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Movies opening in Tampa Bay theaters: 'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,' 'The Farewell'

Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) team up and face off in “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.” [Universal Pictures]
Published Aug. 1

NOW OPEN

The Red Sea Diving Resort

Inspired by real events, this drama about undercover agents who rescue Ethiopian refugees in the 1980s starts streaming on Netflix. With Chris Evans, Michael K. Williams, Haley Bennett, Michiel Huisman, Ben Kingsley. Written by Gideon Raff. Directed by Raff. (130 minutes, NR)

THURSDAY

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham grudgingly team up to battle a cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist wielding a bio threat in this globe-spanning spinoff of the speed-fueled action series. With Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren. Written by Chris Morgan, Drew Pearce; story by Morgan; based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson. Directed by David Leitch. (134 minutes, PG-13)

FRIDAY

The Farewell

A young Chinese-American woman returns to China with her family to celebrate her dying grandmother as part of an elaborate ruse. With Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin. Written and directed By Lulu Wang. (98 minutes, PG)

COMBO SCREENING: 48 HOUR FILM Project

The 48 Hour Film Project invites you to check out what teams of filmmakers dreamed up in 48 hours. Two showings with different flicks are planned, one at 6 p.m. and a second at 8:30. $14, $20 for combo screening. 6 p.m. Wednesday. AMC West Shore 14, 210 WestShore Plaza, Tampa. 48hourfilmproject.ticketleap.com.

CRITICS' PICKS

Late Night: A swell romantic comedy of a very particular sort, a film that details the delightful attachment two women — played by Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling in tip-top form — have not to any man (or even each other) but to the profession they're completely devoted to.

The Art of Self-Defense: Riley Stearns wrote and directed this unnerving, exacting dark comedy about masculinity and violence, starring Jesse Eisenberg as a socially awkward young man who gets much more than he bargained for when he starts learning karate.

Maiden: A potent documentary about the first all-female crew to compete in yachting's grueling Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989, it tells a mighty tale about the majesty of the human spirit and the power of women.

UPCOMING RELEASES

All dates subject to change.

Aug. 9: The Art of Racing in the Rain; Brian Banks; Dora and the Lost City of Gold; The Kitchen; Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Aug. 14: The Angry Birds Movie 2

Aug. 16: 47 Meters Down: Uncaged; Where'd You Go Bernadette?

Times staff writer Meaghan Habuda and Times wires

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