Recapping last week:

Ouch. Not good. This year, for the most part, has been chugging along quite nicely. Until now. First off, G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Predicted: 65% Actual: 29%). I was a bit fooled by a couple of early reviews for this flick. Typically I’m able to read through some of the subtext of early reviews to get near the truth. But my childhood love of the terrible cartoon and cheap plastic toys clouded my judgment, leaving me off by more than thirty points.

Meanwhile, The Host (Predicted: 39% Actual: 12%) was much worse that I anticipated. I’m glad. As I said last week, the book was horrendous, leaving little source material for the movie. But this was much lower than I thought it could ever go. Again, good.

Then there was Tyler Perry’s: Temptation (Predicted: 31% Actual: 16%). I’m kicking myself on this one as I just ripped apart the premise, casting, dialogue, and really everything about the film. And then went too high on the score. Argh.

And finally The Place Beyond the Pines (Predicted: 82% Actual: 73%) got in as a mini-win though I was rooting for above eighty-two percent to get Gosling into the lead as best-reviewed male actor of the last decade. Christian Bale keeps the title.

Next time around it’s Jackie Robinson and scary movies. It’s going to be a Rotten Week!

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