Movies Opening in New Haven – Weekend of May 22nd, 2015

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Tomorrowland: George Clooney stars in this big-budget Disney epic which sounds like a rare misfire from director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol).  Reviewed by our own Joe Webb here.

Thanks to iffy critical response and a lackluster marketing campaign (based on the trailer: I couldn’t tell you what this is about beyond magic rings and flying bathtubs) I’d expect this to be a semi-disaster domestically for the studio.

Rotten Tomatoes: 49%, Metacritic: 60%

Personal interest factor: 3

Poltergeist: Remake of the 1982 horror classic from producer Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan (Monster House, City of Ember).  Reviews are somewhat kinder than expected, sounds like a decent time waster if you were to stumble upon it on cable in a year.

Rotten Tomatoes: 36%, Metacritic: 46%

Personal interest factor: 2

One response »

  1. Wow. The RT score for Tomorrowland dropped like a rock the past two days. Glad to know my misgivings are shared by the pros, but I wish it wasn’t so unfulfilling. Should be great for teens & tweens though

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