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Admit One 8/7: Yo, Joe!

By Zach

At long last the world gets to find out how GI Joe fares up on the big screen.  Judging from the trailers it’s either going to be awesomely bad or just straight up horrible and it hasn’t been screened for critics so we’ll have to wait till later today to get an actual consensus.  There’s also some counter programming in the form of Meryl Streep and the world’s worst vacation destination.

g_i_joe_ver12GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Starring: Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Rachel Nichols, Dennis Quaid, Sienna Miller

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

Plot: The covert military unit, GI Joe, must battle against the arms dealer Destro and the mysterious Cobra organization.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 36%

Critic Consensus: “While fans of Hasbro’s toy franchise may revel in a bit of nostalgia, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is largely a cartoonish, over-the-top action fest propelled by silly writing, inconsistent visual effects, and merely passable performances.”

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Julie & Julia

Starring: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams

Directed by: Nora Ephron

RT Freshness: 68%

Critic Consensus: “Boosted by Meryl Streep’s charismatic performance as Julia Child, Julie and Julia is a light, but fairly entertaining culinary comedy.”

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A Perfect Getaway

Starring: Steve Zahn, Milla Jovovich, Timothy Olyphant, Kiele Sanchez

Directed by: David Twohy

Plot: A couple on their honeymoon in Hawaii meet up with two other couples on a remote trail and one of couples are killers.

RT Freshness: 51%

Critic Consensus: “While smarter than the average slasher film, A Perfect Getaway eventually devolves into a standard, predictable, excessively violent thriller.”

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