Matt Atchity of Rotten Tomatoes: May movie weekend

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 weekend.

Captain America: Civil War – Certified Fresh at 92%

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Martin Freeman, William Hurt, Daniel Bruhl, Frank Grillo, John Slattery, Hope Davis, Marisa Tomei

Directed by: Anthony & Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)

After an incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, pressure mounts to install a system of accountability.  Tony Stark is in favor of government oversight, but Steve Rogers thinks that oversight will keep the Avengers from doing what they need to, and the disagreement fractures the team.


A Bigger Splash – Certified Fresh at 89%

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Matthias Schoenaerts, Dakota Johnson

Directed by: Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love)

Rock legend Marianne Lane and her partner Paul have retreated to the island of Pantelleria so she can recuperate and save her voice.  But her old flame and record producer Harry shows up with his daughter, and chaos and tension follow in Harry’s wake.  Remake of the 1969 film La Piscine.

The Family Fang – Certified Fresh at 77% 

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman, Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett, Katherine Hahn

Directed by: Jason Bateman

In the wake of an unlikely accident, Baxter goes home to his avant garde parents to recuperate, and his sister Annie joins them.  Soon parents Caleb and Camille are trying to involve their grown children in their art again…

You can catch Atchity on his Rotten Tomatoes Podcast, which is available on the Rotten Tomatoes website and on iTunes. In addition, check out "Rotten Tomatoes TV Zone" here.

Connect with Atchity on Twitter @Matchity and on Google+.

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