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  1. Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival celebrates 25 years

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    The past 25 years brought an abundance of change for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities worldwide. Yet in Tampa Bay one thing remained constant: A celebration of cinema reflecting LGBT lives, dreams and desires, a quarter century of pride through projector lenses.

    Admission is free for the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival’s opener, Blackbird, with Mo’Nique and Julian Walker.
  2. John Waters knows no boundaries in candid interview

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    Filth has been John Waters' bread and butter for 50 years now, long enough for statutes of limitations to run out and censors to die.

    John Waters brings his This Filthy World: Filthier & Dirtier show to the 25th annual Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Tampa Theatre.
  3. After 25 years, is Tampa's gay film festival still relevant?

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    Twenty-five years ago, Tampa's shunned gay and lesbian community drew a line in the sand using a film festival.

    Paul Iacono (left)  and Megan Mullally  in "GBF."  The high school comedy "GBF" -- gay best friend -- is part of the Tampa International gay and Lesbian Film Festival's outreach to LGBT youths.
  4. Bollywood openings: 'Bang Bang' and 'Haider' come to Tampa

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    Much to the confusion of fans everywhere, Bollywood apparently had the same titling idea as Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J.

    Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif are featured in Bang Bang, which features some daring action scenes.
  5. Review: 'The Equalizer' takes hammer to the bad guys (w/trailer)

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    It isn't often that we see a two-time Academy Award winner dragging a bad guy's face across broken glass, and maiming another with a nail gun. Denzel Washington goes there with gusto in The Equalizer, a bloody study in vigilante justice.

    Denzel Washington plays Robert McCall, a clerk at a home improvement store and a former government black ops agent, who lives by a strict code and sticks up for helpless victims by administering  painful justice to members of the Russian syndicate.
  6. Review: 'The Boxtrolls' is one boring monstrosity (w/trailer)

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    The Boxtrolls is a visually repellent pile of stop-motion animation, populated by grotesques and filmed in the palette of an exhumed casket's interior. It can frighten small children and bore anyone, with its cracked, cackled British wit. Pip pip, dreary-o.

    Eggs (center, voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright) is a human raised by the boxtrolls, squat in stature and gibberished in speech — Minions without personality — who wear boxes as clothes.
  7. George Takei returning to bay area for St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission benefit

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    Oh, myyyy. Star Trek legend, author and social media gadabout George Takei brings back his unique brand of fabulous Oct. 4, benefitting the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission. An Evening with George Takei is an informal Q&A moderated by Times movie critic Steve Persall, covering a …

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 17:  Actor George Takei poses for a portrait in the TV Guide Portrait Studio at the 3rd Annual Streamy Awards at Hollywood Palladium on February 17, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for TV Guide)
  8. Review: 'The Maze Runner' feels refreshingly low-tech

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    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.

    In "The Maze Runner," Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Thomas (Dylan O'Brien), Teresa (Kaya Scoderlario), Minho (Ki Hong Lee), Frypan (Dexter Darden) and Winston (Alex Flores) react to a shocking development in the Glade. Photo by Twentieth Century Fox

  9. Review: 'This Is Where I Leave You' needs to leave out a bit

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    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.

    The reassembled Altman siblings are, from left, Phillip (Adam Driver), Paul (Corey Stoll), Wendy (Tina Fey) and Judd (Jason Bateman).
  10. Bollywood's 'Khoobsurat,' 'Daawat-E-Ishq' to battle at box office

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    KHOOBSURAT

    Even Bollywood isn't safe from the Mouse House.

    Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan in Khoobsurat, a remake of a 1980 movie by the same name.