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What’s in theaters this weekend: ‘RBG,’ ‘Life of the Party,’ ‘Breaking In’

What’s in theaters this weekend: ‘RBG,’ ‘Life of the Party,’ ‘Breaking In’

INDIE FLICKS: RBGThe notion of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the diminutive and soft-spoken Supreme Court justice, as a judicial "rock star" — at least in the eyes of progressives who love her sharply worded dissents to opinions rendered by the increasingly c...
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Documentary ‘RBG’ looks at whether Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a judicial ‘rock star’

Documentary ‘RBG’ looks at whether Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a judicial ‘rock star’

The notion of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the diminutive and soft-spoken Supreme Court justice, as a judicial "rock star" - at least in the eyes of progressives who love her sharply worded dissents to opinions rendered by the increasingly conservative court...
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Sing along to ‘The Little Mermaid’ and catch Telluride’s Mountainfilm Festival in St. Pete Beach

Sing along to ‘The Little Mermaid’ and catch Telluride’s Mountainfilm Festival in St. Pete Beach

FILM FEST: Telluride’s Mountainfilm Festival on TourA roving iteration of the famous short-film showcase in Telluride, Colo., the Mountainfilm Festival on Tour makes a stop at the Don CeSar Hotel this weekend. The intent of the tour is to help spread...
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May the Fourth be with you: 8 places to celebrate Star Wars Day in Tampa Bay

May the Fourth be with you: 8 places to celebrate Star Wars Day in Tampa Bay

It started as a joke among Star Wars fans who would greet each other with the calendar pun, "May the Fourth be with you." But now Star Wars Day has morphed into a full-fledged holiday that falls on a Friday this year. And some Jedi masters are throwi...
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Let’s talk about the shocking ending of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Let’s talk about the shocking ending of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Note: Of all the spoilers regarding "Avengers: Infinity War," this is the big one. If you haven’t seen it, don’t read this. You’ve been warned.Thanos won.Of all the shocking twists and surprises offered in "Avengers: Infinity War," the Mad Titan sitt...
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is stunningly dark, but it’s still wildly entertaining

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is stunningly dark, but it’s still wildly entertaining

What does Thanos want?That question lies at the heart of Avengers: Infinity War, the at-once dark, maddeningly open-ended yet fiercely entertaining new chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which pits the titular global do-gooders — still s...
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A guide to the 2018 Sunscreen Film Fest in St. Petersburg

A guide to the 2018 Sunscreen Film Fest in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg’s longest-running cinema showcase returns Thursday when the Sunscreen Film Festival begins its 13th edition.Sunscreen 2018 continues its advocacy of spunky shoestring indies with 130 features, documentaries and shorts, several getting ...
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Who’s going to die in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’? Here are the candidates

Who’s going to die in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’? Here are the candidates

On Monday night’s episode of Disney-owned "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," the late-night host asked his five guests promoting "Avengers: Infinity War" who might die in the new film, officially opens Thursday. After all, Kimmel noted, someone has to perish in a...
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Documentary ‘The Human Race,’ which has Tampa Bay ties, celebrates running in 50s and well beyond

Documentary ‘The Human Race,’ which has Tampa Bay ties, celebrates running in 50s and well beyond

An 80-year-old woman runs half marathons to stay one step ahead of Alzheimer’s. A man in his 50s runs his first 5K. A cancer survivor celebrates her 60s by running the U.S. perimeter.Welcome to The Human Race, an upcoming documentary celebrating seni...
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Persall: Upon retirement, a look back at a star-quality career

Persall: Upon retirement, a look back at a star-quality career

Do you see what I did there? The comma and extra "E" in my byline?One last pun, just for fun.It’s the end, fin in French, and something unfortunately ruder in Swedish.Time to retire, nearly 25 years to the day after starting work as the Times’ movie ...
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