Admit One 8/30

October is approaching, and it’s apparent this week with two new horror movies out. Also, comedians Demetri Martin and Patton Oswalt take a serious turn.

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Halloween II

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Margaret Kidder, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Richard Brake

Directed by: Rob Zombie

Plot: Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael’s deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 22%

Critic Consensus: N/A

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The Final Destination

Starring: Shantel VanSanten, Bobby Campo, Haley Webb, Nick Zano

Directed by: David R. Ellis

Plot: After a teen’s premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.

RT Freshness: 30%

Critic Consensus: “With little of the ingenuity of previous installments, The Final Destination is predictable, disposable horror fare.”

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Taking Woodstock

Starring: Demetri Martin, Emile Hirsch, Liev Schreiber, Imelda Staunton

Directed by: Ang Lee

Plot: A man working at his parents’ motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.

RT Freshness: 50%

Critic Consensus: “Featuring numerous 60s-era clichés, but little of the musical magic that highlighted the famous festival, Taking Woodstock is a breezy but underwhelming portrayal.”

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Big Fan

Starring: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Corrigan, Michael Rapaport, Marcia Jean Kurtz

Directed by: Robert Siegel

Plot: Paul Aufiero, a hardcore New York Giants football fan, struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player.

RT Freshness: 81%

Critic Consensus: “Featuring Patton Oswalt’s sympathetic portrayal, Big Fan humorously and effectively captures the dark and lonely world of a sports fanatic.”

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