Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Kate Hudson, Ethan Suplee
Directed by: Peter Berg
Plot: The oil workers on oil rig Deepwater Horizon try to survive on April 10th, 2010 when the rig explodes and starts to sink.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 79%
Critic Consensus: “Deepwater Horizon makes effective use of its titular man-made disaster to deliver an uncommonly serious — yet still suitably gripping — action thriller”
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Starring: Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp
Directed by: Tim Burton
Plot: When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
RT Freshness: 63%
Critic Consensus: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children proves a suitable match for Tim Burton’s distinctive style, even if it’s on stronger footing as a visual experience than a narrative one”
Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Jason Sudeikis
Directed by: Jared Hess
Plot: Armored car driver David Ghantt is convinced to pull a massive heist by his work crush Kelly and a shady partner, Steve Chambers.
RT Freshness: 42%
Critic Consensus: N/A
Queen of Katwe
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga, Martin Kabanza, Taryn Kyaze, Ivan Jacobo
Directed by: Mira Nair
Plot: A colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
RT Freshness: 92%
Critic Consensus: “Queen of Katwe is a feel-good movie of uncommon smarts and passion, and Lupita Nyong’o’s outstanding performance helps elevate the film past its cliches”