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Admit One 6/11/21

By Zach

In The Heights (Theaters and HBO Max)

Starring: Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Corey Hawkins, Olga Merediz, Jimmy Smits

Directed by: Jon M. Chu

Plot: Usnavi, a sympathetic New York winery owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 97%

Critic Consensus: “Lights up for In the Heights, a joyous celebration of heritage and community fueled by dazzling direction and singalong songs”

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Theaters)

Starring: James Corden, Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, Margot Robbie

Directed by: Will Gluck

Plot: Bea, Thomas and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Venturing out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated. However, when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.

RT Freshness: 71%

Critic Consensus: “An enjoyably silly and self-aware sequel, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway should leave fans of the original feeling fairly hoppy”

Infinite (Paramount+)

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Dylan O’Brien, Rupert Friend, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Cookson, Wallis Day, Jason Mantzoukas

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Plot: For Evan McCauley, skills he has never learned and memories of places he has never visited haunt his daily life. Self-medicated and on the brink of a mental breakdown, Evan is sought by a secret group that calls themselves “Infinites,” revealing to him that his memories may be real–but they are from multiple past lives. The Infinites bring Evan into their extraordinary world, where a gifted few are given the ability to be reborn with their memories and knowledge accumulated over centuries. With critical secrets buried in his past, Evan must work with the Infinites to unlock the answers in his memories in a race against time to save humanity from one of their own who seeks to end all life to stop what he views as the cursed, endless cycle of reincarnation.

RT Freshness: 21%

Critic Consensus: “An initially intriguing sci-fi thriller that quickly veers into incoherence, Infinite is as inane as it is inconsequential”

Awake

Starring: Gina Rodriguez, Shamier Anderson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Arian Greenblatt, Lucius Hoyos, Finn Jones, Frances Fisher

Directed by: Mark Raso

Plot: After a devastating global event wiped out all electronics and eliminated people’s ability to sleep, a former soldier may have found a solution with her daughter.

RT Freshness: 34%

Critic Consensus: “A scattered and shallow disaster flick, Awake will have audiences reaching for the snooze button”

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