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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”


War Dogs

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.

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