Movie Addicts’ Choices – August 21st

Each week we update you on what new films are hitting cinemas around town with trailers and ratings so you can impress your friends with all the movie trivia you know 😉 What’s in store for movie lovers this week?? Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is wrongfully accused and taken into custody in Angel Has Fallen, Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the story of Thomas Edison and his competition with George Westinghouse in The Current War, a newlywed bride finds herself in the middle of gunpoint with her husband’s family in Ready or Not and nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure ever… High School in Dora and The Lost City of Gold.

Angel Has Fallen

 

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Rating unavailable

The plot: When there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find the real threat to the President. Desperate to uncover the truth, Banning turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name, keep his family from harm and save the country from imminent danger.

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood 

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85% Fresh (Critics) – 70% Fresh (Audience)
The plot: Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor…Sharon Tate.

The Current War 

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33% Fresh (Critics) – Audience (Unavailable)
The plot: Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War, the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules.

Ready Or Not

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90% Fresh (Critics) – 86% Fresh (Audience)
The plot: Ready Or Not follows a young bride (Samara Weaving) as she joins her new husband’s (Mark O’Brien) rich, eccentric family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell) in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival.
Dora and The Lost City of Gold 

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82% Fresh (Critics) – 88% Fresh (Audience)
The plot: Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever — High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.