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All Blake Lively Movies Ranked by Tomatometer

After her major feature debut in 2005’s The Sisterhood of Travelling Pants, Blake Lively hopped over to television as the lead in Gossip Girl, the CW teen drama fixture that ran for six seasons. Though busy with the show, Lively was still able to turn in a few memorable appearances in films, like the Certified Fresh crime saga The Town, and Green Lantern, where she would meet future husband Ryan Reynolds.

Though Gossip Girl ended in 2012, it would be several years before her film career would resume in earnest, starting with the romantic fantasy The Age of Adaline. But it would be shark movie The Shallows that would propel her to movie stardom. 2018’s A Simple Favor, where she goes tête-à-tête with Anna Kendrick, was another critical and box office hit. In her latest movie, 2020’s The Rhythm Section, Lively goes on a one-woman mission to take down those responsible for a plane crash that killed her family. See where it places as we rank Blake Lively’s best movies (and her worst) by Tomatometer!

#14

Hick (2011)
5%

#14
Adjusted Score: 4036%
Critics Consensus: Hick's talented young star is ill served by a film whose story wavers between discomfitingly inappropriate and simply muddled.
Synopsis: A pistol-packing teen (Chloë Grace Moretz) meets an unstable rebel (Eddie Redmayne) and a cocaine-snorting drifter (Blake Lively) as she... [More]
Directed By: Derick Martini

#13

Green Lantern (2011)
26%

#13
Adjusted Score: 34641%
Critics Consensus: Noisy, overproduced, and thinly written, Green Lantern squanders an impressive budget and decades of comics mythology.
Synopsis: Sworn to preserve intergalactic order, the Green Lantern Corps has existed for centuries. Its newest recruit, Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds),... [More]
Directed By: Martin Campbell

#12

All I See Is You (2016)
29%

#12
Adjusted Score: 30598%
Critics Consensus: All I See Is You hints at a number of intriguing questions with its premise, but they dissolve in a stylish yet empty psychodrama that fails to connect.
Synopsis: Gina is a beautiful young woman who's still haunted by the accident that took her sight years earlier. Living in... [More]
Directed By: Marc Forster

#11
#11
Adjusted Score: 41439%
Critics Consensus: Blake Lively delivers an impressive lead performance, but The Rhythm Section plods predictably through a story that could have used some flashier riffs.
Synopsis: Stephanie Patrick veers down a path of self-destruction after a tragic plane crash kills her family. When Stephanie discovers it... [More]
Directed By: Reed Morano

#10

Accepted (2006)
38%

#10
Adjusted Score: 42038%
Critics Consensus: Like its characters who aren't able to meet their potential, Accepted's inconsistent and ridiculous plot gets annoying, despite a few laughs.
Synopsis: After receiving his latest college rejection letter, senior Bartleby Gaines devises a novel way to fool everyone into thinking he... [More]
Directed By: Steve Pink

#9

Savages (2012)
50%

#9
Adjusted Score: 58894%
Critics Consensus: It's undeniably messy, but Savages finds Oliver Stone returning to dark, fearlessly lurid form.
Synopsis: California entrepreneurs Ben (Aaron Johnson) and Chon (Taylor Kitsch) run a lucrative business raising marijuana and share a one-of-a-kind love... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Stone

#8
#8
Adjusted Score: 60621%
Critics Consensus: The Age of Adaline ruminates on mortality less compellingly than similarly themed films, but is set apart by memorable performances from Blake Lively and Harrison Ford.
Synopsis: Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has miraculously remained a youthful 29 years of age for nearly eight decades, never allowing herself... [More]
Directed By: Lee Toland Krieger

#7
Adjusted Score: 68570%
Critics Consensus: The workable chemistry among the four leads combined with the enriching message make for a winning Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.
Synopsis: Following freshman year at college, best friends Tibby (Amber Tamblyn), Lena (Alexis Bledel), Carmen (America Ferrera) and Bridget (Blake Lively)... [More]
Directed By: Sanaa Hamri

#6
Adjusted Score: 71883%
Critics Consensus: Reverential and offbeat, the road trip film Private lives of Pippa Lee takes emotional detours and is elevated by great performances, particularly that of Robin Wright-Penn.
Synopsis: Pippa Lee (Robin Wright Penn) is a middle-aged woman married to a much older man named Herb (Alan Arkin), a... [More]
Directed By: Rebecca Miller

#5

Café Society (2016)
71%

#5
Adjusted Score: 85970%
Critics Consensus: Café Society's lovely visuals and charming performances round out a lightweight late-period Allen comedy whose genuine pleasures offset its amiable predictability.
Synopsis: Looking for an exciting career, young Bobby Dorfman leaves New York for the glitz and glamour of 1930s Hollywood. After... [More]
Directed By: Woody Allen

#4
Adjusted Score: 82584%
Critics Consensus: This adaptation of a beloved novel charms with its heartwarming tale of friendship and young adulthood; realistic portrayals of the lives of teenage girls lend the comedy-drama sincerity, and may capture hearts outside the female-centric demographic.
Synopsis: Bridget (Blake Lively), Carmen (America Ferrera), Lena (Alexis Bledel) and Tibby (Amber Tamblyn) are best friends living in Maryland. After... [More]
Directed By: Ken Kwapis

