens in the United States, including 51 in Pasco County. Get ready for a few more.

  10. Review: 'The Finest Hours' coasts by on patriotic bluster

    Features

    Truth is duller than fiction in The Finest Hours, a story of real-life Coast Guard heroism coasting on patriotic goodwill.

    Casey Affleck and Josh Stewart in "The Finest Hours." (Walt Disney Studios)
  11. Will Fox's 'Grease: Live' be the one that we want?

    Features

    Determined not to let NBC have all the criticism, Fox will premiere its first of two live musicals in 2016 on Sunday: Grease: Live.

    Aaron Tveit, left, and Julianne Hough rehearse as Danny Zuko and Sandy for Grease: Live airing live Sunday on Fox. Tveit and Hough lead a cast that seems experienced in musicals.
  12. Movie planner: Letters from readers, Oscars shorts and William Shatner

    Movies

    READER MAILBAG: EVERYONE'S A CRITIC

    Casey Affleck and Josh Stewart in The Finest Hours.
  13. Review: 'Kung Fu Panda 3' marks well-constructed end to a charming animated series

    Movies

    Kung Fu Panda 3 wraps up the finest animation trilogy ever that isn't about toys.

    New panda Li (voice of Bryan Cranston) arrives, saying he’s father to Po (Jack Black) in Kung Fu Panda 3.
  14. Abe Vigoda, character actor in 'Barney Miller' and 'The Godfather,' dead at 94

    Nation

    Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Character actor Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sunken-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series Barney Miller and the doomed Mafia soldier in The Godfather, died Tuesday at age 94.

    Abe Vigoda played Detective Fish in Barney Miller. Times files (1976)
  15. Legoland to open new 'Lego Movie' feature in 4D starting Friday

    Florida

    WINTER HAVEN — Legoland Florida will add another brick in its wall of attractions with the opening of The Lego Movie 4D on Friday, upping the ante on a new 12-minute 3D feature by adding wind, fog and water effects.

    Emmet, Wyldstyle and Batman in a scene from "The Lego Movie." (Warner Bros. Pictures)