Just about every Friday, at least one person emails us to say “Hey, Screen Junkies! What’s playing this weekend?” And every time, I’m forced to reply, “Mom, I’ve friggen told you before, just Google it instead of wasting my damn time I am not your secretary! See, this is exactly why dad left you for that guy who owned the antique store!”
But this week, I’ve decided to take a different approach. Below you will find a list of new films that are being released this weekend, along with the best and worst reviews we could find. I hope you’re happy, mom.
Priest tells the story of a priest. That’s about it. Oh, wait! There’s more.
A surprisingly effective piece of genre filmmaking, littered with flaws but none so glaring as to sink the film as a whole.
Thomas Leupp – Hollywood.com
Alonso Duralde – HitFix
With a 19% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, I recommend staying away from this priest like he was Father Geoghan.
This week seems to be filled with rather obvious movie titles. Priest, Bridesmaids, etc.
Devin Faraci – CHUD
Cringe-inducing, uneven, juvenile, overlong and painfully unfunny. It’s a witless blend of crudeness, rudeness and lewdness which sets a new low for American comedy.
Avi Offer – NYC Movie Guru
After watching the trailer, I was skeptical. But I should have had more faith in producer Judd Apatow. And since it has an RT ratting of 90%, I’ve gotta say the critics who don’t like this film are definitely in the minority. No, really, I have to say that because 10% is by definition a minority.
When a drunken salesmen loses his job and his wife in the same day, he is forced to sell all of his belongings via yard sale to make ends meet.
Will Ferrell delivers a performance of implosive intensity that rings true in every detail.
Peter Travers – Rolling Stone
It lives up to its title in ways its maker never intended.
Ty Burr – Boston Globe
From the look of it, Will Ferrell is trying to follow in the steps of Bill Murray by proving himself as a dramatic actor. His first outing, Stranger Than Fiction, got the ball rolling. And the mostly positive reviews for Everything Must Go give us no reason to doubt his potential. See for yourself.