#3

The Shallows (2016)
78%

#3
Adjusted Score: 91561%
Critics Consensus: Lean and solidly crafted, The Shallows transcends tired shark-attack tropes with nasty thrills and a powerful performance from Blake Lively.
Synopsis: Still reeling from the loss of her mother, medical student Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) travels to a secluded beach for... [More]
Directed By: Jaume Collet-Serra

#2

A Simple Favor (2018)
84%

#2
Adjusted Score: 99514%
Critics Consensus: Twisty, twisted, and above all simply fun, A Simple Favor casts a stylish mommy noir spell strengthened by potent performances from Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively.
Synopsis: Stephanie is a widowed, single mother who works as a vlogger in Connecticut. Her best friend, Emily, seems to have... [More]
Directed By: Paul Feig

#1

The Town (2010)
92%

#1
Adjusted Score: 100525%
Critics Consensus: Tense, smartly written, and wonderfully cast, The Town proves that Ben Affleck has rediscovered his muse -- and that he's a director to be reckoned with.
Synopsis: Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) leads a band of ruthless bank robbers and has no real attachments except for James (Jeremy... [More]
Directed By: Ben Affleck

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All Harrison Ford Movies Ranked by Tomatometer

Unless you had tremedous recall of all the bit roles in American Grafitti or The Conversation, the first time the world at large set their eyes on Harrison Ford was in the little indie that could: Star Wars. With no previous acting reference points for most audiences, Ford WAS Han Solo, the glumly debonair and seductive space rogue who gave a dash of modern cynicism to Star Wars’ populist mysticism, singing aliens, and laser swords.

Ford returned for The Empire Strikes Back, jumpstarting the best run of movies anybody had in the ’80s. None of his films this decade were Rotten, and nine of them are Certified Fresh — utter classics and masterpieces like Blade Runner, Return of the Jedi, and all three Indiana Jones movies. 1985’s Witness, in which Ford plays a steely detective protecting an Amish boy who’s seen a murder, garnered him his only Best Actor Academy Award nomination.

Ford’s ’90s highlights include The Fugitive (another box office smash and a Best Picture nominee), taking on the CIA analyst Jack Ryan role created by Tom Clancy in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, and kicking off unruly passengers as the freaking President of the United States of America in Air Force One.

After a 19-year absence from the big screen, he, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas brought Indy back for The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The movie would go on to be designated Certified Fresh by critics, though it’s no secret critical and audience appreciation for the movie remains weak. A fifth Indiana Jones is currently in early pre-production.

Since them, Ford has gamely returned to the roles that made him famous: Han in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens and Deckard in Blade Runner 2049. Both movies would also be Certified Fresh, the first time Ford would have two consecutive CF films since the ’80s. And now we’re taking a look back we rank all Harrison Ford movies by Tomatometer!

#41

Paranoia (2013)
7%

#41
Adjusted Score: 10915%
Critics Consensus: Clichéd and unoriginal, Paranoia is a middling techno-thriller with indifferent performances and a shortage of thrills.
Synopsis: Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) is a rising star at a global tech company run by Nicolas Wyatt (Gary Oldman). An... [More]
Directed By: Robert Luketic

#40

Random Hearts (1999)
15%

#40
Adjusted Score: 17473%
Critics Consensus: Even Harrison Ford could not save the dull plot and the slow pacing of the movie.
Synopsis: After a plane crash in which both their spouses are killed, Sergeant Dutch Van Den Broeck (Harrison Ford) and Congresswoman... [More]
Directed By: Sydney Pollack

#39

Firewall (2006)
18%

#39
Adjusted Score: 24924%
Critics Consensus: Harrison Ford's rote performance brings little to this uninspired techno-heist film whose formulaic plot is befuddled with tedious and improbable twists.
Synopsis: Bank security expert Jack Stanfield (Harrison Ford) builds a career on his expertise in designing theft-proof computer systems for financial... [More]
Directed By: Richard Loncraine

#38
Adjusted Score: 26747%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Steve Binder

#37
#37
Adjusted Score: 33113%
Critics Consensus: Despite a timely topic and a pair of heavyweight leads, Extraordinary Measures never feels like much more than a made-for-TV tearjerker.
Synopsis: John Crowley (Brendan Fraser) is a man on the corporate fast-track, with a beautiful wife (Keri Russell) and three children.... [More]
Directed By: Tom Vaughan

#36
#36
Adjusted Score: 35764%
Critics Consensus: Hollywood Homicide suffers from too many subplots and not enough laughs.
Synopsis: After music mogul Antoine Sartain's (Isaiah Washington) rappers are murdered, Sgt. Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford) and police Detective K.C. Calden... [More]
Directed By: Ron Shelton

