Movie Addicts – February 26th

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 small-time bar owner is stalked by a mysterious monster every night in After Midnight, watch Buck, a big-hearted dog in The Call of the Wild, an idyllic school for young ladies with a darker secret behind its walls in Paradice Hills, a hilarious animated adventure about friendship, heroism and belief in StarDog and TurboCat, and a series of coincidences turn lethal in The Invisible Man.

After Midnight

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86% Fresh (Critics) – Audience Rating Unavailable

The plot: When his long-suffering girlfriend disappears suddenly, leaving a cryptic note as her only explanation, Hank’s comfortable life and his sanity begin to crack. Then, from the woods surrounding his house, something terrible starts trying to break in.

The Call of The Wild 

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61% Fresh (Critics) – 90% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Adapted from the beloved literary classic, THE CALL OF THE WILD vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team–and later its leader–Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.

Paradise Hills

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63% Fresh (Critics) – 84% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: On an isolated island, Uma (Emma Roberts) wakes up to find herself at Paradise Hills, a facility where high-class families send their daughters to become perfect versions of themselves. The facility is run by the mysterious Duchess (Milla Jovovich) where calibrated treatments including etiquette classes, vocal lessons, beauty treatments, gymnastics and restricted diets, revolve all physical and emotional shortcomings within two months. The outspoken Uma finds solace and friendship in other Paradise Hills residents — Chloe (Danielle McDonald), Yu (Awkwafina) and Mexican popstar Amarna (Eiza Gonzalez). Uma soon realizes that lurking behind all this beauty is a sinister secret. It’s a race against the clock as Uma and her friends try to escape Paradise Hills before it consumes them all.

StarDog and TurboCat

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33% Fresh (Critics) – Audience Rating Unavailable

The plot: Launched into space by his scientist owner in 1969, loyal dog Buddy crash lands in the present-day in a small town where pets are ruthlessly rounded up by animal-hating cop Peck. Desperate to be reunited with his owner, Buddy recruits genius millionaire cat Felix to help him on a madcap adventure across town. But when they encounter rabbit Cassidy and her misfit organization of animal rights activists G.U.A.R.D., Buddy and Felix are forced to confront Peck and become the heroes they need to be! Starring Luke Evans, Nick Frost, Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy; it’s a hilarious animated adventure about friendship, heroism and belief in the human capacity for good that introduces the whole family to the greatest heroes ever unleashed!

The Invisible Man

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

The plot: Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer, NBC’s The InBetween), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge, Straight Outta Compton) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid, HBO’s Euphoria). But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turn lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.