Movie Addicts – February 12th

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?? After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya in Birds of Prey, after discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help it in Sonic the Hedgehog, an ancient Chinese artifact has been stolen by a villainous archaeologist named Dexter in Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure, an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait in Parasite, and an extraordinary look at the lives of a middle-aged couple in the midst of the wife’s breast cancer diagnosis in Ordinary Love.

Birds of Prey

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80% Fresh (Critics) – 81% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Did you ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome has no choice but to team up to take Roman down.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Rating unavailable

The plot: A live-action adventure comedy that follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound — human — best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination. The film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics Rating Unavailable – 38% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: An evil archaeologist named Dexter finds and steals a mysterious Chinese artifact. Norm is then accompanied by a group of lemmings to go retrieve the ancient artifact. They travel across the globe in search of what was stolen from the people of China.

Parasite

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99% Fresh (Critics) – 92% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Bong Joon Ho brings his work home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.

Ordinary Love

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95% Fresh (Critics) – Audience Rating Unavailable

The plot: Joan and Tom (Academy Award nominee Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson) have been married for many years. An everyday couple with a remarkable love, there is an ease to their relationship which only comes from spending a lifetime together. When Joan is diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their enduring devotion, as they must find the humor and grace to survive a year of adversity.