Cynthia Erivo portrays Harriet Tubman, the 19th century African-American woman who escaped from slavery and then led hundreds of others to freedom. With Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, Clarke Peters. Written by Gregory Allen Howard, Kasi Lemmons; story by Howard. Directed by Lemmons. (125 minutes, PG-13)
TERMINATOR: DARK FATE
Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger are back in the latest chapter of the time-bending cyborg franchise. With Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, Diego Boneta. Screenplay by David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes, Billy Ray; story by Goyer, Rhodes, James Cameron, Charles H. Eglee, Josh Friedman; based on characters created by Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd. Directed by Tim Miller. (128 minutes, R)
An Arctic fox who dreams of becoming a canine courier uncovers a villainous walrus’ dastardly plot in this animated tale. With the voices of Jeremy Renner, Heidi Klum, James Franco, Alec Baldwin, John Cleese, Anjelica Huston. Written by Bob Barlen, Cal Brunker, Matthew Lyon, Bryan Thompson, Aaron Woodley. Directed by Woodley. (93 minutes, PG)
Writer-director Edward Norton stars as a lonely private eye with Tourette’s syndrome tracking his mentor’s killer in 1950s New York. With Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Michael Kenneth Williams, Leslie Mann, Ethan Suplee, Dallas Roberts, Fisher Stevens, Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe. Based on a novel by Jonathan Lethem. (144 minutes, R)
WHERE’S MY ROY COHN?
This documentary traces the infamous attorney whose presence darkened the American political landscape from the 1950s until his death in 1986. Featuring Cohn, Roger Stone, Barbara Walters. Directed by Matt Tyrnauer. (97 minutes, PG-13)
FAMILY MATTERS: PARASITE
Catch the opening of director Bong Joon-Ho’s Palme d’Or-winning domestic comedy thriller at Tampa Theatre. Parasite follows two Korean families — one rich, one not so much — whose fates intertwine. Runs through Nov. 13. $13, $10 members. 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday. 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.
FLORIDA ORCHESTRA: JANE IN CONCERT
The Florida Orchestra presents an unusual evening with Jane in Concert. The documentary about legendary conservationist Jane Goodall, a trailblazer whose chimpanzee research revolutionized the understanding of the natural world, plays while renowned composer Philip Glass directs the moving score. $48.75. 8 p.m. Saturday. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.
Dolemite Is My Name: Eddie Murphy stars in the true story of Rudy Ray Moore, a struggling comedian and failed singer whose alter-ego — an iconic pimp — became a phenomenon and the central character of a blaxpoitation film during the 1970s. The movie isn’t as funny as we might have expected from the return of Murphy, whose earlier bad movie chronicle Bowfinger is a neglected example of the genre. But it’s often unexpectedly sweet.
Judy: Entertainer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in London in 1969 to play a series of shows while her life spirals downward. Not always effective, but at its best when Zellweger hits the stage.
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.
All dates subject to change.
Nov. 8: Doctor Sleep; Jojo Rabbit; Last Christmas; Midway; Playing With Fire; Primal; Racetime
Nov. 15: All Rise; Charlie’s Angels; Ford v Ferrari; The Good Liar; The Report
Nov. 22: 21 Bridges; A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood; Frozen 2
Times staff writer Meaghan Habuda and Times wires