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This Rotten Week: Predicting Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, Annie and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Reviews
Getting a bit of a late jump on the week as I usually like to have this out on Sunday. But these films required so much dissection and analysis that I simply couldnít give them short shrift (or believe whatever you want about the delay). This time around weíve got hobbits, orphans and nights at the museum.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-12-17
This Rotten Week: Predicting Exodus: Gods And Kings And Top Five Reviews
Getting into the holiday movie season typically means a plethora of flicks to choose from. Big budget films, pet projects, star turns and everything in between. This is a solid time of year to hit theaters. Not that everything coming out is great (see below), but the variety is there. This week weíve got Moses and Chris Rock.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-12-07
This Rotten Week: Predicting The Pyramid Reviews
The biggest news out of the movie world this week has nothing to do with any movie coming out. But hey, thatís what happens when Star Wars reenters the collective conscious, even if it is only 90 seconds at a time.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-11-30
This Rotten Week: Predicting The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One Reviews
Some weeks a ton of movies come out and they all stink. And then some weeks only one gigantic flick hits the big screen, and thatís all we need. This week falls into the latter category. We are headed back to the world of Panem where Katniss leads a revolution.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-11-16
This Rotten Week: Predicting Dumb And Dumber To And Beyond The Lights Reviews
When the history of film is finally written (by me), Iíll create a special and exclusive section for best on-screen duos. These on screen pairs captured our hearts because we saw in their relationships the friendship and thick-and-thin companion weíve always wanted for ourselves. Butch and Sundance. Bill and Ted. Thelma and Louise. Buzz and Woody. And of course Lloyd and Harry.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-11-10
This Rotten Week: Predicting Insterstellar And Big Hero 6 Reviews
I feel like weíve been waiting forever for this weekís big released. And though thereís technically a Marvel product hitting the screens this week, thatís not what Iím talking about and you know it. We got Chris Nolan taking us to space and a new group of superheroes.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-11-03
This Rotten Week: Predicting Nightcrawler And Before I Go To Sleep Reviews
We are getting into that time of year when studios are releasing movies people actually want to watch. Itís refreshing. This week weíve got Jake G. heading out into the night with his camera, and Nicole Kidman waking up each day with a new lease on life.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-10-26
This Rotten Week: Predicting John Wick, Ouija And 23 Blast Reviews
I keep waiting for the week when I can get truly excited about whatís coming out. We are getting closer to that feeling, be we arenít quite there yet. This week weíve got John Wick, messing with ouija boards and a blind kid playing football. Itís all over the place.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-10-19
This Rotten Week: Predicting Fury, The Best Of Me And Book Of Life Reviews
The weatherís turning brisk. Leaves are changing colors. People are enamored with apples and pumpkins. And the fall movie season is sputtering into gear. Weíve got some flicks to talk about this week with a little fury, Nicholas Sparks, and books about life.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-10-12
This Rotten Week: Predicting Addicted, Dracula Untold, The Judge Reviews And More
I do This Rotten Week every Sunday, and most times canít wait to sink my teeth into whatís about to hit screens. But man, this week took some effort. It wasnít that the films look all bad (some do), but rather just boring. Four flicks hit the screen, but it looks like there is very little to get too excited for. Weíve got bad days, addictions, bloodsuckers and judges.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-10-05
This Rotten Week: Predicting Gone Girl, Annabelle And Left Behind Reviews
With the fall season having finally arrived, Hollywood is picking up the pace and three new flicks hitting the screen this weekend - including another much-anticipated David Fincher-directed adaptation of a best-seller. This week weíve got girls going gone, dolls getting crazy and people being left behind.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-09-30
This Rotten Week: Predicting The Equalizer And The Boxtrolls Reviews
Oscar season is set to begin very soon, but for now weíre still stuck in the middling weeks of September. Thatís not to say that the movies coming out this week look bad, but thereís just not a ton to get excited about. This time around weíve got trolls living in boxes and Denzel serving his revenge cold.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-09-21
This Rotten Week: Predicting The Maze Runner, This is Where I Leave You Reviews, And More
There are a bunch of movies on the docket this week as we cycle out of the summer and into the fall season. There is some interesting stuff coming along, with teens running mazes, families sitting extended shiva, walking among tombstones and Kevin Smith doing some weird stuff.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-09-14
This Rotten Week: Predicting No Good Deed and Dolphin Tale 2 Reviews
The first week of NFL action means Iím a little late in getting started today. But the movies donít stop and we are ramping up into the fall movie season. Itís starting slow for sure, but weíve still got a couple of flicks to talk about. Itís dolphins and no good deeds!
