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Admit One 12/10/21

By Zach

Here’s what’s new in theaters and on streaming/VOD this weekend, it’s Admit One

West Side Story (Theaters)

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zeigler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Rita Moreno, Corey Stoll, Brian d’Arcy James

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Plot: Love at first sight strikes when young Tony spots Maria at a high school dance in 1957 New York City. Their burgeoning romance helps to fuel the fire between the warring Jets and Sharks — two rival gangs vying for control of the streets.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 96%

Critic Consensus: “Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story presents a new look at the classic musical that lives up to its beloved forebear — and in some respects might even surpass it”

National Champions (Theaters)

Starring: Stephan James, JK Simmons, Alexander Ludwig, Lil Rel Howery, Tim Blake Nelson, King Bach, Jeffrey Donovan, Timothy Olyphant, Uzo Aduba, Andrew Bachelor, David Koechner, Kristen Chenoweth

Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh

Plot: A star quarterback ignites a players strike hours before the biggest game of the year in order to fight for fair compensation, equality, and respect for the student-athletes.

RT Freshness: 62%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Red Rocket (Theaters)

Starring: Simon Rex, Suzanna Son, Bree Elrod, Brenda Deiss, Ethan Darbone, Brittany Rodriguez

Directed by: Sean Baker

Plot: Mikey Saber is a washed-up porn star who returns to his small Texas hometown, not that anyone really wants him back.

RT Freshness: 86%

Critic Consensus: “Led by Simon Rex’s magnetic performance, Red Rocket is another vibrant, ground-level look at modern American life from director/co-writer Sean Baker”

Back to the Outback (Netflix)

Starring: Isla Fisher, Guy Pearce, Tim Manchin, Eric Bana, Wayne Knight, Rachel House, Jacki Weaver, Keith Urban, Miranda Tapsell, Angus Imrie

Directed by: Clare Knight, Harry Cripps

Plot: Tired of being locked in a reptile house where humans gawk at them like they’re monsters, a ragtag group of Australia’s deadliest creatures plot a daring escape from their zoo to the Outback, a place where they’ll fit in without being judged for their scales and fangs.

RT Freshness: 89%

Critic Consensus: N/A

The Last Son (Theaters, On Demand, Redbox)

Starring: Sam Worthington, Heather Graham, Thomas Jane, Machine Gun Kelly, James Landry Hebert, Alex Meraz

Directed by: Tim Sutton

Plot: Isaac LeMay is a murderous outlaw who learns he is cursed by a prophecy: one of his children will kill him. To prevent this, he hunts down each of his estranged children including his long-lost son Cal. With bounty hunters and Sheriff Solomon on his tail, LeMay must find a way to stop his children and end the curse.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

Encounter (Prime Video)

Starring: Riz Ahmed, Octavia Spencer, Janina Gavankar, Lucian-River Chauhan, Rory Cochrane, Keith Szarabajka

Directed by: Michael Pearce

Plot: A decorated Marine goes on a rescue mission to save his two young sons from a mysterious threat. As their journey takes them in increasingly dangerous directions, the boys will need to leave their childhoods behind.

RT Freshness: 55%

Critic Consensus: N/A

The Unforgivable (Netflix)

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jon Bernthal, Vincent D’Onofrio, Viola Davis, Aisling Franciosi, Richard Thomas

Directed by: Nora Fingscheidt

Plot: A woman is released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime and re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her past.

RT Freshness: 33%

Critic Consensus: “The Unforgivable proves Sandra Bullock is more than capable of playing against type, but her performance is wasted on a contrived and unrelentingly grim story”

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