Movie Addicts – March 23rd

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??

Having fled the war in Syria, best friends Mahmoud and Fawzi live in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan dreaming of becoming professional football players in Captains of Zaatari, a reclusive author gets kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire who hopes she can lead him to an ancient city’s lost treasure from her latest story in The Lost City, a couple on a romantic getaway find themselves stranded at sea when a tropical storm sweeps away their villa  in The Requin, and a 10-year old boy who’s recently lost his mother discovers how to conquer his fear and pain through the power of his imagination in The Tiger Rising.
Captains of Zaatari

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

The plot: After fleeing the war in Syria, best friends Mahmoud and Fawzi have spent the last five years in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp. Though they both have little sense of what the future may hold for them, they focus their energy on their first love—soccer.

Despite the dire circumstances in the camp, the pair practice daily, firmly believing that playing professional football is their ticket to freedom. When Aspire Academy, one of the world’s leading sports academies, arrives to pick players for an international tournament in Qatar, the friends seize their opportunity…

The Lost City

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84% Fresh (Critics) – 90% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Brilliant, but reclusive author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan (Channing Tatum), who has dedicated his life to embodying the hero character, “Dash.”

While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost city’s treasure from her latest story.Wanting to prove that he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her. Thrust into an epic jungle adventure, the unlikely pair will need to work together to survive and find the ancient treasure before it’s lost forever.

The Requin

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33% Fresh (Critics) – 11% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: There’s terror in paradise when Jaelyn and Kyle arrive at a remote seaside villa in Vietnam for a romantic getaway. A torrential storm descends, reducing the villa to little more than a raft and sweeping the young couple out to sea.

Suddenly, another danger appears: a school of great white sharks. With her injured husband watching helplessly, Jaelyn must battle the deadly predators alone in this tense thriller that rides an unrelenting wave of fear.

The plot: When 12-year-old Rob Horton (Christian Convery) discovers a caged tiger in the woods near his home, his imagination runs wild and life begins to change in the most unexpected ways.

With the help of a wise and mysterious maid, Willie May (Queen Latifah) and the stubborn new girl in school (Madalen Mills), he navigates through childhood memories, heartache, and wondrous adventures in this heartwarming adaptation.