It's a good thing Charlton Heston didn't live to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. This would've killed him.
By STEVE PERSALL | Times Movie Critic
The only thing not formulaic about this Bollywood movie, opening Friday at AMC Veterans 24 in Tampa, is the name of the main character.
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.
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 …
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.
When she swung through Tampa in March, Bollywood's "female hero" Vidya Balan was promoting April's Indian International Film Academy Awards and raving about a master class she'd teach there with Kevin Spacey. That never happened as Balan decided to skip IIFA altogether, but she's finally back in Tampa this weekend …
Even the heartiest Transformers nerd must admit that Michael Bay took his mecha-fetish too far this time. The fourth episode in a saga that didn't need a second, Age of Extinction, is 2 hours and 45 minutes of numbing dumb and dull end credits listing the artists cashing in. It is exactly what moviegoers who made …
Obvious Child is a nervy romantic comedy in which the pathway to love runs through an abortion clinic. It's a movie as unfiltered as its unexpectedly pregnant hero, Donna Stern, a standup comedian who can appreciate the irony of an abortion being scheduled on Valentine's Day.
Eli Wallach, who was one of his generation's most prominent and prolific character actors in film, onstage and on television for more than 60 years, died Tuesday. He was 98.