Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan
Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
Plot: The Minions, after millions of years of serving and accidentally killing the biggest villains in history, seek out a new master in 1960’s NYC.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 54%
Critic Consensus: “The Minions’ brightly colored brand of gibberish-fueled insanity stretches to feature length in their self-titled Despicable Me spinoff, with uneven but often hilarious results”
Starring: Cassidy Gifford, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler
Directed by: Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing
Plot: 20 years after a tragic production of the play “The Gallows” that ended with a student actually being hanged, a group of students are putting the play on again but are haunted by the vengeful spirit of the student who died.
RT Freshness: 15%
Critic Consensus: “Narratively contrived and visually a mess, The Gallows sends viewers on a shaky tumble to the bottom of the found-footage horror barrel”
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Derek Luke, Victor Garber
Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Plot: A dying billionaire pays to have his mind transferred into what he thinks is an empty younger body but he starts getting memories of his new body’s former life and uncovers the dark secret of the company that provided the service.
RT Freshness: 22%
Critic Consensus: “Self/less boasts a potential-packed premise, but does frustratingly little with it, settling for lackluster action at the expense of interesting ideas”