Out this week
- Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (starring Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse) - fantasy mystery, based on the Pokemon franchise; a former Pokemon trainer (Smith) searches for his missing father with the help of a talking Pikachu (Reynolds).
- The Hustle (starring Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp) - comedy, remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988); two women (Hathaway, Wilson) plan revenge against the men who wronged them.
- Tolkien (starring Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi) - biographical drama; focuses on the early life of English professor and author J. R. R. Tolkien (Hoult) as he befriends a group of fellow artists and falls for Edith Bratt (Collins).
- Poms (starring Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier, Rhea Perlman) - comedy; a woman (Keaton) moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents.
- The Professor and the Madman (starring Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Marsan, Jennifer Ehle) - drama , based on Simon Winchester’s 1998 book The Surgeon of Crowthorne; a professor (Gibson) starts compiling the Oxford English Dictionary and receives over 10,000 entries from a doctor (Penn) undergoing psychiatric treatment.
The Curse of La Llorona
Cast: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Roman Christou, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, Marisol Ramirez
Director: Michael Chaves
Tagline: She wants your children.
- Horror; a mother (Cardellini) must save her children from a ghost (Ramirez) who is trying to steal them.
- Is also known as The Curse of the Weeping Woman in some markets.
- Is based on the Mexican folklore of La Llorona, a woman condemned to wander until she finds the bodies of her children whom she killed after being abandoned by her husband.
- Had a budget of $9 million; has made over $116 million in less than three weeks.
- Has received negative reviews from critics who didn’t think it brought anything new to the genre and criticised its overuse of jump scares.
- Marks Michael Chaves’s directorial debut.
- Score composed by Joseph Bishara.
2019 Billboard Music Awards
- Top Artist: Drake
- Top New Artist: Juice WRLD
- Billboard Chart Achievement Award: Ariana Grande
- Top Male Artist: Drake
- Female Artist: Ariana Grande
- Duo/Group: BTS
- Billboard 200 Artist: Drake
- Hot 100 Artist: Drake
- Streaming Songs Artist: Drake
- Song Sales Artist: Drake
- Radio Songs Artist: Drake
- Social Artist: BTS
- Touring Artist: Ed Sheeran
- Rap Artist: Drake
- Country Artist: Luke Combs
- Rock Artist: Imagine Dragons
- Dance/Electronic Artist: The Chainsmokers
- Billboard 200 Album: Drake - Scorpion
- Soundtrack: The Greatest Showman
- Hot 100 Song: Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B - ‘Girls Like You’
- Top Selling Song: Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B - ‘Girls Like You’
- Top Radio Song: Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B - ‘Girls Like You’
- Top Collaboration: Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B - ‘Girls Like You’
For the complete list of nominees and winners, visit billboard.com