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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. Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal


    NEW YORK — Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business.

  2. Now isn't a good time for Woody Allen to make a bad movie but 'Wonder Wheel' is awful


    Now isn't a good time for Woody Allen to make a bad movie, while broken silence resurrects whispers of his own alleged sexual misconduct.

  3. Six places to see a movie and eat dinner at the same time


    Back in my day ...

    Go on. Say the words. Apply it to the cost of movies. Once a casual weekend outing, seeing a flick can be an enormously expensive experience in streaming-happy 2017. Tickets can climb upwards of $15 these days, depending on the theater and type of experience (3D, IMAX, rumbling …

  4. Star Wars: The Last Jedi has everything The Force Awakens was missing


    When The Force Awakens landed two years ago, it was everything Star Wars fans wanted yet not entirely what we needed. It was a rousing tribute missing its own vision, introducing new characters and crises hinting at old ones.

  5. 13 new movies you have to see over the holiday season


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  6. 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.

  7. '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.

  8. 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.

  9. '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)
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.”
  13. '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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  14. '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.