St. Petersburg Times: Xpress


Xpress, the Coolest Section of the St. Petersburg Times, is the home for features, news and views of interest to young readers. Most of the work in Xpress, which appears on Mondays in Floridian, is produced by the Times' X-Team. The team of journalists ages 9-17 from around the Tampa Bay area is selected every year at the end of the school year to serve during the following school term. The current team of 12 was chosen out of 150 applicants. Watch for X-Team application forms in Xpress during the month of May.

Read the reviews by Xpress Film Critic Billy Norris

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Billy Norris is film critic for the St. Petersburg Times Xpress page. He is a former member of the Times X-Team, the group of student writers for Xpress. He was Radio Disney’s first local kidcaster, reporting on the Devil Rays.

Summer 2004 movie preview:
When school's out,
movies are in

You will have to stay on your toes to keep up with the fast pace of this summer's releases, but you definitely will be rewarded with some first-class movie experiences.

Stories on Billy's new stardom:
Billy's TV tour de force
fades into day of classes

The 14-year-old movie critic returns to Seminole Middle School after his trip to New York.

Reviews are in:
Teen critic a media star

This is what life is like at the center of a media whirlwind.

Billy's almost famous overnight
A teen film critic is booked for Wednesday's Late Show With David Letterman.

Billy's movie reviews:

The Ringer

Are We There Yet?

Be Cool

Beauty Shop


The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe


Fever Pitch


Herbie: Fully Loaded

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Kicking & Screaming

Million Dollar Baby


Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous




Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Stars and 'Stripes'


War of the Worlds

Yours, Mine & Ours

13 Going on 30

A Cinderella Story

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

Along Came Polly

America's Heart and Soul

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

Around the World in 80 Days

Catch That Kid



Chasing Liberty

Christmas With the Kranks

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

The Day After Tomorrow

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Engine 49

Fat Albert

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


Home on the Range

The Incredibles

Mean Girls

Meet the Fockers


Mr. 3000

National Treasure

Ocean's Twelve

The Polar Express - How they did it

The Polar Express - Review

The Prince & Me

The Princess Diaries 2

Raise Your Voice

Raising Helen

Scooby-Doo 2

Secret Window

Shark Tale

Shrek 2

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow


Spider-Man 2

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Starsky & Hutch

Surviving Christmas

The Village

Walking Tall

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie

2 Fast 2 Furious

A Mighty Wind

Bringing Down the House

Brother Bear

Bruce Almighty

Bugs! (3D IMAX)

The Cat in the Hat

Catch Me If You Can

Cheaper by the Dozen


Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star


The Fighting Temptations

Freaky Friday

Gods and Generals

Good Boy!

The Haunted Mansion


The Hulk

Intolerable Cruelty

It Runs in the Family

Johnny English

The Jungle Book 2

Kangaroo Jack

The Lizzie McGuire Movie

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Matchstick Men

The Medallion

Mona Lisa Smile

Nicholas Nickleby

Pieces of April


Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl


The Recruit

The Rundown


School of Rock


Secondhand Lions

Shanghai Knights

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

Stuck on You

Uptown Girls

View From the Top

What a Girl Wants


X2: X-Men United

8 Crazy Nights

A Beautiful Mind

Bad Company


Beauty and the Beast (IMAX)

Big Fat Liar

Blue Crush

Bowling for Columbine


Count of Monte Cristo

The Country Bears

The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course


Die Another Day

Eight Legged Freaks


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Hey Arnold! The Movie

Hollywood Ending

The Hot Chick

I Am Sam

I Spy

Ice Age

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie

Kate and Leopold

Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

Like Mike

Lilo & Stitch

The Lion King (IMAX)

Little Secrets

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Maid in Manhattan

The Master of Disguise

Men in Black II

Minority Report

Moonlight Mile

Mr. Deeds

Ocean Men

Reign of Fire

Return to Neverland

The Ring

The Rookie

The Santa Clause 2


Scorpion King

Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box



Snow Dogs


Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

Star Trek: Nemesis

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Stealing Harvard

Stuart Little 2

Sweet Home Alabama


Treasure Planet

Tuck Everlasting

The Tuxedo

The Wild Thornberrys Movie

Behind Enemy Lines

Black Knight

Bubble Boy

Curse of the Jade Scorpion

Extreme Days


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Hearts in Atlantis

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Joe Somebody

The Majestic

Ocean's Eleven

Osmosis Jones

The Others

Princess Diaries

Rush Hour 2

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