Movie Addicts’ Choices – August 8th

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?? Jumping off of burning Skyscrapers, some spy action and a bunch of billionaire boys. Popcorn bonus: Find out if Dwayne Johnson’s jump from one skyscraper to another really is unrealistic or not!

Skyscraper

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48% Fresh (Critics) – 78% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) is a former FBI agent and U.S. war veteran who now assesses security for skyscrapers. While he’s on assignment in China, the world’s tallest and safest building catches on fire and he gets framed for it. Now a wanted man and on the run, he must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family members when they become trapped inside the inferno.

The Catcher Was a Spy

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34% Fresh (Critics) – 59% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Moe Berg (Paul Rudd) is no ordinary ballplayer, the erudite, Jewish Ivy League graduate speaks nine languages and is a regular guest on a popular TV quiz show. Despite being this famous, Berg is an enigma – a closeted gay man with a knack for keeping secrets. What makes his life even more unordinary is that he lives a double life as Major League baseball player and a spy for the Office of Strategic Services. In the midst of World War II, he joins the Office of Strategic Services (the precursor to the CIA). The novice spy is quickly trained and sent into the field to stop German scientist Werner Heisenberg before he can build an atomic bomb for the Nazis.

Billionaire Boys Club

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Unavailable (Critics) – 90% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Based on the incredible true story of a group of young, handsome and cunning wealthy boys from Los Angeles in the 80’s, who established a get-rich-quick scam that turns deadly. Will they be able to fix the chaos they created?

Popcorn bonus: Is Dwayne Johnson’s jump from the burning skyscraper really realistic?

Nope… Guess not!