May 24 Movie Capsules
Friday, May 24, 2019
Capsules of movies playing locally. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.
A DOG’S JOURNEY — A reincarnated dog embarks on a lifelong quest to watch over its owner's young granddaughter. (1 hour, 48 minutes) Rated PG.
*ALADDIN — A street urchin teams up with a wisecracking genie to save an exotic kingdom from an evil sorcerer. (2 hours, 8 minutes) Rated PG.
AVENGERS: ENDGAME — The remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, Iron Man and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos, the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe. (3 hours, 1 minute) Rated PG-13.
*BOOKSMART — Booksmart is an unfiltered comedy about high school best friends and the bonds we create that last a lifetime. Capturing the spirit of our times, the film is a coming of age story for a new generation. (1 hour, 45 minutes) Rated R.
BREAKTHROUGH — When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery. (1 hour, 56 minutes) Rated PG.
*BRIGHTBURN — An alien that looks like a human boy uses its mysterious powers in sinister and destructive ways. (1 hour, 31 minutes) Rated R.
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3: — Super-Assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin’s guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head, he is the target of hit men and women everywhere. (2 hours, 11 minutes) Rated R.
LONG SHOT — When Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. (2 hours, 3 minutes) Rated R.
POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU — Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu. (1 hour, 44 minutes) Rated PG.
POMS — A woman moves to a retirement community and forms a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents. (1 hour, 31 minutes) Rated PG-13.
*THE COLD BLUE — 75 years Ago, They Saved The World. THE COLD BLUE is a meditation on youth, war and trauma, and stands as a tribute to one of the world’s great filmmakers and the men of the 8th Air Force who flew mission after suicidal mission in the Second World War. (1 hour, 35 minutes) Not rated.
THE HUSTLE — Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as 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. (1 hour, 34 minutes) Rated PG-13.
THE INTRUDER — A psychological thriller about a young married couple who buys a beautiful Napa Valley house on several acres of land only to find that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property. (1 hour, 24 minutes) Rated PG-13.
THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR — College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. (2 hours) Rated PG-13.
TOLKIEN — As a young student, J.R.R. Tolkien finds love, friendship and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts. These early life experiences soon inspire Tolkien to write the classic fantasy novels "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings." (1 hour, 52 minutes) Rated PG-13.
UGLYDOLLS — Unconventionality rules in UGLYDOLLS, the new animated musical adventure set in the adorably different town of Uglyville, where weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. (1 hour, 27 minutes) Rated PG.