Movie Addicts’ Choices – January 23rd

Each week we update you on what new films are hitting cinemas around town with mini-reviews so you can impress your friends with your critical eye and all the movie trivia you know 😉 What’s in store for movie lovers this week?? A new love story between Night Fury and Light Fury in How to Train Your Dragon, Nicole Kidman goes undercover as LAPD detective Erin Bell in Destroyer, fighting gender discrimination in On the Basis of Sex.

Popcorn bonus: Can you guess how long ago was gender equality fought for in the US supreme court? Scroll down to find out in the movie On the Basis of Sex!

How to Train Your Dragon

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100% Fresh (Critics) – 98% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together-to the very ends of the Earth-to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure. As both ascend, the darkest threat they’ve yet faced—as well as the appearance of Night Fury—will test the bonds of their relationship like never before.

Destroyer 

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71% Fresh (Critics) – 53% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Sixteen years ago LAPD detective Erin Bell went undercover in the California desert to infiltrate a gang led by the terrifying Silas. When one of their brutal heists goes wrong, Erin’s cover is blown and Silas escapes. But many years later he re-emerges, bolder and more dangerous than ever, with a plan for the mother of all bank heists. This time Erin must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.

On the Basis of Sex 

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71% Fresh (Critics) – 71% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

Popcorn bonus: The feature is premiering in line with Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.