#35
#35
Adjusted Score: 39220%
Critics Consensus: Like its predecessors, Expendables 3 offers a modicum of all-star thrills for old-school action thriller aficionados -- but given all the talent assembled, it should have been a lot more fun.
Synopsis: Years ago, Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) co-founded the Expendables with Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson). After Stonebanks became an arms dealer,... [More]
Directed By: Patrick Hughes

#34

The Devil's Own (1997)
35%

#34
Adjusted Score: 36991%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: As a favor to a friend, policeman Tom O'Meara (Harrison Ford) lets visiting Irishman Rory Devaney (Brad Pitt) stay with... [More]
Directed By: Alan J. Pakula

#33
#33
Adjusted Score: 37683%
Critics Consensus: A generally enjoyable, if completely forgettable piece of Hollywood fluff.
Synopsis: In the South Pacific island of Makatea, career-driven magazine editor Robin Monroe (Anne Heche) is on a week-long vacation getaway... [More]
Directed By: Ivan Reitman

#32

Regarding Henry (1991)
43%

#32
Adjusted Score: 44673%
Critics Consensus: Although Harrison Ford makes the most of an opportunity to dig into a serious role, Regarding Henry is undermined by cheap sentiment and clichés.
Synopsis: An unscrupulous corporate lawyer, Henry Turner (Harrison Ford) will do whatever it takes to win a case, and treats his... [More]
Directed By: Mike Nichols

#31

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
44%

#31
Adjusted Score: 55559%
Critics Consensus: Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford are as dependably appealing as ever, but they're let down by director Jon Favreau's inability to smooth Cowboys & Aliens' jarring tonal shifts.
Synopsis: Bearing a mysterious metal shackle on his wrist, an amnesiac gunslinger (Daniel Craig) wanders into a frontier town called Absolution.... [More]
Directed By: Jon Favreau

#30
#30
Adjusted Score: 51000%
Critics Consensus: Robert Zemeckis is unable to salvage an uncompelling and unoriginal film.
Synopsis: It had been a year since Dr. Norman Spencer (Harrison Ford) betrayed his beautiful wife Claire (Michelle Pfeiffer). But with... [More]
Directed By: Robert Zemeckis

#29

Frisco Kid (1935)
50%

#29
Adjusted Score: 53926%
Critics Consensus: Not even a genial Gene Wilder or a dashing Harrison Ford can rescue The Frisco Kid from a monotonous procession of gently comedic sketches that never cohere into a memorable yarn.
Synopsis: After escaping an attempt to shanghai him, Bat Morgan (James Cagney) heads to the Barbary Coast and Paul Morra's (Ricardo... [More]
Directed By: Lloyd Bacon

#28
#28
Adjusted Score: 60621%
Critics Consensus: The Age of Adaline ruminates on mortality less compellingly than similarly themed films, but is set apart by memorable performances from Blake Lively and Harrison Ford.
Synopsis: Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has miraculously remained a youthful 29 years of age for nearly eight decades, never allowing herself... [More]
Directed By: Lee Toland Krieger

#27

Morning Glory (2010)
55%

#27
Adjusted Score: 60683%
Critics Consensus: It's lifted by affable performances from its impeccable cast, and it's often charming -- but Morning Glory is also inconsistent and derivative.
Synopsis: Newly hired as a producer on a national morning-news program called "Daybreak," Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams) decides to revitalize the... [More]
Directed By: Roger Michell

#26

Hanover Street (1979)
57%

#26
Adjusted Score: 40603%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A U.S. bomber pilot (Harrison Ford) goes on a secret World War II mission with his English lover's (Lesley-Anne Down)... [More]
Directed By: Peter Hyams

#25
#25
Adjusted Score: 48652%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After successfully sabotaging radar-guided Nazi guns, Mallory (Robert Shaw) and Miller (Edward Fox) find themselves attached to an elite American... [More]
Directed By: Guy Hamilton

#24
#24
Adjusted Score: 66110%
Critics Consensus: A gripping drama even though the filmmakers have taken liberties with the facts.
Synopsis: Follows Captain Alexi Vostrikov (Harrison Ford) who, at the height of the Cold War, is ordered to take over command... [More]
Directed By: Kathryn Bigelow

#23
#23
Adjusted Score: 76290%
Critics Consensus: It's undermined by distracting and unnecessary CGI, but this heartwarming Call of the Wild remains a classic story, affectionately retold.
Synopsis: Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life gets turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his... [More]
Directed By: Chris Sanders

#22

Ender's Game (2013)
62%

#22
Adjusted Score: 71284%
Critics Consensus: If it isn't quite as thought-provoking as the book, Ender's Game still manages to offer a commendable number of well-acted, solidly written sci-fi thrills.
Synopsis: When hostile aliens called the Formics attack Earth, only the legendary heroics of Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley) manage to attain... [More]
Directed By: Gavin Hood

#21

Sabrina (1995)
63%

#21
Adjusted Score: 66180%
Critics Consensus: Sydney Pollack's Sabrina doesn't do anything the original didn't do better, but assured direction and a cast of seasoned stars make this a pleasant enough diversion.
Synopsis: Sabrina Fairchild (Julia Ormond) is a chauffeur's daughter who grew up with the wealthy Larrabee family. She always had unreciprocated... [More]
Directed By: Sydney Pollack

