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Movies opening in Tampa Bay theaters: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home,' 'Midsommar'

A scene from “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” [Columbia Pictures/Sony]
A scene from “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” [Columbia Pictures/Sony]
Published Jul. 3, 2019

NOW OPEN

Spider-Man: Far From Home

The young web slinger's trip to Europe with his school friends is interrupted by Nick Fury and some elemental creatures. With Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, Jake Gyllenhaal. Written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers; based on the comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Directed by Jon Watts. (128 minutes, PG-13)

Midsommar

A young American tourist couple are drawn into the darker aspects of a pagan festival in rural Sweden. With Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgran. Written and directed by Ari Aster. In English and Swedish with English subtitles. (100 minutes, R)

FRIDAY

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

A young man hopes to regain the Victorian house his grandfather built in the city by the bay. With Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold, Danny Glover. Written by Joe Talbot and Rob Richert; story by Fails and Talbot. Directed by Talbot. (120 minutes, R)

TO BE, OR NOT TO BE: Hamlet

On the big screen, National Theatre Live presents Shakespeare's great tragedy Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. AMC Woodlands Square 20 in Oldsmar and Tampa's Regal Cinemas Citrus Park 20 also show the film. $19.30 (price may vary by theater). 7 p.m. Monday. Regal Cinemas Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. (727) 525-7777.

CRITICS' PICKS

Booksmart: Two studious high school seniors (Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever) try to pack four years of partying into one night in this comedy.

Toy Story 4: Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with a new friend. If Pixar is getting bored with its franchise-extending chores for Disney, it certainly doesn't show in this funny, freaky, often profound animated adventure that is certainly the best movie ever made about a spork.

Rocketman: This endearing look at the breakthrough years of Sir Elton John (played by Taron Egerton) is less interested in musical influences than exploring the way performing and songwriting helped John make sense of his life.

UPCOMING RELEASES

All dates subject to change.

July 12: 21 Bridges; Armstrong; Crawl; Lying and Stealing; Stuber

July 19: The Art of Self-Defense; Bottom of the 9th; The Lion King

July 26: Brahms: The Boy II; Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; Mike Wallace Is Here; The Mountain

Aug. 2: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Movie

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

Times staff writer Meaghan Habuda and Times wires

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