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