#20

Patriot Games (1992)
74%

#20
Adjusted Score: 76068%
Critics Consensus: Patriot Games doesn't win many points for verisimilitude, but some entertaining set pieces -- and Harrison Ford in the central role -- more than compensate for its flaws.
Synopsis: When former CIA agent Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) hampers an IRA terrorist attack in London, he kills one of the... [More]
Directed By: Phillip Noyce

#19
#19
Adjusted Score: 77277%
Critics Consensus: Harrison Ford capably tackles a tough, unlikable role, producing a fascinating and strange character study.
Synopsis: A brilliant but unstable inventor and his family create what they hope will be their Utopia in Central America.... [More]
Directed By: Peter Weir

#18

Frantic (1988)
76%

#18
Adjusted Score: 78758%
Critics Consensus: A tense, on-point thriller in the vein of Polanski's earlier work.
Synopsis: While attending a medical conference in Paris, Dr. Richard Walker (Harrison Ford) is horrified when his wife, Sondra (Betty Buckley),... [More]
Directed By: Roman Polanski

#17

Air Force One (1997)
78%

#17
Adjusted Score: 80411%
Critics Consensus: This late-period Harrison Ford actioner is full of palpable, if not entirely seamless, thrills.
Synopsis: After making a speech in Moscow vowing to never negotiate with terrorists, President James Marshall (Harrison Ford) boards Air Force... [More]
Directed By: Wolfgang Petersen

#16
Adjusted Score: 88411%
Critics Consensus: Though the plot elements are certainly familiar, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull still delivers the thrills and Harrison Ford's return in the title role is more than welcome.
Synopsis: It's the height of the Cold War, and famous archaeologist Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), returning from his latest adventure, finds... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#15
#15
Adjusted Score: 82562%
Critics Consensus: Perfecting the formula established in earlier installments, Clear and Present Danger reunites its predecessor's creative core to solidly entertaining effect.
Synopsis: Agent Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) becomes acting deputy director of the CIA when Admiral Greer (James Earl Jones) is diagnosed... [More]
Directed By: Phillip Noyce

#14

42 (2013)
81%

#14
Adjusted Score: 87765%
Critics Consensus: 42 is an earnest, inspirational, and respectfully told biography of an influential American sports icon, though it might be a little too safe and old-fashioned for some.
Synopsis: In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), legendary manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, defies major league baseball's notorious color barrier by... [More]
Directed By: Brian Helgeland

#13
Adjusted Score: 91159%
Critics Consensus: Though failing to reach the cinematic heights of its predecessors, Return of the Jedi remains an entertaining sci-fi adventure and a fitting end to the classic trilogy.
Synopsis: Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) battles horrible Jabba the Hut and cruel Darth Vader to save his comrades in the Rebel... [More]
Directed By: Richard Marquand

#12

Working Girl (1988)
84%

#12
Adjusted Score: 86936%
Critics Consensus: A buoyant corporate Cinderella story, Working Girl has the right cast, right story, and right director to make it all come together.
Synopsis: Savvy New York City receptionist Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) gives her conniving boss, Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver), an excellent business... [More]
Directed By: Mike Nichols

#11
Adjusted Score: 90128%
Critics Consensus: It may be too "dark" for some, but Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom remains an ingenious adventure spectacle that showcases one of Hollywood's finest filmmaking teams in vintage form.
Synopsis: The second of the Lucas/Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events in Raiders of... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#10
#10
Adjusted Score: 90112%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to an outstanding script, focused direction by Alan Pakula, and a riveting performance from Harrison Ford, Presumed Innocent is the kind of effective courtroom thriller most others aspire to be.
Synopsis: Prosecuting attorney Raymond Horgan (Brian Dennehy) assigns his chief deputy, the taciturn Rusty Sabitch (Harrison Ford), to investigate the rape... [More]
Directed By: Alan J. Pakula

#9
Adjusted Score: 93649%
Critics Consensus: Lighter and more comedic than its predecessor, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade returns the series to the brisk serial adventure of Raiders, while adding a dynamite double act between Harrison Ford and Sean Connery.
Synopsis: An art collector appeals to Jones to embark on a search for the Holy Grail. He learns that another archaeologist... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#8
#8
Adjusted Score: 120874%
Critics Consensus: Visually stunning and narratively satisfying, Blade Runner 2049 deepens and expands its predecessor's story while standing as an impressive filmmaking achievement in its own right.
Synopsis: Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has... [More]
Directed By: Denis Villeneuve

#7

Blade Runner (1982)
89%

#7
Adjusted Score: 99626%
Critics Consensus: Misunderstood when it first hit theaters, the influence of Ridley Scott's mysterious, neo-noir Blade Runner has deepened with time. A visually remarkable, achingly human sci-fi masterpiece.
Synopsis: Deckard (Harrison Ford) is forced by the police Boss (M. Emmet Walsh) to continue his old job as Replicant Hunter.... [More]
Directed By: Ridley Scott

