Friday, November 24, 2017

Movies

Disney announces new Star Wars trilogy and TV show as well as ESPN streaming service

Disney announces new Star Wars trilogy and TV show as well as ESPN streaming service

Disney is doubling down on "Star Wars." On a conference call with analysts Thursday, CEO Bob Iger said that the company is planning a brand-new "Star Wars" trilogy as well as a "Star Wars" series for its Disney streaming service coming in 2019. "Star...
Published: 11/09/17
What’s new in theaters: ‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ ‘Daddy’s Home 2’

What’s new in theaters: ‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ ‘Daddy’s Home 2’

OPENING FRIDAY:MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESSAgatha Christie’s signature mystery Murder on the Orient Express gets a classy remake 43 years after Ingrid Bergman won her third Oscar as one of a dozen unusual suspects.Kenneth Branagh and an impressive fa...
Published: 11/08/17
Updated: 11/14/17
A peek at the Star Wars costumes coming to St. Petersburg with ‘Star Wars and the Power of Costume’

A peek at the Star Wars costumes coming to St. Petersburg with ‘Star Wars and the Power of Costume’

A galaxy far, far away just got a lot closer. More than 60 hand-crafted costumes from the Star Wars saga landed this week as part of the Smithsonian traveling exhibit "Star Wars and the Power of Costume," docked at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Peter...
Published: 11/08/17
Updated: 11/13/17
Lebowski Fest is at the Ritz Ybor this weekend, and you can abide with a White Russian

Lebowski Fest is at the Ritz Ybor this weekend, and you can abide with a White Russian

The last movie I saw at the Ritz in Ybor City could’ve been produced by Jackie Treehorn, the porn mogul played by Ben Gazzara in The Big Lebowski. That was in the mid 1970s, a St. Leo fraternity field trip. Not sure when the Ritz stopped showing movi...
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Who killed all the fun in ‘Murder on the Orient Express’?

Who killed all the fun in ‘Murder on the Orient Express’?

Kenneth Branagh’s somnambulant remake of Murder on the Orient Express is a murder mystery Agatha Christie never intended: Who killed her diabolical fun?The answer is right under our noses, like the cake frosting mustache under his. Branagh’s portraya...
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Movie review: ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

Movie review: ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

Yorgos Lanthimos serves revenge colder than some viewers will accept in The Killing of a Sacred Deer (R), a thriller taking its sweet time doing nasty things.Colin Farrell stars as Dr. Steven Murphy, a successful cardiologist with all the trimmings: ...
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Movie review: ‘Wonderstruck’ brings together two deaf children

Movie review: ‘Wonderstruck’ brings together two deaf children

Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck is a childhood fable brimming with lush visuals yet too wispy to bear them. Based on Brian Selznick’s 2011 novel, the movie , seldom jarring the heart as much as the eyes.Two children 50 years apart sharing more than deafnes...
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Disney ends LA Times ban after widespread backlash

Disney ends LA Times ban after widespread backlash

The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday lifted its ban of Los Angeles Times reporters and critics from its press screenings after a widespread backlash prompted several media outlets to announce their own boycotts of Disney movies. In a statement Tuesday, Dis...
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What’s new in theaters: ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’

What’s new in theaters: ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’

NOW IN THEATERS: A BAD MOMS CHRISTMASNo doubt the Bad Moms of 2015’s sleeper hit made Santa’s naughty list. He can underline their names after A Bad Moms Christmas (R), something for parents to see while the kids go shopping.Mila Kunis, Kristin Bell ...
Published: 11/03/17
Updated: 11/11/17
Beyonce to play Nala in Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ remake

Beyonce to play Nala in Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ remake

LOS ANGELES — Beyonce Knowles-Carter is joining the cast of The Lion King to voice to role of Nala. The Walt Disney Studios revealed the main cast for its upcoming live-action and CG adaptation of its 1994 animated classic Wednesday and confirmed the...
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