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Movie Planner: 'The Last Word,' 'Life,' 'CHiPs' and 'Power Rangers'

INDIE FLICKS: THE LAST WORD Shirley MacLaine joins a gratifying trend of aging legends finding work in independent films like The Last Word (R). MacLaine's vehicle lands somewhere between Sally Field's smartly oddball Hello, My Name Is Doris and the maudlin egotism of Jerry Lewis as Max Rose. It's an okay movie, no …

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  1. Review: Rebooted 'CHiPs' will have you speeding for the exits

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    Everything you need to know about the Hollywood reboot of CHiPs can be summarized in the first words the audience sees on the movie screen: "The California Highway Patrol does not endorse this film. At all."

    Michael Pena and Dax Shepard take over for their beloved TV counterparts  Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox  in a groan-worthy reboot of CHiPs. (Warner Bros.)
  2. Review: 'Life' movie takes 'Alien' formula and runs with it

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    Life is surprising, which isn't easy for such an obvious descendant of Alien. There are only so many ways of trapping dead meat in a spaceship and introducing a malevolent life form to eat them.

    Ryan Reynolds as Rory Adams in a scene from the movie “Life” directed by Daniel Espinosa. (Alex Bailey/Columbia Pictures/TNS) 1199081
  3. Movie Planner: 'The Last Word,' 'Life,' 'CHiPs' and 'Power Rangers'

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    INDIE FLICKS: THE LAST WORD

    Shirley MacLaine joins a gratifying trend of aging legends finding work in independent films like The Last Word (R). MacLaine's vehicle lands somewhere between Sally Field's smartly oddball Hello, My Name Is Doris and the maudlin egotism of Jerry …

    From left, Amanda Seyfried, Shirley MacLaine and AnnJewel Lee Dixon star in The Last Word.
  4. Review: 'Wilson' starring Woody Harrelson is indie films at their emptiest

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    In his graphic novels and infrequent movies, Daniel Clowes bitingly writes about people aged to imperfection. In last decade's Ghost World and Art School Confidential it only took Clowes' misfits until adolescence for hopeless cynicism to set in.

    Laura Dern as Pippi and Woody Harrelson as Wilson in the film "Wilson." (Twentieth Century Fox)
  5. 'Beauty and the Beast' roars to record-setting $170M debut

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    NEW YORK — Disney's live-action "Beauty" was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies.

     Dan Stevens as The Beast, left, and Emma Watson as Belle in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic "Beauty and the Beast." [Disney]
  6. Audience wowed by opening of 'destination' theater, Riverview 14 GDX

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    GIBSONTON — People stepped into the Goodrich Quality Theaters' GDX auditorium Thursday and immediately looked up in awe at the floor-to-ceiling screens.

    Goodrich Quality Theaters hopes its new Riverview 14 GDX will draw its audience from all across the Tampa area.
  7. Review: 'Beauty and the Beast' has none of the original's magic

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    Disney's new, unimproved Beauty and the Beast makes a tale as old as time creakier, feeling lifeless despite its flesh-and-blood casting.

    Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the cursed prince/beast are easy on the ears and eyes, when we can clearly see them in the dim setting.
  8. Movie Planner: Four more versions of 'Beauty and the Beast' that aren't Disney

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    TALE AS OLD AS TIME: BEAUTIES AND THEIR BEASTS

    Dan Stevens as The Beast, left, and Emma Watson as Belle in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast.
  9. Gasparilla International Film Festival wraps with awards to a dozen films

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    It's a wrap for the 11th annual Gasparilla International Film Festival, with a dozen entries announced Thursday as prize winners.

    Pierre Nine and Baula Beer in Frantz. The film won best international feature and Beer won for her performance. [Courtesy of Music Box Films]
  10. Movie Planner: Great Kongs in history, 'The Salesman,' 'The Ottoman Lieutenant'

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    HOLLYWOOD GIANT: KING KONG

    Tall, dark and handsome are preferred qualities in leading men. After 84 years, King Kong is still all three. Kong: Skull Island brings back the big guy for his eighth starring role, setting up a rematch with Godzilla slated for 2020. Here's the filmography of an …

    King Kong (1933)
  11. Review: The big guy deserves better than 'Kong: Skull Island'

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    Kong: Skull Island strips the beauty from a legendary beast, reducing a classic movie star to soulless monster mechanics. Kong smashes, but not much else. Whoever dies doesn't matter. Whoever lives has a sequel promised by the end credits.

    Kong in the film “Kong: Skull Island.” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  12. 'Logan' scores biggest box office opening of 2017 so far

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    NEW YORK — The R-rated "X-Men" spinoff "Logan" slashed into the weekend box office, opening with a massive $85.3 million that surpassed expectations and ranks among the top March debuts ever.

    Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) tries to protect the young mutant Laura (Dafne Keen) in "Logan." [Ben Rothstein]
  13. Best Picture Oscar flub gets PwC accountants booted from future Academy Awards events

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    LOS ANGELES — The president of the film academy says the two accountants responsible for the best-picture flub at Sunday's Academy Awards will never work the Oscars again.

    Martha L. Ruiz, left, and Brian Cullinan from PricewaterhouseCoopers arrive at the Oscars on Sunday. [Associated Press]
  14. Review: 'Table 19' is a cliche wedding comedy made fun by Anna Kendrick

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    Table 19 is a wobbly comedy of awkwardness, in which everyone spills their romantic guts while everyone else listens, often in earshot for no reason. Nobody knows how to ask for a private moment in Jeffrey Blitz's amiable misfire about wedding misfits, RSVPs gone TMI.

    Thankfully, the lead loser is played by Anna Kendrick. Plucky hurt always looks good on her.
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  15. Cary Elwes, touring with 'The Princess Bride,' says he's only watched it three times

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    Even a six-fingered man can't count all the ways fans adore Rob Reiner's 1987 fairy tale The Princess Bride.

    Actor Cary Elwes, 54, began touring after publishing 2014's As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of the Princess Bride, a New York Times bestseller. (Associated Press [2015])