New films in theaters this week:
— “Extraordinary Measures” (rated PG), a fact-based medical drama starring Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford.
— “Legion” (rated R), a post-apocalyptic thriller starring Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid.
— “Tooth Fairy” (rated PG), a comic fantasy starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Julie Andrews.
“Legion” was not pre-screened for critics, which is rarely if ever a good sign. The trailers and ads for the movie weren’t that promising to begin with.
Poster art courtesy Twentieth-Century Fox
Given their problems with both “Extraordinary Measures” and “Tooth Fairy,” it’s hard to say there really is a best movie this week. The former is a treacly drama that could have played on the Lifetime cable network if it didn’t have marketable stars. And the latter, based on a script treatment that’s been kicking around Hollywood for nearly 15 years, just seems like an excuse to dress macho man Johnson in a tutu.
Which, if any, of these movies fit into your weekend viewing plans?