Movies Coming Out May 8, 2020

Friday, May 8

The High Note

Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross), a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie (Dakota Johnson) is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager (Ice Cube) presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Maggie and Grace come up with a plan that could change their lives forever.
Dakota Johnson, Ice Cube, Bill Pullman, Nisha Ganatra, Eric Fellner, Flora Greeson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Comedy
119 mins

The Personal History of David Copperfield

From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.
Dev Patel, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton, Morfydd Clark, Hugh Laurie, Aneurin Barnard, Paul Whitehouse, Armando Iannucci
Drama Adaptation Period

Walkaway Joe

The story of an unlikely friendship between a young boy searching for his father in pool halls across the country, and a wandering loner hiding from his past. In each other they experience the power of a second chance, and a shot at redemption.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Julian Feder, David Strathairn, Michael Milillo, Tom Wright
Drama Action

How to Build a Girl

Johana Morrigan (Beanie Feldstein) is a bright, quirky, 16-year-old who uses her colorful imagination to regularly escape her humdrum life in Wolverhampton and live out her creative fantasies. Desperate to break free from the overcrowded flat she shares with her four brothers and eccentric parents, she submits an earnestly penned and off-beat music review to a group of self-important indie rock critics at a weekly magazine. Despite being brushed off initially, Johana clamors to the top of the '90s rock music scene by reinventing herself as Dolly Wilde – a venerable, impossible-to-please music critic with an insatiable lust for fame, fortune, and men. It isn’t long before the rapid pace at which Johana’s life is changing becomes overwhelming and she runs face-first into a devastatingly real, existential crisis: Is this the type of girl she wants to become? Or does she need to start over and build again from the ground up?
Lucy Punch, Jameela Jamil, Chris O’Dowd, Emma Thompson, Beanie Feldstein, Coky Giedroyc, Alison Owen, Debra Hayward
Drama Teen Coming-of-Age
124 mins

True History of the Kelly Gang

Legendary outlaw Ned Kelly (George MacKay) leads a band of rebel warriors to wreak havoc on their oppressors in this gritty and veracious western thriller.
Essie Davis, Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult, George MacKay, Travis Fimmel, Dacre Montgomery, Shaun Grant, Sean Keenan
Drama Crime Period

Covers

A romance set in the Los Angeles music world.
Dakota Johnson, Ice Cube, Bill Pullman, Nisha Ganatra, Eric Fellner, Flora Greeson, Tracee Ellis Ross, June Diane Raphael
Comedy Romance Music

Friday, May 8