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New in theaters: 'Suburbicon,' 'Thank You for Your Service,' 'Jigsaw'

OPENING FRIDAY: SUBURBICON George Clooney is like a third Coen brother, which in movies is akin to a fifth Beatle. Clooney has done some of his funniest acting for Joel and Ethan Coen: a preening yokel in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Hail, Caesar!'s kidnapped matinee idol and a spy chaser in Burn After Reading. Ther …


  1. Golden Globe-nominated movies and when to see them in Tampa Bay


    Guillermo Del Toro's romantic creature feature The Shape of Water soaked up seven Golden Globes nominations Monday, kicking off another marathon awards season.

  2. 'Shape of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' lead Golden Globes


    Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fairytale "The Shape of Water" swam away with a leading seven nominations from the Golden Globes, while the HBO drama "Big Little Lies" led television nominees with six nods.

  3. Five offbeat movie choices to get you away from the multiplex this week


    Hollywood is backloading December, waiting for Star Wars: The Last Jedi to bring moviegoers back to multiplexes. After no major releases last week, only James Franco's The Disaster Artist is making any new impression at box offices this weekend. (

    Olaf is being let go: Olaf short is being dropped from Disney-Pixar's 'Coco'


    Winter is still weeks away but everyone's favorite snowman is already melting from view.

  4. 'The Disaster Artist' takes us inside 'The Room' as it notoriously happened


    James Franco found a kooky, kindred spirit in Tommy Wiseau, The Disaster Artist whose 2003 cine-trocity The Room is hailed as one of the worst movies ever.

    Dave Franco and James Franco in the film, "The Disaster Artist." (A24)
  5. That time Shia LaBeouf tried to join a Tampa Bay Undeground Film Festival ...


    For a few bewildering days, R. Presley Stephens thought his Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival would welcome a notorious celebrity.

    Movie still from Garage Rocking Craze.
  6. What's in theaters for Thanksgiving: 'Coco,' 'Last Flag Flying,' 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'




    Disney-Pixar's animated dramedy Coco (PG) is inspired by Mexico's annual Dia de los Muertos, the "day of the dead" when departed ancestors are celebrated. Good for diversity, although the movie isn't as good as its intentions.

    Saoirse Ronan stars in Lady Bird, the directorial debut of actress Greta Gerwig.
  7. If you're going to see 'A Christmas Carol' redo, make it 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'


    The last thing this world needs is another rendition of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, likely the most remade, reimagined and ripped off literary property ever.

    Christopher Plummer, center left, stars as Ebenezer Scrooge and Dan Stevens, center right, stars as Charles Dickens in “The Man Who Invented Christmas.”
  8. 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.' is a sad waste of Denzel Washington


    Denzel Washington's labored portrayal of a shambling legal savant named Roman J. Israel, Esq. is the least of the movie's worries. This is a story of shifting ethics that should be dramatic, but shaky logic prevents that from happening.

    Denzel Washington’s labored portrayal of a shambling legal savant named Roman J. Israel is the least of the movie’s worries.  
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  9. 'Last Flag Flying' is kind of a puzzling follow-up to 1973's 'The Last Detail'


    Richard Linklater called 2016's Everybody Wants Some!! a "spiritual sequel" to his last-century breakout Dazed and Confused. Different characters, same youthful, life-exploring vibe.

    Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) and Richard “Mule” Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) help Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) after his son dies in the Iraq war.
  10. 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' is a study in grief that's so much more


    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is where Mildred Hayes vents grief over her daughter's rape and murder, and anger toward a police chief who hasn't solved the case. Ten words on stark canvases setting off a powder keg of poetic cruelty and unexpected redemption.

    Frances McDormand plays an angry, grieving mother in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
  11. Disney-Pixar's 'Coco' has a Dia de los Muertos theme and is, well, lifeless


    Disney-Pixar's Coco was more enjoyable three years ago when it was titled The Book of Life and came from Twentieth Century Fox.

    Hero Miguel Rivera (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) follows his love of music to the Land of the Dead, where he teams up with Hector.
  12. What's new in theaters this week: 'Justice League,' 'Wonder,' 'The Star'




    How many superheroes does it take to salvage a comic book universe?

    Nativity story The Star features a wide range of celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey as a camel.
  13. Five cool things to see in 'Star Wars and the Power of Costume' in St. Petersburg

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    Do you sense a disturbance in the Force?

    That would probably be the landing of "Star Wars and the Power of Costume" at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, earlier this week. I got a preview of the blockbuster Smithsonian exhibit (docked in our corner of the galaxy through April 1), and I'm here to tell you …

    The exhibition, Star Wars and the Power of Costume, featuring more than 60 original costumes from various Star Wars movies, opens this weekend to members of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg and to the general public on Monday at the museum. Front is Queen Amidala from The Phantom Menace, 1999 and other costumes.
  14. Why 'Justice League' nearly gets it right but still has DC movie problems


    How many superheroes does it take to salvage a comic book universe?

    The Justice League assembles after the death of Superman to defeat alien warlord Steppenwolf.