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Movies opening in Tampa Bay theaters: 'Brightburn,' 'Aladdin,' 'Booksmart'

Aladdin (Mena Massoud) meets the larger-than-life blue Genie (Will Smith) in Disney’s live-action adaptation of ‘Aladdin.’ [Disney]
Aladdin (Mena Massoud) meets the larger-than-life blue Genie (Will Smith) in Disney’s live-action adaptation of ‘Aladdin.’ [Disney]
Published May 22, 2019


The White Crow

Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev seeks asylum in the West in this fact-based drama. With Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes. Written by David Hare; based on a book by Julie Kavanagh. Directed by Fiennes. In Russian, English and French with English subtitles. (127 minutes, R)



The live-action adaptation of Disney's 1992 animated musical based on the timeless fantasy tale about a charming thief, a beautiful princess and a big blue genie. With Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen. Written by John August, Guy Ritchie. Directed by Ritchie. (128 minutes, PG)


A child from another planet comes to Earth, but rather than being a savior, he unleashes superhero horror. With Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn. Written by Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn. Directed by David Yarovesky. (90 minutes, R)


As high school graduation looms, two overachieving BFFs decide to cut loose for the first time. With Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis. Written by Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Katie Silberman. Directed by Olivia Wilde. (88 minutes, R)


The Perfection

This horror thriller follows the dark journey taken by a troubled musical prodigy and a new star pupil. Look for it on Netflix. (90 minutes, NR)

Rim of the World

Another movie, about a quartet of summer camp-enrolled misfits who must save the world after aliens invade the planet, launching exclusively on Netflix. (98 minutes, NR)

MOVIE AND A MARKET: The Biggest Little Farm

The Biggest Little Farm follows the eight-year journey husband-and-wife duo John and Molly Chester took to establish themselves on 200 acres of farmland outside Los Angeles. But the local premiere for this new documentary at Tampa Theatre comes with the Franklin Street Farmer's Market, where small farms, environmentally friendly entrepreneurs and sustainable businesses offer samples and sales. The first 200 people get a free reusable grocery bag. You can also drop off unwanted wires, batteries, phones and other electronics for recycling. $11, $8 members. Market at 5:30 p.m., movie at 7:30 Friday. 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286.

GET RAW: The Cold Blue

The Cold Blue contains 1943 raw color footage of the air war over Nazi Germany, which award-winning director William Wyler filmed for his documentary The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress. The footage was recently recovered from the National Archives. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Regal Cinemas Citrus Park 20, 7999 Citrus Park Town Center Mall, Tampa. Brandon's AMC Regency 20 and Gibsonton's GQT Riverview 14 also show the movie.


Avengers: Endgame: After 11 years and 21 previous films, this opening chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes to a mighty finish with this thrilling, exhausting and inevitably moving adventure featuring Iron Man, Captain America and all the others we've met along the way.

Us: A sensational dual performance by Lupita Nyong'o is the centerpiece of Jordan Peele's followup to Get Out, a smart, relentlessly scary horror picture about a family being stalked by murderous doppelgangers.

Amazing Grace: Shot during the live recording sessions of Aretha Franklin's soaring 1972 gospel album Amazing Grace, this long-buried concert documentary once was lost but now is found — gloriously so.

Captain Marvel: It's not only heroes who can have superpowers. Movies can have them, too, and you can add this to the small list of those that do thanks to a luminous and powerful Brie Larson, co-stars Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Annette Bening and Jude Law and directors and co-writers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.


All dates subject to change.

May 31: Ma; Godzilla: King of the Monsters, left; Rocketman

June 7: All Is True; The Secret Life of Pets 2; The Souvenir

June 14: The Dead Don't Die; Men in Black: International; Shaft

June 21: Child's Play; Toy Story 4

June 28: 47 Meters Down: Uncaged; Annabelle Comes Home; Yesterday

Times staff writer Meaghan Habuda and Times wires


  1. Roberto Gomez, of Puerto Rico, dressed as Darth Vader, attends the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on Dec. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. [CHRIS PIZZELLO  |  Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]
    The massive fandom was built on the strength of a universe that continues to expand beyond the movie theater.
  2. "Bad Boys for Life" stars Will Smith, left, and Martin Lawrence. [Courtesy of Ben Rothstein]
    Plus, the Sunshine City Film Festival brings a number of events for cinephiles to St. Petersburg.
  3. Michael B. Jordan, left, and Jamie Foxx in "Just Mercy." [Courtesy of Jake Giles Netter]
    ‘Like a Boss’ also opens, and the Gulfport Public Library’s LGBTQ Film Series shows ‘The Most Dangerous Year.’
  4. "Pitch Perfect 2" stars, from left, Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp and Rebel Wilson. [RICHARD CARTWRIGHT  |  Universal Studios]
    The actor will star in and produce the movie.
  5. A scene from "The Grudge." [Courtesy of Allen Fraser]
    Catch the opening of the Dunedin International Film Festival, too.
  6. FILE - This undated file photo provided by Matthew Westmoreland shows Riley Howell. The North Carolina college student hailed by police as a hero for preventing more injuries and deaths after a gunman opened fire in a classroom in April 2019 has been immortalized as a Jedi by the production company for the Star Wars franchise. (Matthew Westmoreland via AP, File) [MATTHEW WESTMORELAND  |  AP]
    His entire family went to see the new movie on opening night. They brought his ashes, and left a seat open for him.
  7. "Little Women" stars Florence Pugh, left, Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson. [Courtesy of Wilson Webb]
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  8. "Bombshell" stars Charlize Theron, left, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie. [HILARY BRONWYN GAYLE  |  Lionsgate]
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  9. Peter Billingsley sits on Santa's lap in a scene from "A Christmas Story." [MGM]
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    Michael Keaton attends the LA premiere of Spotlight. [RICHARD SHOTWELL  |  Invision/AP]
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