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Admit One 11/26/21

By Zach

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

House of Gucci (Theaters)

Starring: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Plot: When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately… murder.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 61%

Critic Consensus: “House of Gucci vacillates between inspired camp and dour drama too often to pull off a confident runway strut, but Lady Gaga’s note-perfect performance has a timeless style all its own”

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (Theaters)

Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hooper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue

Directed by: Johannes Roberts

Plot: Set in 1998, this origin story explores the secrets of the mysterious Spencer Mansion and the ill-fated Raccoon City.

RT Freshness: 27%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Encanto (Theaters)

Starring: Stephanie Beatriz, Maria Cecilia Botero, Diane Guerrero, Angie Cepeda, John Leguizamo, Jessica Darrow

Directed by: Jared Bush, Byron Howard

Plot: The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift — every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger.

RT Freshness: 92%

Critic Consensus: “Encanto‘s setting and cultural perspective are new for Disney, but the end result is the same — enchanting, beautifully animated fun for the whole family”

Licorice Pizza (Theaters)

Starring: Cooper Hoffman, Alana Haim, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, Benny Safdie

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

Plot: Alana Kane and Gary Valentine grow up, run around and fall in love in California’s San Fernando Valley in the 1970s

RT Freshness: 91%

Critic Consensus: “Licorice Pizza finds Paul Thomas Anderson shifting into a surprisingly comfortable gear — and getting potentially star-making performances out of his fresh-faced leads”

Bruised (Netflix)

Starring: Halle Berry, Stephen Henderson, Adan Canto, Shamier Anderson, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Danny Boyd Jr.

Directed by: Halle Berry

Plot: Jackie Justice is a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace. Down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret years after her fight, she’s coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend Desi and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter who promises Jackie a life back in the octagon. But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when Manny — the son she gave up as an infant — shows up at her doorstep.

RT Freshness: 57%

Critic Consensus: “Bruised isn’t as hard-hitting as its title might suggest, but Halle Berry impresses on either side of the camera in her directorial debut”

8-Bit Christmas (HBO Max)

Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Winslow Fegley, June Diane Raphael, Steve Zahn, Sophia Reid-Gantzert, Cyrus Arnold, Jacob Leval

Directed by: Michael Dowse

Plot: A humorous and heartfelt look back at the adventures of childhood. Set in suburban Chicago in the late 1980s, the story centers on ten-year-old Jake Doyle’s herculean quest to get the latest and greatest video game system for Christmas.

RT Freshness: 75%

Critic Consensus: N/A

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