Admit One 6/22

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Starring: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell

Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov

Plot: After his mother is murdered by a vampire when he is a young boy, Abraham Lincoln wages a secret war against the undead.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 36%

Critic Consensus: “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has visual style to spare, but its overly serious tone doesn’t jibe with its decidedly silly central premise, leaving filmgoers with an unfulfilling blend of clashing ingredients”

Brave

Starring: Kelly MacDonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walter, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson

Directed by: Brenda Chapman, Mark Andrews

Plot: Scottish princess Merida refuses to follow the tradition of the land by picking a suitor and instead visits a witch to get a spell to change her fate.

RT Freshness: 70%

Critic Consensus: “It may not live up to the lofty standards of the Pixar brand, but Brave offers young audiences and fairy tale fans a rousing, funny fantasy adventure with a distaff twist — and surprising depth”

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Starring: Steve Carrell, Keira Knightley, Patton Oswalt, Rob Corddry, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, Connie Britton

Directed by: Lorene Scafaria

Plot: With an asteroid about to collide with Earth, two people, Dodge and Penny, head across the country and navigate the chaos to try and find Dodge’s “girl who got away”.

RT Freshness: 53%

Critic Consensus: “Tender, charming, and well-acted, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is unfortunately hamstrung by jarring tonal shifts and a disappointing final act”

 

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