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Movies in Tampa Bay theaters: ‘Downhill,’ ‘The Photograph’

‘Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island’ and ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ also open locally.
"Downhill" stars Will Ferrell, left, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. [Courtesy of Jaap Buitendijk]
"Downhill" stars Will Ferrell, left, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. [Courtesy of Jaap Buitendijk]
Published Feb. 12



A near miss from an avalanche drives a wedge between a married couple on a family skiing trip in the Alps. With Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Miranda Otto, Zach Woods. Written by Jesse Armstrong, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash; based on the screenplay for Force Majeure by Ruben Ostlund. Directed by Faxon, Rash. (86 minutes, R)

Zach Woods, left, and Zoë Chao in "Downhill." [Courtesy of Jaap Buitendijk]


A president’s widow tries to prevent her ditzy would-be replacement from moving into the White House. With Nancy Stafford, Corbin Bernsen, Stacey Dash. Written and directed by Nina May. (101 minutes, PG)


A woman finds romance with a journalist while exploring the early life of her estranged mother, a famous photographer. With Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield, Chanté Adams, Chelsea Peretti. Written and directed by Stella Meghie. (106 minutes, PG-13)


The speedy blue critter battles an evil genius in this video game adaptation. With Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Neal McDonough and the voice of Ben Schwartz. Written by Patrick Casey, Josh Miller. Based on characters created by Yuji Naka, Naoto Ohshima, Hirokazu Yasuhara. Directed by Jeff Fowler. (100 minutes, PG)

"Sonic the Hedgehog" stars Tika Sumpter, left, James Marsden and Sonic (Ben Schwartz). [Courtesy of Paramount Pictures/Sega of America]



Visitors to a magical island see their fantasies turn into nightmares in this horror flick based on the classic TV series. With Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Portia Doubleday, Michael Peña, Michael Rooker, Kim Coates. Written by Jillian Jacobs, Christopher Roach, Jeff Wadlow. Directed by Wadlow. (110 minutes, PG-13)

Austin Stowell, left, Michael Peña and Lucy Hale in "Blumhouse's Fantasy Island." [Courtesy of Christopher Moss]


This portion of the LGBTQ Movie series features Rafiki, which tells the tale of the longtime friendship-turned-relationship between two Kenyan women. Free. 7 p.m. Thursday. Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S. (727) 893-1074.


As part of its International Cinema Series, Eckerd College shows The Chambermaid, Mexico’s submission into the 92nd Academy Awards, on campus in the Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium. A chambermaid attempts to rise through hard work and dedication to duty in the observational drama filmed in Spanish with English subtitles. Free. 7 p.m. Friday. 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 864-7979.


All dates subject to change.

Feb. 21: Brahms: The Boy II; The Call of the Wild; Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Feb. 28: The Invisible Man

March 6: Onward; The Way Back

Times staff writer Meaghan Habuda and Times wires


  1. "Brahms: The Boy II" stars Katie Holmes.
  2. Twitter user Ashley Bower asked what movies traumatized people as children, prompting a deluge of responses and a spattering of old movies to trend on Twitter on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020.
  3. "Downhill" stars Will Ferrell, left, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
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  5. "Birds of Prey" stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.
  6. This May 4, 2017 file photo shows actor Kirk Douglas in Los Angeles. Douglas died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at age 103.
  7. "Birds of Prey" stars Rosie Perez, left, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Margot Robbie, Ella Jay Basco and Jurnee Smollett-Bell.
  8. Cinematographer Nick Matthews, left, works the main camera on the set of "Black Veil" in downtown Plant City. "The Blair Witch Project" director Dan Myrick is directing a web series titled "Black Veil" on location there.
  9. "The Rhythm Section" stars Blake Lively.
  10. "The Song of Names" stars Luke Doyle as Dovidl.
  11. Roberto Gomez, of Puerto Rico, dressed as Darth Vader, attends the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on Dec. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles.
  12. "Bad Boys for Life" stars Will Smith, left, and Martin Lawrence.