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  1. Documentary unravels Ybor cigar history

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    Ybor City's cigar industry origins are the subject of A Legacy of Smoke, a documentary short making its Tampa premiere 4 p.m. Sunday at the appropriately historic Tampa Theatre. This one-time-only screening is sponsored by El Centro Español de Tampa, billed as Tampa's oldest ethnic social club, incorporated …

    Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
  2. Mike Nichols, celebrated director of 'The Graduate,' 'Silkwood,' dies at 83

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    Where have you gone, Mike Nichols? Our nation always turned its lonely eyes to you.

    Mike Nichols and wife, broadcaster Diane Sawyer, at the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards that honored Nichols in 2010. Nichols brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to film, TV and stage. He died Wednesday of cardiac arrest at age 83.
  3. Eva Longoria's 'Food Chains' documentary showing in Tampa on Friday

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    Proving she's deeper than Desperate Housewives, actor Eva Longoria is also an activist for farm workers, and an executive producer of Food Chains, a documentary exposing their abuse by agriculture conglomerates. Food Chains focuses on south Florida's Coalition of Immokalee Workers, tomato farmers …

  4. Review: 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' smartly sets up the end

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    After being cliff-hung by Catching Fire, the Hunger Games saga could've taken me anywhere. As someone who hasn't read Suzanne Collins' books, it's gratifying to see where Mockingjay - Part 1 goes, where movie franchises with the nerve to split a finale into two paydays typically won't.

    Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes the face of the rebellion as the Mockingjay.
  5. Review: In shallow 'Theory of Everything,' Eddie Redmayne shines as Stephen Hawking

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    The Theory of Everything is a rather ordinary biography of an extraordinary life, less inquisitive and ready to test boundaries than the brilliant mind it portrays.

    Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of Stephen Hawking is the foundation of The Theory of Everything.
  6. Locally filmed 1975 horror flick 'Satan's Children' showing at Tampa Theatre

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    Spring Breakers. Cocoon. Magic Mike. Each considered among the finest movies ever produced around Tampa Bay. Satan's Children belongs nowhere near that list.

  7. Review: 'Dumb and Dumber To' is dumb and pointless

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    Right now I'm juggling two reviews on deadline: the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, and Dumb and Dumber To. I'll try not to get them confused.

    Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles as Lloyd and Harry in Dumb and Dumber To. Lloyd and Harry set out to find Harry’s daughter in the hopes of finding a kidney match. The movie’s best jokes are the brief bits that come with no setup.
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  8. Bollywood opening: 'Kill Dil' comes to Tampa

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    Revenge is a dish best served with lots of humor.

    Yash Raj Films
Ali Zafar and Ranveer Singh in Kill Dil.
  9. Review: One of year's best movies, 'Whiplash' doesn't miss a beat (w/video)

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    Whiplash is musical drama with a Hitchcock heart, a minor-key thriller set to a double time swing beat. That's one jazz rhythm Andrew Neyman hasn't mastered on the drums, and his future, perhaps his sanity, depends upon it.

    Andrew (Miles Teller) is a freshman at a music conservatory, under the tutelage of Terrence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons). For an interview with Teller, go to tampabay.com/movies.
  10. Snoopy? How rising star Miles Teller, a Lecanto High grad, found acting (w/video)

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    Maybe if Beth Bedee weren't so pretty, Miles Teller wouldn't be a movie star.

    Miles Teller as Andrew and J.K. Simmons as Fletcher in new movie Whiplash. 

Photo by Daniel McFadden, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics