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 radical new genre: superhero horror in Brightburn, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey in Dark Phoenix, and the lives that pets lead after we leave for work or school each day in The Secret Life of Pets 2.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56% Fresh (Critics) – 67% Fresh (Audience)
The plot: What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23% Fresh (Critics) – 64% Fresh (Audience)
The plot: In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.
The Secret Life of Pets 2
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55% Fresh (Critics) – 91% Fresh (Audience)
The plot: Max faces some major changes after his owner Katie gets married and now has a child. On a family trip to the countryside, Max meets a farm dog named Rooster, and both attempt to overcome his fears. Meanwhile, Gidget tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment, and Snowball sets on a mission to free a white tiger named Hu from a circus.