The Weekend in Movies – December 19, 2008

On the final weekend before the Christmas rush, my pick for the week is the Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man. However, the critics are not that impressed, since the film currently has a 42% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

However, they are even less impressed with Will Smith’s Seven Pounds, which has a 27% Fresh rating.

Also opening is The Tale of Despereaux, which has a 46% Fresh rating.

Finally, from the “I’ve Already Seen It, but Recommending” files, The Wrestler opens in limited release with an astounding 97% Fresh rating. This was my favourite film of the Toronto Film Festival and you should definitely check it out.

And that’s this weekend in movies.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).