We’ve got three movies hitting the big screen this week with a tech company overstepping their bounds, a latin lover getting lessons on life, and a street magician really honing his powers. Get ready for The Circle, How To Be A Latin Lover and Sleight. It’s gonna be a Rotten Week!
Just remember, I’m not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they’ll end up on the Tomatometer. Let’s take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer.
We are well beyond the pale now with how technology is integrated into our life. That isn’t exactly news, but gone are the days when movies like The Circle are seen as using futuristic ideas. It’s happening in real time. So Emma Watson’s character slowly learning that her company, The Circle, might have malicious intent in how they access people’s personal information isn’t exactly farfetched. This is happening to us now.
The Circle is based on the Dave Eggers book of the same name, and has a strong cast with the aforementioned Emma Watson, Tom Hanks and John Boyega leading the way. And it’s directed by James Ponsoldt, who helmed two of my favorite movies from the last few years in The Spectacular Now (93%) and End of the Tour (91%). The Circle is a step away from those two in both it’s scope and tone. This one is more of a big budget thriller piece. I don’t think it ends in the same critical realm as his previous work, but it should score well above average.