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At the Movies: May 10

“The Hustle”, “Pokémon Detective Pikachu”, “Tolkien”


The Hustle
Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them.

PG-13. Comedy. Directed by Chris Addison. 1h 34m. 

What the Internet is Saying:

“Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson play it for laughs, and larceny, in ‘The Hustle.’” – Boston Globe

Our Take: Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway – need we say more?

Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery.

Sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.

PG. Fantasy/Mystery. Directed by Rob Letterman. 1h 44m.

What the Internet is Saying:

“Detective Pikachu is wholesome, silly fun, with solid world-building and stunning CGI Pokémon that are complemented well enough by its story.” – Screen Rant

Our Take:  Looking for a family friendly flick this weekend? Choose Pikachu.

Tolkien
As a young student, J.R.R. Tolkien finds love, friendship and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts. These early life experiences soon inspire Tolkien to write the classic fantasy novels "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings."

PG-13. Drama/Fantasy. Directed by Dome Karukoski. 1h 52m.

What the Internet is Saying:

“Karukoski’s entertaining film boasts flair and narrative ambition...” – Empire

Our Take:  If you’re a fan of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, you won’t want to miss ‘Tolkien’.