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Admit One 6/24/22

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

Elvis (Theaters)

Starring: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, Olivia DeJonge, Luke Bracey

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

Plot: From his childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi to his rise to stardom starting in Memphis, Tennessee and his conquering of Las Vegas, Nevada, Elvis Presley becomes the first rock ‘n roll star and changes the world with his music.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 81%

Critic Consensus: “The standard rock biopic formula gets all shook up in Elvis, with Baz Luhrmann’s dazzling energy and style perfectly complemented by Austin Butler’s outstanding lead performance”

The Black Phone (Theaters)

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames, Madison McGraw, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone, E. Roger Mitchell

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

Plot: Finney, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.

RT Freshness: 87%

Critic Consensus: “The Black Phone might have been even more frightening, but it remains an entertaining, well-acted adaptation of scarily good source material”

Wildhood (Hulu)

Starring: Phillip Lewitski, Joshua Odjick, Avery Winters-Anthony, Michael Greyeyes, Steve Lund, Savonna Spracklin

Directed by: Bretten Hannam

Plot: Two brothers embark on a journey to find their birth mother after their abusive father had lied for years about her whereabouts; along the way, they reconnect with their indigenous heritage and make a new friend.

RT Freshness: 100%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe (Paramount+)

Starring: Mike Judge, Gary Cole, Chris Diamantopoulos, Nat Faxon, Brian Huskey, Chi McBride

Directed by: Mike Judge

Plot: After a “creative” judge sentences them to space camp, a black hole sends our adolescent heroes 24 years into the modern future where the duo misuse Iphones, embark on a quest to score, and become targets of the Deep State.

RT Freshness: 96%

Critic Consensus: “Fart-knockers beware: Beavis and Butt-Head are back, and they’re just as stupidly hilarious (or hilariously stupid?) as ever”

Rise (Disney+)

Starring: Dayo Okeniyi, Yetide Badaki, Uche Agada, Manish Dayal, Taylor Nichols, Ral Agada

Directed by: Akin Omotoso

Plot: Based on the real life story about the family that produced the first trio of brothers to become NBA champions in the history of the league.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

The Man from Toronto (Netflix)

Starring: Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson, Kaley Cuoco, Jasmine Mathews, Lela Loren, Pierson Fode

Directed by: Patrick Hughes

Plot: A case of mistaken identity arises after a screw-up sales consultant and the world’s deadliest assassin–known only as The Man from Toronto–run into each other at a holiday rental.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On (Theaters)

Starring: Jenny Slate, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mann, Isabella Rossellini, Dean Fleischer-Camp, Lesley Stahl

Directed by: Dean Fleischer-Camp

Plot: Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and new hope at finding his long-lost family.

RT Freshness: 100%

Critic Consensus: “Poignant, profound, and utterly heartwarming, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is animated entertainment with real heart”

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