This week the movies are all over the place, with a mix of both Oscar winnners and potential populist winners. Stay tuned for news on Arrival, Almost Christmas and Shut In. It's gonna be a Rotten Week!

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.

Arrival
Rotten Watch Prediction

We've seen plenty of big genre adventures in 2016, but in Arrival we get a very different kind of first contact story. In it, mysterious pods descend from the heavens and it's up to Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner to translate their language before things get scary. You don't usually see the linguist as the protagonist in an alien flick, but at least it's a new direction.

Director Denis Villeneuve has an amazing critical resume with most of his flicks sitting 80% or well above. The recent highlights are the intense nail biter Sicario (94%) and the super tense psychological thriller Prisoners (81%). The filmmaker definitely knows how to maintain crazy tension in tight-knit flicks. This one is grander in scope than some of his previous work, but may end up as one of his best. Arrival is sitting at a cool 55 reviews already, and has not gotten a negative one yet.

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