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Admit One 11/5/21

Here’s what’s new in theaters and on streaming for the weekend:

Eternals (Theaters)

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, Kit Harrington, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Lia McHugh

Directed by: Chloé Zhao

Plot: The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 52%

Critic Consensus: “An ambitious superhero epic that soars as often as it strains, Eternals takes the MCU in intriguing — and occasionally confounding — new directions”

Spencer (Theaters)

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Jack Farthing, Sean Harris, Sally Hawkins, Jack Nielen

Directed by: Pablo Larrain

Plot: During her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Diana decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.

RT Freshness: 86%

Critic Consensus: “Spencer can frustrate with its idiosyncratic depiction of its subject’s life, but Kristen Stewart’s finely modulated performance anchors the film’s flights of fancy”

Finch (Apple TV+)

Starring: Tom Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones, Skeet Ulrich, Alexis Raben, Jon Donahue, Christopher Farrar

Directed by: Miguel Sapochnik

Plot: On a post-apocalyptic earth, a robot, built to protect the life of his creator’s beloved dog, learns about life, love, friendship and what it means to be human.

RT Freshness: 70%

Critic Consensus: “Finch may not be the most memorable post-apocalyptic story, but Tom Hanks proves perfectly charming company even after the collapse of civilization”

The Harder They Fall (Netflix)

Starring: Idris Elba, Regina King, Jonathan Majors, LaKeith Stanfield, Delroy Lindo, Zazie Beetz, RJ Cyler, Deon Cole

Directed by: Jeymes Samuel

Plot: When an outlaw discovers his enemy is being released from prison, he reunites his gang to seek revenge in this Western.

RT Freshness: 87%

Critic Consensus: “It isn’t as bold and fearless as its characters, but The Harder They Fall fills its well-worn template with style, energy, and a fantastic cast”

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (Prime Video)

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones, Sharon Rooney, Aimee-Lou Wood

Directed by: Will Sharpe

Plot: English artist Louis Wain rises to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his surreal cat paintings that seemed to reflect his declining sanity.

RT Freshness: 72%

Critic Consensus: “Sparked by a pair of well-matched leads, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain honors its real-life subject by adding a dash of whimsy to the standard biopic formula”

Love Hard (Netflix)

Starring: Nina Dobrev, Jimmy O. Yang, Darren Barnet, Lochlyn Munro, Harry Shum Jr., Mikaela Hoover

Directed by: Hernán Jiménez

Plot: After meeting her perfect match on a dating app, an L.A. writer learns she’s been catfished when she flies 3,000 miles to surprise him for Christmas.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

Dead & Beautiful (Shudder)

Starring: Gijs Blom, Aviis Zhong, Yen Tsao, Anna Marchenko, Philip Juan

Directed by: David Verbeek

Plot: A group of young and spoiled rich kids turn into vampires after a night out, changing the course of their lives and driving a wedge between them all.

RT Freshness: 27%

Critic Consensus: N/A

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