(046) → Shaun of the Dead (2004)
director: Edgar Wright
starring: Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Nick Frost, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran
synopsis: A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.
tomatometer: 91%; 93% (fresh!)
(045) → Jack Reacher (2012)
director: Christopher McQuarrie
starring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog
synopsis: A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.
tomatometer: 61%; 68% (fresh!)
(044) → Texas Chainsaw (2013)
director: John Luessenhop
starring: Alexandra Daddario, Dan Yeager, Trey Songz, Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde
synopsis: A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward.
tomatometer: 19%; 43% (rotten.)
(043) → Daydream Nation (2010)
director: Michael Goldbach
starring: Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Andie MacDowell, Josh Lucas, Rachel Blanchard
synopsis: Tells the story of a city girl who moves to a small town and becomes entangled in a love triangle between her high school teacher and a stoner classmate.
tomatometer: 65%; 50% (critic/audience split)
(042) → Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
director: Kathryn Bigelow
starring: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Jason Clarke, Reda Kateb
synopsis: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011.
tomatometer: 93%; 80% (fresh!)
(041) → World War Z (2013)
director: Marc Forster
starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Ludi Boeken
synopsis: United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
tomatometer: 67%; 74% (fresh!)
(040) → Argo (2012)
director: Ben Affleck
starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber
synopsis: Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
tomatometer: 96%; 91% (fresh!)
(039) → America’s Sweethearts (2001)
director: Joe Roth
starring: Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cusack, Hank Azaria
synopsis: A movie publicist deals with the messy public split of his movie’s co-stars while keeping reporters at bay while a reclusive director holds the film’s print hostage.
tomatometer: 31%; 41% (rotten.)
(038) → Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
director: Joseph Ruben
starring: Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson, Elizabeth Lawrence, Kyle Secor
synopsis: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
tomatometer: 22%; 65% (critic/audience split)
(037) → Horrible Bosses (2011)
director: Seth Gordon
starring: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston
synopsis: Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.
tomatometer: 69%; 70% (fresh!)