Coming Soon Trailers: Detective Pikachu, The Hustle.
A busy week at the box office pairs with a slow week on the streaming market.
This week we flip the usual formula: a few big movies at the theater and a ton of tiny films on the rental market. This week we get four wide release films plus two limited release films, but only four flicks on streaming. I know that Avengers Endgame is sucking up all of the oxygen, but if six new films are willing to play ball, I can’t see why the streaming market is so wobbly.
At cinemas, we get a gender flipped take on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, a biopic about J.R.R. Tolkien, and Ryan Reynolds at Pokemon detective that’s gotta catch em all. There are also two female ensemble comedies out this week: one on the big screen about retiree cheerleaders, and one on Netflix about a wine weekend that goes sideways. Hey, that sounds like a movie…
A sophisticated con artist (Anne Hathaway) tries to teach her ways to a brash newcomer (Rebel Wilson). The goal is to extract as much wealth as possible from the men who regularly look down on them.
Pokemon – Detective Pikachu.
A group of older women in a retirement home rally around the idea of starting a cheer-leading squad. As they relive past glory, they begin to convince those around them that they’re the real deal.
Student of the Year 2.
A new college student (Tiger Schroff) deals with persecution at school while pursuing his dream of competing in track and field.
Even behind bars, the three women who killed for Charles Manson remain convinced of his teachings. A young graduate student visits their isolated cellblock, looking to rehabilitate them.
Video on Demand.
Jack defers on his dream of being an artist to become a lawyer. He needs to make money to help his father, who is in jail for embezzlement. Unfortunately, everywhere he turns is another obstacle. Desperate, he turns to his criminal uncle, who has the money…with a catch.
A documentary about the often banned series of books, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which delighted and terrified children.
Room for Rent.
Elderly widow Joyce makes ends meet by renting out a room in her home. A new tenant, Bob, becomes a fixation of her romantic fantasies, which begin to spiral out of control.
Five women come together at a posh Napa Valley wine weekend to celebrate the 50th birthday of their best friend. What starts off as a carefree weekend turns real as the wine brings out long hidden secrets and insecurities.