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  1. Review: In 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,' noir style is everything

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    Style is everything in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, whether it's the clothes women barely wear or their men's silhouetted beatdowns. The town is like a newspaper: black and white and red all over, except this blood is white. Save the reds for what's urgent: a police siren or a looker hooker's lips.

    Because the movies are not chronological, Mickey Rourke is back to shine as Marv, a character killed in 2005’s Sin City.
  2. 'Sex Ed' filming at former Catholic school in Tampa 'mortifies' bishop

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    Faith-based films are hot in Hollywood, but a local bishop is "mortified" about what he considers a faith-debasing movie.

    Academy Award nominee Haley Joel Osment plays a teacher in Sex Ed. The filmmakers did some shooting at the closed Sacred Heart Academy in Tampa.
  3. Bollywood's Rani Mukherjee tackles child trafficking in 'Mardaani'

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    The Hindi film industry has a reputation for happy endings and song and dance, but it has its darker side too, as shown in this weekend's release.

    In Mardaani, senior police inspector Shivani Shivaji Roy, played by Rani Mukherjee, takes on the head of a human trafficking operation.
  4. Review: Just too hard to believe in 'Calvary'

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    Calvary (R) (100 min.) — John Michael McDonagh's bleak movie begins in gripping fashion, in a seaside Irish village where bearish Father James (Brendan Gleeson) hears a chilling confession.

    Brendan Gleeson does well with an absurd plot as Father James, a priest hunted in an Irish village.
  5. Review: 'Are You Here' a waste of top-notch comedy cast

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    Are You Here (R) (112 min.)Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner makes a troublesome filmmaking debut, wasting a dream cast for a comedy in a fitful story of family tension, mental illness and corrosive self-absorption. Are you laughing? Not nearly enough for a movie starring Owen Wilson, Zach …

    Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis are the stars of Are You Here, an unfunny tale about family tension and mental illness.
  6. 'The Giver' has little left to give overdone teen dystopia genre

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    The film version of The Giver is briskly directed in bright, confident strokes, scripted to emphasize its thought-provoking qualities and acted by players "all in" on the future they're portraying.

    Jeff Bridges, left, advises Brenton Thwaites, the chosen one (which all teen sci-fi movies seem to have these days) of The Giver.
  7. VOD turning into prime entertainment source for moviegoers

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    Movie tickets are expensive, babysitters are tough to find, and theater audiences can be rude.

    SNOWPIERCER: Tilda Swinton stars in this sci-fi action film, which cost under $8 to view on Verizon Fios VOD.
  8. Review: Woody Allen 'Magic' fizzles

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    Magic in the Moonlight (PG-13) (97 min.) — Woody Allen's 44th movie over slightly more years continues his later work's erraticism, with its initial charms gradually blunted by arcane ramblings on faith and romance. It feels like a rush job, needing another draft or two for cohesion's sake, or for Allen to decide …

    Magician Stanley (Colin Firth) falls in love with medium Sophie (Emma Stone) while trying to debunk her.
  9. Review: 'What If' rom-com revamp fails, despite trendy personality Daniel Radcliffe

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    What If (PG-13) (102 min.) — The advance buzz about Michael Dowse's romantic comedy is that it would subvert the genre, which couldn't be further from the truth. It simply reassigns the cliches to trendier personalities, retaining the vacant minds. It is a tired rom-com in boutique clothing. Girls with …

    Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan play a young, witty pair in Toronto.
  10. Bollywood's cop movie 'Singham Returns' roars into Tampa

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    Roaring into the Indian box office — and Veterans 24 in Tampa — on Friday for India's Independence Day is Bollywood's lionesque, no-nonsense and possibly slightly nutso cop Bajirao Singham.

    Kareena Kapoor and Ajay Devgn star in Singham Returns.