Matt Atchity of Rotten Tomatoes: Holiday weekend movies

Matt Atchity, editor-in-chief for the pop-culture website Rotten Tomatoes, breaks down the movies to go see, and the ones to skip this Christmas holiday weekend.

 

Concussion – Fresh at 60%

Starring: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, David Morse, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Directed by: Peter Landesman (Parkland)

In 2005, Dr. Bennet Omalu performs an autopsy on legendary Steeler Mike Webster, and eventually discovers a dangerous (and chronic) health issue common to many NFL players.


The Hateful Eight – Fresh at 80%

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Two bounty hunters (Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson) strike up an uneasy partnership to get a prisoner to a Wyoming town.  When a blizzard strands them (a few others) at a stagecoach stop, will they survive the night?

 

The Revenant – Certified Fresh at 81%

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck

Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)

Hugh Glass is a seasoned explorer scouting for a group of trappers, left for dead after a grizzly attack.  A fierce will to survive and a thirst for revenge, helps him cross hundreds miles to get back to civilization.

 

Joy – Rotten at 59%

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Dianne Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Elisabeth Rohm, Melissa Rivers

Directed by: Laszlo Nemes

Single mother and miracle mop inventor Joy Mangano finds success on QVC, but will her family hold her back?
 

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