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By Kam Williams | The Skanner News
Published: 10 May 2019


The Hustle (PG-13 for profanity and crude sexuality) Unlikely-partners crime comedy ostensibly based on Bedtime Story (1964) and revolving around a low-brow (Rebel Wilson) and a high-class con artist (Anne Hathaway) who join forces to fleece a naive, young billionaire (Alex Sharp) of his fortune. With Tim Blake Nelson, Meena Rayann and Ingrid Oliver.

Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PG for action, peril, rude and suggestive humor, and mature themes) Kid-friendly whodunit finds a wisecracking Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) teaming with the 21 year-old son (Justice Smith) of his partner in order to solve the veteran detective's mysterious disappearance. Voice cast includes Bill Nighy, Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe.

Poms (PG-13 for profanity and sexual references) Female empowerment comedy about a resident of a retirement community (Diane Keaton) who recruits a few fellow geriatrics to form a cheerleading squad. Co-starring Pam Grier, Jacki Weaver and Rhea Perlman.

Tolkien (PG-13 for war violence) Nicholas Hoult portrays J.R.R. Tolkien in this biopic chronicling the fellowship the legendary fantasy writer forged with prep school classmates during his formative years. With Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Patrick Gibson and Anthony Boyle.


All Is True (PG-13 for profanity, mature themes and suggestive material) Kenneth Branagh directs and stars as the Bard of Avon in this biopic revisiting the last days in the life of William Shakespeare. Cast includes Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Jack Colgrave Hirst.

The Biggest Little Farm (PG for brief profanity and mature themes) Eco-documentary about a couple that decides to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres in Ventura County after being evicted from their tiny L.A. apartment.

Charlie Says (R for disturbing violence, graphic sexuality, frontal nudity, profanity and drug use) Crime drama revisiting the infamous Manson family murders as seen through the eyes of the three female cult members (Hannah Murray, Sosie Bacon and Marianne Rendon) who participated in the slaughter. With Grace Van Dien, Matt Smith, Chace Crawford and Suki Waterhouse.

My Son (Unrated) Vigilante thriller revolving around an anguished father (Guillaume Canet) willing to take the law into his own hands upon learning from his estranged wife (Melanie Laurent) wife that their 7-year-old son (Lino Papa) has suddenly disappeared while on a camping trip. Supporting cast includes Antoine Hamel, Mohamed Brikat and Marc Robert. (In French with subtitles)

The Professor and the Madman (Unrated) Literary biopic chronicling Professor James Murray's (Mel Gibson) work on the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary with the help of a patient (Sean Penn) from a criminal lunatic asylum who provided over 10,000 entries. With Eddie Marsan, Steve Coogan and Natalie Dormer.

Serengeti Rules (Unrated) Climate change documentary following the pioneering work of five scientists whose decades-long study of the Amazon Rain Forest, the Serengeti Plains, the Arctic Ocean and the Pacific Tide Pools has led to some surprising conclusions offering hope for restoring the planet. 

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