Movie Addicts – January 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?? A new Jellicle life in Cats, a house cursed by a vengeful ghost in The Grudge and Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason in A Hidden Life.

Cats

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20% Fresh (Critics) – 54% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Based on T.S. Eliot’s book of children’s poems Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the musical follows a posse of cats called the Jellicles, whose leader Old Deuteronomy must decide which of the cats will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and be reborn.

The Grudge 

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Rating Unavailable

The plot: After a young mother murders her family in her own house, a single mother and young detective tries to investigate and solve the mysterious case. Later, she discovers the house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death. Now, she runs to save herself and her son from demonic spirits from the cursed house in her neighborhood.

A Hidden Life

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83% Fresh (Critics) – 72% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Based on real events, the story of an unsung hero, Bl. Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife, Fani, and children that keep his spirit alive.