Movies out this Wknd-POMS, Pokemon, The Hustle, & Tolkien

DETECTIVE PIKACHU(Action Fantasy)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?A young man teams up with Detective Pikachu to solve the mystery behind his father's disappearance.

WHO'S IN IT? Ryan Reynolds,Ken Watanabe,Justice Smith,Max Fincham,Kathryn Newton,Omar Chaparro

TRIVIA:

  • Based on the Pokémon franchise and the 2016 video gameDetective Pikachu.
  • There have been  21 animated films based on the franchise. This is the first live-action movie in the series.
  • The last live-action movie based on a Nintendo game was the 1993 flop Super Mario Bros.
  • Pokémon stands for Pocket Monsters.

 

POMS (Comedy)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A group of older women forms a cheer leading squad at their retirement community.

WHO'S IN IT? Diane Keaton,Pam Grier,Jacki Weaver,Bruce McGill,Rhea Perlman

TRIVIA:

  • In an interview,Anjelica Huston called Poms a “humiliating…old-lady cheerleader movie.”
  • Feature directorial debut of Zara Hayes, who previously directed TV documentaries.
  • Diane Keaton is not related toMichael Keaton. Her birth name is Diane Hall. She took her mother's maiden name since there was a Diane Hall already in the Actors Guild.

 

THE HUSTLE

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Two female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them.

WHO'S IN IT? Anne Hathaway,Rebel Wilson,Tim Blake Nelson

TRIVIA:

  • A remake of the 1988Steve Martin-Michael CainefilmDirty Rotten Scoundrels.
  • The working title of the film wasNasty Women.
  • Rebel Wilson also produced the movie.

 

TOLKIEN(Bio-Pic)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? The story of how the young J.R.R. Tolkien was inspired to write the classic fantasy novelsThe HobbitandThe Lord of the Rings.

WHO'S IN IT? Nicholas Hoult,Lily Collins

TRIVIA:

  • Nicholas Hoult played another famous author,J.D. Salinger,inRebel in the Rye(2017).
  • Tolkien's family and estate did not authorize or participate in the making of this film.
  • This is the first movie from Fox Searchlight Pictures since it was acquired by Disney.

 
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