Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Issac, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie
Directed by: JJ Abrams
Plot: Picking up 30 years after Return of the Jedi, a new group of young heroes are drawn into the battle between the evil First Order and the heroic Resistance, aided by some legends of the Galactic Civil War.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 95%
Critic Consensus: “Packed with action and populated by both familiar faces and fresh blood, The Force Awakens successfully recalls the series’ former glory while injecting it with renewed energy”
Starring: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Ike Barinholtz, Maya Rudolph, John Cena, James Brolin, Dianne Wiest
Directed by: Jason Moore
Plot: A pair of 30 something sisters are reunited when they find out their parents are selling their childhood home and resolve to throw one last raging party.
RT Freshness: 64%
Critic Consensus: “Sisters’ sharp blend of pathos and vulgarity, along with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s effervescent chemistry, are more than enough to make up for the handful of laughs this coming-of-age comedy leaves on the table”
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Starring: Jason Lee, Kimberly William-Paisley, Jesse McCartney, Tony Hale, Anna Faris, Kaley Cuoco, Christina Applegate, Matthew Gray Gubler, Bella Thorne
Directed by: Walt Becker
Plot: The Chipmunks are determined to stop Dave from marrying his girlfriend in Miami because they believe if he does, he will get rid of them.
RT Freshness: 14%
Critic Consensus: “In some respects, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip is a marginal improvement over prior installments, although this in no way qualifies as a recommendation”