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Movies in Tampa Bay: ‘Gemini Man,’ ‘The Addams Family,’ ‘El Camino’

‘Jexi’ and ‘Mister America’ also open, plus you can also catch a trio of documentary screenings.
Will Smith and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in "Gemini Man." [BEN ROTHSTEIN  |  Paramount Pictures]
Will Smith and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in "Gemini Man." [BEN ROTHSTEIN | Paramount Pictures]
Published Oct. 9, 2019
Updated Oct. 10, 2019

WEDNESDAY ONLY

MISTER AMERICA

A political comedy with Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington. Directed by Eric Notarnicola. (89 minutes, R)

THURSDAY

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Cartoonist Charles Addams’ creepy, kooky and altogether spooky clan returns to the big screen in animated form. Voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, Allison Janney. Directed by Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan. (105 minutes, PG)

"The Addams Family" stars Oscar Isaac as the voice of Gomez Addams and Charlize Theron as the voice of Morticia Addams. [Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures]

GEMINI MAN

Ang Lee directs Will Smith in this action-thriller about an elite assassin on the run. With Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong. (117 minutes, PG-13)

Will Smith in "Gemini Man." [Paramount Pictures]

JEXI

Adam Devine plays a pop culture writer addicted to his phone, the latest version of which comes with an A.I. assistant that gradually takes over his life. With Alexandra Shipp, Ron Funches, Charlyne Yi, Wanda Sykes, Justin Hartley, Kid Cudi, Michael Peña, Rose Byrne. Written and directed by Jon Lucas, Scott Moore. (84 minutes, R)

FRIDAY

EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE

Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) is still on the lam in this new tale that picks up were the AMC crime drama left off. With Jonathan Banks, Charles Baker. Written and directed by Vince Gilligan. (122 minutes, NR)

"El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie" stars Aaron Paul. [BEN ROTHSTEIN | Netflix]

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: THE NEED TO GROW

The Need to Grow launches digitally around the world for free Oct. 10-15. From filmmakers Rob Herring and Ryan Wirick, and narrated by actor-activist Rosario Dawson, the award-winning 2018 environmental documentary focuses on the food movement folks working to regenerate one of the planet’s most crucial resources: topsoil. Save your virtual seat at the global release at grow.foodrevolution.org.

ROAD TRIP: GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH

Maybe you’ve checked out some of the more than 90 movies from 17 countries shown as part of the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which kicked off last week. You can also hit up the cinema celebration for its final program: Gay Chorus Deep South. The newish flick, which took home the audience award for best documentary feature from the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, is about the weeklong tour the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarked on through the Deep South after the 2016 presidential election. $15. 8-10 p.m. Saturday. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. tiglff.com.

HIT THE STREETS: SKID ROW MARATHON

Award-winning documentary Skid Row Marathon, released in 2017, centers on a judge who organizes a running club comprised of homeless and paroled men and women on Los Angeles’ notorious Skid Row district. Showings are at 7 p.m. Monday, but prices vary by theater. Regency 20 (Brandon), Riverview 14 (Gibsonton), Citrus Park 20 (Tampa), Park Place 16 (Pinellas Park) and Woodlands Square 20 (Oldsmar). fathomevents.com.

CRITICS’ PICKS

The Peanut Butter Falcon: A man with Down syndrome (Zack Gottsagen) runs away from his adult-care home to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and finds help from an unexpected source in this affecting, appealing piece of Americana. Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson also star.

Downton Abbey: In this big-screen adaptation of the TV series, excitement runs high when the Crawley family and the Downton Abbey staff learn that the king and queen will be stopping by for a visit. Screenwriter Julian Fellowes, the creative soul of the show, has delivered a knottily plotted story as tasty (and probably as nourishing) as a Pimm’s Cup.

Ready or Not: A new bride (Samara Weaving) is welcomed to her husband’s family in terrifying fashion by her new in-laws in this comic-horror effort at class-war commentary.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Spooky things happen when teens tell scary stories in an old mansion with a dark history.

UPCOMING RELEASES

All dates subject to change.

Oct. 18: Jojo Rabbit; The Lighthouse; Maleficent: Mistress of Evil; Torrance; Zombieland 2: Double Tap

Oct. 25: Black and Blue; Countdown; Western Stars

Nov. 1: Harriet; Motherless Brooklyn; Terminator: Dark Fate

Nov. 8: Arctic Dogs; Doctor Sleep; Last Christmas; Midway; Playing With Fire

Times staff writer Meaghan Habuda and Times wires

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