The Happytime Murders
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Bill Barretta, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale, Leslie David Baker
Directed by: Brian Henson
Plot: When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 25%
Critic Consensus: “The Happytime Murders wastes its intriguingly transgressive premise on a witless comedy that blindly pushes buttons instead of attempting to tell an entertaining story”
Starring: Alex Neustaedter, Becky G, Tom Jane, Alex MacNicoll, Dominic Rains, Patricia De Leon
Directed by: Oliver Daly
Plot: A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog who develops a special friendship with Miles and will go to any length to protect his new companion.
RT Freshness: N/A
Critic Consensus: N/A
Starring: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La, Sara Sohn
Directed by: Aneesh Chaganty
Plot: After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.
RT Freshness 90%
Critic Consensus: “Searching‘s timely premise and original execution are further bolstered by well-rounded characters brought to life by a talented cast”