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Scream 4

Starring: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courtney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin

Directed by: Wes Craven

Plot: Sidney Prescott returns to her hometown of Woodsboro as the last stop of her book tour but the murderous Ghostface seems to return with her and starts killing with a new set of rules.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 60%

Critic Consensus: “The franchise is showing its age, but Scream 4 is undeniably an improvement over its predecessor, with just enough meta humor and clever kills.”

Rio

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Will.i.Am, Tracy Morgan, Jamie Foxx

Directed by: Carlos Saldanha

Plot: Blu, one of the two last blue macaws in the world, must travel with his owner Linda to Rio De Janiero so that Blu can meet Jewel, a female blue macaw.  Soon after arriving though, Blu and Jewel are kidnapped by animal poachers.

RT Freshness: 72%

Critic Consensus: “This straightforward movie reaches great heights thanks to its colorful visual palette, catchy music, and funny vocal performances.”

The Conspirator

Starring: Robin Wright Penn, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson, Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Kline

Directed by: Robert Redford

Plot: After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the members of the conspiracy are hunted down and put on trial.  The lone female conspirator, Mary Surratt, is treated especially harshly and must rely on her lawyer, Frederick Aiken, to give her a chance at justice.

RT Freshness: 55%

Critic Consensus: “The Conspirator is well cast and tells a worthy story, but many viewers will lack the patience for Redford’s deliberate, stagebound approach.”

 

 

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