How was your week, y'all? Pretty long, right? We feel you. We are firmly in the dog days of summer, and all we want is for it to be October so we can see Gone Girl and Dear White People. Luckily, this weekend's got some solid options to tide you over until then.
After last week's disaster, things are looking up in the land of wide releases! Both of this week's widest releases got solid reviews; in Hercules' case, that's pretty surprising. Brett Ratner directing Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in a swords-and-sandals epic doesn't sound like our idea of a great time, yet according to The Telegraph's Tim Robey, it is "an oafish pleasure." Sounds kind of fun!
Between the brains and brawn battle at the cinema this weekend, though, we'd pick brains. Our David Sims called Lucy "delightful, at times half-baked madness" that represents the kind of high-octane blockbuster filmmaking we need more of.
Lastly, we should probably give poor Diane Keaton a break, but her new movie And So It Goes looks like it's exactly as unremarkable as the rest of her recent filmography. We'll let the 15 percent Rotten Tomatoes score speak for itself. Sorry, Diane.