Which movies are in Tampa Bay theaters? ‘The Hustle,’ ‘Tolkien,’ ‘Poms’

‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu,’ too, in case that’s your thing.
Published May 8
Updated May 9

OPEN THURSDAY

The Hustle

Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson play con women who join forces for revenge. With Alex Sharp. Written by Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning, Dale Launer, Jac Schaeffer; story by Shapiro, Henning, Launer. Directed by Chris Addison. (103 minutes, PG-13)

Tolkien

Friendship, love and World War I inspire the young writer who would go on to create The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. With Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi. Written by David Gleeson, Stephen Beresford. Directed by Dome Karukoski. (112 minutes, PG-13)

Pokemon Detective Pikachu

The son of a missing detective teams with the titular sleuth to find his father in this mix of live action and animation. With the voice of Ryan Reynolds plus Justice Smith, Suki Waterhouse, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy. Written by Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Rob Letterman, Derek Connolly; story by Hernandez, Samit, Nicole Perlman; based on Pokemon created by Satoshi Tajiri, Ken Sugimori, Junichi Masuda, Atsuko Nishida, Tomokazu Ohara, Haruka Utsui. Directed by Letterman. (104 minutes, PG)

Poms

Diane Keaton stars as a woman who starts a cheer squad at a retirement home. With Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier, Celia Weston, Rhea Perlman. Written by Shane Atkinson; story by Atkinson, Zara Hayes. Directed by Hayes. (91 minutes, PG-13)

OPEN FRIDAY

Wine Country

Fire up Netflix to catch this film about friends who are celebrating a 50th birthday in Napa and find the real world intruding on their bliss. With Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, Cherry Jones, Maya Erskine, Jason Schwartzman, Tina Fey. Written by Emily Spivey, Liz Cackowski. Directed by Poehler. (103 minutes, R)

UP AND AWAY: Planes

To kick off their collaborative, family-friendly movie series, AirCinema, Tampa Theatre and Tampa International Airport show Planes. The airport’s new event space between Airsides E and F on Level 3 presents the Disney/Pixar film, so bring blankets and lawn chairs. Airplane!, the 1980 disaster parody, is planned for the next screening in the fall. Free. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 4100 George J. Bean Parkway. tampatheatre.org.

BIRTHDAY: Batman Forever

Celebrate the 80th anniversary of Batman with a showing of Batman Forever, starring Val Kilmer as the Dark Knight. If you live closer to Seminole, head for Studio Movie Grill, another theater that plans to feature the flick. $13.40. 4 p.m. Sunday. AMC Woodlands Square 20, 3128 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. (727) 771-6643.

TREKKIES UNITE: What We Left Behind

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine examines the beloved TV series and how it differed from Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future. This screening, which marks the 20th anniversary of when Deep Space Nine left the airwaves and includes a roundtable discussion of the documentary, also goes down at CineBistro in Tampa and AMC Woodlands Square 20 in Oldsmar. $13.40 (price may vary by theater). 7 p.m. Monday. Regal Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. (727) 525-7777.

FORGIVENESS: Final Solution

Based on a true story, Final Solution, starring John Kani (Black Panther) and Jan Ellis, chronicles a white supremacist’s transformation into a peacemaker. The apartheid-era film is set in South Africa in 1993. You must email [email protected] to reserve a seat for the showing, and check in at the theater by 2:55 p.m. A group prayer at Lincoln Cemetery, 58th Street S and the Pinellas Trail, follows to commemorate the 25th anniversary of apartheid’s end. Free. 3 p.m. Saturday. AMC Sundial 20, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

CRITICS’ PICKS

Avengers: Endgame: In this sequel to Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers reunite in an attempt to restore order to the universe. Marvel wraps this up well after the tedium of Infinity War.

Missing Link: Gentle giant Mr. Link recruits an explorer to help him find his long-lost relatives in this animated family feature.

Us: A sensational dual performance by Lupita Nyong’o is the centerpiece of Jordan Peele’s followup to Get Out, a smart, relentlessly scary horror picture about a family being stalked by murderous doppelgangers.

Little: In this reversal of Big, a woman magically transforms into her 13-year-old self when the pressure of business becomes too much.

UPCOMING RELEASES

All dates subject to change.

May 17: A Dog’s Journey; The Sun Is Also a Star

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

Times staff writer Meaghan Habuda and Times wires

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