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Admit One 11/6

By Zach

November starts out with a crowd of new movies at the box office this weekend, four to be exact.

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A Christmas Carol

Starring: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Plot: Grouchy old Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits who try to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 56%

Critic Consensus: “Robert Zemeckis’ 3-D animated take on the Dickens classic tries hard, but its dazzling special effects distract from an array of fine performances from Jim Carrey and Gary Oldman.”

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The Men Who Stare at Goats

Starring: George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey

Directed by: Grant Heslov

Plot: A reporter stumbles into the world of the US Army’s psychic soldier division, who practice everything from telekinesis to walking through walls.

RT Freshness: 58%

Critic Consensus: “Though The Men Who Stare at Goats is a mostly entertaining, farcical glimpse of men at war, some may find its satire and dark humor less than edgy.”

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The Box

Starring: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn

Directed by: Richard Kelly

Plot: A couple is given a mysterious box with a button inside that, if pressed, will earn them $1 million dollars but also cause someone in the world to die.

RT Freshness: 49%

Critic Consensus: “Imaginative but often preposterous, The Box features some thrills but largely feels too piecemeal.”

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The Fourth Kind

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, Hakeen Kae Kazim

Directed by: Olatunde Osunsanmi

Plot: A sleep disorder study by Dr. Abigail Tyler might have actually stumbled upon evidence of alien abduction.

RT Freshness: 17%

Critic Consensus: “While it boasts a handful of shocks, The Fourth Kind is hokey and clumsy and makes its close encounters seem eerily mundane.”

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