Admit One 11/17

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterson, Dan Fogler, Samantha Morton, Alison Sudol

Directed by: David Yates

Plot: On the last leg of a trip around the world collecting magical animals, Magizoologist Newt Scamander’s suitcase gets accidentally swapped with a muggle suitcase and magical creatures are unleashed onto 1920’s New York City.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 80%

Critic Consensus: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them draws on Harry Potter‘s rich mythology to deliver a spinoff that dazzles with franchise-building magic all its own”

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The Edge of Seventeen

Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Blake Jenner, Haley Lu Richardson

Directed by: Kelly Fremon Craig

Critic Consensus: “High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother”

RT Freshness: 94%

Critic Consensus: “The Edge of Seventeen‘s sharp script — and Hailee Steinfeld’s outstanding lead performance — make this more than just another coming-of-age dramedy”

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Bleed for This

Starring: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ciaran Hinds, Ted Levine, Jordan Gelber

Directed by: Ben Younger

Plot: After a head on car crash, boxing champ Vinny Pazienza is told he will probably not ever walk again, let alone get back into the ring, but he defies his doctors and gets himself back into fighting shape for another title shot.

RT Freshness: 66%

Critic Consensus: “Bleed for This rises on the strength of Miles Teller’s starring performance to deliver a solid fact-based boxing drama that takes a few genre clichés on the chin but keeps on coming”

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Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Starring: Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin

Directed by: Ang Lee

Plot: While being honored during halftime at a Thanksgiving Day football halftime show, veteran Billy Lynn flashes back to what really happened to him while in combat in Iraq.

RT Freshness: 44%

Critic Consensus: “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk has noble goals, but lacks a strong enough screenplay to achieve them — and its visual innovations are often merely distracting”

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