This week at the movies, we’ve got family pratfalls (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
, starring Steve Carell
and Jennifer Garner
); a tense trial (The Judge
, starring Robert Downey Jr.
and Robert Duvall
); a legendary vampire (Dracula Untold
, starring Luke Evans
and Sarah Gadon
); a failure to communicate (Men, Women & Children
, starring Adam Sandler
and Rosemarie DeWitt
); and a torrid affair (Addicted
, starring Sharon Leal
and Boris Kodjoe
). What do the critics have to say?
Certified Fresh on TV this week:
Also opening this week in limited release:
- Whiplash, starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons in a drama about an ambitious jazz drummer and his punishingly strict teacher, is Certified Fresh at 97 percent.
- The Overnighters, a documentary about the influx of people looking for stable jobs amidst North Dakota’s energy boom, is at 94 percent.
- Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead, the second installment of the horror/comedy franchise about Nazi zombies, is at 87 percent.
- Kill the Messenger, starring Jeremy Renner in a drama about investigative journalist Gary Webb’s discovery of CIA ties to a drug trafficking conspiracy, is at 71 percent (check out Renner’s Five Favorite Films here).
- The Canal, a horror film about a man who is haunted by a grisly murder that took place in his home, is at 71 percent.
- St. Vincent, starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy in a comedy about a hard-living curmudgeon who bonds with his neighbor’s 12-year-old son, is at 63 percent.
- One Chance, a drama based on the true story of the amateur opera singer who became an overnight sensation on Britain’s Got Talent, is at 61 percent.
- I Am Ali, featuring audio recordings of the boxing legend, is at 42 percent.
- You’re Not You, starring Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum in a drama about a woman suffering from ALS and the college student who cares for her, is at 22 percent.
- Autómata, starring Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith in a sci-fi drama about an insurance agent who investigates a self-improving robot, is at 21 percent.
- The Pact II, a horror film about a woman who’s bedeviled by a serial killer, is at zero percent.
- Kite, starring Samuel L. Jackson and India Eisley in a thriller about an orphan who attempts to break free from the detective who trained her to be a killer, is at zero percent.
- Catch Hell, starring Ryan Phillippe as a has-been actor who’s kidnapped and blackmailed while shooting an indie film, is at zero percent.