Admit One 11/24

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Moana

Starring: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Temuera Morrison, Rachel House, Nicole Sherzinger, Jermaine Clement

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams, Don Hall

Plot: A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 97%

Critic Consensus: “With a title character as three-dimensional as its lush animation and a story that adds fresh depth to Disney’s time-tested formula, Moana is truly a family-friendly adventure for the ages”

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Bad Santa 2

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, Christina Hendricks, Brett Kelly, Ryan Hansen

Directed by: Mark Waters

Plot: Willie Soke gets drawn into a new heist masterminded by his mother to rob a Chicago charity loaded with money before Christmas.

RT Freshness: 25%

Critic Consensus: “Loaded up with the same scatological and misanthropic humor as its predecessor but precious little of its heart or genuine wit, Bad Santa 2 presents a foulmouthed shadow of Christmas past”

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Allied

Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Lizzy Caplan, Jared Harris, Matthew Goode

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Plot: In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

RT Freshness: 65%

Critic Consensus: “Allied has its moments, but doesn’t quite achieve epic wartime romance status — a disappointment made more profound by the dazzling talent assembled on either side of the camera”

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Rules Don’t Apply

Starring: Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrereich, Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Annette Benning

Directed by: Warren Beatty

Plot: An aspiring young actress and her ambitious young driver struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire Howard Hughes, for whom they work.

RT Freshness: 59%

Critic Consensus: “With Rules Don’t Apply, Warren Beatty takes an overall affable — but undeniably slight — look at a corner of old Hollywood under Howard Hughes’ distinctive shadow”

 

 

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