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Raya and The Last Dragon (In Theaters and Disney+ Premier Access)
Starring: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Izaac Wang, Benedict Wong, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim
Directed by: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada
Plot: Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the last dragon in order to finally stop the Druun for good. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than dragon magic to save the world–it’s going to take trust as well.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 97%
Critic Consensus: “Another gorgeously animated, skillfully voiced entry in the Disney canon, Raya and the Last Dragon continues the studio’s increased representation while reaffirming that its classic formula is just as reliable as ever”
Chaos Walking (In Theaters)
Starring: Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland, Mads Mikkelsen, Demian Bichir, Cynthia Erivo, Nick Jonas
Directed by: Doug Liman
Plot: A young man must protect a mysterious woman in a dystopian world where all the females have disappeared.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 23%
Critic Consensus: “Chaos Walking sets out on a potentially interesting path, but this dystopian adventure badly bungles its premise and limps toward the finish”
Boogie (In Theaters)
Starring: Taylor Takahashi, Taylour Page, Pamelyn Chee, Mike Moh, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Alexa Mareka
Directed by: Eddie Huang
Plot: Alfred “Boogie” Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, N.Y., dreams of one day playing in the NBA. While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, Boogie must find a way to navigate a new girlfriend, high school, on-court rivals and the burden of expectation.
RT Freshness: 58%
Critic Consensus: N/A
Coming 2 America (Prime Video)
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Wesley Snipes, James Earl Jones, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos
Directed by: Craig Brewer
Plot: Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem and his trusted confidante Semmi embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.
RT Freshness: 51%
Critic Consensus: “Decades after its predecessor joked about the fine line between love and nausea, Coming 2 America reminds audiences that there’s an equally fine line between sequel and retread”
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Paramount+)
Starring: Tom Kenny, Awkwafina, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence
Directed by: Tim Hill
Plot: When SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary goes missing, a path of clues leads SpongeBob and Patrick to the powerful King Poseidon, who has Gary held captive in the Lost City of Atlantic City. On their mission to save Gary, SpongeBob and his pals team up for a heroic and hilarious journey where they discover nothing is stronger than the power of friendship.
RT Freshness: 67%
Critic Consensus: “Although its story may leave fans on the surface, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run is a wondrously wacky visit to Bikini Bottom that retains the charm of the original series”
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