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Admit One 9/16/22

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

The Woman King (Theaters)

Starring: Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, John Boyega

Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Plot: The remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 96%

Critic Consensus: “All hail Viola Davis! The Woman King rules”

Pearl (Theaters)

Starring: Mia Goth, David Corenswet, Tandi Wright, Matthew Sunderland, Emma Jenkins-Purro

Directed by: Ti West

Plot: Trapped on her family’s isolated farm, Pearl must tend to her ailing father under the bitter and overbearing watch of her devout mother. Lusting for a glamorous life like she’s seen in the movies, Pearl finds her ambitions, temptations, and repressions all colliding in this stunning, technicolor-inspired origin story of X’s iconic villain.

RT Freshness: 83%

Critic Consensus: “Pearl finds Ti West squeezing fresh gore out of the world he created with X — and once again benefiting from a brilliant Mia Goth performance”

See How They Run (Theaters)

Starring: Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, David Oyelowo, Adrien Brody, Ruth Wilson, Harris Dickinson, Reece Shearsmith, Charlie Cooper, Pippa Bennett-Warner

Directed by: Tom George

Plot: In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard and eager rookie Constable Stalker take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theater underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.

God’s Country (Theaters)

Starring: Thandiwe Newton, Dan Gravage, Tanaya Beatty, Jeremy Bobb, Joris Jarsky, Jefferson White

Directed by: Julian Higgins

Plot: When a college professor in the remote mountains of the American West confronts two hunters she catches trespassing on her property, she’s drawn into an escalating battle of wills with catastrophic consequences

RT Freshness: 84%

Critic Consensus: “When a college professor in the remote mountains of the American West confronts two hunters she catches trespassing on her property, she’s drawn into an escalating battle of wills with catastrophic consequences”

Running the Bases (Theaters)

Starring: Brett Varvel, Gigi Orsillo, Todd Terry, Michael Ochotorena, Eric Hanson, Raphael Ruggero

Directed by: Marty Roberts, Jimmy Womble

Plot: When a small-town baseball coach gets the offer of a lifetime from a larger 6A High School, he uproots his family and leaves the only home he’s ever known. But as a man of faith, he soon faces extreme opposition to his coaching methods from the school superintendent.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

Clerks III (Theaters, Fathom Event)

Starring: Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Rosario Dawson, Trevor Fehrman, Austin Zajur, Marilyn Ghiglotti

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Plot: After suffering a massive heart attack, Randal enlists friends and fellow clerks Dante, Elias, Jay and Silent Bob to help him make a movie about life at the Quick Stop.

RT Freshness: 67%

Critic Consensus: “Clerks III isn’t even supposed to be here today — but this surprisingly emotional return to the Quick Stop wraps up the trilogy in fan-pleasing fashion”

Confess, Fletch (Theaters and Paramount+)

Starring: Jon Hamm, Roy Wood Jr, Annie Mumolo, Ayden Mayeri, Lorenza Izzo, Kyle MacLachlan, Marcia Gay Harden, John Slattery

Directed by: Greg Mottola

Plot: Fletch becomes the prime suspect in a murder case while searching for a stolen art collection. The only way to prove his innocence? Find out which of the long list of suspects is the culprit–from the eccentric art dealer and a missing playboy to a crazy neighbor and Fletch’s Italian girlfriend.

RT Freshness: 83%

Critic Consensus: “Shorter on wacky hijinks but still very funny, Confess, Fletch is a showcase for Jon Hamm’s comedic chops that revives this long-dormant franchise with style”

Do Revenge (Netflix)

Starring: Maya Hawke, Camila Mendes, Rish Shah, Austin Abrams, Talia Ryder, Ava Capri, Jonathan Daviss, Sophie Turner, Sarah Michelle Gellar

Directed by: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson

Plot: Drea and Eleanor agree to go after one another’s bullies.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

Drifting Home (Netflix)

Starring: Mutsumi Tamura, Asami Seto, Daiki Yamashita, Kana Hanazawa, Inori Minase, Ayumu Murase

Directed by: Hiroyasu Ishida

Plot: Kosuke and Natsume have been friends since childhood, but as time goes on the relationship between the two sixth graders seems strained as they keep avoiding one another. One day during their summer vacation, they go to a housing complex that is scheduled to be demolished. Having grown up there, the place holds a lot of memories. While playing, they suddenly get caught up in a mysterious phenomenon and when they regain consciousness, they see an entire ocean before them as the housing complex has drifted into a mysterious sea along with Kosuke and Natsume with it.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

Goodnight Mommy (Prime Video)

Starring: Naomi Watts, Cameron Crovetti, Nicholas Crovetti, Peter Hermann, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Jeremy Bobb

Directed by: Matt Sobel

Plot: Twin brothers arrive at their mother’s house and begin to suspect that something isn’t right.

RT Freshness: 46%

Critic Consensus: N/A

The Retaliators (Theaters)

Starring: Michael Lombardi, Marc Menchaca, Joseph Gatt, Jacoby Shadox, Ivan Moody, Katie Kelly

Directed by: Bridget Smith, Samuel Gonzalez Jr.

Plot: An upstanding pastor uncovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers surrounding his daughter’s brutal murder.

RT Freshness: 83%

Critic Consensus: “It may not offer much they haven’t seen before, but strong-stomached exploitation enthusiasts will savor The Retaliators

Moonage Daydream (Theaters)

Starring: David Bowie

Directed by: Brett Morgen

Plot: A cinematic odyssey exploring Bowie’s creative, spiritual and musical journey.

RT Freshness: 91%

Critic Consensus: “An audiovisual treat for Bowie fans, Moonage Daydream takes an appropriately distinctive approach to one of modern music’s most mercurial artists”

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