Movies open in Tampa Bay theaters: ‘Pet Sematary,’ ‘The Best of Enemies,’ ‘Shazam!’

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Published April 3
Updated April 3


Pet Sematary

A secret burial ground in the Maine woods brings untold horror to a recently arrived family. With Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow. Written by Jeff Buhler; story by Matt Greenberg; based on the novel by Stephen King. Directed by Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer. (101 minutes, R)


In the superhero film, a teen in foster care gains the ability to transform himself into a full-grown superhero. With Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Borth, Meagan Good. Directed by David F. Sandberg. Written by Henry Gayden; story by Gayden, Darren Lemke; based on the character created by Bill Parker, C.C. Beck. (132 minutes, PG-13)

The Best of Enemies

A fact-based drama about a black civil-rights activist and a local Ku Klux Klan leader who find common cause in 1970s North Carolina. With Sam Rockwell, Taraji P. Henson, Wes Bentley, Anne Heche. Written by Robin Bissell; based on a book by Osha Gray Davidson. Directed by Bissell. (132 minutes, PG-13)

The Aftermath

Romantic tension builds between a British officer’s wife and a German widower in post-WWII Hamburg. With Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, Alexander Skarsgard. Written by Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse; based on a novel by Rhidian Brook. Directed by James Kent. (108 minutes, R)


Unicorn STORE

This comedy, streaming on Netflix, serves as Brie Larson’s directorial debut. The actor and filmmaker plays an artist who has the opportunity to make her ideal childhood purchase: a unicorn. With Samuel L. Jackson, Bradley Whitford, Joan Cusack. Written by Samantha McIntyre. (92 minutes, NR)


Gloria Bell: A free-spirited divorcee (Julianne Moore) works by day and dances at Los Angeles clubs by night.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part: Lego invaders from outer space wreak havoc in this animated sequel. While not as fun as the original, the animation is top notch.

Fighting with My Family: A former professional wrestler (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) tours small venues with his family while his children dream of WWE stardom.

Transit: Adapted from Anna Seghers’ 1944 novel about a World War II refugee, but hauntingly suspended between past and present, this latest drama from German director Christian Petzold (Phoenix) is a quietly extraordinary tale of refugee experiences, then and now.


All dates subject to change.

April 12: Teen Spirit; Hellboy; High Life; Little; Mary Magdalene; Missing Link

April 19: Drunk Parents; Little Woods; Under the Silver Lake

April 26: J.T. Leroy; Avengers: Endgame; The White Crow; Otherhood

May 3: UglyDolls; The Intruder; Long Shot; Shadow

May 10: Pokemon Detective Pikachu; The Hustle; All is True

May 17: The Sun Is Also a Star; The Souvenir

May 24: Aladdin

Meaghan Habuda and Times wires