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‘The Foreigner’ is Jackie Chan’s (terrible) attempt at being taken seriously

‘The Foreigner’ is Jackie Chan’s (terrible) attempt at being taken seriously

Jackie Chan, master of martial arts comedy, wishes to be taken seriously as an actor. Seriously.The Foreigner is no place to start and a smart place to finish.For once, Chan isn’t the most incomprehensible thing in one of his movies. The Foreigner ex...
Published: 10/11/17
Updated: 10/13/17
Somehow Thurgood Marshall isn’t even the star in his own biopic ‘Marshall’

Somehow Thurgood Marshall isn’t even the star in his own biopic ‘Marshall’

Truth is an obstacle that the Thurgood Marshall biopic never overcomes.It’s true that a prejudiced judge in 1941 banned the NAACP lawyer and future Supreme Court Justice from addressing the court during the career-shaping case this movie depicts. Mar...
Published: 10/11/17
‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’ is comic book heroine’s R-rated back story

‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’ is comic book heroine’s R-rated back story

Wonder Woman was a PG-13 blockbuster but her real origins are for adults only, as depicted in Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (R). Writer-director Angela Robinson dramatizes her comic book creator’s erotic inspirations; you’ll never think of Won...
Published: 10/11/17
Watch the trailer: Stormtroopers on Soldier Field to introduce ‘Last Jedi’

Watch the trailer: Stormtroopers on Soldier Field to introduce ‘Last Jedi’

LOS ANGELES — The trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuted in dramatic fashion during Monday Night Football halftime. Fireworks flashed and Stormtroopers marched onto Chicago’s Soldier Field as the preview played onscreen. It featured new and fam...
Published: 10/10/17
What’s in theaters this week: ‘Marshall,’ ‘The Foreigner,’ ‘Happy Death Day’

What’s in theaters this week: ‘Marshall,’ ‘The Foreigner,’ ‘Happy Death Day’

INDIE FLICKS: PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMENWonder Woman was a PG-13 blockbuster but her real origins are for adults only, as depicted in Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (R). Writer-director Angela Robinson dramatizes her comic book creato...
Published: 10/09/17
Updated: 10/15/17
Dale Gordon, executive director of Film Tampa Bay, resigns

Dale Gordon, executive director of Film Tampa Bay, resigns

Four years after taking over as Hillsborough County’s de facto film commissioner, it’s a wrap for Dale Gordon.Gordon, 41, resigned Friday from her position as executive director of Film Tampa Bay, a branch of Visit Tampa Bay, the county’s tourism boa...
Published: 10/09/17
Hollywood powerhouse Harvey Weinstein taking leave of absence after sexual harassment claims

Hollywood powerhouse Harvey Weinstein taking leave of absence after sexual harassment claims

Harvey Weinstein will take a leave of absence from his eponymous film company after the publication of a news report detailing decades of sexual harassment accusations against him.The story, published by the New York Times on Thursday, said that Wein...
Published: 10/05/17
Pup fiction: A doggie film festival is coming to Tampa this weekend

Pup fiction: A doggie film festival is coming to Tampa this weekend

Take your best friend on a leash Friday to Water Works Park on Tampa’s Riverwalk for open-air screenings of selections from the NY Dog Film Festival at 6 and 8 p.m.The event is sponsored by the Gasparilla International Film Festival. (Insert going-to...
Published: 10/04/17
‘Blade Runner 2049’ is as puzzling and striking as the original, sure to be equally revered

‘Blade Runner 2049’ is as puzzling and striking as the original, sure to be equally revered

BY STEVE PERSALLTimes Movie CriticIf not electric sheep, of what do androids dream?Of being human of course. The evolution of AI id propels Blade Runner 2049, Denis Villeneuve’s at-last sequel to 1982’s classic sci-fi noir. Villeneuve crafts a movie ...
Published: 10/03/17
Updated: 10/04/17
Is it worth watching Idris Elba and Kate Winslet freeze in ‘The Mountain Between Us’?

Is it worth watching Idris Elba and Kate Winslet freeze in ‘The Mountain Between Us’?

OPENING FRIDAY:THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN USAin’t no mountain high enough, no plot valley deep enough, to keep Idris Elba and Kate Winslet from setting off romantic sparks in The Mountain Between Us (PG-13). But this movie surely doesn’t do them any favors...
Published: 10/01/17
Updated: 10/09/17