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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]

THURSDAY

DOWNHILL

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]

FIRST LADY

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)

THE PHOTOGRAPH

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)

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

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]

FRIDAY

BLUMHOUSE’S FANTASY ISLAND

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]

LOVE STORY: RAFIKI

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.

OSCAR ENTRY: THE CHAMBERMAID

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. eckerd.edu.

UPCOMING RELEASES

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

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