Two new movies and one expanding this weekend which feature Denzel Washington kicking post apocalyptic ass, Jackie Chan babysitting and a dead girl.
The Book of Eli
Starring: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis
Directed by: The Hughes Brothers
Plot: After an apocalyptic war, a man named Eli wanders the land protecting a mysterious object that he believes will save humanity.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 47%
Critic Consensus: “It’s certainly uneven, and many viewers will find that its reach exceeds its grasp, but The Book of Eli finds the Hughes brothers injecting some fresh stylish fun into the kind of post-apocalyptic wasteland filmgoers have seen more than enough of lately.”
The Spy Next Door
Starring: Jackie Chan, George Lopez, Billy Ray Cyrus, Amber Valletta
Directed by: Brian Levant
Plot: One of the world’s greatest spies must defend a group of kids after they accidentally come into possession of a top secret code.
RT Freshness: 6%
Critic Consensus: “Lacking a script funny enough to cover up for Jackie Chan’s fading physical gifts, The Spy Next Door fails on every conceivable level.”
The Lovely Bones
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Saoirse Ronan
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Plot: After she is murdered, a young girl journeys through the afterlife and tries to help her family catch her murderer.
RT Freshness: 34%
Critic Consensus: “It’s stuffed full of Peter Jackson’s typically dazzling imagery, but The Lovely Bones suffers from abrupt shifts between horrific violence and cloying sentimentality.”