Monday, September 24, 2018
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What’s in theaters Labor Day weekend: ‘Operation Finale,’ ‘Searching,’ ‘Kin’

NOW PLAYING: OPERATION FINALE

Oscar Isaac plays an Israeli agent tasked with spiriting Holocaust architect Adolf Eichmann (Ben Kingsley, right) out of Argentina to stand trial for war crimes 15 years after World War II. The case was the subject of a recent exhibit at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, also called Operation Finale. Directed by Chris Weitz. Playing at Park Place Stadium 16 in Pinellas Park, Countryside 12 in Clearwater, West Shore 14 in Tampa and Woodland Square 20 in Oldsmar. (118 minutes, PG-13) Read a review and an interview with the exhibit’s curator, who consulted on the film.

OPENING FRIDAY: SEARCHING

A father (John Cho) goes Searching his missing teenage daughter’s laptop for digital clues to her disappearance in this tale told completely via device screens. With Debra Messing, Joseph Lee and Michelle La. Written and directed by Aneesh Chaganty. (102 minutes, PG-13. Read a review.

JULIET, NAKED

Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd and Ethan Hawke form an unlikely triangle brought together by pop culture obsessiveness and heartache, when a neglected girlfriend (Byrne) starts to fall for the rock star idol (Hawke) of her boyfriend (O’Dowd). Based on the novel by Nick Hornby. Directed by Jesse Peretz. (105 minutes, R). Read a review.

KIN

An ex-con (Jack Reynor) and his adopted brother (Myles Truitt), possessing a strange weapon of unknown origin, are pursued by a ruthless criminal (James Franco), federal agents and otherworldly soldiers. With Zoe Kravitz, Carrie Coon and Dennis Quaid. Directed by Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker. (102 minutes, PG-13)

THE LITTLE STRANGER

In 1947, a country doctor (Domhnall Gleeson) is called to the home of a wealthy family where his mother once worked and discovers a terrifying connection to his own life. With Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter and Charlotte Rampling. Based on the novel by Sarah Waters. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. (111 minutes, R)

OPENING SATURDAY: THE BOOKSHOP

An English widow (Emily Mortimer) challenges the staid culture of her seaside town in 1959 by opening a store selling progressive literature. With Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson. Written and directed by Isabel Coixet, based on a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. Opens at Tampa Theatre. (113 minutes, PG). Read a review.

Critics’ picks

Crazy Rich Asians: An American woman (Constance Wu, above) goes to Singapore and discovers her boyfriend (Henry Golding) is ultra-wealthy, and that not everybody is happy about their relationship.

BlacKkKlansman: Spike Lee brings to the screen the amazing true story of a black man (John David Washington) who integrated the Colorado Springs Police Department and infiltrated a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.

Alpha: A young man (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is left for dead on a prehistoric buffalo hunt, and must find his home with the help of a wounded wolf.

The Meg: Jason Statham plays a deep-sea rescue specialist who ends up doing battle with a gigantic shark thought to have been extinct.

UPCOMING RELEASES

Sept. 7: The Nun; Peppermint

Sept. 11: God Bless the Broken Road

Sept. 14: The Wife; Where Hands Touch; Fighting With My Family; The Predator; Unbroken: Path to Redemption; White Boy Rick; Final Score; A Simple Favor

Sept. 21: The House With a Clock in Its Walls; Life Itself; Fahrenheit 11/9

Sept. 28: Little Women; Night School; Serenity; Smallfoot

Oct. 5: Venom; Bad Times at the El Royale; A Star Is Born

Oct. 12: First Man; Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Oct. 19: Halloween

Oct. 26: Johnny English Strikes Again; Hunter Killer

Nov. 2: Bohemian Rhapsody; Suspiria

Nov. 9: The Girl in the Spider’s Web; The Grinch

Nov. 16: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; Widows

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