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Admit One: Frost, Nixon and Vampires 1/23

Posted on January 23, 2009 by


It’s a 2 on 2 battle royale this week as the two oscar nominees Frost/Nixon and Revolutinary Road come out in wider release vs Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and yet another Brendan Fraser adventure with Inkheart.

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Starring: Rhona Mitra, Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen (who’s also in Frost/Nixon?!)

Directed by: Patrick Tatopoulos

Plot: In a prequel to the other two Underworld movies, vampires rule over werewolves but start a revolution under the leadership of Lucian.  Unfortunately Lucian is also in love with vampire Sonja, the daughter of head vampire Viktor.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 60%

Daily Mirror: “The film wrings the last drops from the franchise, with that Romeo and Juliet – or that should that be Romero and Juliet? – plot twist making for a flick likely to delight horror fans.”


Starring: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen

Directed by: Ron Howard

Plot: Three years after resigning the presidency, Richard Nixon agrees to do an interview with British TV personality David Frost discussing Watergate and the other troubles that befell him.

RT Freshness: 91%

Critic Consensus: “Frost/Nixon is weighty and eloquent; a cross between a boxing match and a ballet with Oscar worthy performances.”

Revolutionary Road

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Plot: Frank and April start out with a storybook marriage but the pressures build and begin to slowly destroy it.

RT Freshness: 67%

Critic Consensus: “Brilliantly acted and emotionally powerful, Revolutionary Road is a handsome adaptation of Richard Yates’ celebrated novel.”


Starring: Brendan Fraser, Helen Mirren, Paul Bettany, Jim Broadbent

Directed by: Iain Softley

Plot: Anything that Brendan Fraser reads in a magical book causes it to appear in real life.

RT Freshness: 36%

Critic Consensus: “Heavy on cliches and light on charm, this kid-lit fantasy-adventure doesn’t quite get off the ground.”

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