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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Most movie theaters remain closed at this time and many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. However, some films will be released digitally via video on demand.

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Isolation, quarantine and physical distancing: The words refer to simple concepts, really, but 2020 has gone to extreme lengths to make sure everyone in every part of the world understands the basic practices that can slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect vulnerable members of society and …

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According to one of the main characters in “The Devil All the Time,” the world is full of terrible people. That’s not the precise phrase that is uttered more than once — and reinforced by one loathsome character after another in an unending parade of depravity and abomination. The film is ba…

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. As movie theaters begin to reopen, some films are tentatively scheduled for big screen releases while others will be available digitally via video on demand.

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For better or worse, first impressions are critical to modern relationships. In today’s world, that first impression might even take place before two people meet face-to-face in the real world. Potential connections may begin and end on our social media profile page.

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. As movie theaters begin to reopen, some films are tentatively scheduled for big screen releases while others will be available digitally via video on demand.

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When I was 20 years younger, I suffered from mild wanderlust. Weekends provided the raw material required for road trips: time and a complete lack of direction. Hopping into the car for a day’s excursion down the backroads of Central Florida might seem like a meager excuse for adventure, but…

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Imagine being out at sea with no land in sight, no stars overhead and no navigational tools to help chart a course. The sails you depend upon for motion are slack and sagging. The ocean is becalmed and your ship is adrift, at the mercy of unpredictable currents. Although there is a scene in …

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. As movie theaters begin to reopen, some films are tentatively scheduled for big screen releases while others will be available digitally via video on demand.

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There is something unique about “Phineas and Ferb,” the animated musical comedy television series produced by Disney Television Animation: Of all the shows that aired on the Disney Channel in the last 20 years, it seems the least Disney-fied. Admittedly, had my daughter not been around when …

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Hallucinogenic rabbit poop has never been used so effectively as a plot device – to my knowledge – as it is in a new horror/comedy/coming-of-age madcap survival adventure. Clearly, there is a lot going on in writer-director Ninian Doff’s debut feature film “Get Duked!” – and somehow all its …

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Most movie theaters remain closed at this time and many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. However, some films will be released digitally via video on demand.

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For comic book fans, it feels like it’s been an eternity since a superhero film made its way into movie theaters. It hasn’t been that long, of course — but it sure feels like it. The coronavirus pandemic, a real-world global crisis of the variety that usually provides grim inspiration for Ho…

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Before discussing the new Disney+ adaptation of Katherine Applegate’s “The One and Only Ivan,” I think it is only fair that readers know I haven’t actually read the book yet. My mom has, and she told me about important parts in the plot. “The One and Only Ivan” debuted exclusively on Disney+…

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When I was a kid, I entertained thoughts of becoming a magician. The school library offered a few select titles for prospective illusionists, filled with seemingly easy-to-perform tricks involving playing cards, coins and other common household items. Unfortunately, none of the books include…

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For many, the pandemic made sheltering at home mandatory. Transitioning to that domestic lifestyle barricaded within the cinderblock walls of our house came easily to me, since by age 40 I had reconnected with my Cro-Magnon Man heritage and settled into a comfortable existence as an overly c…

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Most movie theaters remain closed at this time and many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. However, some films will be released digitally via video on demand.

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For reasons I have long since forgotten, my first college research essay examined suicide clusters and the conditions that could serve as a trigger that sparks a spike of emulation suicides. It is widely accepted that certain personalities are predisposed to suicide contagion through exposur…

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When I was in high school, my go-to snack was cheese popcorn. I would buy a huge bag of it at Albertsons — it may have been Skaggs-Albertsons back then — and sit in front of the television watching anime while my fingers became coated with cheese dust. I strive to make healthier snack choice…

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Most movie theaters remain closed at this time and many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. However, some films will be released digitally via video on demand.

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Most movie theaters remain closed at this time and many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. However, some films will be released digitally via video on demand.

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Oops — they did it again. The second season of the Netflix series “The Umbrella Academy” picks up right where the first season’s cliffhanger ends, with Five using his powers to whisk his “siblings” away from an apocalypse they caused in 2019 back in time, hoping that they could regroup and a…

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Directed, written and produced by Beyoncé, “Black Is King” is a visual album that tells a story through music and dance and celebrates black culture. The songs create a modern retelling of “The Lion King” and its lessons. It is based on the album “The Lion King: The Gift,” a soundtrack album…

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Whenever I am enjoying a jar of lightly salted mixed nuts — my go-to snack these days — I am always wary that the next bite I take might reveal the presence of the dreaded bitter almond. It doesn’t happen all that often: I’d guess that out of four jars of mixed nuts, I might encounter one of…

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Most movie theaters remain closed at this time and many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. However, some films will be released digitally via video on demand.

