What’s in theaters: ‘Deadpool 2,’ ‘Book Club,’ a Pope Francis documentary and STEM movies

Published May 16 2018

CinemaSTEM: Best in Show

Tampa Theatre is making science, technology, engineering and math the star of its new CinemaSTEM movie series. The historic movie house will pair popular films with experts talking about some of the science that pops up in the film. It kicks off Friday at 4 p.m. with Best in Show, the 2000 mockumentary comedy starring Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, left, and a host of colorful characters sending up the dog show scene. After the screening, Jay Stutz, assistant curator of zoological operations at Busch Gardens, will discuss the psychology of dog training and offer tips to try at home. Next up in the series, when hurricane season is in full swing, see The Perfect Storm on July 13, followed by a talk by Fox 13 meteorologist Dave Osterberg. Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. $10, $8 ages 2-12, $7 members, 1 and younger free. (813) 274-8982.

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Ryan Reynolds, right, is back as the crazy assassin and sometime X-Man, joined on his murderous adventures by Domino (Zazie Beetz) and Cable (Josh Brolin). Directed by David Leitch. (119 minutes, R)

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Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda and Mary Steenburgen, all pictured at right, star as lifelong friends whose book club tackles Fifty Shades of Grey, triggering new romances and rekindling old flames. Written by Bill Holderman and Erin Simms. Directed by Holderman. (104 minutes, PG-13)e_SClBSHOW DOGS

A detective and his four-legged partner go undercover to crack a case at a high-stakes pageant for pooches. With Will Arnett, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O’Neal, Alan Cumming and Stanley Tucci. Written by Max Botkin and Marc Hyman. Directed by Raja Gosnell. (92 minutes, PG)


Director Wim Wenders focuses on the pontiff’s ideas, message of peace and justice and his personal journey in this documentary. (92 minutes, PG)

CriticS’ picks

m Avengers: Infinity War:
A decade of Marvel movies have been leading to this.

A Quiet Place: A family faces terror in the woods. With Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds.

RBG: Clear-eyed and admiring documentary on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg emphasizes how extraordinarily influential she was before she even got to the court.


(Dates subject to change)

May 25: Solo: A Star Wars Story; How to Talk to Girls at Parties

June 1: Action Point; Adrift; American Animals

June 8: Ocean’s 8; Hereditary

June 15: The Incredibles 2; Tag; Superfly

June 22: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom; Under the Silver Lake

June 29: Sicario: Day of the Soldado; Uncle Drew; The Hustle; Leave No Trace; Valley Girl; Three Identical Strangers

July 6: Ant-Man and the Wasp; Sorry to Bother You; Whitney

July 13: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation; Skyscraper; Eighth Grade