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Dale R. Murray, Mark Frost and Brett Murray star in the festival’s opening night selection, Shooting Clerks, about how Kevin Smith made his $27,000 film Clerks in 1994.Auld Reekie Media

Movie Planner: Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, possession flick 'Incarnate'

  GO UNDERGROUND: TAMPA BAY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL   Hollywood takes a breather this weekend, with only one new nationwide release that's definitely not awards material. Might be a good weekend to go underground. The third annual Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival begins tonight at Britton 8, 3938 S Dale Mabry  …

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  1. Movie Planner: Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, possession flick 'Incarnate'

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    Hollywood takes a breather this weekend, with only one new nationwide release that's definitely not awards material.

    Dale R. Murray, Mark Frost and Brett Murray star in the festival’s opening night selection, Shooting Clerks, about how Kevin Smith made his $27,000 film Clerks in 1994.
  2. Movie Planner: 'Moana,' 'Rules Don't Apply,' 'Bad Santa 2'; plus Tampa Theatre brings Santa

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    Tampa Theatre kicks off its annual Holiday Classics series Sunday with a visit from Santa Claus and a screening of his greatest movie hit.

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  3. Review: Movies like 'Nocturnal Animals' give America a bad reputation

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    Nocturnal Animals is why they hate us, whoever we are for others to despise.

    Amy Adams plays Susan Morrow, an art museum curator with first-world problems and a disturbing ex-husband. 
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  4. Review: Dwayne Johnson lifts otherwise placid 'Moana' on his character's beefy shoulders

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    Just when the South Seas vibe of Disney's Moana is getting too placid for comfort, Dwayne Johnson (at least his voice) does a cannonball in the pool.

    Maui, voiced by Dwayne Johnson in  "Moana."  (Disney)
  5. Movies to see in theaters over the Thanksgiving week

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    Thanksgiving week, and even the holiday night itself, is traditionally a busy time at movie theaters. People find themselves with time off work and a need for something to do that's as appropriate for grandma as it is for that 14-year-old nephew. That's why this week's new releases come out Wednesday instead of Friday. …

    Marion Cotillard, right, and Brad Pitt appear in a scene from "Allied."  [Paramount Pictures]
  6. Review: 'Bad Santa 2' is definitely bad, and not in a good way

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    Sometimes being sophomoric, transgressive and unimaginative isn't enough. That's the problem with Bad Santa 2, the dismal sequel to the 2003 hit Bad Santa that merrily trashed the holiday season.

    Billy Bob Thornton as Willie and Christina Hendricks as Diane star in Bad Santa 2.  (Santamax)
  7. Review: Pitt and Cotillard's 'Allied' has tabloid appeal and not much else

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    Allied is a wartime romance that might have been made in 1942, if Humphrey Bogart flashed his bum and Ingrid Bergman had good aim. It's largely set in Casablanca, among Nazis, Vichy collaborators and French Resistance fighters, wrapping up next to an airplane.

    Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard star in 'Allied.' GK Films
  8. Review: 'Rules Don't Apply' is mediocre, even with Warren Beatty's magnetism

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    Rules Don't Apply is a sloe gin Hollywood cocktail without fizz, Warren Beatty's made-up trip down memory lane. The movie revolves around Howard Hughes, but it's really about Beatty, set in Hollywood when he sowed his oats with a vaguely familiar leading man at certain angles.

    Warren Beatty stars as Howard Hughes in Rules Don’t Apply, which Beatty wrote, directed and produced.
  9. Tampa Theatre teases presents with free screening of 'Elf'

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    After 90 years on Santa's "nice list," Tampa Theatre is getting shiny new presents and sharing them with moviegoers.

    Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf in Elf.
  10. Review: 'The Edge of Seventeen' a coming-of-age flick with added depth

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    Despite teenagers being one of the target movie audience demographics, there's not actually that many films about them and even fewer good ones.

    Hailee Steinfeld plays Nadine, a dramatic high schooler who seeks advice from her teacher, played by Woody Harrelson.
  11. Review: 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' is technology intruding upon storytelling

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    Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk can't be assessed for what it is without considering what it must have been.

    Newcomer Joe Alwyn plays Billy, who becomes a war hero in Iraq with his Bravo Company brothers. They join a Thanksgiving Day pro football halftime show with Destiny’s Child before returning to Iraq. 
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  12. Famed jazz artist Sonny LaRosa to attend movie about his life in Sundial

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    Big band and jazz trumpeter Sonny LaRosa is the subject of Ambassador of Jazz, a locally produced documentary making its world premiere Thursday at Muvico Sundial 19 in St. Petersburg. LaRosa, 90 of Safety Harbor, will attend the screening. He retired in 2015 after 36 years leading America's Youngest Jazz Band, a …

    Sonny LaRosa, 88, holds his Marcinkiewicz Rembrandt quarter tone trumpet at his home in Safety Harbor. LaRosa, founder of America's Youngest Jazz Band, retired after 36 years. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD
  13. Movie Planner: FSU grad Barry Jenkins, actor Andre Holland talk 'Moonlight'

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    SPOTLIGHT: MOONLIGHT

    Three years ago, filmmaker Barry Jenkins sat on a Telluride Film Festival stage, conducting a Q&A with the cast of 12 Years a Slave. For years Jenkins volunteered at the festival, a launching pad for several recent best picture Oscar winners, including that film.

    Trevante Rhodes, left, and Andre Holland star in Moonlight, a coming-of-self story of a gay black man.
  14. Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson named People's 'Sexiest Man Alive'

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    NEW YORK — Former WWE champ Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson can add People's "Sexiest Man Alive" title to his list of accomplishments.

    Dwayne Johnson was named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine for 2016. (Associated Press [2010])
  15. Review: 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is lacking movie magic

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    Not even J.K. Rowling can say abracadabra and make a worthwhile movie franchise appear. The lightning that struck Harry Potter once merely grazes Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, turning the sorcerer's mentor into a fantasy apprentice.

    No-Maj (that’s an American Muggle) Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler, left) has his suitcase switched with that of wizard Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), setting off a hunt for magic creatures.