Which movies are in Tampa Bay theaters? ‘Rocketman,’ ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters,’ ‘Ma’

Plus, ‘Always Be My Maybe’ on Netflix and a trio of old-school screenings around town.
Published May 29
Updated May 29

OPEN THURSDAY

Rocketman

Mild-mannered English piano player Reginald Dwight transforms into rock superstar Elton John in this musical fantasy biopic starring Taron Egerton. With Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard. Written by Lee Hall. Directed by Dexter Fletcher. (121 minutes, R)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

The giant reptile vies with Mothra, Rodan and the three-headed King Ghidorah for world domination. With Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Ziyi Zhang. Written by Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields; story by Max Borenstein, Dougherty, Shields. Directed by Dougherty. (132 minutes, PG-13)

Ma

Octavia Spencer stars as a lonely woman who turns the tables on a group of teens looking to party. With Juliette Lewis, Luke Evans, Missi Pyle. Directed by Tate Taylor. (99 minutes, R)

OPEN FRIDAY

Always Be My Maybe

Childhood sweethearts reconnect after a falling-out 15 years earlier in this Netflix rom-com. With Ali Wong, Randall Park, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Dae Kim, Charlyne Yi. Written by Wong, Park, Michael Golamco. Directed by Nahnatchka Khan. (101 minutes, NR)

SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT: Hook

Expect themed food and drink specials and a costume contest during the Widescreen on the Water Summer Kickoff. Dress in pirate and fairy garb for a showing of director Steven Spielberg’s 1991 classic Hook on the “boat screen.” Free. 7 p.m. Thursday. Caddy’s Pub, 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. (727) 595-3172.

AMERICAN DREAM: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Tampa Theatre gives the community a break from the heat by featuring Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as part of its Summer Classics series. Released in 1939, the political comedy-drama is about “the egalitarian power of the American political system and the eventual triumph of good.” A short discussion and audience Q&A with retired University of South Florida film professor Harriet Deer follows. $10, $7 members. 3 p.m. Sunday. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.

BACK ON THE BIG SCREEN: Saving Private Ryan

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, don’t miss a screening of Saving Private Ryan. Director Steven Spielberg’s 1998 movie, which won a Golden Globe, stars Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Edward Burns and Tom Sizemore. Also showing at AMC Woodlands Square 20 in Oldsmar. $13.40 (price may vary by theater). 3 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. June 5. 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.

Knock Down the House: By being there at the start of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s already legendary career, filmmaker Rachel Lears captured lightning in a bottle in this Netflix documentary on four different and compelling women, each of whom mounted a grassroots primary challenge to an entrenched incumbent.

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum: A contract on his life makes John (Keanu Reeves), who went rogue at the end of the series’ previous installment, the object of desire of the world’s top hit men and women.

Aladdin: Will Smith is a genie who grants wishes to a young man who’s fallen in love with a princess in Disney’s live-action remake.

UPCOMING RELEASES

All dates subject to change.

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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