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Admit One 12/17/21

By Zach

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

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Theaters)

Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jamie Foxx, Alfred Molina, Willem Dafoe, Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei

Directed by: Jon Watts

Plot: With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 94%

Critic Consensus: “A bigger, bolder Spider-Man sequel, No Way Home expands the franchise’s scope and stakes without losing sight of its humor and heart”

Nightmare Alley (Theaters)

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenbergen, David Strathairn

Directed by: Guillermo Del Toro

Plot: An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.

RT Freshness: 83%

Critic Consensus: “While it may not hit quite as hard as the original, Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley is a modern noir thriller with a pleasantly pulpy spin”

The Hand of God (Netflix)

Starring: Filippo Scotti, Toni Servillo, Teresa Saponangelo, Marlon Joubert, Luisa Ranieri, Renato Carpentieri

Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino

Plot: The story of a boy in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s.

RT Freshness: 82%

Critic Consensus: “Although The Hand of God isn’t Sorrentino’s best work, this beautifully filmed coming-of-age story sings in a beguiling, albeit minor, key”

Fortress (Theaters and VOD)

Starring: Jesse Metcalf, Bruce Willis, Chad Michael Murray, Kelly Greyson, Ser’Darius Blain, Shannon Doherty

Directed by: James Cullen Bressack

Plot: A group of criminals hellbent on revenge, forces a retired officer and his son to save the day.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

Rumble (Paramount+)

Starring: Will Arnett, Terry Crews, Geraldine Viswanathan, Roman Reigns, Tony Danza, Becky Lynch, Susan Kelechi Watson

Directed by: Hamish Grieve

Plot: A girl trains a lovable underdog monster to become a wrestling champion.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

Swan Song (Theaters and Apple TV+)

Starring: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Glenn Close, Awkwafina, Adam Beach, Lee Shorten

Directed by: Benjamin Cleary

Plot: In the near future, a terminally ill man explores a heart-wrenching, emotionally complex solution to save his wife and son from grief by duplicating himself without them knowing.

RT Freshness: 71%

Critic Consensus: “Swan Song occasionally strays on the wrong side of maudlin, but Mahershala Ali’s work in dual roles lends this sci-fi drama genuine heart”

Mother/Android (Hulu)

Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Algee Smith, Raul Castillo, Steve M. Robertson, Owen Burke, Kate Avallone

Directed by: Mattson Tomlin

Plot: Georgia and her boyfriend Sam make a treacherous journey of escape as their country is caught in an unexpected war with artificial intelligence. Days away from the arrival of their first child, they must face No Man’s Land — a stronghold of the android uprising, in hopes of reaching safety before giving birth.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

The Novice (Theaters and VOD)

Starring: Isabelle Fuhrman, Amy Forsyth, Dilone, Kate Drummond, Jonathan Cherry, Charlotte Ubben

Directed by: Lauren Hadaway

Plot: A college freshman joins her university’s rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat, no matter the cost.

RT Freshness: 94%

Critic Consensus: N/A

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