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  1. Review: 'Nightcrawler' makes comedy creepy

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    There's a nightmare glaze to Jake Gyllenhaal's dreamboat eyes in Nightcrawler, a monster movie of a different sort than its title and Halloween release date suggests.

    Jake Gyllenhaal plays Louis Bloom, who blurs ethical lines while filming violence to sell to TV news.
  2. Two takes on Tampa's new Studio Movie Grill dinner-movie combo

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    By Steve Persall,Times Movie Critic

    Dinner and a movie is a fine idea for a date, but maybe not at the same time.

    The outside of Studio Movie Grill at University Mall.
  3. Blue Ocean not your typical film festival

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    While more than a typical film festival, Blue Ocean with its scientific focus is also something less. • Less stargazing, unless a glimpse of deep-sea pioneer Phil Nuytten or explorer-conservationist Michael Aw would make your day. There's only one movie star, Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, who isn't exactly …

    Filmmaker James Cameron emerges from the Deepsea Challenger sub after a solo dive during the filming of Deepsea Challenge 3D.
  4. Marisa Tomei, John Leguizamo added to 'Infiltrator' cast

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    Emmy and Tony winner Bryan Cranston will be joined by Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei and always dependable John Leguizamo in The Infiltrator, based on the memoirs of Tampa resident and former DEA undercover agent Robert Mazur. The $47 million production is due to begin principal photography in March, 2015, …

    Marisa Tomei has been added to "The Infiltrator" cast.
  5. Richard Branson will be at St. Pete's Blue Ocean Film Festival

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    The upcoming Blue Ocean Film Festival (and more, without pop culture pizzazz) has added a Virgin to its list of special guests. Sir Richard Branson, flamboyant founder of Virgin airlines, music stores, space travel, etc., will be presented with the festival's Making Waves Award for his support of ocean conservation …

  6. Review: 'John Wick' racks up a high body count (w/video)

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    Keanu Reeves is the poster boy for John Wick but not this hyper-violent movie's niftiest bit of casting. That would be hiring an actor named Dean Winters for a thankless role as the bad guy's flunky.

    Keanu Reeves plays John Wick, a silent and deadly professional killer, a role within his acting limits.
  7. Review: Bill Murray in full grouchy glory in 'St. Vincent' (w/video)

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    Contributing to the delinquency of minors in Meatballs is how Bill Murray became a movie star, and can that really be 35 years ago? Time flew while we haven't always had fun, when Murray's actorly instincts took him elsewhere. St. Vincent brings him back, so it's got that going for it, which is nice.

    Bill Murray is a seedy, morally bankrupt guy who ends up taking care of his neighbor, Jaeden Lieberher, in St. Vincent.
  8. Bollywood's 'Happy New Year' releases for Diwali

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    When holiday weekends roll around in the United States, it seems like everyone and their brother makes a movie.

    The would-be diamond thieves in Happy New Year use a dance competition as a cover.
  9. Review: 'Fury' with Brad Pitt more blood and guts than glory (w/video)

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    "It will end, soon. But before it does a lot more people have to die."

    Brad Pitt plays Sgt. Don “Wardaddy” Collier, a World War II tank commander who is brutal without charm, introduced in a very violent movie by stabbing an enemy in the eye socket.
  10. Review: 'Book of Life' is full of surprises (w/video)

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    Sometimes just being different is all it takes. That's the case with The Book of Life, an animated movie that when stripped of its wildly imaginative sights and sounds delivers the same tired lessons of being yourself and following your dreams, set to radio-tired pop songs.

    Manolo, voiced by Diego Luna, woos the independent Maria, voiced by Zoe Saldana, in The Book of Life.