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‘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
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.
Published: 12/16/14
Updated: 12/17/14
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
This ‘Hobbit’ pushes Tolkien fiction too hard

This ‘Hobbit’ pushes Tolkien fiction too hard

Peter Jackson’s “Just Give the People What They Want,” aka “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” sends this not-really-a-trilogy off in style.
Published: 12/17/14
Pop Rocks: ‘American Horror Story’ disses Tampa, but loves St. Pete’s snacks

Pop Rocks: ‘American Horror Story’ disses Tampa, but loves St. Pete’s snacks

We knew there would be plenty of Florida references with FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show” being set in Jupiter, but we didn’t know Tampa would get dissed so hard by one of the series’ main characters. ...
Published: 12/16/14
Pop Rocks: Is CMT’s ‘Party Down South’ partying in Tampa?

Pop Rocks: Is CMT’s ‘Party Down South’ partying in Tampa?

If you haven’t seen the CMT reality series “Party Down South,” the quickest way to sum it up is “Jersey Shore” with sweet tea.
Published: 12/16/14
Rock hall to add Starr, Reed, Green Day

Rock hall to add Starr, Reed, Green Day

The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Lou Reed and “Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers will lead a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
Published: 12/16/14