An interesting mix of movies in theaters this week, but will any of them survive the hurricane that is Liam Neeson?
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman
Directed by: Henry Selick
Plot: A young girl named Coraline finds an doorway to an alternate dimension in her house that leads to a world that seems better than her current life…at first.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 88%
Critic Consensus: “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
Starring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly
Directed by: Ken Kwapis
Plot: A group of twenty and thirtysomethings weave through the dating and married worlds.
RT Freshness: 36%
Critic Consensus: “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.”
Starring: Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Djimon Honsou
Directed by: Paul McGuigan
Plot: A government agency of super powered agents hunts down two people with similar powers who are on the run.
RT Freshness: 28%
Critic Consensus: “The sci-fi thriller Push is visually flashy but hyperkinetic and convoluted.”
The Pink Panther 2
Starring: Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Alfred Molina
Directed by: Harald Zwart
Plot: Inspector Clouseau is called back into action to investigate the disapperance of a number of historical artifacts.
RT Freshness: 6%
Critic Consensus: “Underutilizing its talented cast, The Pink Panther 2 is little more than a series of lame slapstick gags.”
Starring: Sam Huntington, Jay Baruchel, Dan Fogler, Kristen Bell
Directed by: Kyle Newman
Plot: A group of friends head across country to try and break into George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch to see The Phantom Menace before it comes out in theaters.
RT Freshness: 27%
Critic Consensus: “This undercooked, sporadically funny road movie is a sop to Star Wars fanatics, but the uninitiated will find little to enjoy.”
Be sure to check back later today for our take on the big Super Bowl trailers.
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