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Haywire

Starring: Gina Carano, Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Plot: Operative Mallory Kane is betrayed by her superiors and left for dead.  She then sets out on a mission of revenge.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 81%

Critic Consensus: “Haywire is a fast and spare thriller, with cleanly staged set pieces that immerse you in the action”

Red Tails

Starring: Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Tristan Wilds

Directed by: Anthony Hemingway

Plot: The all African American fighter squadron, The Tuskegee Airmen, battle the Germans in World War II and try to gain the respect of their white peers.

RT Freshness: 35%

Critic Consensus: “Despite a worthy fact-based story and obvious good intentions, Red Tails suffers from two-dimensional characters, corny dialogue, and heaps of clichés”

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Starring: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, Max Von Sydow

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

Plot: After his father is killed during 9/11, annoyingly quirky kid Oskar goes on an adventure throughout New York City to find the lock that fits a mysterious key he finds in his father’s things.

RT Freshness: 51%

Critic Consensus: “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close has a story worth telling, but it deserves better than the treacly and pretentious treatment director Stephen Daldry gives it”

Underworld: Awakening

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley

Directed by: Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein

Plot: Vampire Selene wakes up after being locked in stasis for 12 years to discover that humans have discovered and are hunting down both vampires and lycans.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

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