Admit One 3/4

Rango

Starring: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Ned Beatty, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Plot: A quirky chameleon finds himself in a western town that’s being terrorized by a group of vicious animal bandits.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 86%

Critic Consensus: “It may not be as charming as it thinks it is — and it certainly isn’t for kids — but Rango is a smart, giddily creative burst of beautifully animated entertainment.”

The Adjustment Bureau

Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Terrence Stamp

Directed by: George Nolfi

Plot: Ambitious politician David Norris learns that the agents of Fate have a pre ordained path for him but it doesn’t involve the woman that he has recently fallen for, ballet dancer Elise.  David and Elise must decide to give in to The Adjustmen Bureau or go on the run and defy Fate itself.

RT Freshness: 70%

Critic Consensus: “First-time writer/director George Nolfi struggles to maintain a consistent tone, but The Adjustment Bureau rises on the strong, believable chemistry of its stars.”

Beastly

Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Neil Patrick Harris, Mary Kate Olsen

Directed by: Daniel Barnz

Plot: Popular, handsome, rich high schooler Kyle Kingson cruelly invites goth classmate Kendra to a school dance and then blows her off.  Kendra retaliates by casting a spell on Kyle, transforming him into a hideous creature and the only way to transform back is to find a girl that will love him for what’s inside.

RT Freshness: 22%

Critic Consensus: “Fundamentally misguided, poorly written, and badly acted, Beastly adds little to the legacy of its timeless source material.”

Take Me Home Tonight

Starring: Topher Grace, Teresa Palmer, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler

Directed by: Michael Dowse

Plot: After graduating from MIT, Matt Franklin is stuck at a dead end job at Suncoast Video when his high school crush, Tori, comes in and invites him to a huge end of summer party.  Matt and his best friend Barry decide to take full advantage and a crazy night ensues.

RT Freshness: 32%

Critic Consensus: “It has a charming sweetness about it, but Take Me Home Tonight is neither funny nor original enough to live up to the comedies it evokes.”

 

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