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Movie Critic Matt Atchity: Holiday Movies In Full Gear

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In the wake of Nelson Mandela's death, Matt Atchity talked about the recent movie about the former South African president, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom".

"The critics are split on that one, it's only 56% but everybody agrees that Idris Elba playing Mandela puts in a great performance...but it's hard to get a sense of somebody's 40, 50 year journey in a 2 hour movie."

This weekend's big new release stars Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson..."Out of the Furnace" is being marketed as a "Fight Club" but Matt says it plays more like "The Deer Hunter".

"I liked this movie a lot, the critics are split on it. Everybody agrees that the performances are really great but some of them say the movie...kinda looks down on the people it's telling the story about, I didn't think that was the case. I found this to be moving in a lot of places."

Inside Llewyn Davis is getting raves and is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Matt says it's a good one...but don't expect something like "The Big Lebowski" or "O Brother Where Art Thou?".

"I liked this movie a lot, the critics really like it. 94% on the Tomatometer. This one the zaniness is dialed down, it gets a little bleak...it's got laughs in it but it's bleaker than you'd expect...this is not a typical over the top Coen Brothers comedy, this is closer to something like 'A Serious Man'."

Matt Atchity is the editor in chief for the pop-culture website "Rotten Tomatoes." He also hosts a new show on Sirius XM called "Rotten Tomatoes Radio."

The weekly one hour call in show airs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

‘Rotten Tomatoes TV Zone' is up now on the Rotten Tomatoes website.

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