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Admit One 5/17/24

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

IF (Theaters)

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Cailey Fleming, Steve Carell, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Louis Gossett Jr., Matt Damon

Directed by: John Krasinski

Plot: A young girl who goes through a difficult experience begins to see everyone’s imaginary friends who have been left behind as their real-life friends have grown up.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 49%

Critic Consensus: “A sweet ode to rediscovering one’s inner child, IF largely works as old-fashioned family entertainment despite an occasionally unfocused and unnecessarily complicated plot”

The Strangers: Chapter 1 (Theaters)

Starring: Madelaine Petsch, Froy Gutierrez, Rachel Shenton, Gabriel Basso, Ema Horvath, Richard Brake

Directed by: Renny Harlin

Plot: After their car breaks down in an eerie small town, a young couple is forced to spend the night in a remote cabin. Panic ensues as they are terrorized by three masked strangers who strike with no mercy and seemingly no motive.

RT Freshness: 16%

Critic Consensus: “Lacking the chilling suspense of the original The Strangers and proving to be just unpleasant, this Chapter 1 closes the book on itself”

Back to Black (Theaters)

Starring: Marisa Abela, Jack O’Connell, Eddie Marsan, Juliet Cowan, Sam Buchanan, Lesley Manville

Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson

Plot: The extraordinary story of Amy Winehouse’s early rise to fame and the making of her groundbreaking album, Back to Black.

RT Freshness: 36%

Critic Consensus: “Back to Black‘s sympathetic approach to its subject’s story is an overdue antidote to the tabloid treatment she often received in life, even if the end results are disappointingly pedestrian”

Babes (Theaters)

Starring: Ilana Glazer, Michelle Buteau, Hasan Minaj, John Carroll Lynch

Directed by: Pamela Adlon

Plot: Inseparable childhood friends Eden and Dawn, having grown up together in NYC, are now firmly in different phases of adulthood. When carefree and single, Eden decides to have a baby on her own after a one-night stand, and their friendship faces its greatest challenge.

RT Freshness: 91%

Critic Consensus: “Offering an uproariously unvarnished look at motherhood and female friendships, Babes finds Pamela Adlon making an assured feature-length directorial debut with a big assist from stars Ilana Glazer and Michelle Buteau”

You Can’t Run Forever (Theaters and VOD/Digital)

Starring: J.K. Simmons, Fernanda Urrejola, Allen Leech, Isabella Anaya, Graham Patrick Martin, Olivia Simmons

Directed by: Michelle Schumacher

Plot: Miranda, a young woman already suffering from acute anxiety due to a past tragedy, faces a new terror when a serial killer chooses her as his new target. In a harrowing hunt through the woods, Miranda finds strength she never knew she had as she tries to elude her murderous tracker.

RT Freshness: 0%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Thelma the Unicorn (Netflix)

Starring: Brittany Howard, Will Forte, Jermaine Clement, Jon Heder, Zach Galifianakis, Fred Armisen, Daran Norris

Directed by: Jared Hess and Lynn Wang

Plot: Thelma is a small-time pony who dreams of becoming a glamorous music star. In a pink and glitter-filled moment of fate, Thelma is transformed into a unicorn and instantly rises to global stardom. However, this new life of fame comes at a cost.

RT Freshness: 57%

Critic Consensus: N/A

The American (Theaters and VOD/Digital)

Starring: Talia Ryder, Diane Kruger, Karolina Gruszka, Tomasz Kot, Ewa Rodart

Directed by: James Napier Robertson

Plot: American ballet dancer Joy Womack is accepted into Moscow’s infamously tough Bolshoi Ballet Academy, with the dream of becoming a great ballerina.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

Nightwatch: Demons Are Forever (Shudder)

Starring: Fanny Bornedal, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kim Bodnia, Sonja Richter, Christopher Læssø, Ulf Pilgaard

Directed by: Ole Bornedal

Plot: Martin’s daughter, Emma, takes up a night watch job to find out what happened to her parents almost thirty years ago. A meeting with Wörmer in his cell pulls the serial killer out of his coma and sets in motion a chain of fateful events.

RT Freshness: 77%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Monster (Netflix)

Starring: Marsha Timothy, Alex Abbad, Anantya Kirana, Sultan Hamonangan, Alim Sudio

Directed by: Rako Prijanto

Plot: After being abducted and taken to a desolate house, a girl sets out to rescue her friend and escape from their malicious kidnapper.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

 

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