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-09-07
This Rotten Week: Predicting The Identical Reviews
Well, it looks like we've reached the worst movie weekend of the year. But thatís okay. It just means we get a little time to go outside and enjoy the fresh air. Or if not, maybe you just go see Guardians of the Galaxy again. Either way, what weíve got coming here is no bueno. Itís the identical. And thatís it.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-08-31
This Rotten Week: Predicting The November Man and As Above/ So Below Reviews
And the summer is almost over. How can I tell? For one thing just take a look at the movies coming out. One can time the seasons by the cinematic strength of the box office. One look at this weekís slate of films and I know we are zeroing in on Labor Day. Itís a dude from November and people above and below.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-08-26
This Rotten Week: Predicting Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, If I Stay Reviews And More
Iím coming in a day later than usual, but Iím hoping my fans didnít get too crazy in the interim. The summer season in winding down. How can I tell? Itís feeling just a bit cooler in the air, the Back To School commercials are in full force, and the movies look a few degrees worse. Thatís last one is the real barometer. When the flicks start looking rough, fall is officially on its way. This week weíve got Sin City, teenagers deciding to stay and some high school football.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-08-18
This Rotten Week: Predicting The Expendables 3, Let's Be Cops And The Giver Reviews
Iím a bit down in the dumps. Why? Iím now 36 hours removed from an ER visit after breaking my ankle while fighting crime (falling off a ladder). But I know something that can start the healing process! Talking about a few movies ought to do the trick. This week we get expendable, give, and become cops. And all the while I get to take my mind off a non-displaced fracture to the left fibula.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-08-10
This Rotten Week: Predicting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Into The Storm Reviews, And More
We have a big week of flicks coming. And by "big" I mean there are a lot of crappy-looking films hitting the big screen. Hollywood is taking a quantity over quality approach this Friday as we zero in on the end of the summer season. This time weíve got ninja turtles, French cuisine, tornadoes and dancing.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-08-03
This Rotten Week: Predicting Guardians Of The Galaxy And Get On Up Reviews
This could start to feel like the dregs of summer. It could. But it isn't. Do you know why? Because thereís something to get excited about, with an unexpectedly great comic book movie hitting the screen. Weíve got Guardians of the Galaxy coming at you with a little James Brown to keep the funk alive.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-07-27
This Rotten Week: Predicting Hercules, Lucy And And So It Goes Reviews
Man, what a rough week for movies. Thankfully the weather is great, the sun is out, the air is warm, and we can find a million excuses to stay away from the theaters. Thatís what happens when we get Hercules, Lucy and tired old stories posing as comedies hitting the big screen.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-07-20
This Rotten Week: Predicting Sex Tape, The Purge: Anarchy, And Planes: Fire And Rescue Reviews
We're sort of getting into the dregs of the summer movie season with some bigger name flicks that look completely uninspiring hitting the big screen. It makes me wish I had just gone ahead and done a writeup about Boyhood (Predicted: Amazing, Actual: 100%) just for the sheer brilliance of the concept and execution. Alas, we are stuck with planes, sex tapes and purges.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-07-13
This Rotten Week: Predicting Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Reviews
After a one-week long, unexpected hiatus from This Rotten Week, I am back and better than ever. Did my reader(s) miss me? I promise I wonít do it again. There is only one movie on the docket this time around, and it's a sequel about the inevitable ape takeover of Earth. It should start any day now.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-07-06
This Rotten Week: Predicting Transformers: Age Of Extinction Reviews
It's been a pretty slow week around The Rotten Office, which is good because most of my mental energy is being consumed focusing the U.S. game against Portugal. But movies persist and there is one on the docket today. The Transformers are back and hopefully not headed to extinction
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-06-22
This Rotten Week: Predicting Jersey Boys And Think Like A Man Too Reviews
Mrs. Rotten Week is away for a girlís weekend leaving me with Little RW for the last couple of days. Happy Fatherís Day, I guess. What did we do? Read the complete Encyclopedia of Superman cover-to-cover three times. What a great kid. So yeah, Happy Fatherís Day! There arenít any superhero movies on the docket this week but weíve got Jersey crooners and thinking like men again.
this rotten week Doug Norrie 2014-06-15
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