When I was a kid we called The Maze Runner idea "playing fort," and Rodney Weaver down the street made the rules. There weren't many since imagination always made the calls. Our heroics bounced off woods instead of this fantasy's walls, inspired by plucky B-movies just like it.
Sooner or later, dysfunctional family reunions in movies wind up with relatives wrestling in the yard, living room, wherever the cliche takes them. Whether viewers groan, grin or something in between says a lot about how well the movie works up to that point.
Even Bollywood isn't safe from the Mouse House.
Tusk (R) (100 min.) — Kevin Smith whips up a shaggy walrus story, a horror comedy that's weird and wobbly, but winds up being pretty good, sick fun. And, yes, Fleetwood Mac's creepy song figures into it.
Someone from Pinellas County was bound to win Hollywood's weekend box office race. The surprise was who finished on top: Will Packer, not Winter the dolphin.
Dolphin Tale 2 opens in theaters nationwide this weekend and though reviews of the family film set in Clearwater Marine Aquarium are as lukewarm as the Gulf of Mexico, it is predicted to do well in the box office.
There's a climactic twist as promised in No Good Deed, but it doesn't make a difference except adding one more cue to applaud, if you feel so inclined.
From a toad to a wolf to a dog to a dolphin, Charles Martin Smith's acting and filmmaking career is marked by one animal after another.
Tampa Bay residents get a sneak peek at Dolphin Tale 2, the sequel about the continuing adventures of Winter the tailless dolphin filmed in Pinellas County. The early premiere tonight at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater gets a jump on the nationwide release, which is Friday. It picks up the story as Winter loses …
Put yourself in Dennis Lehane's gumshoes. You're a celebrated mystery writer, among the best in the game, yet when Hollywood turns your books into movies someone else does the writing. Sooner or later that itch for full credit — or blame — needs scratching.