[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – May 10, 2019

This weekend brings a veritable potpourri of films for movie-goers to choose from. Two different biopics, two documentaries, a comedy starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, a comedy about retirees who for a cheerleading squad, the story of three women involved in the Manson murders and, of course, Detective Pikachu. There truly is something for just about everyone, so I hope that you take advantage of all the offerings!

All Is True (PG-13)

A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen

Release date: May 10

The Biggest Little Farm (PG)

Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

Directed by John Chester

Starring: John Chester, Molly Chester

Release date: May 10

Charlie Says (R)

Three young women were sentenced to death in the infamous Manson murder case, but when the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment. One young graduate student was sent in to teach them – and through her we witness their transformations as they face the reality of their horrific crimes.

Directed by Mary Harron

Starring: Hannah Murray, Suki Waterhouse, Sosie Bacon, Marianne Rendon, Matt Smith

Release date: May 10 (Limited)

The Hustle (PG-13)

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.

Directed by Chris Addison

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Tim Blake Newton, Alex Sharp, Meena Rayann

Release date: May 10

Poms (PG-13)

POMS is a comedy about a group of women who form a cheer leading squad at their retirement community, proving that you’re never too old to ‘bring it!’

Directed by Zara Hayes

Starring: Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier, Rhea Perlman, Bruce McGill

Release date: May 10

Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PG)

The story begins when 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, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City–a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world–they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

Directed by Rob Letterman

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe

Release date: May 10

The Silence of Others

The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film follows the survivors as they organize the groundbreaking ‘Argentine Lawsuit’ and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity, and explores a country still divided four decades into democracy. 

Directed by Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo

Starring: María Martín, José María Galante, Carlos Slepoy, Ana Messuti, Maria Servini

Release date: May 8

Tolkien (PG-13)

Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.

Directed by Dome Karukoski

Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Patrick Gibson, Pam Ferris, Laura Donnelly

Release date: May 10

Will you be seeing any new movies in theaters this weekend?

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Tori Ann is a Midwest cosplayer, and has been cosplaying since 2014. Her many interests include superheroes, Disney, and all kinds of fantasy. Her first claims to nerd-dom were the anime Sailor Moon and J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. She is also an avid runner and has completed several half-marathons.