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Papa (Octavia Spencer) and Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) in THE SHACK.Summit Entertainment

Movie Planner: 'The Shack,' 'Before I Fall' and Anna Kendrick's 'Table 19'

OPENING Thursday THE SHACK Faith-based cinema gets remarkably dark in The Shack (PG-13), based on William P. Young's self-published bestseller about a father grieving his murdered child. Tough seeing the light through that. Sam Worthington plays distraught dad Mack Phillips, who left his daughter alone at a Pacific …

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  1. Review: 'Table 19' is a cliche wedding comedy made fun by Anna Kendrick

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    Table 19 is a wobbly comedy of awkwardness, in which everyone spills their romantic guts while everyone else listens, often in earshot for no reason. Nobody knows how to ask for a private moment in Jeffrey Blitz's amiable misfire about wedding misfits, RSVPs gone TMI.

    Anna Kendrick as Eloise McGarry in Table 19.
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  2. Cary Elwes, touring with 'The Princess Bride,' says he's only watched it three times

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    Even a six-fingered man can't count all the ways fans adore Rob Reiner's 1987 fairy tale The Princess Bride.

    Actor Cary Elwes, 54, began touring after publishing 2014's As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of the Princess Bride, a New York Times bestseller. (Associated Press [2015])
  3. Movie Planner: 'The Shack,' 'Before I Fall' and Anna Kendrick's 'Table 19'

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    OPENING Thursday

    THE SHACK

    Faith-based cinema gets remarkably dark in The Shack (PG-13), based on William P. Young's self-published bestseller about a father grieving his murdered child. Tough seeing the light through that.

    Papa (Octavia Spencer) and Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) in THE SHACK.
  4. Breakout Oscars star 'Gary from Chicago' is just out of prison

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    CHICAGO — Even Hollywood's greatest storytellers couldn't create a tale as wild as the past week of Gary Alan Coe's life.

    Mahershala Ali, right, takes a selfie with a tourist named Gary while holding his award for best actor in a supporting role for "Moonlight" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) CADA304
  5. Patrick Wilson to be honored at Gasparilla International Film Festival

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    Plenty of movies, but not as many stars as usual, are slated for the 11th annual Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival, opening Thursday at various Tampa locations.

    Patrick Wilson as Lou Solverson in Fargo. Chris Large/FX
  6. The minute-by-minute breakdown of the shocking 'Moonlight'-'La La Land' best picture mix-up (w/video)

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    In what is most certainly the most shocking moment in Oscars history, Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winner for best picture at the end of the night, awarding the trophy to La La Land when it actually was supposed to go to Moonlight."

    Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as "La La Land," but was later corrected to "Moonlight." [Chris Pizzello | Invision/AP]
  7. 'Moonlight' wins Best Picture after an epic Oscars flub, and Twitter has a field day (w/video)

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    Steve Harvey. Hanging chads. Dewey vs. Truman.

    [@gerGnesdunK via Twitter]
  8. Persall: 'Moonlight' eclipses 'La La Land' in confused Oscars finale (w/video)

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    Oh, Oscar, even when you do something right it goes so wrong.

    Warren Beatty shows the card for Best Picture winner "Moonlight" after "La La Land" was incorrectly presented the Oscar during the 89th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Feb. 26, 2017. [Patrick T. Fallon | The New York Times]
  9. 'Moonlight' wins best picture over 'La La Land' at botched Academy Awards (with video)

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar winner, take two.

    Jeremy Kleiner, from left, Adele Romanski and Barry Jenkins, winners of the award for best picture for "Moonlight", pose in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
  10. Your complete list of 2017 Oscar winners

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    It wasn't quite a la la landslide for La La Land at the Academy Awards. Especially after Faye Dunaway flubbed the best picture winner, naming the musical instead of the real winner, Barry Jenkins' Moonlight.

    Mahershala Ali was the first winner of the night, winning for his supporting role in "Moonlight." (Associated Press)
  11. Jimmy Kimmel's Oscars monologue didn't pull Trump punches (w/video)

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    Political colors tinted Hollywood's golden evening when the 89th Academy Awards were presented Sunday in Hollywood.

    Jimmy Kimmel delivers his opening monologue at the 89th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Feb. 26, 2017. (Patrick T. Fallon/The New York Times)
  12. Actor Bill Paxton, star of 'Apollo 13,' 'Twister,' dead at 61

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    LOS ANGELES — Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while also cherishing his work in "One False Move" and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series "Big Love," has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.

    FILE - In this May 31, 2015, file photo, Bill Paxton arrives at the Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. A family representative said prolific and charismatic actor Paxton, who played an astronaut in "Apollo 13" and a treasure hunter in "Titanic," died from complications due to surgery.  [Associated Press]
  13. Review: 'Logan' is a gripping Wolverine story to take seriously

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    James Mangold's Logan is an uncommonly mature comic book movie, practically from another universe unto itself. It's a movie demanding and deserving to be taken seriously, an elegy for a mutant.

    Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) tries to protect the young mutant Laura (Dafne Keen) in Logan.
  14. Fill out your Oscar ballot with Steve Persall's predictions

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    Here's to the ones who dream of La La Land leaving the 89th annual Academy Awards without the best picture prize.

    Dream on.

    Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling take center stage in La La Land, which has received 14 Academy Award nominations.
  15. Review: Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' a smart allegory wrapped in a horror flick

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    Jordan Peele's Get Out isn't Oscar material, yet it's a razored rebuttal to the movie industry's so white, so what reputation. Nothing is more Hollywood than horror movies, nor more show-business-as-usual than cultural appropriation.

    Rose Armitage (Allison Williams) takes boyfriend Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) to meet her potentially ill-meaning parents in Get Out.