January has never been the greatest month for new releases, but we have an interesting lineup of flicks arriving in theaters this week, with a little precious metal, reincarnated canines, and the conclusion of a long-running video game-turned-movie franchise. Get ready for Gold, A Dog's Purpose, and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. 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.

Rotten Watch Prediction

It's one of the great American Dreams to find a gold mine in your own backyard; to go to sleep one night with nothing, and wake up the next morning set for life. And while the gold in this case isn't necessarily in Matthew McConaughey's own soil, it might as well be. Gold details his character's story going from have-nothing salesman to billionaire gold magnate just about overnight.

The central conceit of Gold seems interesting enough, and McConaughey has been on a notable cinematic tear in recent years. That being said, critics aren't in love with the newest film from director Stephen Gaghan (Syriana - 72%) The few reviews out there now are mixed, with some liking the fast-paced story and McConaughey's performance, while others think the film just misses all around. My guess is that it's entertaining without being great, taking into consideration the cast and plot. But these films can get a little too wide and that appears the case with the critics who gave it a thumbs down. It's likely destined to sit in the middle.

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