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‘Home’: Animated alien adventure lands with a thud

‘Home’: Animated alien adventure lands with a thud

In "Home," the latest adventure from DreamWorks Animation, the misfit alien protagonist is called Oh ("The Big Bang Theory's" Jim Parsons) simply because that's the resigned reaction everyone has when he's around. "Oh," his brethren say with deep ind...
Published: 03/26/15
‘Get Hard’: Salt and Pepper don’t add up to enough laughs

‘Get Hard’: Salt and Pepper don’t add up to enough laughs

Kevin Hart finds himself shoehorned into a Will Ferrell buddy comedy in “Get Hard,” a politically incorrect romp that only rarely romps.
Published: 03/26/15
Which way will One Direction go after Malik’s departure?

Which way will One Direction go after Malik’s departure?

LOS ANGELES – David Lee Roth and Van Halen. Noel Gallagher and Oasis. And now Zayn Malik and One Direction.
Published: 03/26/15
Gasp! Fringe Festival has something to say

Gasp! Fringe Festival has something to say

A smorgasbord of music, theater, dance and more will be making its way to the Tampa Museum of Art when the Gasp! Fringe Festival invades downtown Tampa on Friday.
Published: 03/26/15
New Direction says Zayn Malik has left the group

New Direction says Zayn Malik has left the group

LONDON — And then there were four: Zayn Malik said Wednesday he is leaving chart-topping boy band One Direction “to be a normal 22-year-old.”
Published: 03/25/15
Here’s what Sean Astin did while he was in Tampa on Tuesday

Here’s what Sean Astin did while he was in Tampa on Tuesday

Actor Sean Astin, best known for his roles in #x201c;The Lord of the Rings#x201d; and #x201c;The Goonies,#x201d; attended the Gasparilla International Film Festival kick off Tuesday evening, but he did a couple other things while he was in town....
Published: 03/25/15
’Stand by Me’ among 25 records being preserved at U.S. library

’Stand by Me’ among 25 records being preserved at U.S. library

WASHINGTON - One of the most broadcast songs of the 20th century, Ben E. King's #x201c;Stand by Me,#x201d; has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress, along with recordings by Joan Baez, The Righteous Brothers, Steve Martin and the...
Published: 03/25/15
Gasparilla film fest opens to real crowd, not fake one anymore

Gasparilla film fest opens to real crowd, not fake one anymore

TAMPA — As a volunteer at the first annual Gasparilla International Film Festival in 2006, Mike Compton was given an unusual task. Call it guerilla marketing.
Published: 03/24/15
Updated: 03/25/15
Van Halen runnin’ into Tampa in September

Van Halen runnin’ into Tampa in September

Hard rock legends Van Halen are heading back on the road this summer, and Tampa is one of the stops.
Published: 03/24/15
Fox announces brief return of ‘The X-Files’

Fox announces brief return of ‘The X-Files’

NEW YORK — Agents Mulder and Scully are making their television return.
Published: 03/24/15