New Movies This Week: Pokemon Detective Pikachu, After and more!

Plan your week ahead and choose which of these movie openings this May 8, 2019, you'll see on the big screen first.

Pokemon Detective Pikachu

Animation, Family, Fantasy
Warner Bros. Pictures

Directed by Rob Letterman, the film is based on the Pokémon franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri and the 2016 video game Detective Pikachu. In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective. 

 

After

Drama, Romance
Reality Entertainment Inc.

Directed by Jenny Gage, it is based on the 2014 new adult fiction novel of the same name written by Anna Todd. A young woman falls for a guy with a dark secret and the two embark on a rocky relationship.

 

The Hustle

Comedy
UIP-Columbia Pictures

Directed by Chris Addison, it is a female-centered remake of the 1988 film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which is itself a remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Story. It follows two 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 Nestor Abrogena Jr., ex-lovers turned friends Sam and Isa attempt to find their own selves in the realm of their respective romantic relationships. What they discover instead is pain and uncertainty as they come to terms with their feelings for each other and everyone around them. 

 

Directed by Dado Lumibao, it follows Sabel whose wedding with Prince Harry got cancelled after she was accused of being a negligent mother. To make things right, she embarks on a journey to find her estranged sons and reunite her family. 

 

Directed by Laurice Guillen, it tells the story of Carding and Luisa, a married couple torn between their love for each other and issues of their respective families.

 

Long Shot

Comedy, Romance

Directed by Jonathan Levine, it follows a journalist who begins to spend time with his former babysitter, now the United States Secretary of State. 

 

J.T. LeRoy

Drama
OctoArts Films International

Directed by Justin Kelly, a young woman spends years playing the public role of Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy, an enigmatic and celebrated literary persona created by her sister-in-law.

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