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Movies in Tampa Bay theaters: ‘Brahms: The Boy II,’ ‘The Call of the Wild’

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ opens, too, while the funny, cuddly CatVideoFest invades Tampa Theatre.
"Brahms: The Boy II" stars Katie Holmes. [DAVID BUKACH | STXfilms]

THURSDAY

BRAHMS: THE BOY II

A family moves into an English country mansion where their young son becomes friends with a creepy life-sized doll in this sequel to the 2016 horror tale. With Katie Holmes, Christopher Convery, Owain Yeoman, Ralph Ineson. Written by Stacey Menear. Directed by William Brent Bell. (86 minutes, PG-13)

Owain Yeoman, Katie Holmes and Christopher Convery in "Brahms: The Boy II." [DAVID BUKACH | STXfilms]

THE CALL OF THE WILD

A sled dog has a series of adventures in the 19th century Yukon in this update of the Jack London novel. With Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford. Written by Michael Green. Directed by Chris Sanders. (105 minutes, PG)

"The Call of the Wild" stars Harrison Ford. [Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox]

IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: THE MOVIE

The pranksters from the basic cable TV show bring their hidden-camera hi-jinks to the big screen. With Brian Quinn, Joe Gatto, James Murray, Sal Vulcano. Written by Quinn, Gatto, Murray, Vulcano, Chris Henchy. Directed by Henchy. (93 minutes, PG-13)

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

A painter and her subject, an unhappy bride-to-be, fall in love in 18th century Brittany, France. With Adele Haenel, Noémie Merlant, Luana Bajrami, Valeria Golino. Written and directed by Céline Sciamma. In French and Italian with English subtitles. (121 minutes, R)

FUR REAL: CATVIDEOFEST

If you can’t get enough of the kitty clips that pop up on your social media feed, don’t miss the CatVideoFest. The Tampa Theatre screening offers a reel of the latest feline-forward videos, cuddly and funny alike. They’ve been collected through submissions, music videos, animations and internet memes. Benefits the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. $11, $8 members. 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.

MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM: MAKE MORE NOISE

Presented in conjunction with the “Art of the Stage” exhibition, Make More Noise brings a lineup of more than 20 silent short films that reveals how suffragettes were portrayed in cinema as their campaign on the streets was gaining momentum. Lillian Henley’s specially commissioned score accompanies the compilation. Included with museum admission. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE. (727) 896-2667. mfastpete.org.

ONE-DAY ONLY: THE COLOR PURPLE

You’ve got two chances to celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Color Purple. Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the Pulitzer-winning coming-of-age novel by Alice Walker stars Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey. Studio Movie Grill (Seminole), Woodlands Square 20 (Oldsmar), Park Place 16 (Pinellas Park), Citrus Park 20 (Tampa) and Regency 20 (Brandon) screen the movie at 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Prices vary. fathomevents.com.

GREAT OUTDOORS: ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

For its 22nd year, the Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature Environmental Film Festival kicks off at Eckerd College with the snowy wilderness drama Ága at 7 p.m. Friday, followed by Sea of Shadows, the documentary thriller about the most endangered cetacean in the world, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Honeyland sounds particularly interesting, as this observational documentary chronicles the lifestyle of a Turkish beekeeper. See the recent Academy Award nominee and 2019 Sundance Film Festival winner at 7 p.m. Feb. 26. Free. Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 864-7979. environmentalfilmfest.com.

Hatidze Muratova in "Honeyland." [Neon via AP]

UPCOMING RELEASES

All dates subject to change.

Feb. 28: Emma; The Invisible Man

March 6: Onward; The Way Back

March 13: Bloodshot; My Spy

Times staff writer Meaghan Habuda and Times wires

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