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Admit One 7/16/21

By Zach

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Theaters and HBO Max)

Starring: Lebron James, Don Cheadle, Cedric Joe, Zendaya, Jeff Bergman, Khris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green, Eric Bauza

Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee

Plot: When LeBron James and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 37%

Critic Consensus: “Despite LeBron James’ best efforts to make a winning team out of the Tune Squad, Space Jam: A New Legacy trades the zany, meta humor of its predecessor for a shameless, tired exercise in IP-driven branding”

Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (Netflix)

Starring: Kiana Madiera, Ashley Zuckerman, Gillian Jacobs, Olivia Welch, Charlene Amoia, Drew Scheid, Sadie Sink

Directed by: Leigh Janiak

Plot: In 1666, a colonial town is gripped by a witch hunt that has deadly consequences for centuries to come, while teenagers in 1994 try to put an end to their town’s curse before it is too late.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

Gunpowder Milkshake (Netflix and Limited Theaters)

Starring: Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, Paul Giamatti, Chloe Coleman, Ralph Ineson

Directed by: Navot Papushado

Plot: Three generations of women fight back against those who could take everything from them.

RT Freshness: 68%

Critic Consensus: “Though it runs dangerously close to being a pure sugar rush with no substance, Gunpowder Milkshake is a brutal blast that will absorb audiences into its neon-infused universe”

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (Theaters)

Starring: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Indya Moore, Holland Roden, Thomas Cocquerel, Carlito Olivero

Directed by: Adam Robitel

Plot: Six people unwittingly find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive… and discovering they’ve all played the game before.

RT Freshness: 48%

Critic Consensus: “Escape Room: Tournament of Champions may appeal to fans of the original who’ve been hoping for a sequel, but its increasingly convoluted rules add up to a very unpleasant game night”

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (Theaters)

Starring: Anthony Bourdain

Directed by: Morgan Neville

Plot: A documentary about Anthony Bourdain and his career as a chef, writer and host, revered and renowned for his authentic approach to food, culture and travel.

RT Freshness: 95%

Critic Consensus: “An emotionally raw and respectful portrait of Anthony Bourdain, Roadrunner marks another unflinchingly honest documentary from director Morgan Neville”

Pig (Theaters)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, Adam Arkin, Nina Belforte, Dalene Young, Gretchen Corbett

Directed by: Michael Sarnoski

Plot: A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.

RT Freshness: 98%

Critic Consensus: “Like the animal itself, Pig defies the hogwash of expectations with a beautiful odyssey of loss and love anchored by Nicolas Cage’s affectingly raw performance”

Die in a Gunfight (Theaters)

Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Diego Boneta, Billy Crudup, Travis Fimmel, Justin Chatwin, Wade Allain-Marcus

Directed by: Collin Schiffli

Plot: In New York City, a young guy falls for the daughter of his father’s nemesis.

RT Freshness: 11%

Critic Consensus: N/A

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