Fired Up! - (31% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) Pick of the Week
Shawn (Nicholas D'Agosto) and Nick (Eric Christian Olsen) are top scorers on the Ford High School football team…both on and off the field. When they hatch a scheme to trade their footballs for pom... Shawn and Nick are top scorers on the Ford High School football team…both on and off the field. When they hatch a scheme to trade their footballs for pom poms and join the school’s most beautiful girls at cheer camp, the new team members actually give the girls’ historically awful cheer squad a chance at success. Critical consensus for these late twenty somethings playing highschoolers tells us though not as raunchy or juvenile as the average teen comedy, Fired Up is also not as funny. Why is it the pick of the week then? Because only two movies are opening because it's Oscar weekend.
Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail - (Not Reviewed for Critics)
After a high-speed freeway chase puts Madea in front of the judge, her reprieve is short-lived as anger management issues get the best of her and land her in jail. A gleeful Joe couldn't be happier at Madea's misfortune. But Madea's eccentric family members the Browns rally behind her, lending their special "country" brand of support. There's no critical consensus yet, but chances are if you're a Tyler Perry fan this one won't disappoint. And for the rest of the world who don't know who Tyler Perry is, feel free to stay as far away as you possibly can.