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 dog finds the reason for its existence in A Dog’s Journey, big dreams and high-stakes in The Hummingbird Project, and an adrenaline-fueled and gritty action thriller in Triple Threat.
Popcorn bonus: Can you guess which actor from Doctor Strange stars in the new movie: Triple Threat?
A Dog’s Journey
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63% Fresh (Critics) – (Audience) Unavailable
The plot: Bailey (voiced again by Josh Gad) is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his “boy,” Ethan (Dennis Quaid) and Ethan’s wife Hannah (Marg Helgenberger). He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah’s baby granddaughter, CJ. The problem is that CJ’s mom, Gloria (Betty Gilpin), decides to take CJ away. As Bailey’s soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost. Thus begins Bailey’s adventure through multiple lives filled with love, friendship and devotion as he, CJ (Kathryn Prescott), and CJ’s best friend Trent (Henry Lau) experience joy and heartbreak, music and laughter, and few really good belly rubs.
The Hummingbird Project
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51% Fresh (Critics) – 63% Fresh (Audience)
The plot: In this modern epic, Kim Nguyen exposes the ruthless edge of our increasingly digital world. Cousins from New York, Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton (Alexander Skarsgård) are players in the high-stakes game of High-Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a straight fiber-optic cable line between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to the breaking point with their quixotic adventure. Constantly breathing down their necks is their old boss Eva Torres (Salma Hayek), a powerful, intoxicating and manipulative trader who will stop at nothing to come between them and beat them at their own game.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67% Fresh (Critics) – 36% (Audience)
The plot: When a hit contract is put on a billionaire’s daughter to ring down a major crime syndicate, a mercenary team have to fight a group of assassins before the crime is committed.