Opening in Orlando: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, The Hustle and more

Justice Smith and Lucy Stevens in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
Justice Smith and Lucy Stevens in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.

Opening this week: The Hustle Hey, remember when Anne Hathaway had that filthy-rich boyfriend who defrauded innocents out of millions? And how she lived high off the spoils of his criminal activity until the feds got too close? Whereupon she dropped him like a hot potato and told the press she was too traumatized to talk about it – while authorizing her friends to shovel dirt on him to their heart's content? Well, she has a new movie that's all about how lousy men are! To be precise, The Hustle is a gender-swapped remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, with Hathaway and Rebel Wilson as women who are out to pull a retributory con job on the fellas who did them wrong. Yes, the hypocrisy of some people is stunning – but be honest, you never considered Hathaway a paragon of self-awareness, now did you? Also not exactly adept at reading the moment: The studio heads who decided this picture should be directed by a man (Welsh comedian Chris Addison). At least screenwriter Jac Schaeffer has the proper credentials, being not only female but one of the creative forces behind girl-power paragons Captain Marvel and the Black Widow. If anybody can save The Hustle from its cynical calculation, it just might be a woman who managed to piss off millions of redditors by helping turn Brie Larson into the Human Side-Eye. And I mean that as a compliment. (PG-13)

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Ryan Reynolds provides both the voice and the mo-cap mug of the title character in the first Pokémon movie to combine live action with animation. A Who Framed Roger Rabbit for the new generation? Maybe, given the reaction of approval-bordering-on-shock that's greeted the project since it first got trailered. Maybe this movie is just something we didn't know we needed until we got it. You know, like Andrew Yang. (PG)

Poms If your mom doesn't feel any particular kinship with Anne Hathaway, help her celebrate her special day this Sunday by treating her to a Diane Keaton comedy in which a bunch of retired ladies form a cheerleading squad. You've seen the commercials, in which our heroines throw shade on a cadre of uppity millennial bitches; now experience the discomfort of that girl-on-girl crime in real time from the 14th row, wondering if it's worth pointing out later how these intragender rivalries always seem to involve age and never social class. (Hint: It isn't.) (PG-13)

Also playing:

Bolden Downton Abbey's Gary Carr plays jazz cornetist Buddy Bolden, who spent the last 24 years of his short life in the loony bin due to his troubles with the bottle. Meanwhile, Shane McGowan is going to outlive every box of cereal in your pantry. (R; playing at AMC Dine-In Disney Springs 24)

El Chicano The A.V. Club says this story of a Mexican-American cop turned masked vigilante "isn't much more than a shoddy imitation Batman." Hey, Warner Brothers: There they go again, takin' our jobs! (R; playing at Regal Winter Park Village Stadium 20 & RPX and Regal Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 & IMAX)


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