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Tatiana Maslany, left, and Jake Gyllenhaal in “Stronger.”  The film chronicles the story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman. 
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What's new in theaters: 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle,' 'Lego Ninjago Movie,' 'Stronger'

OPENING FRIDAY: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE Two years ago, Kingsman: The Secret Service sneaked up on audiences like a spy in the night, making an unlikely action hero of Academy Award winner Colin Firth. Director Matthew Vaughn mushed the secret agent genre's extremes — bracing violence, Austin Powers cheekiness — …

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  1. From the archives: Account of famed Riggs-King match heightens Tampa mob intrigue

    Tennis

    With the Sept. 29 opening of "Battle of the Sexes" — the movie starring Emma Stone and Steve Carrell about Billie Jean King's landmark 1973 tennis win over Bobby Riggs — we thought there might be renewed interest in this 2013 Peter Jamison story from the Tampa Bay Times.

    Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs in "Battle of the Sexes."  [Melinda Sue Gordon, Fox Searchlight Pictures]
  2. Poorly assembled 'Lego Ninjago Movie' waters down Lego movie franchise

    Movies

    Well, that didn't take long.

    After only three movies, the Lego franchise is already a shadow of its original self, less irreverent and go-for-broke bricky. The watering down of an ingenious formula comes with The Lego Ninjago Movie, the sort we expected all along from plastic construction toys.

    Master Wu (Jackie Chan) speaks of an Ultimate Weapon too dangerous to use that ends up being the funniest part of the movie.
Warner Bros.
  3. What's new in theaters: 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle,' 'Lego Ninjago Movie,' 'Stronger'

    Movies

    OPENING FRIDAY:

    KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

    Two years ago, Kingsman: The Secret Service sneaked up on audiences like a spy in the night, making an unlikely action hero of Academy Award winner Colin Firth. Director Matthew Vaughn mushed the secret agent genre's extremes — …

    Tatiana Maslany, left, and Jake Gyllenhaal in “Stronger.”  The film chronicles the story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman. 
Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions
  4. Boxer Jake LaMotta, immortalized in 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

    Obituaries

    MIAMI — Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film Raging Bull, for which Robert DeNiro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95.

    Jake LaMotta, retired professional boxer, shakes hands with Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) on the field before the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Sept. 15, 2015. LaMotta was on hand to sign autographs in the Ted Williams Museum.
  5. 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' is exhausting, crass and too long

    Movies

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a tarnished sequel demolishing the original's balderdash charm in tumble-dry camera moves, CGI slosh and Elton John f-bombs.

    Taron Egerton stars in Twentieth Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," also starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, Mark Strong, Elton John, Halle Berry and Jeff Bridges. (Giles Keyte/20th Century Fox)
  6. 'Stronger' a sobering, sap-free survivor tale from the Boston Marathon bombing

    Features

    What didn't kill Jeff Bauman made him Stronger, surviving not only the Boston Marathon terrorist bombings but a crush of well-meaning yet corrosive attention for doing it.

    Jake Gyllenhaal in “Stronger.” The inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who became a symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
  7. See ghost tours and scary movies at Tampa Theatre leading up to Halloween

    Movies

    Neat trick, Tampa Theatre, packing so many Halloween treats into the fifth annual Nightmare on Franklin Street.

    While Tampa Theatre was sure to include some classics, the lineup also features some exciting detours from nostalgia. 
Universal Pictures and Times files
  8. Darren Aronofsky's 'Mother!' is intriguing but ultimately frustrating

    Movies

    Mother!, Darren Aronofsky's tour de force of allegorical misdirection, is about many things, in succession and simultaneously. What begins as a creepily insinuating chamber piece of domestic discord quickly takes on more metaphorical meanings, with drama giving way to outright horror: Here, a parable of marital anxiety …

    This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from "mother!" (Paramount Pictures and Protozoa Pictures via AP) NYET105
  9. What new movies are out this weekend: 'Mother!,' 'American Assassin,' 'All I See Is You'

    Movies

    OPENING FRIDAY:

    MOTHER!

    Any movie without a single properly named character is bound to be trippy. But we already guessed that about Mother! (R) since it's written and directed by Darren Aronofsky, who previously scrambled our thinking with Pi, Requiem for a …

    Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardemstar star in Mother!
  10. 'Home Again' with Reese Witherspoon is so bad this critic walked out

    Movies

    This week, I followed my instincts and evacuated during an evolving disaster.

    Reese Witherspoon stars in Home Again, the screenwriting and directing debut of Hallie Meyers-Shyer, daughter of filmmakers.
  11. 'Star Wars: Episode IX' director Colin Trevorrow is fired

    Movies

    For the second time this summer, Lucasfilm and Disney have sacked the directing force behind a Star Wars film.

    Colin Trevorrow, director of "The Book of Henry," parted ways with Disney over Star Wars: Episode IX, citing differing visions for the project. (Associated Press)
  12. What's in theaters this weekend: 'It,' 'Home Again,' 'Fallen,' 'Crown Heights'

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    Network television in 1990 couldn't do justice to It, so an R-rated, no-clowns-barred adaptation of Stephen King's novel is long overdue.

    Bill Skarsgard in It, the new Stephen King movie.
  13. These critical darling films are now streaming in September

    Movies

    It's easy to get caught up in the blockbusters, the flashiest titles with the biggest stars.

    Pocahotas in the Walt Disney animated film Pocahontas. (Disney via AP)
  14. This is the spooky, overlong movie 'It' deserves, and 'It' deserves a sequel

    Movies

    It doesn't clown around. Freed from 20th century network television standards, Stephen King's novel on screen can be as much bloody, vulgar fun as It is supposed to be.

    Bill Skarsgard stars as Pennywise, the definitive killer clown. Skarsgard, nearly matching Tim Curry’s TV version, channels a sing-song menace, his smile peeled back to reveal rows of sharp teeth. 
Warner Bros. Pictures
  15. Fall Movie Preview: These movies are going to win awards

    Movies

    Don't believe the hype when it comes to fall movies.

    Suburbicon