Hey, everybody! We have five new releases this weekend and I thought it would be fun to do a quick rundown of each film. In wide release, we have the latest Marvel Studios film, “Thor: Ragnarok,” the holiday-themed R-rated sequel, “A Bad Moms Christmas,” and Rob Reiner’s new biopic, “LBJ.” In limited release, Richard Linklater’s back with “Last Flag Flying” and A24 finally releases Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, “Lady Bird.” So let’s get right to it!
This weekend in movies, Clint Eastwood tackles on a musical while Kevin Hart continues his streak of playing the same character over and over again.
“Think Like A Man Too” – 24% ROTTEN
“‘Think Like A Man Too’ reunites its predecessor’s talented cast, but fails to take their characters in new or interesting directions.”
“Jersey Boys” – 58% ROTTEN
“‘Jersey Boys is neither as inventive nor as energetic as it could be, but there’s no denying the powerful pleasures of its musical moments.”
This weekend in movies, Jonah Hill stars in two sequels, one with Dragons, one with Channing Tatum, and Robert Pattinson stars in a film alongside Guy Pearce.
“How to Train Your Dragon 2” – 91% CERTIFIED FRESH
“Exciting, emotionally resonant, and beautifully animated, ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ builds on its predecessor’s successes just the way a sequel should.”
“22 Jump Street” – 83% CERTIFIED FRESH
“Boasting even more of the bromantic chemistry between its stars — and even more of the goofy, good-natured humor that made its predecessor so much fun — ’22 Jump Street’ is the rare sequel that improves upon the original.”
This weekend in movies, we have Tom Cruise dying over and over again, Shailene Woodley going through cancer, and Jenny Slate doing stand up comedy. It’s that time again to see what’s fresh and what’s rotten.
“Edge of Tomorrow” – 89% CERTIFIED FRESH
General Consensus: “Gripping, well-acted, funny, and clever, ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ offers entertaining proof that Tom Cruise is still more than capable of shouldering the weight of a blockbuster action thriller.”
“The Fault in Our Stars” – 79% CERTIFIED FRESH
General Consensus: “Wise, funny, and heartbreaking without resorting to exploitation, ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ does right by its bestselling source material.” Continue reading
This weekend in movies, we have Angelina Jolie’s return to acting since 2010’s “The Tourist” (2011 if you count “Kung Fu Panda 2”), Seth MacFarlane’s sophomore directorial effort (this time without a teddy bear), James McAvoy going crazy again, and Jesse Eisenberg blowing up a dam. Time to check out what’s fresh and what’s rotten.
“A Million Ways to Die in the West” – 33% ROTTEN
General Consensus: “While it offers a few laughs and boasts a talented cast, Seth MacFarlane’s overlong, aimless ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ is a disappointingly scattershot affair.”
“Maleficent” – 50% ROTTEN
General Consensus: “Angelina Jolie’s magnetic performance outshines ‘Maleficent”s dazzling special effects; unfortunately, the movie around them fails to justify all that impressive effort.” Continue reading