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Gone With the Wind may be the by-product of an era when segregation was demanded and history was whitewashed, but it also is a towering film. Join Rhett (Clark Gable) and Scarlett (Vivien Leigh) at Tampa Theatre on Sunday.Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

Movie Planner: A new 'Vacation' and an old 'Gone With the Wind'

CLASSIC MOVIE: NOT JUST WHISTLIN' DIXIE Debate over the Confederate Stars and Bars in the wake of the mass shooting in Charleston, S.C. resulted in retailers halting sales of the image, governments removing flags, and car-booting The Dukes of Hazzard's General Lee. New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick recently ra …


  1. Tampa Bay: 'the hottest cult horror movie scene in the country'

    Human Interest

    Call them a creatively incestuous bunch of filmmakers, often working on each other's movies, sometimes helping each other to distribute their macabre artistry. Grisly loves company. Especially in Florida.

    Krista Grotte, who often stars in Tampa Bay movies, teases a killer clown during a break in filming.
  2. Willow Shields of 'the Hunger Games' brings star power to the Shops at Wiregrass


    As she climbed down a huge set of stairs on the set of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, carrying a cat, completely drenched, Willow Shields had an epiphany.

    Willow Shields as Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1.
  3. Review: 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation' has Tom Cruise at his best


    No matter what anyone thinks of Tom Cruise, about his marriages, divorces, religion, couch jumping or wherever he stands on immigration, one thing is undeniable:

    Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation features a succession of action sequences showcasing practical stunt work at its finest. It’s hard to choose a favorite among the set pieces, but there is a thrilling motorcycle chase in Morocco — with Cruise leaning steel.
  4. Movie Planner: A new 'Vacation' and an old 'Gone With the Wind'



    Gone With the Wind may be the by-product of an era when segregation was demanded and history was whitewashed, but it also is a towering film. Join Rhett (Clark Gable) and Scarlett (Vivien Leigh) at Tampa Theatre on Sunday.
  5. '70s Classic Movie Series returns Saturday at Capitol Theatre


    Clearwater's Capitol Theatre resumes its '70s Classic Movie Series on Saturday night, with a superb lineup of double features celebrating one of the most influential decades in American cinema. Don't believe it? Just imagine the romantic comedy without Woody Allen's input, action flicks without Bruce Lee and a world …

     Alvie Singer (Woody Allen) and Annie Hall (Diane Keaton) walk through the streets of New York as friends and lovers in "Annie Hall," a United Artists release.  Movies: Annie Hall
  6. Tampa Bay Comic Con lands three grande dames of geek


    What's better than one queen? Tampa Bay Comic Con is hedging bets on three.

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  7. Tampa Bay Comic Con guest Lea Thompson talks her nerdiest roles


    Lea Thompson thinks her 54 years of life have earned her the right to be frank. The actor has starred in so many classic films (Red Dawn, All the Right Moves, Some Kind of Wonderful, Howard the Duck, The Little Rascals) that even the unpopular ones are a part of pop-culture history. …

    Lea Thompson, 54, appreciates comic con fans, who are “really into celebrating having a good time.”
  8. Review: New Griswolds 'Vacation' bawdier and less likable


    Comedy today works in cruder fashion than the '80s, so why should it be expected to Vacation any differently?

    Christina Applegate, left, Ed Helms, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins in Vacation. (Warner Bros. Entertainment)
  9. Movie Planner: Hollywood's best physical transformations like 'Southpaw'


    Jake Gyllenhaal as Billy Hope in Southpaw.
  10. Indie review: Mark Ruffalo charms in 'Infinitely Polar Bear,' about bipolar disorder


    Infinitely Polar Bear (R) stars Mark Ruffalo as Cameron, a Boston husband and father struggling to reconnect with his family. The title is his youngest daughter's mispronunciation of Cameron's bipolar disorder, leaving him unemployed and living in a halfway house after a nervous breakdown. His wife, Maggie …

    Mark Ruffalo as Cam Stuart, Imogene Wolodarsky as Amelia Stuart and Ashley Aufderheide as Faith Stuart in "Infinitely Polar Bear."
  11. Review: 'Pixels' is a video game movie undeserving of your quarters


    Pixels is either a kiddie flick for children born 40 years too late, or a '80s nostalgia-com for infantile Gen Xers. Either way, it's a fitfully amusing mess.

    Michelle Monaghan as Violet, Adam Sandler as Brenner, Josh Gad as Ludlow and Peter Dinklage as Eddie take on space invader video games in Pixels. Dinklage is the only reliable source of laughter in an otherwise dull film.
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  12. Review: 'Southpaw' packs a violent and emotional punch


    An old boxing punchline: Fighter goes 12 rounds, gets beaten to a pulp, broken nose, the works, then says: "But you should see the other guy."

    Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Southpaw.
  13. Review: 'Sharknado 3' is the worst, and the best


    Straining the boundaries of good taste and mediocre (at best) filmmaking, Sharknado 3 lives down to its subtitle: Oh Hell No!, dripping with cheap gore, cheaper gags and a squish list of below C-level celebrities.

    Ryan Newman as Claudia Shepard, left, and Jack Griffo as Billy appear in a scene from Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
  14. Molly Ringwald bringing 'Breakfast Club' anniversary tour to Clearwater


    Raise your fist in a triumphant salute and cue the Simple Minds song. Former Brat Packer and enduring '80s icon Molly Ringwald is bringing The Breakfast Club to Clearwater. Ringwald, 47, is marking the 30th anniversary of John Hughes' touchstone dramedy with a national tour stopping at Capitol Theatre on Oct. 3 …

    Molly Ringwald in The Breakfast Club (1985) as Claire Standish. Courtesy of A&M Films.
  15. Movie Planner: Amy Schumer in 'Trainwreck,' plus fine indie 'Mr. Holmes'



    Amy Schumer, left, and Bill Hader, who play the characters Amy and Aaron, are pictured in a scene from Trainwreck, which Schumer wrote. Judd Apatow is the director.