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  1. 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 …

  2. Review: 'John Wick' racks up a high body count

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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.
  3. Review: Bill Murray in full grouchy glory in 'St. Vincent'

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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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Review: ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' is just mediocre (w/video)

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    The best thing about Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is that it doesn't live down to its title. It is merely mediocre, which when it comes to shelling out today's ticket prices is just as bad.

    Wacky pandemonium — just not enough — ensues when bad-luck-prone Alexander, left, wishes his family knew what a lousy day feels like in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
  8. Review: Mixed verdict for 'The Judge'

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    Of all the objections raised to The Judge, acting intensity certainly isn't one of them. The reason this overstuffed movie remains tolerable is the inspired casting of Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. as a combative father and son, and their determination to out-thespian each other.

    Robert Downey Jr. plays a high-priced lawyer who defends his small-town judge father, Robert Duvall.
  9. Bryan Cranston to star in 'Infiltrator,' filming in Tampa

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    Tampa is breaking back into movies, and breaking bad with a star.

    Bryan Cranston, famous for his role as Walter White on Breaking Bad, will play Robert Mazur, a former DEA agent.
  10. Review: Just pray for 'Left Behind' to be over

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    The spiritual lesson of the Rapture disaster Left Behind is simple: If actors pray enough, they can get out of this movie.

    With Nicolas Cage as your pilot in Left Behind, what could possibly go wrong?