Movie Addicts’ Choices – April 17th

Each week we update you on what new films are hitting cinemas around town with mini-reviews so you can impress your friends with your critical eye and all the movie trivia you know 😉 What’s in store for movie lovers this week?? A curse haunting a small family in The Curse of La Llorona, a college student begins a turbulent relationship with a bad boy in After, teenagers with big dreams in Teen Spirit, missions and hurricanes in Mission of Honor, and a funny, sweet, and adorable Mr Link in the animation Missing Link.

The Curse of La Llorona 

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32% Fresh (Critics) – (Audience) Unavailable

The plot: When Anna Garcia, a social worker and widow raising her two children in 1970s Los Angeles, is called to check in on one of her cases, she finds signs of foul play. As she digs deeper, she finds striking similarities between the case and the terrifying supernatural occurrences haunting her family. Enlisting the help of a local faith healer, she discovers that La Llorona has latched herself onto Anna and will stop at nothing to take her children.

After

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23% Fresh (Critics) – 81% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: After follows Tessa (Langford), a dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart, as she enters her first semester in college. Armed with grand ambitions for her future, her guarded world opens up when she meets the dark and mysterious Hardin Scott (Tiffin), a magnetic, brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself and what she wants out of life.

Teen Spirit 

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73% Fresh (Critics) – 92% (Audience)

The plot: Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.

Mission of Honor  

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83% Fresh (Critics) – 42% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Mission of Honor is the story of a group of brave Polish pilots known as Squadron 303 who fought in the skies over England in WW2, not just to keep Great Britain free from the Nazis, but also to keep alive the very idea of their own country, which had existed in its modern form for barely twenty years before it was crushed between the opposing jaws of Germany and Russia. Equipped with the almost-obsolete Hurricane airplane and RAF blue uniforms, they fought and Poland lived.

Missing Link 

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84% Fresh (Critics) – 74% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Meet Mr. Link (Galifianakis): 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don’t let his appearance fool you… he is funny, sweet, and adorably literal, making him the world’s most lovable legend at the heart of Missing Link, the globe-trotting family adventure from LAIKA. Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost (Jackman) to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight (Saldana), our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Through it all, the three learn that sometimes you can find a family in the places you least expect.