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Admit One 10/6/23

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

The Exorcist: Believer (Theaters)

Starring: Leslie Odom Jr., Ellen Burstyn, Ann Dowd, Lidya Jewett, Olivia O’Neill, Raphael Sbarge

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Plot: When two girls disappear into the woods and return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, the father of one girl seeks out Chris MacNeil, who’s been forever altered by what happened to her daughter fifty years ago.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 22%

Critic Consensus: N/A

She Came to Me (Theaters)

Starring: Peter Dinklage, Anne Hathaway, Marisa Tomei, Brian d’Arcy James, Chris Gethard, Joanna Kulig

Directed by: Rebecca Miller

Plot: A composer who suffers writer’s block rediscovers his passion after an adventurous one-night stand.

RT Freshness: 53%

Critic Consensus: N/A

The Royal Hotel (Theaters)

Starring: Julia Garner, Jessica Henwick, Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Toby Wallace, Daniel Henshall

Directed by: Kitty Green

Plot: US backpackers Hanna and Liv take a job in a remote Australian pub for some extra cash and are confronted with a bunch of unruly locals and a situation that grows rapidly out of their control.

RT Freshness: 91%

Critic Consensus: “A chilling immersion into a place and time fraught with constant danger, The Royal Hotel reunites Kitty Green and Julia Garner to electrifying effect”

Foe (Theaters)

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Paul Mescal, Aaron Pierre, Yesse Spence, Tanith Martin, Goran D. Kleut

Directed by: Garth Davis

Plot: Hen and Junior farm a secluded piece of land that has been in Junior’s family for generations, but their quiet life is thrown into turmoil when an uninvited stranger shows up at their door with a startling proposal.

RT Freshness: 17%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Cat Person (Theaters)

Starring: Emilia Jones, Nicholas Braun, Geraldine Viswanathan, Isabella Rossellini, Fred Melamed, Liza Koshy

Directed by: Susanna Fogel

Plot: When Margot, a college sophomore goes on a date with the older Robert, she finds that IRL Robert doesn’t live up to the Robert she has been flirting with over texts.

RT Freshness: 47%

Critic Consensus: “Feasting fancifully on its own coarse innovations, Cat Person is a drawn-out adaptation that doesn’t land on its feet”

Aberrance (Theaters)

Starring: Selence Chadraabal, Sukhee Ariunbyamba, Bayarsanaa Batchuluun, Badamtsetseg Batmunkh, Erkhembayar Ganbat, Oyundary Jamsranjav

Directed by: Baatar Batsukh

Plot: When city dwellers Erkhmee and Selenge arrive at an old cabin deep in the Mongolian wilds, a foreboding settles over the couple. Erkhmee’s seemingly keen desire to provide a safe and nurturing space for his artistic wife is at odds with the violent actions and mannerisms their quizzical neighbor observes. As the neighbor digs deeper for the reason behind this aberrant behavior, only more questions and trouble arise.

RT Freshness: 86%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Monster High 2 (Paramount+)

Starring: Miia Harris, Nayah Damasen, Ceci Balagot, Salena Qureshi, Case Walker, Marci T. House

Directed by: Todd Holland

Plot: As they enter sophomore year at Monster High, Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura and Frankie Stein face new students, new powers, and an even bigger threat that could not only tear their friendship apart but could change the world forever.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (Showtime)

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Clarke, Jake Lacy, Monica Raymund, Lance Reddick, Lewis Pullman

Directed by: William Friedkin

Plot: Follows a naval officer who stands trial for mutiny after taking command from a ship captain he feels is acting in an unstable way, putting in danger both the ship and its crew.

RT Freshness: 87%

Critic Consenus: “The final film from a master of the medium, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial serves as a gripping reminder that a single setting, a solid cast, and some sharply written dialogue is sometimes all you need”

Fair Play (Netflix)

Starring: Phoebe Dynevor, Alden Ehrenreich, Eddie Marsan, Rich Sommer, Geraldine Somerville, Sebastian de Souza

Directed by: Chloe Domont

Plot: An unexpected promotion at a cutthroat hedge fund pushes a young couple’s relationship to the brink, threatening to unravel far more than their recent engagement.

RT Freshness: 87%

Critic Consensus: “With assured style that’s at times reminiscent of the best ’90s nail-biting thrillers, Fair Play juxtaposes premarital disharmony with greed and gender politics in the cutthroat finance world”

A Deadly Invitation (Netflix)

Starring: Maribel Verdu, Stephanie Cayo, Manolo Cardona, Aarón Díaz, Regina Blandon, José María de Tavira

Directed by: José Manuel Cravioto

Plot: A true-crime enthusiast is ensnared in her high-society sister’s murder. With a villa full of posh suspects, it’s up to her to find the culprit.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

Ballerina (Netflix)

Starring: Jeon Jong-seo, Kim Ji-hoon, Yoo-rim Park

Directed by: Lee Chung-hyeon

Plot: Grieving the loss of a best friend she couldn’t protect, ex-bodyguard Ok-ju sets out to fulfill her dear friend’s last wish: sweet, sweet revenge.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

Totally Killer (Prime Video)

Starring: Kiernan Shipka, Olivia Holt, Julie Bowen, Randall Park, Charlie Gillespie, Lochlyn Munro

Directed by: Nahnatchka Khan

Plot: When the infamous “Sweet Sixteen Killer” returns 35 years after his first murder spree to claim another victim, 17-year-old Jamie accidentally travels back in time to 1987, determined to stop the killer before he can start.

RT Freshness: 77%

Critic Consensus: N/A

V/H/S/85 (Shudder)

Starring: Jordan Belfi, Freddy Rodriguez, James Ransone, Dani Deette, Rolando Davila-Beltran, Justen Jones

Directed by: David Bruckner, Scott Derrickson, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Natasha Kermani, Mike P. Nelson

Plot: An ominous mixtape blends never before seen snuff footage with nightmarish newscasts and disturbing home video to create a surreal, analog mashup of the forgotten 80s.

RT Freshness: 79%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines (Paramount+)

Starring: Jackson White, Forrest Goodluck, Jack Mulhern, Henry Thomas, Natalie Alyn Lind, Isabella LeBlanc

Directed by: Lindsey Anderson Beer

Plot: In 1969, a young Jud Crandall has dreams of leaving his hometown of Ludlow, Maine behind, but soon discovers sinister secrets buried within and is forced to confront a dark family history that will forever keep him connected to Ludlow. Banding together, Jud and his childhood friends must fight an ancient evil that has gripped Ludlow since its founding, and once unearthed has the power to destroy everything in its path.

RT Freshness: 19%

Critic Consensus: “Pet Sematary: Bloodlines takes half-hearted stabs at expanding the world of Stephen King’s original story, but they’re largely lost in a substandard story that mistakes bland gore for effective horror.”

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