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?? Three men and a chest full of gold in The Vanishing, drunk parents having financial issues in the comedy Bad Parents, Marvel Studios return with Captain Marvel, how a friendship with a lonely widow becomes an obsessive toxic relationship in Greta.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89% Fresh (Critics) – 52% Fresh (Audience)
The plot: Gerard Butler and Peter Mullan star in this tense, action-packed thriller based on true events. After three lighthouse keepers arrive for work on a remote Scottish isle, they make a fateful discovery: a wrecked rowboat-with a chest full of gold. As a mysterious boat heads toward the island, the three men make a choice that will change their lives forever, ensnaring them in a web of greed, paranoia, and murder.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: Not available
The plot: After one too many drinks, two parents come up with an elaborate plan to hide their ever increasing financial difficulties from their daughter and judgmental social circle through elaborate neighborhood schemes.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83% Fresh (Critics) – (Audience) not available
The plot: The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54% Fresh (Critics) – 50% Fresh (Audience)
The plot: Frances finds a handbag on the New York subway and promptly returns it to Greta, an eccentric French piano teacher who loves tea and classical music. Having recently lost her mother, young Frances strikes up a seemingly harmless friendship with the lonely and kindly widow who enjoys her company. But when Greta’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic and obsessive, Frances does whatever it takes to end the toxic relationship before things spiral out of control.