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Poor choices — that’s an important element in a lot of good horror movies. When watching a horror film, it is hardly uncommon to think to yourself I wouldn’t do that if I were you, knowing very well that the clueless on-screen character is about to make a frighteningly bad decision. When wat…

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I suppose I had at least some preconceived notions about Marie Curie before watching Marjane Satrapi’s film “Radioactive.” I am a “Big Bang Theory” junkie and prior to this movie, that was my best reference point. Marie Curie was a genius who discovered the radium that ultimately killed her,…

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Most movie theaters remain closed at this time and many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. However, some films will be released digitally via video on demand.

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Some films are plagued by a lack of direction, encumbered by tortuous plot contrivances and inconsistencies in tone or narrative. Some films benefit from endemic confusion, overwhelming the viewer with misperceptions and perplexities to create a fantastic labyrinth populated by unpredictable…

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Gavin Rothery’s “Archive” is another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic. The British science fiction film was set to premiere at South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, in March. That event was canceled, leaving “Archive” with few options beyond a digital release and a few limited screeni…

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Following an extended closure, some movie theaters have begun reopening at limited capacity. However, many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. Some films will be released digitally via vi…

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The best horror movies keep the audience in the dark. And when I say dark, I don’t necessarily mean it literally: It doesn’t have to be a shadow-haunted gothic mansion or a dark forest on a moonless night or benighted cemetery on the edge of town. I mean filmmakers shouldn’t share too much b…

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Charlize Theron is arguably the reigning action hero these days. From “Æon Flux” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” to “Atomic Blonde” and “The Fate of the Furious,” she has earned the right to wear that crown. Yet, she is not one to be pigeonholed into one cinematic genre. Theron is a highly respecte…

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Following an extended closure, some movie theaters have begun reopening at limited capacity. However, many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. Some films will be released digitally via vi…

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Apparently, I had to set aside a few hours over the holiday weekend to review “Volition,” a new sci-fi thriller from Giant Pictures — that is, I had no choice. In case you’re worried, no Hollywood press agents showed up at my door with either bribes or threats. If you buy into the film’s pre…

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For many Americans, this year’s Independence Day festivities were modified by an uninvited guest: The coronavirus pandemic resulted in the cancellation of most events that would draw large crowds. In the Tampa Bay area, that meant no community picnics, no city-sponsored parades and no large-…

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Following an extended closure, some movie theaters have begun reopening at limited capacity. However, many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. Some films will be released digitally via vi…

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Isolation and remoteness have long been common horror tropes. It is found in Stephen King’s “The Shining,” with the Torrance family snowbound in the secluded Overlook Hotel. It is found in “The Descent,” in which the characters are stuck in a claustrophobic cavern populated by ravenous creat…

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Honestly, I think I may be going into cinema withdrawal. I miss checking in at the box office. I miss the walk down the long corridor leading to the theater. I miss the smell of buttered popcorn and the rattle of boxed movie candy. I even miss seeing the trailers for coming attractions on th…

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Since everyone has been completely preoccupied with the pandemic, someone at Amazon Studios felt like this was the perfect time to sidetrack audiences with a tried-and-true diversion: a thriller about terrorists hijacking an airplane. “7500” is a tense, cerebral Hitchcockian potboiler that s…

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Movie theaters are temporarily closed. Many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. The following films are scheduled to be released via video on demand.

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Movie theaters are temporarily closed. Many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. The following films are scheduled to be released via video on demand.

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As the old saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. Similarly, the first chapter of a book and the first 10 minutes of a film can either hook you or dissuade you from continuing.

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Movie theaters are temporarily closed. Many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. The following films are scheduled to be released via video on demand.

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One puppet show predates them all. Its characters have been around for centuries — long before the puppets of “Crank Yankers” and “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” and before Kermit and the gang launched “The Muppet Show.” They existed before Sid and Marty Krofft filled 1970s Saturday mornings…

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Every so often, a film comes along that proves that concept and style are as important as — if not more important than — visually stunning, big budget special effects. “The Vast of Night” is that kind of film.

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Movie theaters are temporarily closed. Many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. The following films are scheduled to be released via video on demand.

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The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the film industry. Movie theaters are temporarily closed. Many film releases have been moved to future dates or delayed indefinitely. The following films are scheduled to be released via video on demand.

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