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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
Updated Oct. 10

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

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

  1. "Jumanji: The Next Level" stars, from left, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson and Karen Gillan. [FRANK MASI  |  Sony Pictures]
    ‘Black Christmas’ and ‘The Two Popes’ also open ahead of the holiday.
  2. Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, shown here in the 1978 film "Grease," will make an appearance in Tampa on Dec. 14 for a film sing-along and meet and greet with fans. [AP]
    The forever Sandy Olsson and Danny Zuko will reunite for a sing-along screening on Saturday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.
  3. From left: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Taylor Russell, Sterling K. Brown and Renée Elise Goldsberry in "Waves." [Courtesy of A24]
    It is the third time production company A24 has shot here.
  4. Alexa Demie, left, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. in "Waves." [Courtesy of A24]
    ‘Frankie,’ ‘Playmobil: The Movie’ and ‘Marriage Story’ also open, and the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival begins.
  5. Ana De Aramas and Daniel Craig in "Knives Out." [CLAIRE FOLGER  |  Lionsgate]
    Plus, a screening of ‘5B’ for World AIDS Day and Tampa Theatre shows 'Miracle on 34th Street’ as part of its holiday film series.
  6. "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" stars Tom Hanks. [LACEY TERRELL  |  TriStar Pictures/Sony Pictures]
    ‘21 Bridges’ and 'The Irishman’ also open locally, plus a film in the park and the anniversary screening of ‘Galaxy Quest.’
  7. Director Dan Myrick, left, and Kristian Krempel are pictured on Seventh Avenue in Tampa's Ybor City.
    The series features six 15-minute fictional horror stories based on Ybor history.
  8. Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott in "Charlie's Angels." [MERIE WEISMILLER WALLACE  |  Columbia Pictures]
    Screenings of ‘Turning Point’ and ‘Lionel Richie at Glastonbury’ are also in store for the week.
  9. FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo characters from Disney and Fox movies are displayed behind Cathleen Taff, president of distribution, franchise management, business and audience insight for Walt Disney Studios during the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Disney Plus launches its streaming service. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) [CHRIS PIZZELLO  |  Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]
    The Walt Disney Company’s foray into streaming services is off with a few hitches
  10. The Blair Witch Project director Dan Myrick, left, and his production company partner Kristian Krempel on Seventh Avenue in Ybor City.
[OCTAVIO JONES | Times]
    The production company estimates it will spend over $1 million locally
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