The Jungle Book
Starring: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken, Lupit Nyongo
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Plot: The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don’t have his best interests at heart.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 94%
Critic Consensus: “As lovely to behold as it is engrossing to watch, The Jungle Book is the rare remake that actually improves upon its predecessors — all while setting a new standard for CGI”
Barbershop: The Next Cut
Starring: Ice Cub, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve, Anthony Anderson
Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee
Plot: As their surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, the crew at Calvin’s Barbershop come together to bring some much needed change to their neighborhood.
RT Freshness: 93%
Critic Consensus: “Heartfelt, thought-provoking, and above all funny, Barbershop: The Next Cut is the rare belated sequel that more than lives up to the standard set by its predecessors”
Starring: Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Gal Gadot, Jordi Molla, Scott Adkins
Directed by: Ariel Vromen
Plot: A career criminal is injected with the memories of a murdered CIA agent so the agency can try and determine where a valuable asset who can potentially stop a deadly terrorist has been hidden.
RT Freshness: 26%
Critic Consensus: “Despite the valiant efforts of a game and talented cast, Criminal has little to offer beyond the bare minimum expected by the most undemanding of genre enthusiasts”