Kubo and the Two Strings
Starring: Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralphe Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei
Directed by: Travis Knight
Plot: A young boy named Kubo accidentally unleashes a vengeful spirit and must team up with a pair of unlikely allies to save his home.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 95%
Critic Consensus: “Kubo and the Two Strings matches its incredible animation with an absorbing — and bravely melancholy — story that has something to offer audiences of all ages”
Starring: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Rodrigo Santoro
Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
Plot: Betrayed by his adopted brother, Ben-Hur is sentenced to be a galley slave on a Roman warship but escapes and plots his revenge by competing in Rome’s chariot races.
RT Freshness: 31%
Critic Consensus: “How do you fight an idea? By filming a remake that has too few of its own, and tries to cover it up with choppy editing and CGI”
Starring: Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana De Armas, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Pollak, Shaun Toub
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Plot: Two 20 somethings in Miami weasel their way into a $300 million contract from the US Army to supply arms to the Afghan military.
RT Freshness: 59%
Critic Consensus: “War Dogs rises on the strength of Jonah Hill’s compelling performance to take a lightly entertaining look at troubling real-world events.