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‘Smokey and the Bandit’ returns to theaters today, honoring Burt Reynolds

‘Smokey and the Bandit’ returns to theaters today, honoring Burt Reynolds

For the next nine days, AMC Theaters will take you east bound and down once more as the late Burt Reynolds’ iconic 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit returns to theaters in the Tampa Bay area.The theater chain announced it will be bringing Bandit, Fred,...
Published: 09/12/18
Glenn Close is a six-time Oscar nominee. With ‘The Wife,’ she deserves to finally win.

Glenn Close is a six-time Oscar nominee. With ‘The Wife,’ she deserves to finally win.

When The Wife first appeared on the festival circuit last year, the call went up almost immediately: This, finally, might be the movie to win Glenn Close the Oscar that has eluded her over the course of six — count-’em — six nominations.The movie is ...
Published: 09/11/18
911 call reveals Burt Reynolds suffered from chest pains, difficulty breathing before death

911 call reveals Burt Reynolds suffered from chest pains, difficulty breathing before death

The 911 call for Burt Reynolds indicates the legendary actor had trouble breathing before being rushed to the Jupiter hospital, where he later died after having suffered a heart attack, authorities said.Burt Reynolds struggled to breathe and felt pai...
Published: 09/07/18
Iconic actor Burt Reynolds dies in Florida hospital at 82

Iconic actor Burt Reynolds dies in Florida hospital at 82

Burt Reynolds, whose blend of Southern-fried machismo and wise-guy playfulness launched his worldwide celebrity in the 1970s, first as a freewheeling chat-show guest, then as a nude centerfold in Cosmopolitan magazine and finally as a Hollywood actio...
Published: 09/06/18
What’s in theaters this week: ‘Peppermint,’ ‘The Nun,’ ‘God Bless the Broken Road’

What’s in theaters this week: ‘Peppermint,’ ‘The Nun,’ ‘God Bless the Broken Road’

OPENING FRIDAY:THE NUNA troubled priest (Demian Bichir, above) and a novitiate sent by the Vatican to investigate a suicide and an abbey in Romania are confronted by the same malevolent force from The Conjuring 2. With Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, ...
Published: 09/05/18
What’s in theaters Labor Day weekend: ‘Operation Finale,’ ‘Searching,’ ‘Kin’

What’s in theaters Labor Day weekend: ‘Operation Finale,’ ‘Searching,’ ‘Kin’

NOW PLAYING:OPERATION FINALEOscar Isaac plays an Israeli agent tasked with spiriting Holocaust architect Adolf Eichmann (Ben Kingsley, right) out of Argentina to stand trial for war crimes 15 years after World War II. The case was the subject of a re...
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Review: Riveting performances rescue uneven pacing of ‘Operation Finale’

Review: Riveting performances rescue uneven pacing of ‘Operation Finale’

Can a person do evil things in the course of their hum-drum job without actually being evil? That was the question historian Hannah Arendt famously posed in the New Yorker, detailing the 1961 war crimes trial of Adolf Eichmann. She declared the bland...
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‘The Bookshop’ has the feel of a book found collecting dust on a back shelf

‘The Bookshop’ has the feel of a book found collecting dust on a back shelf

The Bookshop, director/writer Isabel Coixet’s (Learning to Drive) adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s 1978 novel, has the feel of a book found collecting dust on the back shelf of a closet. There’s an expectation of great potential considering the li...
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I may never laugh again after the awful ‘Happytime Murders’

I may never laugh again after the awful ‘Happytime Murders’

The Happytime Murders is a one-joke movie, minus one joke. The year may cough up a worse film, but probably not a more joyless, witless one, raunchy or otherwise.This one’s raunchy, not otherwise. It’s a private eye spoof full of rough puppet sex and...
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Local producers team with ‘Blair Witch’ director for a three-project deal

Local producers team with ‘Blair Witch’ director for a three-project deal

Fans of The Blair Witch Project can talk with director Dan Myrick on Friday after a screening of the classic horror movie at Tampa Theatre. During a Q&A, Myrick will of course talk about the 1999 film that launched his career and popularized the foun...
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