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Movies in Tampa Bay theaters: ‘Bloodshot,’ ‘The Hunt,’ ‘My Spy’

‘I Still Believe,’ ‘Wendy’ and the annual Gasparilla International Film Festival open, too.

NOW OPEN

I STILL BELIEVE

A fact-based drama about a Christian music star who finds his faith tested. With KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Melissa Roxburgh, Gary Sinise. Written by Jon Erwin, Jon Gunn. Directed by Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin. (115 minutes, PG)

KJ Apa and Britt Robertson in "I Still Believe." [Courtesy of Jason LaVeris]

THURSDAY

BLOODSHOT

A soldier who was killed in action is brought back to life by a sinister corporation using nanotechnology. With Vin Diesel, Eiza Gonzalez, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell, Guy Pearce. Written by Jeff Wadlow, Eric Heisserer; story by Wadlow; based on the comic book by Kevin VanHook, Bob Layton, Don Perlin. Directed by Dave Wilson. (109 minutes, PG-13)

"Bloodshot" stars Eiza Gonzalez and Vin Diesel. [Courtesy of Graham Bartholomew]
Related: Tampa’s ‘Bloodshot’ creator talks Vin Diesel, Iron Man and more

THE HUNT

Everyday folks are abducted by wealthy elites to be hunted for sport. With Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Hilary Swank, Justin Hartley, Glenn Howerton, Amy Madigan, Ethan Suplee, Ike Barinholtz. Written by Nick Cuse, Damon Lindelof. Directed by Craig Zobel. (115 minutes, R)

MY SPY

Dave Bautista stars as a CIA operative who becomes the reluctant espionage mentor to a 9-year-old girl. With Kristen Schaal, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Chloe Coleman, Ken Jeong. Written by Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber. Directed by Peter Segal. (99 minutes, PG-13)

FRIDAY

LOST GIRLS

In this crime drama on Netflix, a mother’s efforts to find her missing daughter leads to the discovery of the murders of sex workers in Long Island. With Amy Ryan, Oona Laurence, Thomasin McKenzie, Lola Kirke, Dean Winters, Miriam Shor, Kevin Corrigan, Gabriel Byrne. Written by Michael Werwie; based on a book by Robert Kolker. Directed by Liz Garbus. (95 minutes, R)

"Lost Girls" stars Oona Laurence, Amy Ryan, Thomasin McKenzie and Miriam Shor. [JESSICA KOURKOUNIS | Netflix]

WENDY

A young girl travels to a magical island where no one ages in this fantasy tale inspired by Peter Pan. With Devin France, Gage Naquin, Gavin Naquin, Ahmad Cage. Written by Benh Zeitlin, Eliza Zeitlin. Directed by Benh Zeitlin. (112 minutes, PG-13)

Devin France, Gavin Naquin, Gage Naquin, Romyri Ross and Yashua Mack in "Wendy." [Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures]

BINGE WATCH: GASPARILLA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival is back for another year. This cinematic celebration kicks off its annual series of screenings at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with The Lovebirds starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani at Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. The Performing Arts Building at Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor City campus presents the remaining 50-plus movies over six days. They include the documentary Disclosure | Trans Lives on Screen; comic book and fantasy shorts; Musica Cubana — A Story to be Told, a documentary about Cuba’s musical diversity; thriller shorts; and the drama Resistance with Jesse Eisenberg. The festival advises that the best way to go is to purchase the Unlimited Screening Pass that grants you access to each flick, plus priority entry. Put on by the Tampa Film Institute, the Gasparilla International Film Festival has been around since 2007. Through March 22. $15 opening night film, $150 pass. Corner of E Palm Avenue and N 14th Street, Tampa. gasparillafilmfestival.com.

ENDURING ENSEMBLE: ONCE WERE BROTHERS

Tampa Theatre shows the new documentary for a limited time. Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band charts the songwriter and guitarist’s early life and career with the storied rock group. Expect appearances from Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen and others. $11, $8 members. 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 3:30 and 6 p.m. Sunday. 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.

UPCOMING RELEASES

All dates subject to change.

March 20: A Quiet Place Part II

March 27: Mulan

April 3: The New Mutants; Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Times staff writer Meaghan Habuda and Times wires

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