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Which movies are in Tampa Bay theaters? 'A Dog's Journey,' 'John Wick: Chapter 3,' 'The Sun Is Also a Star'

Kathryn Prescott, left, and Henry Lau in ‘A Dog’s Journey.’ [Dreamworks]
Kathryn Prescott, left, and Henry Lau in ‘A Dog’s Journey.’ [Dreamworks]
Published May 15, 2019

OPEN THURSDAY

A Dog's Journey

The pooch with a purpose forms a new attachment and vows to watch over her in this sequel. With Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Kathryn Prescott, Dennis Quaid and the voice of Josh Gad. Written by W. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon, Maya Forbes, Wally Wolodarsky; based on the novel by Cameron. Directed by Gail Mancuso. (108 minutes, PG)

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum

The super-assassin played by Keanu Reeves is back, pursued by other hired killers looking to collect a $14 million bounty. With Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Jerome Flynn, Jason Mantzoukas, Anjelica Huston, Ian McShane. Written by Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins, Marc Abrams; story by Kolstad. Directed by Chad Stahelski. (130 minutes, R)

The Sun Is Also a Star

Love blooms for two young people over the course of one life-changing New York City day. With Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, John Leguizamo. Written by Tracy Oliver; based on the novel by Nicola Yoon. Directed by Ry Russo-Young. (120 minutes, PG-13)

Good Sam

Based on the book series by Dete Meserve of the same name, this comedy-drama about a mysterious good Samaritan, which is set to launch on Netflix, stars Tiya Sircar. (89 minutes, NR)

OPEN FRIDAY

See You Yesterday

Netflix presents an adaptation of director Stefon Bristol's 2017 short, produced by Spike Lee. Two teenage friends who are building a time machine drive the movie. (86 minutes, NR)

PIONEERING PAIR: Satan and Adam

A screening of new documentary Satan and Adam celebrates the life and music of Gulfport blues legend Sterling "Mr. Satan" Magee and his blues partner Adam Gussow. $20 suggested donation. 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport. (727) 893-1070.

ON THE HUNT: The Orchid Seller

Coinciding with its exhibition "Oswaldo Vigas: Transformations," the Tampa Museum of Art features The Orchid Seller in the University of Tampa's Reeves Theater. The film centers around a search led by celebrated Venezuelan painter Vigas, whose son Lorenzo Vigas, a UT alumnus and 2015 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winner, produces. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Vaughn Center, second floor, 200 UT Poe Parkway. (813) 274-8130.

MODERN TAKE: Booksmart

Don't miss this sneak-peek Booksmart screening. Officially in theaters May 24, the movie is a coming-of-age story as much as an unfiltered comedy about unforgettable high school bonds. Olivia Wilde directs. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. AMC West Shore 14, 210 WestShore Plaza, Tampa. (813) 637-8366.

BRING A HANKY: Steel Magnolias

You have three chances to observe the 30th anniversary of this hit comedy-drama embracing friendship, love and resilience. Regal Cinemas Citrus Park 20 in Tampa and Regal Cinemas Park Place 16 in Pinellas Park also plan to screen Steel Magnolias, which stars Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts. 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 7 p.m. Wednesday. AMC Regency 20, 2496 W Brandon Blvd., Brandon. fathomevents.com.

CRITICS' PICKS

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

Shazam! A streetwise 14-year-old is able to transform into a superhero by shouting one magic word in this family-friendly movie with the feel of a 1980s adventure comedy.

The Mustang: A violent convict is given the opportunity to participate in a rehabilitation program involving training wild horses. Nicely acted and ultimately moving.

UPCOMING RELEASES

All dates subject to change.

May 24: The White Crow; Aladdin; BrightBurn; Booksmart

May 31: Ma; Godzilla: King of the Monsters; 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

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