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Frozen

Starring: Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Santino Fontana

Directed by: Chris Buck

Plot: After losing control of her ice powers, Queen Elsa flees to the mountains, leaving her kingdom frozen in winter and her sister, Princess Anna, sets out to talk her into coming back and reverting the land to it’s usual warmth.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 84%

Critic Conensus: “Beautifully animated, smartly written, and stocked with singalong songs, Frozen adds another worthy entry to the Disney canon”

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Oldboy

Starring: Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley, Elizabeth Olsen, James Ransone, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Imperioli

Directed by: Spike Lee

Plot: After being locked for 20 years with no explanation, Joe Doucette is suddenly released and sets out to find out who locked him up and get revenge.

RT Freshness: 44%

Critic Consensus: “Suitably grim and bloody yet disappointingly safe and shallow, Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake neither surpasses the original nor adds anything new to its impressive legacy”

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Homefront

Starring: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, Izabela Vidovic, Frank Grillo

Directed by: Gary Fleder

Plot:  A former DEA agent retires to a small town in the south with his daughter but his past is discovered by a vicious meth dealer and he and his daughter become a target.

RT Freshness: 32%

Critic Consensus: “While it boasts a capable cast, the disappointingly dull Homefront hearkens back to classic action thrillers without adding anything to the genre”

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Black Nativity

Starring: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Latimore, Mary J Blige, Nasir Jones, Jennifer Hudson

Directed by: Kasi Lemmons

RT Freshness: 52%

Critic Consensus: “It’s sweetly amiable and solidly performed, but Black Nativity suffers from director Kasi Lemmons’ heavy-handed treatment of its celebrated source material”

 

 

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