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Latest 'Annie' adaptation is a no-fun, hard-knock movie

Latest 'Annie' adaptation is a no-fun, hard-knock movie

It's impossible to talk about “Annie” without admitting up front when you first experienced John Huston's 1982 film.
Updated: 1 hour ago
‘Night at Museum’ bids farewell to comic

‘Night at Museum’ bids farewell to comic

Take heed: There are at least two acutely sad moments involving Robin Williams' Teddy Roosevelt in the latest “Night at the Museum.” The movie, subtitled “Secret of the Tomb,” is imbued with the unshakable inevitability that e...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Film ‘Wild’ finds salvation in woods

Film ‘Wild’ finds salvation in woods

Cheryl Strayed, as played by Reese Witherspoon in Jean-Marc Vallee's “Wild,” is, bless the Lord, not an easily discernible type. She's also not the sort we've often encountered on the well-trod paths of female stereotypes in movies. Stray...
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Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 release

Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 release

NEW YORK — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation’s largest multiplex chains pulling the film from its screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of ...
Updated: 16 hours ago
Christine McVie is back as legendary Fleetwood Mac rolls into Amalie Arena

Christine McVie is back as legendary Fleetwood Mac rolls into Amalie Arena

Never say never in the world of music. Christine McVie will be on stage with Fleetwood Mac in Tampa.
Updated: 16 hours ago
Outlaws ready for a concert and reunion in Clearwater

Outlaws ready for a concert and reunion in Clearwater

The Outlaws are coming home again. The grizzled group and Blackhawk will perform Friday at the Capitol Theatre.
Updated: 16 hours ago
WTFork: The best Tampa Bay restaurants for winter comfort food

WTFork: The best Tampa Bay restaurants for winter comfort food

What constitutes “comfort food”? In my book, it's anything warm, creamy, cheesy, spicy, deep fried, traditional, homespun or slathered in gravy.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Review: ‘The Hobbit’ wraps with a Middle-earth melee

Review: ‘The Hobbit’ wraps with a Middle-earth melee

With a sum total of 1,032 minutes, Peter Jackson’s six J.R.R. Tolkien films have earned more than $5 billion worldwide. They have made New Zealand synonymous with Middle-earth. And they have slaughtered enough orcs to constitute genocide.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Review: The Black Keys bring their brawny rock to Amalie Arena

Review: The Black Keys bring their brawny rock to Amalie Arena

TAMPA — The last time the Black Keys headlined a show in Tampa it was at Skipper’s Smokehouse, a quirky little restaurant with a capacity of around 800. Things change in nine years. A lot.
Updated: 21 hours ago
NYC premiere of ‘The Interview’ canceled as threats fly

NYC premiere of ‘The Interview’ canceled as threats fly

NEW YORK — The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie goers alike. And the financial toll is adding up too.
Published: 12/17/14