#6
Adjusted Score: 106602%
Critics Consensus: A legendarily expansive and ambitious start to the sci-fi saga, George Lucas opened our eyes to the possibilities of blockbuster filmmaking and things have never been the same.
Synopsis: The Imperial Forces -- under orders from cruel Darth Vader (David Prowse) -- hold Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) hostage, in... [More]
Directed By: George Lucas

#5

Witness (1985)
93%

#5
Adjusted Score: 95093%
Critics Consensus: A wonderfully entertaining thriller within an unusual setting, with Harrison Ford delivering a surprisingly emotive and sympathetic performance.
Synopsis: After witnessing a brutal murder, young Amish boy Samuel (Lukas Haas) and his mother Rachel (Kelly McGillis) seek protection from... [More]
Directed By: Peter Weir

#4
Adjusted Score: 110988%
Critics Consensus: Packed with action and populated by both familiar faces and fresh blood, The Force Awakens successfully recalls the series' former glory while injecting it with renewed energy.
Synopsis: Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren... [More]
Directed By: J.J. Abrams

#3
Adjusted Score: 104208%
Critics Consensus: Dark, sinister, but ultimately even more involving than A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back defies viewer expectations and takes the series to heightened emotional levels.
Synopsis: The adventure continues in this "Star Wars" sequel. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher)... [More]
Directed By: Irvin Kershner

#2
#2
Adjusted Score: 102904%
Critics Consensus: Featuring bravura set pieces, sly humor, and white-knuckle action, Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the most consummately entertaining adventure pictures of all time.
Synopsis: Dr. Indiana Jones, a renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, is hired by the U.S. Government to find the... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#1

The Fugitive (1993)
96%

#1
Adjusted Score: 103662%
Critics Consensus: Exhilarating and intense, this high-impact chase thriller is a model of taut and efficient formula filmmaking, and it features Harrison Ford at his frantic best.
Synopsis: Wrongfully accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) escapes from the law in an attempt to find her... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Davis

The winners of the 42nd Annual People’s Choice Awards were revealed last night on a show broadcast live on CBS. The Award celebrates fans’ favorites in categories spanning film, television and music. Read through for the list of movie and television winners.

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In an age of crammed superhero lineups, floating heads, and constant Photoshop revisions, it takes a special poster to stand out among the glut. Though these 25 movie posters (which we’re calling the best from 2015) may not be completely free of such modern bad habits, they still speak for themselves: they tease, intrigue, and grab your attention while tastefully assaulting the eye.

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Jane Lynch, who won the Favorite TV Comedy award for Glee last year, will be the host of the People’s Choice Awards 2016. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/Getty Images)

The People’s Choice Awards polls are open, and they want to hear your opinion. Check out the list of  TV and movies nominees below, and go their official page through December 3 to vote for your favorites.


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This week, Christy takes a look at the psychological thriller starring Sanaa Lathan and Michael Ealy, which is new in theaters, and a sci-fi drama starring Blake Lively, new on DVD.


NEW IN THEATERS

 

The Perfect Guy (2015) 18%

Rating: PG-13, for violence, menace, sexuality and brief strong language.

This romantic thriller is going to be too racy for the younger viewers in the house, even your mature tweens. Sanaa Lathan stars as Leah, a Los Angeles-based lobbyist who seems to have it all: brains, looks, power, a beautiful home in the hills and a handsome longtime boyfriend (Morris Chestnut). But she’s ready to start a family and he isn’t, which drives her into the arms of the charming Carter (Michael Ealy). He seems perfect, hence the title. But he’s actually a super-psycho stalker who beats a stranger to a pulp for a perceived, minor offense right before Leah’s eyes. He also breaks into her house, steals her cat, installs surveillance equipment, hacks into her computer and calls and texts her incessantly. Oh, and he pushes the old lady across the street down a flight of stairs when he realizes she’s onto his antics and causes a deadly car accident for another character. In happier times, Leah and Carter engage in some sloppy bathroom sex at a club. There’s also some language.


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The Age of Adaline (2015) 55%

Rating: PG-13, for a suggestive comment.

Blake Lively stars in this romantic fantasy as a beautiful woman who stopped aging at 29 after a cosmic car accident. Decades later, she’s been moving around and changing her identity to avoid being discovered — and she’s been reluctant to connect with anyone emotionally. This handsomely made movie also features a couple of major car crashes. It suggests that Adaline has sex with the handsome philanthropist (Michiel Huisman) she allows herself to fall for, but we don’t actually see anything. There’s also a dog death, which might choke you up. (It bothered me). And it features some very mature notions about love and immortality. Still, this is probably fine for tweens and older — especially those with an interest in history or fashion. The statuesque Lively gets to wear some gorgeous period clothes.

This week on home video, we’ve got the most recent season of one of Showtime’s biggest hit series, as well as several other popular shows like Supernatural, Gotham, and Brookly Nine-Nine, and a few indie films, including a fantastical drama starring Blake Lively. Read on for details:


The Age of Adaline (2015) 55%

Blake Lively and Michiel Huisman star in this drama about a woman who doesn’t age, who meets and falls in love with a man and begins a relationship that threatens to expose her secret.

