Movie Addicts’ Choices – February 20th

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?? Based on the original movie What Women Want comes What Men Want, a man in his 80s becomes a drug courier in The Mule, revenge and superhuman strength combined in Upgrade.

What Men Want 

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46% Fresh (Critics) – 47% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Inspired by the Nancy Meyers hit romantic comedy WHAT WOMEN WANT, this film follows the story of a female sports agent (Henson) who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When she gains the power to hear mens’ thoughts, she is able to shift the paradigm to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA’s next superstar

The Mule

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70% Fresh (Critics) – 68% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well — so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him.

Upgrade 

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87% Fresh (Critics) – 87% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure — an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that he also has superhuman strength and agility — skills he uses to seek revenge against the thugs who destroyed his life.