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Jennifer Aniston, Shay Mitchell and Timothy Olyphant are among the stars who conspire with director Garry Marshall for a cliche movie about Mother’s Day.Open Road Films

Movie planner: 'Mother's Day,' 'Keanu,' 'Green Room' and more movies opening

OPENING FRIDAY: MOTHER'S DAY As a director, Garry Marshall never knew a special day he didn't want to spoil. Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, countless weddings, each have fallen victim to his all-star, no-laughs strategy. Now it's time for Mother's Day (PG-13) to get the Marshall treatment. Nothing needs explainin …

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  1. Local moviemakers enjoy the spotlight at Sunscreen Film Festival

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    For a pair of homegrown filmmakers, Saturday at the Sunscreen Film Festival will be special.

    Cheyenne Jackson and Collin Smith have a funny, furry problem in William J. Stribling's Bear With Us.
  2. Sunscreen Film Festival brings celebrities, film buffs to St. Petersburg

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    LUIS SANTANA | Times

    Tony Armer, film commissioner for St. Petersburg-Clearwater and co-founder of the Sunscreen Film Festival, poses with event model Brielle Carter during the festival's red carpet opening Thursday evening at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg. Hundreds of filmmakers and local film buffs …

    Members and fans of the film industry gather outside of the Palladium during opening night of 11th annual Sunscreen Film Festival at  in St. Petersburg. [Thursday, April 28, 2016] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  3. Review: 'Green Room' has blood red walls decorated with flesh, and also Patrick Stewart

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    A green room is often where nothing much happens before a show, somewhere to kill time before going on stage.

    Patrick Stewart, center, plays the proprietor of a skinhead club where a band stumbles into the aftermath of a murder in Green Room.
  4. Review: 'Keanu' needs funnier tension — or perhaps more kitty cat

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    The usual knock on TV sketch comedians moving into movies is that hilarious five-minute ideas get stretched to lousy feature length. Superstar, MacGruber or A Night at the Roxbury, anyone?

    A pair of nerd cousins, Rell (Jordan Peele) and Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key), go on a quest to save their cat from drug dealers in Keanu.
  5. Aging Burt Reynolds talks ponies and movies at Southeastern Guide Dogs

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    PALMETTO — Appearing frail and disinterested, Burt Reynolds skipped most of Wednesday's media event for his latest film, And Then There Was Light, that literally turned into a dog and pony show.

    Burt Reynolds appeared Wednesday at a media event for And Then There Was Light, currently filming at Southeastern Guide Dogs.
  6. Here's what movies are coming to Sunscreen Film Festival

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    You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, and you don't build a film festival without breaking a few hearts along the way.

    James Northcote and Maia Levasseur-Costil star in The Open, a different sort of post-apocalyptic drama.
  7. Movie planner: 'Mother's Day,' 'Keanu,' 'Green Room' and more movies opening

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    OPENING FRIDAY:

    MOTHER'S DAY

    As a director, Garry Marshall never knew a special day he didn't want to spoil. Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, countless weddings, each have fallen victim to his all-star, no-laughs strategy.

    Jennifer Aniston, Shay Mitchell and Timothy Olyphant are among the stars who conspire with director Garry Marshall for a cliche movie about Mother’s Day.
  8. Actor Paul Sorvino and St. Petersburg artist Jon Hair shape a friendship through bronze sculpture

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    Years ago around 4 a.m., Paul Sorvino and his friend Jon Hair sat in the actor's dining room, where the Goodfellas star served an opinion.

    Actor Paul Sorvino is also a respected sculptor who recently presented a bust of baseball legend Jackie Robinson in New York’s Times Square.
  9. Movie critic Steve Persall 'keesed' by an angel: Sophia Loren

    Life Times

    Sophia Loren keesed me twice.

    Not passionate like Cary Grant or Marcello Mastroianni, whom she told a Ruth Eckerd Hall audience was her favorite kisser on screen.

    Times movie critic Steve Persall escorts Sophia Loren, 81, to her seat on stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall for a Q&A session on April 1.
  10. To mourn Prince, Tampa Theatre offers free screening of 'Purple Rain'

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    Devastated fans of Prince can gather at Tampa Theatre on April 30 when the historic movie house hosts a free screening of Prince's 1984 film Purple Rain.

    Prince and Apollonia starred in the 1984 movie Purple Rain, showing on April 30.
  11. Busey, Sorvino to appear at Sunscreen Film Festival

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    While the Sunscreen Film Festival encourages new talent, its most popular draws will be a pair of old Hollywood pros.

    Paul Sorvino
  12. Sunscreen Festival a gateway to film career for local native Blair Skinner

    Her high school didn't allow dancing at prom, so Blair Skinner made movies.

    Blair Skinner, left, writes, directs, produces and edits under her GreenSkin Productions banner, with creative partner Amy K. Green.
  13. Review: 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' reeks of desperation

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    After Snow White and The Huntsman's star proved not as purely driven as Snow White, Universal's franchise bumps the Huntsman to top billing, then finds other Disney empire ideas to crib.

    Chris Hemsworth plays the titular Huntsman, sort of a Thor without the hammer, and Jessica Chastain plays Sara, a flesh-and-blood Merida from Brave.
  14. Movie Planner: Indie flicks 'Elvis & Nixon' and 'Miles Ahead' plus a David Bowie 'Labyrinth' tribute

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    Purely by coincidence, a trio of biopics arrive Friday with varying approaches to recreating truth, each interesting in its own way.

    Kevin Spacey, Michael Shannon and Gus Rhodes in Elvis & Nixon.
  15. Review: 'Hologram for the King' starring Tom Hanks an odd misfire

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    Malaise isn't Tom Hanks' thing, so A Hologram for the King with its death of an IT salesman vibe isn't a good fit. Hanks is far too indelible as a can-do personality to play why bother.

    In an adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel, Tom Hanks plays Alan Clay, a sales rep trying to convince the king of Saudi Arabia to install his hologram program.