Recapping last week:

Pain & Gain (Predicted: 34% Actual: 47%) was in the ballpark, but just missed getting within the ten percent mark. Even at below fifty percent, this movie sits near the top of Michael Bay’s resume and it came out strong at the box office. Critics were mixed on the turn Bay took in this movie, edging away from the boom-boom onslaught (though this flick still has elements of it). Katey Rich wrote perfectly about Bay’s shift towards the use of star power driving the film, rather than his hallmark focus on effects and destruction. It’s a great piece and worth the read.

Meanwhile, The Big Wedding (Predicted: 51% Actual: 6%) was an outright whiff. Full disclosure: I put the wrong prediction in for this movie as I was working off an old template. I trashed the flick and then had a prediction of 51% go up which makes very little sense. My intended prediction was 28% although it doesn’t matter because this movie was so dreadful that even that terrible score missed the mark by more than twenty percent. Honestly, I’m glad this thing sucked. It just looked so hack-y and terrible. If the score had been anywhere near fifty percent I would have questioned my faith in humanity. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case. Keep chugging along world.

Next time around its Gatsby being great and Tyler Perry being, well, Tyler Perry. It’s going to be a Rotten Week!

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