Admit One 9/28

Looper

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels, Piper Perabo, Noah Segan

Directed by: Rian Johnson

Plot: Joe, a specialized assassin called a Looper, gets targets from the future sent back for him to kill but he’s shocked to find that his future self is sent back for elimination.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 92%

Critic Consensus: “As thought-provoking as it is thrilling, Looper delivers an uncommonly smart, bravely original blend of futuristic sci-fi and good old-fashioned action”

Hotel Transylvania

Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Fran Drescher

Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky

Plot: Dracula runs a 5 star resort with his daughter, Mavis, and he decides to throw a huge party for her 118th birthday by inviting all the famous monsters but a regular guy stumbles onto the hotel and hits it off with Mavis, much to Dracula’s chagrin.

RT Freshness: 46%

Critic Consensus: “Hotel Transylvania’s buoyant, giddy tone may please children, but it might be a little too loud and thinly-scripted for older audiences”

Won’t Back Down

Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Oscar Issac, Rosie Perez, Holly Hunter

Directed by: Daniel Barnz

Plot: A pair of mothers are determined to bring change to their children’s failing, inner city school but get resistance from the school’s officials.

RT Freshness: 32%

Critic Consensus: “Despite the best efforts of its talented leads, Won’t Back Down fails to lend sufficient dramatic heft or sophistication to the hot-button issue of education reform”

 

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