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Jack Reacher

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog, Robert Duvall

Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie

Plot: Former, highly decorated, MP Jack Reacher arrives to try and clear the name of an army sniper who is accused of murdering five people.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 64%

Critic Consensus: “Jack Reacher is an above-average crime thriller with a smoothly charismatic performance from Tom Cruise”

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Monsters Inc 3D

Starring: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly

Directed by: Pete Docter, David Silverman

Plot: Top scarers Mike and Sully accidentally bring an adorable human girl into the monster world and must hide her until they can figure out a way to get her home.

RT Freshness: 95%

Critic Consensus: “Even though Monsters, Inc lacks the sophistication of the Toy Story series, it is a still delight for children of all ages”

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The Guilt Trip

Starring: Seth Rogen, Barbara Streisand, Kathy Najimy, Colin Hanks, Adam Scott, Brett Cullen

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

Plot: On a business trip to try and sell his latest invention, Andrew Brewster makes the misguided decision to bring his mother along in an attempt to reconnect.

RT Freshness: 36%

Critic Consensus: “Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand have enough chemistry to drive a solidly assembled comedy; unfortunately, The Guilt Trip has a lemon of a script and is perilously low on comedic fuel”

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This is 40

Starring: Paul Rudd, Leslie Bibb, Megan Fox, Albert Brooks, Chris Dowd, Melissa McCarthy

Directed by: Judd Apatow

Plot: Pete and Debbie from Knocked Up find themselves in a rut with their married life.

RT Freshness: 57%

Critic Consensus: “Overlong and sometimes aimless, This is 40 is buoyed by a terrific cast, a perceptive script, and some very funny moments”

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Parental Guidance

Starring: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Tom Everett Scott, Marisa Tomei

Directed by: Andy Fickman

Plot: Old school grandparents agree to watch their three kids but might have bit off more than they can chew.

RT Freshness: n/a

Critic Consensus: n/a

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Django Unchained

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Walton Goggins

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Plot: A freed slave named Django and a bounty hunter named Dr. Schultz team up to rescue Django’s wife from a ruthless plantation owner and collect a bounty on the Brittle Brother gang.

RT Freshness: 98%

Critic Consensus: “Bold, bloody, and stylistically daring, Django Unchained is another incendiary masterpiece from Quentin Tarantino”

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Les Miserables

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Plot: Ex-prisoner Jean Valjean while caring for the daughter of factory worker, Fantine in 19th century France.

RT Freshness: 70%

Critic Consensus: “Impeccably mounted but occasionally bombastic, Les Misérables largely succeeds thanks to bravura performances from its distinguished cast”

 

 

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