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Movies in Tampa Bay theaters: ‘Queen & Slim,’ ‘Knives Out’

Plus, a screening of ‘5B’ for World AIDS Day and Tampa Theatre shows 'Miracle on 34th Street’ as part of its holiday film series.
Ana De Aramas and Daniel Craig in "Knives Out." [CLAIRE FOLGER  |  Lionsgate]
Ana De Aramas and Daniel Craig in "Knives Out." [CLAIRE FOLGER | Lionsgate]
Published Nov. 27, 2019

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QUEEN & SLIM

An African American couple on their first date become fugitives after a traffic stop gone tragically wrong. With Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Chloe Sevigny, Flea, John Sturgill Simpson, Indya Moore. Written by Lena Waithe; story by James Frey, Waithe. Directed by Melina Matsoukas. (132 minutes, R)

KNIVES OUT

Writer-director Rian Johnson rounds up a stellar group of suspects for this whodunit about the murder of a famous crime novelist. With Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Riki Lindhome, Frank Oz, Christopher Plummer. (130 minutes, PG-13)

"Knives Out" stars Don Johnson and Jamie Lee Curtis. [CLAIRE FOLGER | Lionsgate]

DOCUMENTARY: 5B

In honor of World AIDS Day, the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida shows 5B, the documentary about the world’s first AIDS ward that opened in 1980s San Francisco. A panel of folks discussing their experiences with HIV/AIDS follows. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday. CPH 1023A, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa. (813) 974-3623.

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

Sing along to yuletide tunes played on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, then enjoy the screening of 1947′s Miracle on 34th Street. Before the beloved film hits the screen as part of the Holiday Classics series, you can take a free commemorative photo with Santa. $10, $7 members. 3 p.m. Sunday. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.

Edmund Gwenn and Natalie Wood in "Miracle on 34th Street." [Fox Home Entertainment via AP]

CRITICS’ PICKS

The Irishman: Its possibly true story of the life and crimes of a Mafia hit man, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, is a revelation, as intoxicating a film as the year has seen, allowing director Martin Scorsese to use his expected mastery of all elements of filmmaking to ends we did not see coming.

Dolemite Is My Name: Eddie Murphy is back, and both his old gifts and some new ones are on engaging display in the rowdy, raunchy, inescapably funny film, a gleefully profane biopic and a passion project the star has been nurturing for years.

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.

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

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

Dec. 20: Cats; Bombshell; Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker; Superintelligence

Times staff writer Meaghan Habuda and Times wires

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