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?