If you need proof that the movie calendar is starting to get more eclectic in all of the months in the year, then you need look no further than the crop of films Hollywood has coming your way this weekend. How many times are we going to see the Coen brothers face off against Nicholas Sparks and period drama spliced with horror? The season is definitely picking up, as three flicks are coming your way in the form of Hail, Caesar!, The Choice and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer.

Hail, Caesar!
Rotten Watch Prediction
A couple of years ago I went about the process of trying to watch (or rewatch) the top 100 list of all-time classic movies. My plan was to view them, do a running diary entry of the experience and talk about (in general) whether they "held up". I never made it past Ben Hur. I found it laughable at best, unwatchable at worst. If it hadn’t been already labeled "not a joke" I wouldn’t have been convinced otherwise. And I love that the latest Coen brothers flick, Hail, Caesar! seems to, among other things, be sending up this era of filmmaking with all its pomp and unintentional silliness.

Here, see for yourself in the trailer for Hail, Caesar!:
I don’t usually get enamored with a cast for a movie, but this one is really something. It’s a who’s who ensemble with each name making us more excited than the last. In a macro sense it makes sense. A lot of these players (led by Josh Brolin and George Clooney) are meant to be a group of Hollywood something-or-others back in the day who are tasked with finding one of their own after he’s been kidnapped.

The Coen brothers’ track record in the last few years is nearly spotless, and have been raved about by critics. Flicks like Inside Llewyn Davis (94%), True Grit (96%) and No Country for Old Men (93%) are just a few of their recent run that is among the best in the industry over their careers. It sure is something. I suspect this one falls in line. The only thing scaring me off a top end score is no reviews are out yet, which isn’t always the best sign. But you can’t argue with the filmmaking history from these cats and a lot of A-listers jumped on board for the chance to work on the movie.

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