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Movies in Tampa Bay theaters: Mister Rogers on the big screen, ‘Frozen II’

‘21 Bridges’ and 'The Irishman’ also open locally, plus a film in the park and the anniversary screening of ‘Galaxy Quest.’
"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" stars Tom Hanks. [LACEY TERRELL  |  TriStar Pictures/Sony Pictures]
"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" stars Tom Hanks. [LACEY TERRELL | TriStar Pictures/Sony Pictures]
Published Nov. 19, 2019

NOW OPEN

DARK WATERS

Mark Ruffalo stars as a crusading attorney who uncovers a deadly truth about a large chemical company. With Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, Bill Pullman. Written by Matthew Carnahan, Mario Correa; based on an article by Nathaniel Rich. Directed by Todd Haynes. (126 minutes, PG-13)

LINE OF DUTY

A disgraced cop goes rogue to try to rescue the police chief’s kidnapped daughter. With Aaron Eckhart, Dina Meyer, Ben McKenzie, Giancarlo Esposito. Written by Jeremy Drysdale. Directed by Steven C. Miller. (98 minutes, R)

THE REPORT

Adam Driver portrays real-life investigator Daniel J. Jones, whose inquiry led to dark truths about the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program after Sept. 11. With Annette Bening, Ted Levine, Michael C. Hall, Tim Blake Nelson, Corey Stoll, Maura Tierney, Jon Hamm. Written and directed by Scott Z. Burns. (119 minutes, R)

THURSDAY

21 BRIDGES

Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman plays an NYPD detective leading a manhunt for a pair of cop killers. With Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Keith David, Taylor Kitsch, J.K. Simmons. Written by Adam Mervis, Matthew Michael Carnahan; story by Mervis. Directed by Brian Kirk. (99 minutes, R)

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Tom Hanks slips on the friendly cardigan of children’s TV show host Fred Rogers to dispense lessons in kindness to Matthew Rhys’ jaded journalist. With Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Cooper. Written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster; inspired by an article by Tom Junod. Directed by Marielle Heller. (108 minutes, PG)

Matthew Rhys in "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood." [LACEY TERRELL | TriStar Pictures/Sony Pictures]

FROZEN II

Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven join Elsa as she searches for the truth behind her powers in this sequel to the blockbuster 2013 animated musical. With the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad. Written by Jennifer Lee; story by Lee, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Chris Buck, Robert Lopez, Marc Smith. Directed by Buck, Lee. (103 minutes, PG)

FRIDAY

THE IRISHMAN

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci head the cast of director Martin Scorsese’s epic organized-crime tale about hit man Frank Sheeran and union leader Jimmy Hoffa. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., shows the film (which is also available on Netflix) through Nov. 30. With Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Jack Huston, Jesse Plemons, Marin Ireland. Written by Steven Zaillian; based on a novel by Charles Brandt. (209 minutes, R)

"The Irishman" stars Robert De Niro. [Netflix]

ONE-NIGHT PREMIERE: NEVER SURRENDER

Galaxy Quest turns 20 next month. Ahead of the sci-fi action-comedy’s anniversary, see how it was made in Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary. Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell and Rainn Wilson are a few stars that make appearances alongside director Dean Parisot. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Prices vary by theater. Regency 20 (Brandon), Riverview 14 (Gibsonton), Citrus Park 20 (Tampa), Park Place 16 (Pinellas Park), Woodlands Square 20 (Oldsmar). fathomevents.com.

ALL AGES: THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2

As part of the Movies in the Park series, The Secret Life of Pets 2 gets projected onto a big screen at Largo Central Park. Bring snacks and blankets to get comfy during the all-ages screening, where food and drinks are available for purchase. S’mores and hot dogs, which you prepare yourself at the on-site fire pit, are on the menu. Alcohol isn’t permitted. Free. 6-8:30 p.m. Friday. 201 Highland Ave NE, Largo. (727) 587-6720.

CRITICS’ PICKS

The Lighthouse: Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe give towering performances as a pair of feuding 19th century lightkeepers in this mad, magnificently crafted New England gothic from The Witch writer-director Robert Eggers.

Downton Abbey: Once feared shuttered for good, the Crawley family home has grandly reopened its doors, and for those who found pleasure within its magisterial walls, that is the best of news. PBS’s highest-rated dramatic series of all time has adroitly transitioned to theaters with all its satisfying qualities — and just about its entire core cast — intact.

Hustlers: A movie about the seductions of the flesh and the satisfactions of a well-executed con, it reconfigures Jennifer Lopez’s cinematic image with brazen intelligence and purpose as she gives her most electrifying screen performance since Out of Sight. Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria.

UPCOMING RELEASES

All dates subject to change.

Nov. 29: Knives Out; Queen & Slim

Dec. 6: A Million Little Pieces; The Aeronauts; The Banker

Dec. 13: Jumanji: The Next Level; Richard Jewell

Times staff writer Meaghan Habuda and Times wires

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