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Homeland: Season 4 (2014) 81%

In Showtime’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning espionage drama stars Claire Danes as obsessive CIA agent Carrie Matheson, who is now stationed in Afghanistan and attempting to take down a notorious terrorist.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 2 (2015) 100%

Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, and Terry Crews star in this hit “workplace” sitcom from Fox about a Brooklyn police department full of eccentric characters.

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The Goldbergs: Season 2 (2014) 100%

Jeff Garlin stars as the head of a dysfunctional family in this ABC sitcom set in the 1980s. The show playfully references iconic pop culture icons from the decade, like Back to the Future, New Kids on the Block, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

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Supernatural: Season 10 (2014) 100%

Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles star in this popular fantasy series as two brothers who hunt ghosts, demons, and the like. Season ten finds Dean (Ackles) resurrected as a demon himself, now working with Crowley, as his brother attempts to track him down. Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Gotham: Season 1 (2014) 76%

FOX’s Certified Fresh drama, set during the early life of Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), focuses on the life of then-detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), who struggles to tackle the criminal underworld of the city in the days before Wayne became Batman.

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) 66%

In this loose sequel to the 1976 horror film of the same name, the small town of Texarkana, Texas is terrorized again by a mysterious killer who mimics the murders that took place in the same town 65 years before, and a high schooler (Addison Timlin) attempts to figure out if he’s a copycat or the real deal. On DVD and Blu-ray.

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Dressed to Kill (1980) 81%

Lastly, the Criterion Collection is releasing a new edition of Brian DePalma’s erotic thriller Dressed to Kill, starring Angie Dickinson as a sexually frustrated housewife who engages in a dangerous affair, Michael Caine as the woman’s psychiatrist, and Nancy Allen as a prostitute who witnesses a murder and may be next on the list. Available on DVD and Blu-ray

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It didn’t match lofty industry expectations, however the super hero jumbo-pack sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron still did colossal business and generated the second biggest opening weekend of all-time with an estimated $187.7M. That was 10% below the record $207.4M of its predecessor The Avengers from this same weekend in 2012, but ahead of every other movie in history as it kicked off another busy summer movie season.

Because the first Avengers movie shattered the all-time record and was a well-loved film with great legs, the follow-up was expected to go even higher by some margin. Instead, it joined other recent action franchises that saw part two’s open below or just barely above part ones such as Star Trek, The Hobbit, and The Hunger Games. Marvel has had a better track record with all Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor sequels opening significantly higher than their predecessors so Ultron was expected to edge out the first assembly flick from 2012. Still, no film opening north of $180M can ever be called a disappointment.

Factors in the weekend business were the many live sports distractions on Saturday which appealed to a big part of the Ultron audience. The Mayweather-Pacquiao match smashed boxing sales records, the NBA had a critical playoff Game 7, plus there was the Kentucky Derby and the NFL Draft going on. These were all scheduled well in advance so moviegoers interested in watching any of them had time to shift their multiplex habits to accommodate everything. But the new Avengers did suffer a sharp drop in box office on Saturday, more than what was expected. The key for Disney and Marvel will be to pick up that lost business on Sunday or future days.

Age of Ultron began its weekend with $27.6M in Thursday night pre-shows starting at 7 pm which ranked sixth best all-time. It was well behind the $43.5M of 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 which was the final film in the series and opened in July when all students were out of school. The full opening day of Friday (including pre-shows) was $84.5M which was second best of all-time trailing the $91.1M of the final Potter. It beat the $80.8M of the first Avengers by 5% but that film started later with midnight shows on Thursday night.

Saturday came crashing down by 32% to $57.2M. The first Avengers dropped 14% while the following year’s Iron Man 3, again on the same first weekend of May, fell by 10%. Sports certainly had an impact especially in the Pacific time zone where the fight was on in primetime. Disney is projecting a slim 20% decline on Sunday to $46M making for a weekend estimate of $187.7M. Because of Saturday’s distractions, the studio expects Sunday to have a softer fall.

But what if Sunday falls harder? Holdovers saw Saturday increases that were well below the jumps they would have seen so the impact was felt throughout the marketplace. Other films in the top five are all projecting Sunday declines of 35-50%. If Ultron were to dip by 30% on Sunday instead of 20%, it would shave another $6M off of the weekend estimate. 2012’s Avengers – which had stronger reviews and audience scores – dipped only 18% on its first Sunday but was not looked at as a true sequel.

Robert Downey Jr. now owns the top three opening weekends of all-time with Avengers, Ultron, and Iron Man 3‘s $174.1M. Of course, Marvel and Disney have co-ownership of these three medals with Mr. Stark with two more Avengers films on the calendar for 2018 and 2019.

Ultron averaged a potent $43,886 per location this weekend from 4,276 theaters. 44% of the gross came from 3D screens which was down from the 52% of the 2012 pic but up from the 40% of last year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. IMAX accounted for $18M from 364 screens this weekend, or 10% of the total take. Many theaters had higher prices than three years ago including the AMC Lincoln Square in New York City which offered the IMAX 3D version for $22 per ticket – and yes, some of those shows were sold out. For this weekend, Ultron alone commanded a whopping 82% of all ticket sales in North America.

