“Seventh Son” is a classic early Feb. action picture — sword and sorcery genre. A stinker unloaded at the first of the year. A classic Universal picture, too, which has a string of bombs thanks to its awful lineup over the last year or more, and its hostile relationship with the reviewing press. “The Boy Next Door,” a bad Michael Mann movie, the list rolls backward and onward and it stinks. Do the shareholders know the culture that’s producing these bad movies that big bad reviewers mock, openly? Apparently not. #universasshats.
Maybe “Pitch Perfect 2” will break the string. If not, there’s always that Steve Jobs bio pic slated for the fall.
“The Spongebob Movie” isn’t earning plaudits for its 3D “Spongebob steps into the REAL world” gimmick. “The Simpsons” did that, among others. But it’s funny enough, passing grades in most places.
Poor reviews for Nick Cage’s latest, “Outcast.” It’s no worse than “Seventh Son,” but that’s not saying anything. I wish he’d get a cable deal and re-start his career.
Middling reviews for the drama free ballet doc “”Ballet 422.”
“Love Rosie” reviews rip Lily Collins a new one, and her choice of movie roles.
Bad reviews for a Cenk Uygur doc that’s borderline hagiography. I thought it accurate and honest, but “Mad as Hell” has no contrary voices suggesting he’s a showboating opportunist.