Last week, May 3
"Long Shot"; "UglyDolls"; "The Intruder"
This week, May 10
"Pokemon Detective Pikachu" (WB), PG, 104 minutes
About — In a world where people collect Pokemon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective; Stars — Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy; Director — Rob Letterman
"The Hustle" (United Artists), PG-13, 94 minutes
About — It's a story about two female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class. They team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them; Stars — Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Tim Blake Nelson, Alex Sharp; Director — Chris Addison
"All is True" (Sony Pictures Classics), PG-13, 101 minutes
About — It's a look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare; Stars — Kenneth Branagh, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Doug Colling; Director — Kenneth Branagh
"Poms" (STX Entertainment), PG-13, 91 minutes
About — This is a comedy about a group of women who form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community, proving you're never too old to "bring it"; Stars — Diane Keaton, Pam Grier, Jacki Weaver, Charlie Tahan; Director — Zara Hayes
"Tolkien" (Fox Searchlight), PG-13, 112 minutes
About — It explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school; Stars — Lily Collins, Nicholas Hoult, Laura Donnelly, Patrick Gibson; Director — Dome Karukoski
Next week, May 17
"John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum"; "The Sun is Also a Star"; "A Dog's Journey"
Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, www.imdb.com
The latest top 10 digital movie purchases/rentals based on transaction rate, by Comscore:
2. "The Mule"
4. "A Star is Born"
5. "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
6. "Holmes and Watson"
8. "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald"
9. "A Dog's Way Home"
10. "Mary Poppins Returns"
Other recent favorites: "Second Act"; "Instant Family"; "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Filmed By Bike
A reminder: The 17th annual festival brings local and international bike movies to the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., May 17-19. Festival passes are available at www.filmedbybike.org.
• The ninth annual International Youth Silent Film Festival takes place at Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11. For more: hollywoodtheatre.org.
It opens with the Pacific Northwest Regional competition for filmmakers all under 20 years of age. One rule: They use one of 10 original musical themes composed for the festival by Nathan Avakian, who'll also perform live on the theater organ, accompanything each screened film.
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