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 dangerous ice age adventure (no, not the animated one), thugs and guns in a sci-fi thriller, and a mystery heist followed by kidnapping.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82% Fresh (Critics) – 75% Fresh (Audience)
The plot: An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, ALPHA tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man’s best friend. While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, Young Keda tries to survive alone in the wilderness after he gets injured and left for dead. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33% Fresh (Critics) – 63% Fresh (Audience)
The plot: Kin is a pulse-pounding crime thriller with a sci-fi twist, is the story of an unexpected hero destined for greatness. While scavenging for copper wire, Detroit teenager Eli Solinski stumbles upon a high-tech gun that holds special powers. Together with his adopted teenage brother, Jimmy (Myles Truitt), the two siblings take the mysterious weapon and go on the run. Eli and Jimmy now find themselves in a life-and-death battle against a local crime boss, an army of thugs and two heavily armored, futuristic soldiers who want their gun back.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 0% Fresh (Critics) – 29% Fresh (Audience)
The plot: Jacob (Frank Grillo), a bank manager haunted by a violent heist that took the life of a coworker, teams up with his ex-cop neighbor, Caden (Bruce Willis), to bring down the assailant. Meanwhile, Gabriel (Johnathon Schaech), the highly-trained criminal, is one step ahead, when he kidnaps Jacob’s wife (Olivia Culpo) and daughter. Jacob barrels down a path of bloodshed that initiates an explosive counterattack and brings all three men to the breaking point.