Admit One 12/19

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Plot: Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the terrifying Smaug from acquiring a kingdom of treasure and obliterating all of Middle-Earth.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 60%

Critic Consensus: “Though somewhat overwhelmed by its own spectacle, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ends Peter Jackson’s second Middle-earth trilogy on a reasonably satisfying note”

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Starring: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Ben Kingsley, Dan Stevens, Steve Coogan, Owen Wilson, Rami Malek, Rebel Wilson

Directed by: Shawn Levy

Plot: “Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever”

RT Freshness: 47%

Critic Consensus: “While not without its moments, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is a less-than-inspired sendoff for the trilogy”

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Annie

Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale

Directed by: Will Gluck

Plot: A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

RT Freshness: 28%

Critic Consensus: “The new-look Annie hints at a progressive take on a well-worn story, but smothers its likable cast under clichés, cloying cuteness, and a distasteful materialism”

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