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.
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Jupiter Ascending – Rotten at 25%
Starring: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne
Directed by: Andy and Lana Wachowski
A young house cleaner in Chicago finds out that she's a queen of a galactic royal family, and has a claim to the ownership of the earth. But she'll need the help of a disgraced soldier to stay alive long enough to make her claim.
Critics don't like it. There's a lot of spectacle here, but that's about all it's got going for it. The story is hard to follow and not very compelling, and the action is disappointingly repetitive. I was disappointed.
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – Fresh at 75%
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown
Directed by: Paul Tibbit
Spongebob tries to thwart Plankton's latest scheme to steal the secret recipe for Krabby Patties, but a pirate named Burgerbeard is going to complicate matters so much that the heroes need a third dimension.
Critics like it. It may not convert any new fans, but there are plenty of laughs, and adults will have almost as much fun as the kids. I really liked it.
Seventh Son – Rotten at 8%
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes
Directed by: Sergei Bordov (Mongol)
An again knight has only a short time to train his apprentice to thwart the vengeance of an evil witch.
Critics hate it. There's a great cast here, but the dialogue and plot is fairly awful. Some are calling this movie the one to beat for worst of the year.
The Voices – Fresh at 76%
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Anna Kendrick, Gemma Arterton, Jacki Weaver
Directed by: Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis)
Jerry, an average guy just happens to have a dog and cat that talk to him. Naturally, the cat recommends murder…
Critics like it. A great performance from Reynolds anchors a very, very black comedy.