Coraline - (88% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) Pick of the Week
A high-definition stop-motion animated feature – the first to be originally filmed in 3-D – with spectacular CG effects, based on Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling book. A young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life – only much better. But when this wondrously off-kilter, fantastical adventure turns dangerous, and her counterfeit parents try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home. Critical consensus tells us with its vivid stop-motion animation combined with Neil Gaiman's imaginative story, Coraline is a film that's both visually stunning and wondrously entertaining.
He's Just Not That Into You - (39% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes)
Based on the wildly popular bestseller from Sex and the City scribes Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, He's Just Not That Into You tells the stories of a group of interconnected, Baltimore-based twenty- and thirtysomethings as they navigate their various relationships from the shallow end of the dating pool through the deep, murky waters of married life, trying to read the signs of the opposite sex... and hoping to be the exceptions to the "no-exceptions" rule. Critical consensus says despite the best efforts of a talented cast, He's Just Not That Into You devotes too little time to each of its protagonists, thus reducing them to stereotypes. But I mean come on...it's got Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper, your ticket was already as good as purchased.
Push - (30% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes)
Push burrows deep into the deadly world of psychic espionage where artificially enhanced paranormal operatives have the ability to move objects with their minds, see the future, create new realities and kill without ever touching their victims. Against this setting, a young man and a teenage girl take on a clandestine agency in a race against time that will determine the future of civilization. Has all the makings of being the Jumper of 2009. Which basically means, mindless crappy movie that you can't help enjoy watching. Critical consensus had this to say, "The sci-fi thriller Push is visually flashy but hyperkinetic and convoluted." Which frankly kind of sold me.
The Pink Panther 2 - (07% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes)
No it's not a typo, that percentage says seven. In this sequel to the 2006 hit THE PINK PANTHER, Steve Martin is back as the less-than-smooth Inspector Clouseau. This time around, he matches wits with Chief Inspector Dreyfus, played by fellow... In this sequel Steve Martin is back as the less-than-smooth Inspector Clouseau. This time around, he matches wits with Chief Inspector Dreyfus, played by comedic genius John Cleese. Panther 2 also features returning stars Jean Reno and Emily Mortimer, as well as newcomers to the series Andy Garcia, Alfred Molina, and Aishwarya Rai. Critics are saying the film is underutilizing its talented cast, and that The Pink Panther 2 is little more than a series of lame slapstick gags.