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Admit One 5/31/24

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

In a Violent Nature (Theaters)

Starring: Ry Barrett, Andrea Pavlovic, Cameron Love, Reece Presley, Liam Leone, Charlotte Creaghan

Directed by: Chris Nash

Plot: When a locket is removed from a collapsed fire tower in the woods that entombs the rotting corpse of Johnny, a vengeful spirit spurred on by a horrific 60-year old crime, his body is resurrected and becomes hellbent on retrieving it. The undead golem hones in on the group of vacationing teens responsible for the theft and proceeds to methodically slaughter them one by one in his mission to get it back — along with anyone in his way.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 89%

Critic Consensus: “As single-mindedly focused on mayhem as its demonic monster, In a Violent Nature serves up a deliciously disgusting feast for gore aficionados”

Ezra (Theaters)

Starring: Bobby Cannavale, William A. Fitzgerald, Robert De Niro, Rose Byrne, Vera Farmiga, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, Rainn Wilson

Directed by: Tony Goldwyn

Plot: Comedian Max co-parents autistic son Ezra with ex-wife Jenna. Faced with crucial decisions about Ezra’s future, Max and Ezra go on a life-changing cross-country road trip.

RT Freshness: 67%

Critic Consensus: “Good performances give Ezra a resonant emotional core even when its script strains credulity, balancing out into a solid family drama”

Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle (Theaters)

Starring: Ayumu Murase, Kaito Ishikawa, Fumiyoshi Shioya, Hiroshi Kamiya, Hiroshi Naka

Directed by: Susumu Mitsunaka

Plot: Shoyo Hinata joins Karasuno High’s volleyball club to be like his idol, a former Karasuno player known as the “Little Giant.” But, Hinata soon finds that he must team up with his middle school nemesis, Tobio Kageyama. Their clashing styles turn into a surprising weapon, but can they beat their rival Nekoma High in the highly anticipated “Dumpster Battle,” the long awaited ultimate showdown between two opposing underdog teams?

RT Freshness: 57%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Summer Camp (Theaters)

Starring: Kathy Bates, Diane Keaton, Alfre Woodard, Dennis Haysbert, Eugene Levy, Josh Peck, Nicole Ritchie

Directed by: Castille London

Plot: Follows Nora, Ginny, and Mary, three childhood best friends who used to spend every summer at a sleep away camp together. After years, when the opportunity to get back together for a summer camp reunion presents itself, they all seize it.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

Deer Camp ’86 (Theaters)

Starring: Noah LaLonde, Jay J. Bidwell, Arthur Cartwright, Brian Raetz, Josh Dominguez, David Lautman

Directed by: L. Van Dyke Siboutszen

Plot: In the fall of 1986, six friends from Detroit travel north to partake in the annual tradition of deer hunting, but something horrific has been awakened. An ancient spirit seeks vengeance for the death of yet another Native American girl who’s gone missing or been murdered.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

The Hangman (Theaters)

Starring: LeJon Woods, Lindsey Dresbach, Richard Lounello, Jefferson Cox, Daniel Martin Berkey, Mar Cellus

Directed by: Bruce Wemple

Plot: To mend their troubled relationship, a middle-aged door-to-door salesman, Leon, takes his teenage son on a camping trip into deep rural Appalachia. Little do they know of the mountainous region’s sinister secrets. A local cult has summoned an evil demon born of hate and pain, known to them as The Hangman, and now the bodies have begun to pile up.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

The Dead Don’t Hurt (Theaters)

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Vicky Krieps, Solly McLeod, Garret Dillahunt, Colin Morgan, Danny Huston, Ray McKinnon, W. Earl Brown

Directed by: Viggo Mortensen

Plot: Two pioneers fight for their lives and their love on the American frontier during the Civil War.

RT Freshness: 83%

Critic Consensus: “A solid step forward for Viggo Mortensen as a director, The Dead Don’t Hurt offers viewers a comfortably old-fashioned Western with a satisfying, character-driven story”

Young Woman and the Sea (Theaters)

Starring: Daisy Ridley, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Kim Bodnia, Jeannette Hain, Ethan Rouse, Bashar Rahal

Directed by: Joachim Rønning

Plot: The story of competitive swimmer Trudy Ederle, who, in 1926, was the first woman to ever swim across the English Channel.

RT Freshness: 87%

Critic Consensus: “Buoyed by Daisy Ridley’s radiant star power and the remarkable trajectory of Gertrude Ederle’s life story, Young Woman and the Sea is an old-fashioned sports movie that harkens back to the classics in the best way”

What You Wish For (Theaters and VOD/Digital)

Starring: Nick Stahl, Tamsin Topolski, Randy Vasquez, Penelope Mitchell, Juan Carlos Messier, Brian Groh

Directed by: Nicholas Tomnay

Plot: A down-on-his-luck chef with gambling problems flees to a Latin American villa, where he assumes the identity of another man.

RT Freshness: 84%

Critic Consensus: N/A

The Keeper (Theaters)

Starring: Angus Benfield, Shanna Franceschini, Haley Babula, Michael MacLane, Nicholas Asad

Directed by: Angus Benfield

Plot: A special group of military veteran hikers help a fellow vet battle depression, PTSD, and suicidal tendencies as he hikes the Appalachian Trail while carrying 363 military name tapes on a mission to prevent veteran suicide.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

Bionic (Netflix)

Starring: Gabz, Jessica Cores, Bruno Gagliasso, Christian Malheiros, Miguel Falabella, Klebber Toledo

Directed by: Afonso Poyart

Plot: In a dystopian future where robotic prosthetics redefine sports, two sisters compete in long jump, but their rivalry leads them down a sinister path.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

Colors of Evil: Red (Netflix)

Starring: Maja Ostaszewska, Jakub Gierszał, Zofia Jastrzębska

Directed by: Adrian Panek

Plot: When a girl’s body is found on a beach, a prosecutor teams up with the victim’s mother on an impassioned quest for the truth.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

 

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