Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, Michael Stuhlbarg
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Plot: Surgeon Stephen Strange ruins his hands in a car accident and discovers a world of mystical arts while searching for a cure.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 90%
Critic Consensus: “Doctor Strange artfully balances its outré source material against the blockbuster constraints of the MCU, delivering a thoroughly entertaining superhero origin story in the bargain”
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Luke Bracey, Sam Worthington
Directed by: Mel Gibson
Plot: During World War II, medic Desmond Doss refuses to carry a weapon but still earns the Medal of Honor for his rescuing of over 75 men during the Battle of Okinawa.
RT Freshness: 87%
Critic Consensus: “Hacksaw Ridge uses a real-life pacifist’s legacy to lay the groundwork for a gripping wartime tribute to faith, valor, and the courage of remaining true to one’s convictions”
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Gwen Stefani, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, James Corden
Directed by: Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn
Plot: Troll princess Poppy and grumpy Troll Branch have to work together to save all Trollkind from the hungry Bergens, who want to eat them.
RT Freshness: 75%
Critic Consensus: “Trolls brings its instantly recognizable characters to the big screen in a colorful adventure that, while geared toward the younger set, isn’t without rewards for parents”