Fresh V Rotten (June 6, 2014)

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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

Fresh V Rotten (May 30, 2014)

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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