Movie Addicts – April 1st

Each week we update you on what new films are hitting cinemas around town with trailers and ratings so you can impress your friends with all the movie trivia you know 😉  What’s in store for movie lovers this week??

Set against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic, three stories collide in this dramatic thriller in Crisis, a young Afghan cameleer falls in with a mysterious bushman in The Furnace, a man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages in The Father, a young boy contracts a mysterious illness in Son and a genius engineering graduate plans on stealing the Bank of Spain whose safe was built over 100 years ago in Way Down.

Crisis

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53% Fresh (Critics) – 73% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: A drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation. An architect recovering from an Oxycodone addiction tracks down the truth behind her son’s disappearance. A university professor battles unexpected revelations about his employer, a pharmaceutical company bringing a new “non-addictive” painkiller to market.

The Furnace

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93% Fresh (Critics) – (Audience Rating Unavailable)

The plot: To escape the outback, a young Afghan cameleer falls in with a mysterious bushman on the run with stolen Crown gold. The unlikely pair must outwit a zealous police sergeant and his troopers in a race to reach a secret furnace where they can safely reset the bars to remove the mark of the Crown.

Ahmed Malek in The Furnace

The Father

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98% Fresh (Critics) – 88% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Anthony (Anthony Hopkins) is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne (Olivia Colman), encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can’t make daily visits anymore and Anthony’s grip on reality is unraveling.

As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives and breathes before her?

As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

Son

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71% Fresh (Critics) – 50% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: After a mysterious group of individuals breaks into Laura’s home and attempts to steal her eight-year-old son, David, the two of them flee town in search of safety. But soon after the failed kidnapping, David becomes extremely ill, suffering from increasingly sporadic psychosis and convulsions.

Following her maternal instincts to save him, Laura commits unspeakable acts to keep him alive but soon, she must decide how far she is willing to go to save her son.

Way Down

Rotten Tomatoes Score: (No Rating Available)

The plot: When an engineer learns of a mysterious, impenetrable fortress hidden under the Bank of Spain, he joins a crew of master thieves who plan to steal the legendary lost treasure while the whole country watches the World Cup.

With thousands of soccer fans cheering in the streets, and security forces closing in, the crew has just minutes to pull off the score of a lifetime.