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Admit One 9/3/21

By Zach

Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings (Theaters)

Starring: Simu Liu, Tony Leung Chiu Wei, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh

Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton

Plot: Shang-Chi, the master of unarmed weaponry-based Kung Fu, is forced to confront his past after being drawn into the Ten Rings organization.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 91%

Critic Consensus: “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings isn’t entirely free of Marvel’s familiar formula, but this exciting origin story expands the MCU in more ways than one”

Zone 414 (Theaters and VOD/Digital)

Starring: Guy Pearce, Matilda Lutz, Jonathan Aris, Travis Fimmel, Colin Salmon, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Ned Dennehy

Directed by: Andrew Baird

Plot: Set in the near future, private detective David Carmichael is hired by Marlon Veidt, an eccentric businessman, to track down his missing daughter. David teams up with Jane, a highly advanced A.I. to solve the mystery.

RT Freshness: 0%

Critic Consensus: N/A

We Need to Do Something (Theaters and VOD/Digital)

Starring: Sierra McCormick, Vinessa Shaw, Pat Healy, Lisette Alexis, John James Cronin

Directed by: Sean King O’Grady

Plot: After Melissa and her family seek shelter from a storm, they become trapped. With no sign of rescue, hours turn to days and Melissa comes to realize that she and her girlfriend Amy might have something to do with the horrors that threaten to tear her family — and the entire world — apart.

RT Freshness: 67%

Critic Consensus: “While We Need to Do Something can feel as unfocused as its title, it offers eerily timely genre thrills, soaked in claustrophobic dread”

Cinderella (Prime Video)

Starring: Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, Nicholas Galitzine, Minne Driver, Pierce Brosnan, John Mulaney, James Corden, Romesh Ranganathan

Directed by: Kay Cannon

Plot: A modern movie musical with a bold take on the classic fairy tale. Our ambitious heroine has big dreams and with the help of her fab Godmother, she perseveres to make them come true.

RT Freshness: 38%

Critic Consensus: “This singalong-worthy Cinderella sprinkles some modern fairy dust on the oft-told tale, but flat performances and clunky dialogue make watching often feel like a chore”

Afterlife of the Party (Netflix)

Starring: Victoria Justice, Adam Garcia, Midori Francis, Spencer Sutherland, Timothy Renouf, Gloria Garcia

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Plot: Cassie lives to party… until she dies in a freak accident. Now this social butterfly needs to right her wrongs on Earth if she wants to earn her wings.

RT Freshness: 60%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Worth (Netflix and Theaters)

Starring: Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci, Amy Ryan, Laura Benanti, Tate Donovan, Talia Balsam, Chris Tardio, Victor Slezak, E.R. Ruiz

Directed by: Sara Colangelo

Plot: An attorney in Washington D.C. battles against cynicism, bureaucracy and politics to help the victims of 9/11.

RT Freshness: 79%

Critic Consensus: “It isn’t as hard-hitting as one might expect, but Worth remains a powerfully performed and rewardingly complex dramatization of real-life events”

The J Team (Paramount+)

Starring: JoJo Siwa, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Laura Soltis, Kyra Leroux, Dean Dawson, Marlowe Percival

Directed by: Michael Lembeck

Plot: A young girl named JoJo has her life turned upside down when her beloved dance coach Val decides to retire and is replaced by a sparkle-hating instructor named Poppy. Wanting to stay in the running for an upcoming dance competition, JoJo and her best friends, The Rubies, must try their hardest to abide by Poppy’s new, harsh rules. Realizing she cannot hide her sparkle or bow anymore, JoJo is kicked out of her dance troupe and must rediscover what dancing means to her.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

The Gateway (Theaters and VOD/Digital)

Starring: Shea Whigham, Olivia Munn, Frank Grillo, Bruce Dern, Taegan Burns, Mark Boone Junior, Zach Avery

Directed by: Michele Civetta

Plot: Parker, a down-on-his-luck social worker finds himself in over his head when he tries to protect his client from her recently paroled husband.

RT Freshness: 33%

Critic Consensus: N/A

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