Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
Deep within the Pokémon universe, Tim Goodman (Smith), a young insurance salesman, abandons his Pokémon training due to the death of his mother and the death of his missing father, Det. Harry Goodman. To collect his father's possessions, Tim must travel to the nearby metropolis of Ryme City, where he discovers Det. Pikachu (Reynolds), and realizes that he is the only one who can communicate with the sleuthing creature. Pikachu eventually reveals that he was his father's partner, and explains they were investigating a case when Tim's dad disappeared. Tim and Det. Pikachu join forces to unravel the mystery of what happened to Harry.
Director: Rob Letterman. Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe. 2019. 104 min. Action.
J.R.R. Tolkien (Hoult) is an orphan and an incredible artist navigating his formative years in school with the help of a group of friends. While at school, Tolkien meets and falls deeply in love with Edith Bratt (Collins), who shares some of his deep-rooted passions. Tolkien finds encouragement and companionship in a fellowship of friends as they mature and venture beyond the classroom. However, after the onset of the First World War, the relationship between the friends is tested, and Tolkien is inspired to write some of the most famous fantasy novels of all time: "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings."
Director: Dome Karukoski. Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney. 2019. 112 min. Drama.
After canceling her upcoming chemotherapy appointments and moving into a retirement community in Georgia, Martha (Keaton) discovers that every resident is required to take up an extracurricular activity. After her new, slightly annoying neighbor, Sheryl (Weaver), finds Martha's old cheerleading uniform among her belongings, the pair is inspired to start a resident cheerleading squad. With the addition of Alice (Pearlman), Olive (Grier), Vicki (Weston) and Helen (Somerville), the newly established sisterhood discovers that age is nothing but a number when you're chasing your lifelong dreams.
Director: Zara Hayes. Stars: Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Celia Weston, Pam Grier, Alisha Boe, Phyllis Somerville, Charlie Tahan, Bruce McGill, Rhea Perlman. 2019. 91 min. Comedy.