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Salma Hayek and Samuel L. Jackson in The Hitman’s Bodyguard.Lionsgate

What's new in theaters: 'The Hitman's Bodyguard,' 'Logan Lucky,' 'Wind River'

OPENING FRIDAY: THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD Loving the trailer for The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) poking fun at quotes from reviewers prone to phrases like "It's a roller coaster ride!" for better chances to see their names in TV ads. People quoted in this trailer would have their names in it, anyway. "'Ryan Reynolds is ext …

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  1. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson can't keep 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' on-target

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    The Hitman's Bodyguard is an assault tank on semi-automatic pilot, spraying jokes and bullets with only the ammo consistently hitting its targets. The irresistible teaming of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson might be even funnier if they missed once in a while.

    Samuel L. Jackson plays a master assassin testifying against a dictator, and Ryan Reynolds plays a bodyguard tasked with keeping him alive.
  2. What's new in theaters: 'The Hitman's Bodyguard,' 'Logan Lucky,' 'Wind River'

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    OPENING FRIDAY:

    THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD

    Loving the trailer for The Hitman's Bodyguard (R) poking fun at quotes from reviewers prone to phrases like "It's a roller coaster ride!" for better chances to see their names in TV ads.

    Salma Hayek and Samuel L. Jackson in The Hitman’s Bodyguard.
  3. Southern fried 'Logan Lucky' is Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's 7-11

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    Steven Soderbergh beats everyone to the punch in Logan Lucky, pegging a harebrained scheme to rob a redneck mecca as Ocean's 7-11. It's a throwaway line in a movie playing more like O brother, where have you been?

    Channing Tatum stars as Jimmy Logan, Riley Keough as Mellie Logan and Adam Driver as Clyde Logan in Steven Soderbergh's LOGAN LUCKY. 
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  4. Strong performances help 'The Glass Castle' come to terms with family pain

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    The movie world is filled with dysfunctional families meaning well while falling apart. They're typically fictional, so a true story like Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle should feel stranger than it does.

    Ella Anderson, center, movingly plays a young Jeannette Walls, growing up in poverty encouraged by self-destructive parents (Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts).
  5. What's new in theaters: 'The Nut Job 2,' 'The Glass Castle,' 'Annabelle: Creation'

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    OPENING FRIDAY:

    THE GLASS CASTLE

    Celebrities who rub elbows with former gossip columnist Jeannette Walls wouldn't have guessed this sophisticated woman grew up hardscrabble strong. That is, not until 2005, when her best selling memoir The Glass Castle was published.

    Brie Larson as Jeannette Walls in The Glass Castle. [Lionsgate]
  6. 6 more crushing celebrity breakups like Chris Pratt and Anna Faris that made us say 'love is dead'

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    Where were you when you heard Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their separation?

    Chris Pratt, and Anna Faris arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Passengers" at the Village Theatre Westwood. Pratt and Faris have announced they are separating after eight years of marriage. The actors announced their breakup on social media Sunday in a joint statement confirmed by Pratt's publicist. [Associated Press (2016)]
  7. The Dark Tower: That time they tried to fit 8 Stephen King books into one movie

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    After eight books, more than 4,000 pages, nobody expects Stephen King's trans-dimensional Gunslinger saga told in barely 90 minutes.

    Idris Elba, left, and Matthew McConaughey in the Columbia Pictures film, The Dark Tower." (Ilze Kitshoff/Columbia Pictures/Sony via AP)
  8. 6 new movies in theaters this week: 'A Ghost Story,' 'The Dark Tower,' 'Kidnap,' more

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    OPENING FRIDAY:

    A GHOST STORY

    David Lowery's A Ghost Story is a different sort of haunting, a quiet reverie of never letting go of people, places, anything. Some viewers may think it silly, others profound.

    A woman (Rooney Mara) is watched by her deceased husband (Casey Affleck) in David Lowery’s A Ghost Story.
  9. Casey Affleck acts under a sheet in 'A Ghost Story.' Silly or profound?

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    David Lowery's A Ghost Story is a different sort of haunting, a quiet reverie of never letting go of people, places, anything. Some viewers may think it silly, others profound, but there's no other movie quite like it.

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  10. In Kathryn Bigelow's 'Detroit,' victims don't get the focus they deserve

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    By its own end credits admission, Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit is history reconstructed with incomplete information.

    John Boyega in a scene from “Detroit.”
  11. What new movies are out this week: 'Atomic Blonde,' 'The Emoji Movie'

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    OPENING FRIDAY:

    ATOMIC BLONDE

    The world's baddest Academy Award winner Charlize Theron kicks Cold War butt in Atomic Blonde (R), in a role more furious (and Furiosa) than ever. It won't win Theron another Oscar but maybe an MMA title shot.

    Charlize Theron in “Atomic Blonde.”
  12. Atomic Blonde does not live up to its giant movie poster hype

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    Beware of movies spending money selling one scene, like the Atomic Blonde poster big enough to block a restroom entry, as it has for a while at AMC Westshore 14.

    Charlize Theron, left, and Sofia Boutella in "Atomic Blonde." (Jonathan Prime/Focus Features via AP)
  13. Pinellas keeps movie dreams alive with indie roles, including Kevin Smith's latest film

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    Tampa Bay's film industry isn't dead. It's just resting, staying limber with a few shoestring indies and ambitious life support.

    Indie icon Kevin Smith, pictured at last week's San Diego Comic-Con, recently filmed his latest horror flick Killroy Was Here around Sarasota, and also filmed scenes at a house in St. Petersburg. (Getty Images for IMDb)
  14. AARP study explores the role 50-plus moviegoers play at the box office

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    A new study shows that seniors have a much larger impact on the success — or failure — of a film than previously realized, even films that might seem aimed at a much younger audience.

    According to the study, more than 30 percent of all cinema visits were made by 50-plus adults.
  15. For Dunkirk veteran, movie brings back different memories

    Movies like the World War II epic Dunkirk are popular escapes from reality.

    Fred Clutterbuck poses for a photo in front of the "Dunkirk" movie poster at the Cobb Theatre in Tyrone on Friday. Clutterback is a survivor of the Dunkirk evacuation. (EVE EDELHEIT   |   Times)