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Julianne Moore stars in Todd Haynes’ psychological feminist drama Safe.Sony Pictures

Movie planner: Filmme Guild screens 'Safe'; 'Star Trek Beyond' and yet more 'Ice Age'

FILMME GUILD: TODD HAYNES' SAFE These are defiant times for women in movies, from Jennifer Aniston's scathing open letter to prying paparazzi to shushing Ghostbusters bias; from protesting the industry's salary gap between men and women to demanding better roles. As the tide turns in Hollywood, cinematic feminism i …

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  1. 'Star Trek Beyond' soars at weekend box office

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    LOS ANGELES -- "Star Trek Beyond" has landed atop the weekend box office.

    Sofia Boutella, left, plays Jaylah and Simon Pegg plays Scotty in "Star Trek Beyond." [Associated Press]
  2. Review: 'Star Trek Beyond' surprises with humor and action

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    After losing its captain to that other space jockey franchise, odds were stacked against Star Trek living and prospering much longer.

    Chekov (the late Anton Yelchin, left), Capt. James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Sulu (John Cho) take the USS Enterprise off on a rescue mission when a spaceship is stranded.
  3. Review: Ice Age's fifth flick feels like the franchise grinding to a disappointing halt

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    Fourteen years after the first Ice Age animated film was a hit, the fifth installment in the franchise, Ice Age: Collision Course, rolls into theaters.

    A still from "Ice Age: Collision Course." (Twentieth Century Fox)  1187313
  4. Movie planner: Filmme Guild screens 'Safe'; 'Star Trek Beyond' and yet more 'Ice Age'

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    FILMME GUILD: TODD HAYNES' SAFE

    These are defiant times for women in movies, from Jennifer Aniston's scathing open letter to prying paparazzi to shushing Ghostbusters bias; from protesting the industry's salary gap between men and women to demanding better roles.

    Julianne Moore stars in Todd Haynes’ psychological feminist drama Safe.
  5. Review: 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' is just that

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    I am happy to report that Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie has no socially redeeming value whatsoever.

    Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley portray Eddy and Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.
  6. 'Infiltrator' starts slow at box office as 'Ghostbusters' and 'Pets' rule the weekend

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    NEW YORK — Tampa-filmed crime drama The Infiltrator performed within industry expectations over the weekend, opening to a tepid $5.3 million at the domestic box office, which was good enough for eighth place.

     Bryan Cranston plays Tampa resident and former federal undercover agent Robert Mazur in "The Infiltrator." [Good Films]
  7. Will Tampa Bay's 'The Infiltrator' be a blockbuster? Probably not and here's why

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    Tampa Bay is buzzing this week about The Infiltrator, the Bryan Cranston movie that opened in theaters nationwide Wednesday and will compete with other summer flicks for moviegoer dollars this weekend.

    Red-hot actor Bryan Cranston headlines The Infiltrator, but that still likely won't make the movie a blockbuster. The movie is set in Tampa Bay and was partially filmed here. (Liam Daniel/Broad Green Pictures via AP)
  8. Jennifer Aniston's takedown of tabloids has support from other celebs

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    NEW YORK — Jennifer Aniston's takedown of tabloid culture is winning support among fellow celebrities but criticism from at least one tabloid journalist.

    Jennifer Aniston says she's not pregnant and she's fed up with predatory tabloid culture that defines women by their looks and maternal status.  (Associated Press [2013])
  9. Review: 'Ghostbusters' is back and it's not bad — get used to it (w/video)

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    Relax, trolls. Your precious Ghostbusters are in good hands. Not great mitts like Bill Murray's but good enough to silence the online rabble, a backward, sexist bunch.

    Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones are your new comically gifted Ghostbusters. What Paul Fieg and Katie Dippold’s screenplay doesn’t conjure is anyone outside the Ghostbusters to propel the narrative.
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  10. Movie planner: 'The Infiltrator,' 'Ghostbusters,' 'Wilderpeople'

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    NOW IN THEATERS: THE INFILTRATOR

    Bryan Cranston, left, and John Leguizamo co-star in The Infiltrator, largely filmed in Tampa Bay.
  11. Things to do Planner: Jon Lovitz does standup, Mud Wars, Jays host Beer, Bacon and Fireworks

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    PLAY DIRTY: Extreme Mud Wars

    Want to play in the mud? Extreme Mud Wars returns to Spa Beach in downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday, and this is not for kids. Teams of six to 10 adults will compete in an obstacle course, joust pit, belly bumper pit, mud tug-of-war, dodgeball and mud ball frenzy in a …

    Danny Hernandez, 44, from St. Petersburg, pulls himself through the mud going under the net while competing in the obstacle course with his team “Orange is the New Mud” during the America II: Extreme Mud Wars at Spa Beach near the pier in downtown St. Petersburg.
  12. You say only men can be Ghostbusters? I ain't afraid of no trolls

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    As of this writing, the IMDb rating for Ghostbusters is sitting at 3.7/10. More than 6,500 users have weighed in on the movie, which is interesting considering it doesn't open until Thursday. The comedy has only screened for critics in select cities and yet thousands of people have apparently seen the action …

    Kate McKinnon, from left, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy star in Ghostbusters.
  13. What critics around the country are saying about 'The Infiltrator'

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    More than a year after filming at 28 sites around Tampa Bay, The Infiltrator finally hits theaters on Wednesday.

    Early reviews of "The Infiltrator" have been mostly positive, especially critics' take on Bryan Cranston as Tampa resident Robert Mazur. [Broad Green Pictures]
  14. Going to see The Infiltrator? Here are the spots around Tampa Bay that show up in the movie

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    A rooftop pool. A liquor store sign. A small Jamaican restaurant.

    Cephas Hot Shop Restaurant, Ybor City: Filming at the colorful Jamaican eatery occurred over several days, said owner Cephas Gilbert, standing in his restaurant. [LUIS SANTANA  |   Times]
  15. Review: Bryan Cranston dominates in evocative crime drama 'The Infiltrator'

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    No matter what area code they live in, moviegoers will enjoy The Infiltrator, and another terrific Bryan Cranston performance.

    Bryan Cranston stars as undercover U.S. Customs agent Robert Mazur in THE INFILTRATOR, a Broad Green Pictures release.