Admit One 11/9

Overlord

Starring: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Pilou Asbaek, Mathilde Olivier, John Magaro, Iain De Caestecker, Bokeem Woodbine, Jacob Anderson

Directed by: Julius Avery

Plot: With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drops into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion’s success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But, in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered G.I.s come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 86%

Critic Consensus: “Part revisionist war drama, part zombie thriller, and part all-out genre gorefest, Overlord offers A-level fun for B-movie fans of multiple persuasions”

The Grinch

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch

Directed by: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier

Plot: Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas.

RT Freshness: 59%

Critic Consensus: “The Grinch gives the classic Seuss source material a brightly animated update that’s solidly suitable for younger viewers without adding substantially to the story’s legacy”

The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Starring: Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, LaKeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Claes Bang

Directed by: Fede Alvarez

Plot: Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.

RT Freshness: 47%

Critic Consensus: “The Girl in the Spider’s Web distills the action elements of its source material for a less complex – yet still reasonably effective – franchise reboot”

Beautiful Boy

Starring: Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, Christian Convery

Directed by: Felix Van Groeningen

Plot: Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

RT Freshness: 69%

Critic Consensus: “Beautiful Boy sees Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell delivering showcase work that’s often powerful enough to make up for the story’s muted emotional impact”

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