BY LENNIE BENNETT • Times Art Critic
Sooner or later, dysfunctional family reunions in movies wind up with relatives wrestling in the yard, living room, wherever the cliche takes them. Whether viewers groan, grin or something in between says a lot about how well the movie works up to that point.
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers He may not call the Sunshine State his home anymore, but you better believe the folks who reside in F-L-A still proudly claim the Gainesville rock star as one of our own. The 63-year-old Petty brings the Heartbreakers to Tampa's Amalie Arena on …
By SEAN DALY | Times Pop Music Critic
“Imagining La Florida" at the St. Petersburg Museum of History is a history exhibit, but it has enough lovely visual components to make it a good-looker, along with its educational priorities and interactive elements.
Even Bollywood isn't safe from the Mouse House.
Want to sit in a dark, cool room and let someone entertain you this hot September weekend? Thought so. Herewith, some picks from the performing arts iceboxes across town.
mUh, did you need to fly?
Tusk (R) (100 min.) — Kevin Smith whips up a shaggy walrus story, a horror comedy that's weird and wobbly, but winds up being pretty good, sick fun. And, yes, Fleetwood Mac's creepy song figures into it.
There's a climactic twist as promised in No Good Deed, but it doesn't make a difference except adding one more cue to applaud, if you feel so inclined.
If Tampa Bay wasn't already known for its bars and beaches, a new Ripley's Believe It or Not book solidifies that Tampa likes to party. No longer just the home of the popular Gasparilla Pirate Festival, Tampa is now also known as home to the largest sangria, according to Reality Shock, which chronicles strange …