Starring: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Rade Sherbedgia, Luke Grimes
Directed by: Olivier Megaton
Plot: Bryan Mills must use his particular set of skills yet again when the gang of the Albanian traffickers he killed in the first movie are out for revenge and kidnap his wife while she and his daughter are visiting him in Istanbul.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 16%
Critic Consensus: “Taken 2 is largely bereft of the kinetic thrills — and surprises — that made the original a hit”
Starring: Charlie Tahan, Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, Catherine O’Hara, Atticus Shaffer, Martin Short
Directed by: Tim Burton
Plot: Young scientist Victor uses his knowledge to bring his beloved dead dog, Sparky, back to life and then must hide him from his smalll town.
RT Freshness: 82%
Critic Consensus: “Frankenweenie is an energetic stop-motion horror movie spoof with lovingly crafted visuals and a heartfelt, oddball story”
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Ben Platt, Rebel Wilson
Directed by: Jason Moore
Plot: A new girl in college finds herself in the school’s all girl a cappella group and brings some new song ideas to the group, which could lead them to victory against their rival, the all guy a capella group.
RT Freshness: 75%
Critic Consensus: “Pitch Perfect’s plot is formulaic, but the performances are excellent and the musical numbers are toe-tapping as well”