At The Flix: Tolkien, Long Shot & A Dog's Journey

Tolkien (12A)

Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Patrick Gibson

Director: Dome Krukoski

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Release Date: 3 May

Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the "fellowship" apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.


Long Shot (16)

Starring: Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, June Diane Raphael

Director: Jonathan Levine

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Release Date: 3 May

Fred Flarsky is a gifted and free-spirited journalist who has a knack for getting into trouble. Charlotte Field is one of the most influential women in the world -- a smart, sophisticated and accomplished politician. When Fred unexpectedly runs into Charlotte, he soon realizes that she was his former baby sitter and childhood crush. When Charlotte decides to make a run for the presidency, she impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter -- much to the dismay of her trusted advisers.


A Dog's Journey

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Betty Gilpin, Jake Manley

Director: Gail Mancuso

Genre: Family

Release Date: 3 May

Baileyis living the good life on the Michigan farm of his owner Ethan and Ethan's wife Hannah. He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah's baby granddaughter, CJ. The problem is that CJ's mom, Gloria, decides to take CJ away. As Bailey's soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost. Thus begins Bailey's adventure through multiple lives filled with love, friendship and devotion as he, CJ, and CJ's best friend Trent experience joy and heartbreak, music and laughter, and few really good belly rubs.

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