New in Theaters This Week, The Poorly Reviewed Fantastic Four, The Gift and More

New Movies Fantastic Four, Shaun the Sheep Movie, The Gift.

New Movies in theaters this week include Fantastic Four, Shaun the Sheep Movie, Ricki and the Flash, and the morbid looking, but well reviewed thriller film, The Gift.


Fantastic Four (2015) now in theaters. (I apologize ahead of time!)
Fantastic Four (2015)

Rated PG-13, running 100 min and a review Metascore of 32/100, well, I'll let you make the call on that one.

Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle), it stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell

Generally speaking, MetaCritic has the film at a 32/100 while over on RottenTomatoes, with 11 reviews in, it has a 18% score.  The general tone is it is a great cast muddled in a convoluted story as the film develops.

THIS is why Fox wanted to restrict the reviews from coming out until the last second. This is why review restrictions like this is always a warning sign. Even the studio didn't have the confidence to let critics speak their minds early enough. JUST give the franchise back to Marvel and watch them do it right Fox.

{ rottentomatoes - fantastic four }

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Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)

Rated PG 85 min and has a Metascore of 80/100

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

Directors: Mark Burton | Richard Starzak
Stars the voice talent of Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Omid Djalili, Richard Webber

It looks like a good family-fun film has arrived this weekend.

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Ricki and the Flash (2015)

Rated PG-13, runs 102 min
Metascore: 57/100

A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family.

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Sebastian Stan

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The Gift, a well reviewed movie

The Gift (2015)

Rated R, running 108 min
Metascore: 76/100

A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.

Director: Joel Edgerton
Stars: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, David Denman

THIS LOOKS LIKE THE ONE to go see, with a RottenTomatoes score of 94%, I'm always shocked when a thriller gets great reviews, and it does here.

{ rottentomatoes - The Gift }

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