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Admit One 10/23

By Zach

Four new movies coming out this weekend but nothing really too spectacular, we’re in the limbo like area between the summer blockbusters and the winter “prestige” films.

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Astro Boy

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Bill Nighy

Directed by: David Bowers

Plot: Brilliant scientist Dr. Tenma creates a super advanced boy robot named Astro to help humanity and eventually defend their hometown of Metro City against evil.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 45%

Critic Consensus: “While it isn’t terribly original, and it seems to have a political agenda that may rankle some viewers, Astro Boy boasts enough visual thrills to please its target demographic.”

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Amelia

Starring: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston

Directed by: Mira Nair

Plot: The story of America’s most famous female pilot, Amelia Earhart

RT Freshness: 16%

Critic Consensus: “Amelia takes the compelling raw materials of its subject’s life and does little with them, conventionally ticking off Earhart’s accomplishments without exploring the soul of the woman.”

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Cirque de Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

Starring: John C. Reilly, Chris Massoglia, Ken Watanabe, Salma Hayek

Directed by: Paul Weitz

Plot: A teen joins up with a vampire and a traveling circus of freaks.

RT Freshness: 35%

Critic Consensus: “This overstuffed, scattershot vampire flick suffers from poor characterization and an unwieldy mix of scares and chuckles.”

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Saw VI

Starring: Costas Mandylor, Mark Rolston, Betsy Russell, Tobin Bell

Directed by: Kevin Greutert

Plot: A new group of victims is terrorized by the latest incarnation of the Jigsaw killer.

RT Freshness: 22%

Critic Consensus: N/A

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