Admit One 4/15/22
Here’s what’s out in theaters and on streaming this week, it’s Admit One
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (Theaters)
Starring: Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Mads Mikkelsen, Ezra Miller, Dan Folger, Alison Sudol, William Nadylam, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams
Directed by: David Yates
Plot: Albus Dumbledore assigns Newt and his allies with a mission related to the rising power of Grindelwald.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 55%
Critic Consensus: “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore avoids some of the pitfalls that plagued its predecessor, but lacks much of the magic that drew audiences into the wizarding world many movies ago”
Starring: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul, Beulah Koale, Theo James, Elina Jackson, Maija Paunio
Directed by: Riley Stearns
Plot: Upon receiving a terminal diagnosis, Sarah opts for a cloning procedure to ease her loss on her friends and family. When she makes a sudden and miraculous recovery, her attempts to have her clone decommissioned fail and lead to a court-mandated duel to the death. Now she has one year to train her body and mind for the fight of her life.
RT Freshness: 78%
Critic Consensus: “Dual brings writer-director Riley Stearns’ signature deadpan style to bear on a smart sci-fi comedy that’s well-led by Karen Gillan in double roles”
Father Stu (Theaters)
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver, Teresa Ruiz, Niko Nicotera, Nikkita Lysons, Cody Fern
Directed by: Rosalind Ross
Plot: After surviving a motorcycle accident, a former boxer and longtime agnostic starts to wonder if he can use his second chance to help others, leading to the surprising realization that he’s meant to be a Catholic priest.
RT Freshness: 44%
Critic Consensus: “Mark Wahlberg is hard-working but miscast in Father Stu, an issue compounded by the way the movie fumbles its fact-based story”
Choose or Die (Netflix)
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Eddie Marsan, Kate Fleetwood, Iola Evans, Robert Englund, Ryan Gage, Angela Griffin
Directed by: Toby Meakins
Plot: Tempted by a chance to win unclaimed prize money, two friends reboot a mysterious 1980s video game and step into a surreal world of next-level terror.
RT Freshness: N/A
Critic Consensus: N/A
The Cellar (Theaters and Shudder)
Starring: Elisha Cuthbert, Eion Macken, Abby Fitz, Dylan Fitzmaurice Brady, Tara Lee, Michael-David McKernan
Directed by: Brendan Muldowney
Plot: A woman must confront an ancient and powerful entity after her daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new home.
RT Freshness: 29%
Critic Consensus: “Although it doesn’t tumble to The Cellar of the haunted house genre, this is a mostly musty exercise in second-rate supernatural horror”
Chariot (Theaters and VOD)
Starring: John Malkovich, Thomas Mann, Rosa Salazar, Scout Taylor-Compton, Vernon Davis, Chris Mullinax
Directed by: Adam Sigal
Plot: A doctor oversees the process of reincarnation, and a young man becomes a glitch in the system when he encounters a woman he loved in a previous life.
RT Freshness: 33%
Critic Consensus: N/A
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.