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What’s in theaters this week: ‘Ready Player One,’ ‘The Death of Stalin,’ ‘Tyler Perry’s Acrimony’

What’s in theaters this week: ‘Ready Player One,’ ‘The Death of Stalin,’ ‘Tyler Perry’s Acrimony’

INDIE FLICKS: THE DEATH OF STALINDespite its somber title, The Death of Stalin (R) is the year’s funniest movie so far, delivered by director/co-writer Armando Iannucci with the politically profane snarl he brought to HBO’s Veep and In the Loop. The ...
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Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ is even more visually fantastic than ‘Mr. Fox.’ Is that a good thing?

Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ is even more visually fantastic than ‘Mr. Fox.’ Is that a good thing?

Isle of Dogs is an oronym, a phrase sounding like another, in this case "I love dogs," which writer-director Wes Anderson obviously does.Anderson’s second foray into stop-motion animation applies his signature dry wit to wet noses, a dogkind parable ...
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I watched ‘The Room’ for the first time with Tommy Wiseau there. Here’s how it went

I watched ‘The Room’ for the first time with Tommy Wiseau there. Here’s how it went

YBOR CITY — It’s 1 a.m. and I’m hunched over a pile of plastic spoons, studying a list of phrases I’m supposed to shout aloud (Liar! Unfocus! HI, DENNY!) when a man with stringy ink-black hair sweeps to the stage."Oh, hi, Tommy!" a guy in back shouts...
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What’s in theaters this week: Gasparilla film fest, ‘Pacific Rim Uprising,’ ‘Sherlock Gnomes’

What’s in theaters this week: Gasparilla film fest, ‘Pacific Rim Uprising,’ ‘Sherlock Gnomes’

UNDER WAY: GASPARILLA, JEWISH FESTSTwo of Tampa Bay’s enduring film festivals wrap their first-ever collaboration this weekend with celebrities and celebrations. The 12th annual Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival and Tampa B...
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Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Unsane’ is a thriller recorded on iPhone 7s -- and more fascinating for it

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Unsane’ is a thriller recorded on iPhone 7s -- and more fascinating for it

If you think Steven Soderbergh is talented with a movie camera, you should see what he does with a cellphone in Unsane.The Academy Award winning director’s latest experiment is a cuckoo’s nest thriller recorded on iPhone 7s and all the more fascinati...
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Gasparilla and Jewish film fests combine, hoping two is better than one

Gasparilla and Jewish film fests combine, hoping two is better than one

Tampa Bay’s film festival season is now a double feature with two long-running events splicing their audiences together.For its 12th edition, the Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival is combining forces with the Tampa Bay Jewi...
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What to know for the Gasparilla International Film Festival

One thing is certain about the first-ever teaming of the Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival and the Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival:Twice the festivals means twice the decisions to make.Here are a few things to know:• Tickets...
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Interview: Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero have a new movie, and it’s serious this time

Interview: Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero have a new movie, and it’s serious this time

Tell people there’s a new movie starring The Room’s Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero.Assuming they’re fans of "the greatest bad movie ever made," or at least familiar with The Disaster Artist, you’ll have their full attention. Then comes the inevitable ...
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Alicia Vikander is too good for an uninspiring Tomb Raider

Alicia Vikander is too good for an uninspiring Tomb Raider

Before we never hear from him again, and almost certainly we won’t after Tomb Raider, let’s hail the name Roar Uthaug.Just the name. Not his movie.Has there ever been a more perfect name for an action movie director than Roar? It’s like a ’80s rock s...
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What’s on screen this week: Gasparilla Film Festival, ‘Tomb Raider,’ ‘Love, Simon’

What’s on screen this week: Gasparilla Film Festival, ‘Tomb Raider,’ ‘Love, Simon’

Two staples of Tampa Bay’s cinema scene are joining forces with a combined 34 years of audience participation.The 12th annual Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival is now featuring the 22nd annual Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival...
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