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  1. Tampa Theatre third local venue showing Seth Rogen's 'The Interview' (w/video)

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    TAMPA — If watching the now-controversial movie The Interview on the small screens of the online world didn't grab you, Tampa Theatre has delivered a last-minute Christmas gift.

  2. Tampa Theatre to screen 'The Interview'; it's also streaming (w/ video)

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    LOS ANGELES — Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released The Interview online Wednesday — an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the wide-release Christmas opening of the comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean leader …

    Seth Rogen, who stars in The Interview, and is co-director, hailed Sony’s decision on Twitter.
  3. Sony says 'The Interview' will be shown in some theaters Thursday

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    NEW YORK — The Interview, the comedy that provoked an international incident with North Korea and outrage over its canceled release, will open in a limited Christmas Day theatrical release, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Tuesday.

    A worker removes poster for the movie "The Interview" from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater in Atlanta. The Alamo Drafthouse in Texas and Atlanta's Plaza Theater on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 said they will begin showing "The Interview" on Christmas Day, seemingly putting the comedy back in theaters after Sony Pictures Entertainment canceled its release. The Plaza is independently owned and not part of the Carmike chain. [Associated Press]
  4. Review: Betting on 'The Gambler'? You lose

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    James Toback laid his cards on the table with the quasi-autobiographical screenplay for 1974's The Gambler, drawing on personal experience as a sketchy professor with a soul-killing gambling habit.

    Mark Wahlberg is addicted to gambling and Brie Larson is his girlfriend in a remake of The Gambler.
  5. Review: 'Big Eyes' is a real eye-opener

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    They were kitsch that became cool, paintings and prints hanging everywhere it seemed a half century ago. Women and children mostly, in sad surroundings with saucer eyes, copyrighted and signed by someone named Keane.

     Amy Adams plays an artist whose talent is diminished by her husband (Christoph Waltz) and sexism.
  6. Review: 'Into the Woods' finds harmony on film

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    What fans of Into the Woods have long wished for, more than life, more than anything, more than the moon, is a movie version of the sardonic fractured fairy tale.

    Anna Kendrick delivers a sweet Cinderella, stretching from her pop tart turn in Pitch Perfect.
  7. Review: 'Imitation Game' is a winner

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    The Imitation Game is a thoroughbred in the awards season sweepstakes, with the essence of what Hollywood admires coursing through its veins.

    Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, a World War II mathematician and obsessive puzzle solver.
  8. Review: 'Unbroken," Angelina Jolie's passion, story of Olympian prisoner of war (w/video)

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    Angelina Jolie knows something about taking flak, feeling lost, adrift and imprisoned by fame. Doesn't compare to what Louis Zamperini endured during World War II but may explain why Jolie chose to direct Unbroken, a truncated adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's sprawling biography.

    Finn Witrock, from left, Domhnall Gleeson and Jack O’Connell appear in a scene from Unbroken.
  9. Top 10 movies of 2014 include 'Birdman,' 'Whiplash,' 'The Lego Movie'

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    2014 was a strange year for Hollywood, from the shocking deaths of Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman, to North Korea's hacking and Sony backing down. On the plus side, it's only a year until Kim Jong-Un allows us to see Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens. Here are my 10 (make that 11) favorite …

     Michael Keaten and Edward Norton in Birdman.
  10. Florida Film Critics Circle picks winners

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    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) was named 2014's best movie by the Florida Film Critics Circle, who also chose its star Michael Keaton as the year's best actor. However, the overall winner when results were announced Friday was Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, which claimed three …

  11. Review: 'Annie' makeover is adorably different (w/video)

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    The first face on screen is the Annie to whom we're accustomed: carrot-haired, freckled and white. "Annie A.," to classmates ignoring her corny show and tell. Might be an orphan but not for long with that chipperness.

    Wealthy candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) figures Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis) can help his campaign.
  12. Review: Reese Witherspoon carries 'Wild' (w/video)

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    Rather than running from her problems, Cheryl Strayed decided to walk — nearly 1,100 miles along the rugged Pacific Crest Trail.

    Reese Witherspoon commits to playing Cheryl Strayed, a heroin and sex addict who hiked 1,100 miles.
  13. Update: Sony cancels opening of 'The Interview' after threats

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    This time, the terrorists won.

    Bowing to the cyber-threat of a "Christmas Day surprise" at movie theaters, Sony announced Wednesday that The Interview will not debut Dec. 25, as planned.

    James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen star in the comedy "The Interview." 
(AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, Sony, Ed Araquel)
  14. Bollywood opening: Aamir Khan's 'PK'

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    In a bid to upset the status quo, nothing's better than rolling in an oddball.

    Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma star in PK, the story of a 
simple-minded guy and a satire about “God and godmen.
  15. Review: Three 'Hobbit' movies is one too many

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    Back when director Peter Jackson announced that he would turn J.R.R. Tolkien's slim, swift children's novel The Hobbit into not one, not two but three movies, I and a lot of other Tolkien fans wondered whether the classic fantasy story would bear that much padding.

    Ian McKellen and Luke Evans in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”