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Jake Gyllenhaal as Billy Hope in Southpaw.Weinstein Co.

Movie Planner: Hollywood's best physical transformations like 'Southpaw'

HOLLYWOOD DIET PLANS: ROLE TRANSFORMATIONS Southpaw debuts this weekend, starring bulked-up Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer who appears to have eaten Donnie Darko. (Read our full review of Southpaw here.) Gyllenhaal's transformation got us thinking about others sacrificing movie star looks — not to mention possibly enda …

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  1. '70s Classic Movie Series returns Saturday at Capitol Theatre

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    Clearwater's Capitol Theatre resumes its '70s Classic Movie Series on Saturday night, with a superb lineup of double features celebrating one of the most influential decades in American cinema. Don't believe it? Just imagine the romantic comedy without Woody Allen's input, action flicks without Bruce Lee and a world …

     Alvie Singer (Woody Allen) and Annie Hall (Diane Keaton) walk through the streets of New York as friends and lovers in "Annie Hall," a United Artists release.  Movies: Annie Hall
  2. Tampa Bay Comic Con lands three grande dames of geek

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    What's better than one queen? Tampa Bay Comic Con is hedging bets on three.

    [ CAMERON COTTRILL | Times ]
  3. Tampa Bay Comic Con guest Lea Thompson talks her nerdiest roles

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    Lea Thompson thinks her 54 years of life have earned her the right to be frank. The actor has starred in so many classic films (Red Dawn, All the Right Moves, Some Kind of Wonderful, Howard the Duck, The Little Rascals) that even the unpopular ones are a part of pop-culture history. …

    Lea Thompson, 54, appreciates comic con fans, who are “really into celebrating having a good time.”
  4. Review: New Griswolds 'Vacation' bawdier and less likable

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    Comedy today works in cruder fashion than the '80s, so why should it be expected to Vacation any differently?

    Christina Applegate, left, Ed Helms, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins in Vacation. (Warner Bros. Entertainment)
  5. Movie Planner: Hollywood's best physical transformations like 'Southpaw'

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    Jake Gyllenhaal as Billy Hope in Southpaw.
  6. Indie review: Mark Ruffalo charms in 'Infinitely Polar Bear,' about bipolar disorder

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    Infinitely Polar Bear (R) stars Mark Ruffalo as Cameron, a Boston husband and father struggling to reconnect with his family. The title is his youngest daughter's mispronunciation of Cameron's bipolar disorder, leaving him unemployed and living in a halfway house after a nervous breakdown. His wife, Maggie …

    Mark Ruffalo as Cam Stuart, Imogene Wolodarsky as Amelia Stuart and Ashley Aufderheide as Faith Stuart in "Infinitely Polar Bear."
  7. Review: 'Pixels' is a video game movie undeserving of your quarters

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    Pixels is either a kiddie flick for children born 40 years too late, or a '80s nostalgia-com for infantile Gen Xers. Either way, it's a fitfully amusing mess.

    Michelle Monaghan as Violet, Adam Sandler as Brenner, Josh Gad as Ludlow and Peter Dinklage as Eddie take on space invader video games in Pixels. Dinklage is the only reliable source of laughter in an otherwise dull film.
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  8. Review: 'Southpaw' packs a violent and emotional punch

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    An old boxing punchline: Fighter goes 12 rounds, gets beaten to a pulp, broken nose, the works, then says: "But you should see the other guy."

    Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Southpaw.
  9. Review: 'Sharknado 3' is the worst, and the best

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    Straining the boundaries of good taste and mediocre (at best) filmmaking, Sharknado 3 lives down to its subtitle: Oh Hell No!, dripping with cheap gore, cheaper gags and a squish list of below C-level celebrities.

    Ryan Newman as Claudia Shepard, left, and Jack Griffo as Billy appear in a scene from Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
  10. Molly Ringwald bringing 'Breakfast Club' anniversary tour to Clearwater

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    Raise your fist in a triumphant salute and cue the Simple Minds song. Former Brat Packer and enduring '80s icon Molly Ringwald is bringing The Breakfast Club to Clearwater. Ringwald, 47, is marking the 30th anniversary of John Hughes' touchstone dramedy with a national tour stopping at Capitol Theatre on Oct. 3 …

    Molly Ringwald in The Breakfast Club (1985) as Claire Standish. Courtesy of A&M Films.
  11. Movie Planner: Amy Schumer in 'Trainwreck,' plus fine indie 'Mr. Holmes'

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    IN THEATERS THURSDAY: THE FUNNY AMY MOVIE

    Amy Schumer, left, and Bill Hader, who play the characters Amy and Aaron, are pictured in a scene from Trainwreck, which Schumer wrote. Judd Apatow is the director.
  12. Review: Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck' a funny, if conventional, rom-com

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    Leave it to a man to soften Amy Schumer, after all the feminist daggers tossed on her Comedy Central television show.

    Amy Schumer , left, as Amy, and Bill Hader as Aaron, on a date in "Trainwreck," the new comedy from director/producer Judd Apatow. (Mary Cybulski/Universal Pictures via AP)
  13. Tom Cruise does some scary stunts in Mission: Impossible

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    On a chilly British day last fall, Tom Cruise clung to the outside of an Airbus A400 military aircraft as it waited on the tarmac. The director and crew members from his new movie, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, were huddled inside the plane, preparing for a hugely risky stunt.

    A stunt man? Maybe. Tom Cruise likes to do his own stunts.   (Paramount Pictures)
  14. In a movie, when it's time to wee, RunPee says go!

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    It's about midway through the latest 2 ½-hour blockbuster. That large soda you bought at the concession stand is passing through your body like rain through a downspout. Like it or not, you're going to need a break — and soon.

  15. Review: 'Ant-Man' lacks the appeal of his superhero peers

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    Think all the way back to 2008, which is an eternity in movie trends. Marvel releases a superhero movie — only its third production — that seems like a risk.

    Burglar Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) flies around in a super-suit in this pint-sized superhero movie.