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  1. Bollywood North-South romantic comedy '2 States' opens in Tampa

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    If you thought North meets South was an interesting clash in the United States, wait until you see the Bollywood version. The divide between Hindi-speaking North India and Tamil-Telugu-Kannada-Malayalam-more-speaking South India is especially great, so when you try to marry them … well, chaos necessarily …

    Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt star in the romantic comedy 2 States.
  2. 'Magic Mike' sequel gets July 2015 release date

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    "Ladies of Tammmmpa...." you can practically hear Matthew McConaughey crooning to announce the release date for Magic Mike XXL, continuing the G-string saga born and partially filmed locally. The strip club sequel hits theaters on July 3, 2015, a coveted holiday weekend spot on the release calendar, opposite a …

  3. Review: Jude Law owns 'Dom Hemingway'

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    Dom Hemingway (R) (93 min.) — Jude Law's ferociously vulgar portrayal of a hard-luck safecracker carries the first hour of this amorality tale. Then writer-director Richard Shepard makes the creatively fatal mistake of making Dom Hemingway sympathetic, when irredeemable is much more fun.

    Jude Law, left, and Richard E. Grant in Dom Hemingway.
  4. Review: Scarlett Johansson plays succubus in creepy 'Under the Skin'

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    Under the Skin (R) (108 min.) — Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress spending a good portion of the movie in various states of undress? Hold on, tiger. That sort of lustful spirit gets men extraordinarily killed in Jonathan Glazer's ponderously fascinating sci-fi oddity, as if Species were …

    Scarlett Johansson plays an alien who becomes more human.
  5. Watch: 'Dolphin Tale 2' trailer debuts online, in theaters

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    And so it begins. The marketing drums for Dolphin Tale 2 began beating Friday with the release of the first trailer for the family flick filmed in Pinellas County. Find it online at tampabay.com/things-to-do, or see it before Rio 2 in theaters. Keep tissues handy because this one takes heartwarming up a …

  6. Review: 'Draft Day' fumbles but recovers

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    Kevin Costner checks off another sport in his filmography with the pro football fabrication Draft Day, a movie as condescending as one of those NFL clinics for housewives. This movie doesn't even trust viewers to know where teams play, boldly, laughably announcing cities as "home of the (fill in the …

    Rajiv Joseph, from left, Kevin Costner, center, and Scott Rothman in a scene from “Draft Day.”
  7. Review: 'Rio 2' is worth squawking about

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    Like its peppy predecessor, Rio 2 doesn't look or sound like other animated licenses to print money. That alone is reason enough to appreciate it.

    Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and their three children are joined by Rafael (George Lopez), Nico (Jamie Foxx) and Pedro (Will.i.am) on an Amazon adventure, one of several subplots.
  8. Ninth annual Sunscreen Film Festival will spread out across St. Pete venues

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    Not throwing shade on Baywalk 20 but the Sunscreen Film Festival is taking its ninth annual showcase elsewhere May 1-4. No offense intended, according to executive director Tony Armer, just no deal completed with the Sundial theater's new owners, Carmike Cinemas. "I actually feel really good about it," Armer said. …

  9. Bollywood's kid-friendly ghost reappears in 'Bhoothnath Returns'

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    Bollywood's kid-friendly ghost — not quite Casper; the afterlife can make one grumpy — makes a reappearance at theaters this weekend.

    Parth Bhalerao and Amitabh Bachchan star as a street kid and a friendly ghost in Bhoothnath Returns.
  10. Gay film fest starts early with screenings

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    Celebrating its 25th anniversary in October, the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival kicks off the party with a monthly series of retrospective screenings at Freefall Theatre in St. Petersburg. Next up on Wednesday: Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement, a documentary focused on a lesbian …