Studio data showed that Age of Ultron played to the usual super hero audience. Males were 59% of the crowd and 59% were over 25. Reviews were generally good, but critics were not rushing to pile on the praise as they did with the last film. Paying fans also liked the film as evidenced by the solid A CinemaScore grade. It was a notch below the rare A+ that the first Avengers earned, but equal to all three Iron Man pics. Though adding some new characters, Ultron essentially gave fans the same concept of putting several mighty super heroes under one roof. It was a novelty the first time around, not as exciting or special the second time.

The road ahead may be promising, globally speaking. Sequels are typically front-loaded, but Ultron is getting respectable buzz and there is nothing substantial on its second weekend to challenge it. But if the tentpole follows the same path as Iron Man 3, it would reach a domestic final in the neighborhood of $440M which would be 29% below the $623.4M of The Avengers.

Overseas markets have been red hot for Age of Ultron. With Mexico and Spain opening and Friday’s May Day injecting holiday business into many markets, the weekend delivered a stellar $168M from 88 territories pushing the international cume to $439M for a global gross of a stunning $626.7M.

Mexico scored the biggest opening weekend of all-time with a fantastic $25.5M while Korea leads all overseas markets with a cume of $55.4M after its second weekend. Part of the film is set there. China opens on May 12 and has the potential to gross north of $300M all by itself. Japan launches on July 4.

That gives Ultron the potential to score an international box office haul that easily beats the $895M of the first Avengers and break the $1 billion mark. Worldwide, the new super hero spectacular may still be on a trajectory to cross the $1.5 billion box office milestone becoming one of the top five largest global blockbusters of all-time.

Marvel routinely stakes out the first weekend of May for its many properties. The comic studio already has claimed the summer kickoff frame for the next few years with Captain America: Civil War in 2016, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in 2017, and Avengers: Infinity War parts 1 and 2 on the following years, all through Disney. But hey, May 1 in 2020 is wide open.

No other film came anywhere close to Ultron‘s levels this weekend. In fact, nothing else managed to break $7M over three days. Rising one position from third to second place was the romance The Age of Adaline with an estimated $6.3M in its sophomore frame. Lionsgate positioned the Blake Lively drama in the marketplace to serve as counter-programming for adult women and it managed to win the silver medal sandwiched in between two testosterone action sequel tentpoles. Off 53%, Adaline has grossed $23.4M to date and could be headed for the $35M range.

Following its four-week run at the top, Furious 7 dropped down to third place this weekend with an estimated $6.1M, down a steep 66% thanks to direct competition from another action sequel tentpole. Universal is still amassing huge numbers around the world with North America rising to $330.5M (number 34 on the list of all-time domestic blockbusters) and the international haul climbing to an incredible $1.1 billion.

Furious 7 has grossed a staggering $1.43 billion globally led by China’s $381.8M where breaking the $400M mark is a possibility since it still has more than a week before Ultron arrives. Friday’s May Day holiday in much of the world helped drive the international weekend estimate to $52.8M from 67 territories. In 23 months, Universal will unleash the eighth Fast & Furious film with the franchise grossing a stunning $3.8 billion globally to date.

Kevin James stumbled with his comedy sequel Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 which fell a hefty 62% in its third weekend to an estimated $5.6M. The $30M Sony production has banked a solid $51.2M though and may see a final domestic gross that doubles its budget.

The animated hit Home also got shoved to the side by Earth’s mightiest heroes. Fox’s toon release tumbled 59% to an estimated $3.3M putting the new total at $158.1M.

Thanks to revenue from being coupled with Ultron at drive-in double features, Disney’s other major release Cinderella saw its weekend gross slip only 15% from the last frame to an estimated $2.4M. All other films in wide release fell by at least 50%. That puts the princess at $193.7M domestic and $494.3M worldwide.

The sci-fi drama Ex Machina fell 58% to an estimated $2.2M putting the new cume for A24 at $10.9M. Micro-budget horror hit Unfriended grossed an estimated $2M, down a steep 68%, for a sum of $28.5M for Universal.

Fox’s The Longest Ride dropped 60% to an estimated $1.7M and has collected $33.2M to date. The Helen Mirren film Woman in Gold took in an estimated $1.7M, down 50%, giving The Weinstein Co. $24.6M.

Opening in limited release was Fox Searchlight’s period drama Far From The Madding Crowd with an estimated $172,000 from ten locations for a moderate $17,200 average. The Carey Mulligan starrer generated good reviews but has no easy road ahead. Alchemy platformed the Kristen Wiig comedy Welcome to Me in two sites and collected an estimated $38,000 for a solid $19,000 average.

The top ten films grossed an estimated $218.8M which was up a healthy 55% from last year when Amazing Spider-Man 2 opened at number one with $91.6M; and up 5% from 2013 when Iron Man 3 debuted in the top spot with $174.1M.

