Movie Critic Matt Atchity: Mixed Bag Of Movies Before The Oscars

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.