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  1. Bollywood gets a Salman Khan 'Kick' in theaters

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    There are few predictable things in India, but one of them is movies starring action hunk Salman Khan. One of Bollywood's three big bankable Khans, he's got blockbuster down to a solid formula: pummel bad guys with bare hands, grumble punchy one-liners and take off shirt to riotous applause. To cushion things even more, …

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Salman Khan plays a daredevil named Devil in Kick.
  2. For free movies, they will gladly spend time

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    Quentin Parramore can't pick a favorite among the estimated 1,000 movies he watched in theaters over the past decade.

    Quentin Parramore  camps out outside AMC West Shore 14 to see a movie for free. Parramore benefits from the Hollywood strategy of screening new releases days before opening in theaters.
  3. Review: This 'Sex Tape' not much fun to watch

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    You get what you pay for with Sex Tape, if that's matinee prices: a little celebrity skin and recycled wink-wink comedy, teasing without much tickling. Dirty minded yet wholesomely executed, like a 6-year-old retelling a smutty joke he doesn't understand.

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  4. It's a 'Monty Python Live (Mostly)' reunion at bay area movie theaters

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    Clever wordplayers they are, the famed British comedy troupe naming their farewell concerts Monty Python Live (Mostly). The title may refer to a portion of the show at London's O2 arena that, according to reviews, is dedicated to Terry Gilliam's prerecorded, absurdist animation, a staple of the group's Flying …

    Michael Palin, left, and Eric Idle perform on the opening night of  "Monty Python Live (Mostly)" in London. [Getty Images]
  5. Review: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' is armed and extremely evolved

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    It's a good thing Charlton Heston didn't live to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. This would've killed him.

    Caesar (Andy Serkis) is the leader of the ape nation in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." (Twentieth Century Fox/MCT) 1154720
  6. 'Planet of the Apes' franchise is a rocky evolution

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    By STEVE PERSALL | Times Movie Critic

    At rock bottom:     Battle for the Planet of the Apes in 1973, with Caesar leading a revolt against humans.
  7. Bollywood's 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' opens in Tampa

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    The only thing not formulaic about this Bollywood movie, opening Friday at AMC Veterans 24 in Tampa, is the name of the main character.

    "Humpty" Sharma?

    Actors Alia Bhatt, left, and Varun Dhawan are reunited for their lead roles in the formulaic rom-com Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.
  8. St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Commission taps new leader

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    Tony Armer, co-founder of the Sunscreen Film Festival, was recently hired to lead the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Commission — a job made more difficult in recent years when state funding dried up.

  9. Review: 'Begin Again' is like 'Once' again

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    Begin Again begins like a lot of movies about musicians, but because it comes from John Carney, it isn't ordinary for long. Carney is the Irish filmmaker who made Once, a slight romance fortified by music, now a Broadway hit. Begin Again is set in a vastly different place and level of success, but …

    Keira Knightley is Gretta, a soulful songwriter and musician who attracts the attention of Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a downtrodden music producer, in Begin Again. Knightley contrasts well with Ruffalo.
  10. Review: 'Tammy' is a whammy of a mistake for Melissa McCarthy

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    This summer's hands-down disappointment is Tammy, a mistake we should've seen coming. Looking back at the clues, it was right under our noses.

    Susan Sarandon as Pearl, left, and Melissa McCarthy as Tammy in Tammy.