Admit One 12/23/22
Here’s what’s new in theaters and on streaming this weekend, it’s Admit One
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (Theaters)
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Olivia Colman, Harvey Guillen, Samson Kayo, Wagner Moura
Directed by: Joel Crawford
Plot: Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for peril and disregard for safety have taken their toll. Puss has burned through eight of his nine lives, though he lost count along the way. Getting those lives back will send Puss in Boots on his grandest quest yet.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 97%
Critic Consensus: “Arriving more than a decade after the previous installment, the smart, sweet, and funny Puss in Boots: The Last Wish proves some franchises only get better with age”
Starring: Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Diego Calva, Jean Smart, Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li, PJ Byrne, Lukas Haas, Tobey Maguire, Max Minghella
Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Plot: A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, Babylon traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.
RT Freshness: 55%
Critic Consensus: “Babylon‘s overwhelming muchness is exhausting, but much like the industry it honors, its well-acted, well-crafted glitz and glamour can often be an effective distraction”
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Theaters)
Starring: Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Nafessa Williams, Tamara Tunie, Clarke Peters, Ashton Sanders
Directed by: Kasi Lemmons
Plot: Discovered by record executive Clive Davis, Whitney Houston rises to fame in the 1980s to become one of the greatest singers of her generation.
RT Freshness: 46%
Critic Consensus: “Another wiki-biopic for posterity’s sake, the relatively watchable I Wanna Dance with Somebody leaves you feeling like you were on stage with Whitney Houston, but didn’t really get to dance with her”
A Not So Merry Christmas (Netflix)
Starring: Mauricio Ochmann, Ana Brenda Contreras, Manu NNa, María Rojo, José Sefami
Directed by: Mark Alazraki
Plot: Cursed by a fairy, grinchy Chuy wakes up to discover he’s lived a full year, but is doomed to remember only Christmas Day. Every year. From now on.
RT Freshness: N/A
Critic Consensus: N/A
Scare Package II: Rad Chad’s Revenge (Shudder)
Starring: Zoe Graham, Jeremy King, Rich Sommer, Shakira Ja’nai Paye, Kelli Maroney, Graham Skipper
Directed by: Aaron B. Koontz, Alexandra Barreto, Anthony Cousins, Jed Shepherd, Rachele Wiggins
Plot: When horror guru Rad Chad Buckley’s funeral turns into an elaborate series of death traps centered around Chad’s favorite films, the guests must band together and use the rules of horror to survive the bloody game.
RT Freshness: 100%
Critic Consensus: N/A
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Netflix)
Starring: Daniel Craig, Ed Norton, Dave Bautista, Kate Hudson, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr, Janelle Monae, Jessica Henwick
Directed by: Rian Johnson
Plot: Famed Southern detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece for his latest case.
RT Freshness: 93%
Critic Consensus: “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery brings back Benoit Blanc for another wildly entertaining mystery rounded out by an outstanding ensemble cast”
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.