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The Age of Adaline

55%

Rating: PG-13, for some thematic material, including violence.

Blake Lively stars in this romantic fantasy as a beautiful woman who stopped aging at 29 after a cosmic car accident. Decades later, she’s been moving around and changing her identity to avoid being discovered — and she’s been reluctant to let anyone get close to her. This handsomely crafted film features a couple of major car crashes, actually. It suggests that Adaline has sex with the handsome philanthropist (Michiel Huisman) she allows herself to fall for, but we don?t actually see anything. There’s also a dog death, which might choke you up. (It got to me). And it features some very mature notions about love and immortality. Still, this is probably suitable for tweens and older — especially those with an interest in history or fashion. The statuesque Lively gets to wear some gorgeous period clothes.



Little Boy

25%

Rating: PG-13, for some thematic material, including violence.

Don’t let the title fool you. This is a rather intense and violent film that may be too disturbing for your own little boy or girl. Jakob Salvati stars as a diminutive 8-year-old named Pepper, who’s mercilessly teased by bullies in 1940s small-town California. When his father and only friend (Michael Rapaport) goes off to fight in World War II, Pepper performs a series of charitable acts in hopes of bringing him back at the suggestion of the town priest (Tom Wilkinson). This is a faith-based movie that features war footage, a hate crime and racial epithets against a Japanese man, shootings, a major death and a funeral. It’s also kinda terrible. Avoid it if you can.

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Taken 3

13%

Rating: PG-13, for intense sequences of violence and action, and for brief strong language.

If you have seen the previous two Taken films, you pretty much know what you’re in for here: muscular, brutal and implausible PG-13 violence. Once again, Liam Neeson shows off his particular set of skills in the third (and supposedly last) installment in the series. This time, Neeson’s former covert operative is framed for the killing of his ex-wife (Famke Janssen). He must outsmart Los Angeles police, Russian gangsters and various government agencies to prove he’s innocent and protect his daughter (Maggie Grace) from becoming the next victim. Messily edited fistfights, shootouts, chases and crashes ensue. If you love Neeson and insist on seeing everything he’s in — or if you’re dying to know what happens next in the Taken series — I guess you’ll want to catch this. But you’ll probably be just fine if you don’t.

If Blake Lively’s ageless character Adaline were real, she’d have been around for a lot of summer movies. But this is real life, so Grae Drake gets Blake Lively and Michiel Huisman to pick just one that really got them excited during those hot summer months.

This week at the movies, we’ve got an immortal twentysomething (The Age of Adaline, starring Blake Lively and Michiel Huisman), a spirited child (Little Boy, starring Emily Watson and Jakob Salvati), and an intelligent robot (Ex Machina, starring Alicia Vikander and Domhnall Gleeson). What do the critics have to say?


The Age of Adaline

55%

Depending on who you are, The Age of Adaline is the kind of movie that’s sure to elicit either tears or groans. Critics say that while this magic realist romantic fantasy boasts stellar production values and strong performances from Blake Lively and Harrison Ford, its tonal and narrative inconsistencies keep it from fully cohering. Lively stars as the title character, who, through a supernatural occurrence, has remained 29 for nearly a century. In order to keep her secret, she’s lived a mostly solitary life, but a love-struck suitor unwittingly brings Adaline’s strange state of being to light. The pundits say that if you’re willing to go with it, The Age of Adaline casts a bittersweet spell — though it may be a bit too saccharine for some tastes.



Little Boy

25%

Little Boy is a well-meaning, warm-hearted tale about the dangers of prejudice and the power of faith. Unfortunately, critics say it’s also hopelessly corny, heavy-handed, and dramatically dull, despite the best efforts of a top-notch cast. When his father is taken as a prisoner of war while fighting in the Pacific, seven-year-old Pepper Busbee (Jakob Salvati) is beside himself with heartache. Refusing to give up hope, the oft-bullied Pepper sets out to will his father home through a combination of faith and good deeds. The pundits say Little Boy is earnest but predictable, hammering home its message without an ounce of subtlety. (Check out this week’s Total Recall, in which we count down Watson’s best-reviewed movies, and watch our video interview with Salvati and co-star Michael Rapaport.)



Ex Machina

92%

A psychological thriller for an age of runaway technological advancement, critics say Ex Machina is thoughtful, chilling science fiction with a breakout performance from Alicia Vikander. Domhnall Gleeson stars as a computer wiz who’s tasked by his company’s reclusive CEO with testing the artificial intelligence of a remarkably lifelike robot (Vikander); in doing so, our hero begins to question the nature and limits of humanity. Critics say the Certified Fresh Ex Machina is visually striking, emotionally resonant, and deeply unsettling.

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Season three of Orphan Black (82 percent) lures viewers into an expanded series mythology while continuing to highlight Tatiana Maslany’s multiple standout performances.

Building upon a strong season opener, “The House of Black and White” (96 percent) increases the intensity by calling upon some major characters to make some tough decisions.

The Forecast” (88 percent) points the way toward the Mad Men finale with typically sharp storytelling and a renewed focus on the show’s female characters — and concern for Don’s future.

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