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Movies opening in Tampa Bay theaters: 'The Secret Life of Pets 2,' 'Dark Phoenix,' 'The Souvenir'

‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ features the voices of Lake Bell, Bobby Moynihan, Jenny Slate and Hannibal Buress, to name a few. [Universal Pictures]
Published Jun. 5

OPEN THURSDAY

The Secret Life of Pets 2

A sequel to the computer-animated comedy reveals more of the antics our animal companions are up to when we're not around. With the voices of Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Dana Carvey, Harrison Ford, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Pete Holmes, Ellie Kemper, Nick Kroll, Bobby Moynihan, Patton Oswalt, Jenny Slate, Eric Stonestreet. Written by Brian Lynch. Directed by Chris Renaud, Jonathan Del Val. (86 minutes, PG)

Dark Phoenix

The X-Men face off against their own Jean Grey after she returns following a near-fatal encounter in space with a mysterious cosmic force. With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Jessica Chastain. Written and directed by Simon Kinberg. (113 minutes, PG-13)

OPEN FRIDAY

The Souvenir

A female film student in 1980s Britain has an ill-advised romance with a dishonest charmer. With Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton. Written and directed by Joanna Hogg. (120 minutes, R)

All Is True

Kenneth Branagh directed and plays William Shakespeare in this drama about one of the darkest periods of the Bard's life. With Judi Dench, Ian McKellen. Written by Ben Elton. (101 minutes, PG-13)

The Tomorrow Man

A small-town man preparing for some future disaster finds love with a woman who can't stop shopping. With John Lithgow, Blythe Danner. Written and directed by Noble Jones. (95 minutes, PG-13)

The Black Godfather

Netflix releases this documentary that chronicles the life of pioneering music executive Clarence Avant. (118 minutes, NR)

SCORSESE SCREENING: The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy, Martin Scorsese's dark flick with Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis released in 1982, is presented as part of the next one-night-only Second Screen Cult Cinema screening. Come early for the cocktails, plus food, wine and beer. $5 suggested donation. 6 p.m. June 12. Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. cultcinema.org.

I WANNA BE LOVED BY YOU: Some Like It Hot

Tampa Theatre movie series Summer Classics continues with iconic 1959 comedy Some Like It Hot, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. A brief discussion and audience Q&A led by retired University of South Florida film professor Harriet Deer follows. $10, $7 members. 3 p.m. Sunday. 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.

CRITICS' PICKS

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.

Long Shot: A struggling journalist (Seth Rogen) catches a break when his first crush (Charlize Theron) runs for president and hires him as a speech writer in this Pretty Woman role-reversal.

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu: A young man teams up with Detective Pikachu to uncover the mystery behind his father's disappearance.

UPCOMING RELEASES

All dates subject to change.

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

July 5: Spider-Man: Far From Home; Midsommar

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

Times staff writer Meaghan Habuda and Times wires

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