Movie Addicts’ Choices – January 30th

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 dog on a 400-mile journey in A Dog’s Way Home, two sisters fighting for the throne in Mary, Queen of Scots, a daring neuroscientist defying the laws of science in Replicas, and a thrilling fishing excursion in Serenity.

Popcorn bonus: Can you guess which color did Anne Hathway dye her hair for the new movie Serenity?

A Dog’s Way Home

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57% Fresh (Critics) – 80% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Separated from her owner, a dog sets off on a 400-mile journey to get back to the safety and security of the place she calls home. Along the way, she meets a series of new friends and manages to bring a little bit of comfort and joy to their lives.

Mary, Queen of Scots

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62% Fresh (Critics) – 44% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

Replicas

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9% Fresh (Critics) – 42% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: After a car accident kills his loving family, a daring neuroscientist will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force, and the physical laws of science.

Serenity 

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22% Fresh (Critics) – 29% Fresh (Audience)

The plot: From the creative mind of Oscar nominee, Steven Knight comes a daringly original, sexy, stylized thriller. Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Anne Hathaway) tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her – and their young son – from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen’s appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he’d tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.

Popcorn bonus: It’s BLONDE! Anne Hathaway dyed her hair blonde for the movie Serenity. Do you think it suits her?