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’Team America’ screenings pulled from theaters

’Team America’ screenings pulled from theaters

NEW YORK – Programmed as a playful substitute to “The Interview,” Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s North Korea comedy “Team America: World Police” also has been pulled from theaters.
Published: 12/18/14
Review: ‘The Interview’ isn’t great but deserves to be seen

Review: ‘The Interview’ isn’t great but deserves to be seen

That I was one of the relative few to see “The Interview” is not a boast I take any pleasure in.
Published: 12/18/14
WTFork: The best Tampa Bay restaurants for winter comfort food

WTFork: The best Tampa Bay restaurants for winter comfort food

It's that time of year again, and you know what's on its way. Yep … it's that one long, gray day of winter. We don't know exactly when it will rear its ugly head in Tampa Bay, but we can be sure that it will blow into town at some point over a ...
Published: 12/17/14
Updated: 12/18/14
Best Bets: Fun things to do in Tampa Bay area this week

Best Bets: Fun things to do in Tampa Bay area this week

Not sure what to do this week? Don't worry, we've got you covered, from Christmas concerts with Trace Adkins or Pharrell to a lighted boat parade on the Tampa waterfront.
Published: 12/18/14
Gasparilla Music Festival announces first wave of acts

Gasparilla Music Festival announces first wave of acts

The Gasparilla Music Festival on Thursday announced an eclectic first wave of acts for the annual two-day event this March in downtown Tampa.
Published: 12/18/14
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.
Published: 12/18/14
‘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...
Published: 12/18/14
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...
Published: 12/18/14
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 ...
Published: 12/17/14
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.
Published: 12/17/14