Movie Addicts’ Choices – December 4th

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? A career con artist meets a well-to-do widow online in The Good Liar, An ex-enforcer for a local crime syndicate has vowed to enact retribution on his mob bosses in A Score to Settle, a man risks everything to expose the truth in Dark Waters, A desperate young man possessing special powers clashes with a militarized police force after committing a petty crime in Code 8 and Hodja wants to go out and experience the world in the animation movie Up and Away.

The Good Liar

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66% Fresh (Critics) – 85% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Career con man Roy (Ian McKellen) sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty (Helen Mirren), worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes on the ultimate stakes. Legendary actors Mirren and McKellen star together on screen for the first time in this suspenseful drama about the secrets people keep and the lies they live.

A Score to Settle

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15% Fresh (Critics) – 22% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Diagnosed with a fatal condition, Frankie Carver (Nicolas Cage) is released from prison after serving 19 years of hard time. With only a short time left to live, Frankie must desperately try to make amends with the son he left behind while he plots a bloody course of revenge – tracking down his old gang to make them pay one by one.

Dark Waters

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93% Fresh (Critics) – 97% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything — his future, his family, and his own life — to expose the truth.

Code 8

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Rating unavailable

The plot: Code 8 is set in a world where 4% of the population is born with varying supernatural abilities, but instead of being billionaires or superheroes, they face discrimination and live in poverty, often resorting to crime. Connor Reed (Robbie Amell), a power-enabled young man, is struggling to pay for his ailing mother’s (Kari Matchett) health treatment. Fighting to earn enough money as a day laborer, Connor is lured into a lucrative criminal world by Garrett (Stephen Amell) who works for Lincoln City’s reigning drug lord, Marcus Sutcliffe (Greg Bryk). Garrett helps Connor sharpen his powers in order to execute a series of crimes on behalf of Sutcliffe, while a militarized police unit, led by Agent Park (Sung Kang) and Agent Davis (Aaron Abrams), hunts them down.

Up and Away

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Rating unavailable

The plot: Hodja wants to go out and experience the world, and one day he is offered a flying blanket by an old forgetful carpet dealer.