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Movies in Tampa Bay theaters: ‘Doctor Sleep,’ ‘Last Christmas,’ ‘Midway’

‘Pain and Glory,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and ‘Playing With Fire’ round out this week’s new openings.
"Doctor Sleep" stars Ewan McGregor as Danny Torrance. [Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures]
Published Nov. 6
Updated Nov. 6

THURSDAY

JOJO RABBIT

A young boy in Nazi Germany discovers his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in the attic in writer-director Taika Waititi’s satirical fable. With Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Thomasin McKenzie, Waititi. (108 minutes, PG-13)

From left: Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson and Roman Griffin Davis in "Jojo Rabbit." [LARRY HORRICKS | Twentieth Century Fox]

LAST CHRISTMAS

In a holiday romantic comedy inspired by the music of George Michael, a young Londoner meets a guy who seems too good to be true. With Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson. Written by Thompson, Bryony Kimmings. Directed by Paul Feig. (102 minutes, PG-13)

MIDWAY

The story of the critical World War II Pacific Theater battle between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy in June 1942. With Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Etsushi Toyokawa, Tadanobu Asano, Luke Kleintank, Jun Kunimura, Darren Criss, Keean Johnson, Alexander Ludwig, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Woody Harrelson. Written by Wes Tooke. Directed by Roland Emmerich. (138 minutes, PG-13)

Ed Skrein and Luke Kleintank in "Midway." [REINER BAJO | Lionsgate]

PLAYING WITH FIRE

Firefighters find their lives turned upside down when they rescue three siblings but can’t find the kids’ parents. With John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, Tyler Mane, Brianna Hildebrand, Christian Convery, Finley Rose Slater. Written by Dan Ewen, Matt Lieberman. Directed by Andy Fickman. (96 minutes, PG)

FRIDAY

DOCTOR SLEEP

Forty years after the events of The Shining, the now-grown Danny Torrance joins forces with a similarly gifted teen to battle dark forces. With Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Cliff Curtis. Written and directed by Mike Flanagan, based on the book by Stephen King. (151 minutes, R)

"Doctor Sleep" stars Ewan McGregor as Danny Torrance. [Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures]

PAIN AND GLORY

Antonio Banderas stars in writer-director Pedro Almodóvar’s semi-autobiographical drama about a famous filmmaker looking back on his life and career. With Penélope Cruz, Cecilia Roth. In Spanish with English subtitles. (113 minutes, R)

BLOODY GOOD: FROM DUSK TIL DAWN

On top of Rock Brothers Brewing, the upstairs Attic features Quentin Tarantino’s cult classic From Dusk Til Dawn alongside a selection of themed cocktails. You can enjoy the action-horror combo from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 12 for free, but $5 gets you a shot of Espolon tequila. Sprinkled with dehydrated Espolon margarita salt, the popcorn is free as well. Come early, as seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6. 1510 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 241-0110. eventbrite.com.

HIGH SEAS: CHASING THE THUNDER

Capt. Paul Watson, who stars in Animal Planet series Whale Wars, attends the screening of this award-winning documentary, which chronicles the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s 110-day, 10,000-mile chase of an infamous poaching vessel called the Thunder. Watson founded Sea Shepherd in 1977. He’s joined by Chasing the Thunder director Mark Benjamin and producer Katie Carpenter. Free. 8-10 p.m. Nov. 8. Bininger Theater at Eckerd College, 4500 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. eventbrite.com.

CRITICS’ PICKS

The Lighthouse: Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe give towering performances as a pair of feuding 19th century lightkeepers in this mad, magnificently crafted New England gothic from The Witch writer-director Robert Eggers.

Parasite: Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, Bong Joon Ho’s deviously entertaining thriller about two very different families is an ingenious weave of domestic dark comedy, class allegory and ultimately devastating tragedy.

Downton Abbey: Once feared shuttered for good, the Crawley family home has grandly reopened its doors, and for those who found pleasure within its magisterial walls, that is the best of news. PBS’s highest-rated dramatic series of all time has adroitly transitioned to theaters with all its satisfying qualities — and just about its entire core cast — intact.

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.

Nov. 15: All Rise; Charlie’s Angels; Ford v Ferrari; The Good Liar; The Report

Nov. 22: 21 Bridges; A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood; Frozen 2

Nov. 29: Dark Waters; Knives Out; Queen & Slim

Times staff writer Meaghan Habuda and Times wires

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