Weekend Movie Forecast

Which movies are fun for the whole family and which ones are treats just for you? Find out!

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Black Swan
Short Story:
Natalie Portman
stars as a driven ballerine, who's at the top of her game -- until a new dancer (Mila Kunis) threatens to knock the prima ballerina off her pedestal. The two young dancers square off, forming an odd and competitive friendship that takes them both down a dark path.

What They're Saying:
"You can't take it too seriously, but you can't tear your eyes away from it, either." - Entertainment Weekly

"Black Swan is something like a 100-minute swoon. The camera lurches, leaps, and pirouettes; in some scenes, it feels as if it's being tossed around the stage along with Portman. Kitsch this bombastic becomes something primal." - Village Voice

Good For Kids?
This psychological thriller is definitely too scary for the little ones.

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I Love You Phillip Morris
Short Story:
Based on a true story, I Love You Phillip Morris stars Jim Carrey as Steven Russell, a happily married police officer who realizes he's gay and then escapes to a life of crime. His new lifestyle eventually lands him in prison, where he meets his soul mate, Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). Determined to free Morris from prison, Russell undertakes one con job (and one prison break) after another -- all for the sake of love.

What They're Saying:
"Carrey and McGregor are both excellent at plumbing the depths of their intentionally broad characters." - Time Out New York

"Less of a comedy than a hilarious tragedy." - Variety

Good For Kids?
This R-rated flick is not suitable for children.

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The Warrior's Way
Short Story:
East meets West in this epic tale of revenge and redemption. When Yang, a warrior-assassin refuses a mission on behalf of his clan, he is forced to seek refuge in the American Badlands. Unfortunately for the young fighter, starting over is only half the battle.

What They're Saying:
The Warrior's Way has not been reviewed by critics.

Good For Kids?
The teens will love this modern-day martial arts flick.

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Love and Other Drugs
Short Story:
Pharmaceutical sales rep Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a winner in the bedroom and in the office, until, one day, he meets his match in the carefree Maggie Murdock(Anne Hathaway). Neither one wants to be bogged down by romance. Ironically, what they don't want turns out to be something they both can't resist: Love. Based on Jamie Reidy's memoir "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman."

What They're Saying:
"Finally, after years of suffering through Hollywood's predictable pap, sentimental mush, boring bromances and mean girl clichés, comes a love story that is actually worth falling for..." - Los Angeles Times

"Some of the heart we hope for in a good romance, those lump-in-the-throat moments, may be missing. But Gyllenhaal and Hathaway have great chemistry." - Orlando Sentinel

Good For Kids?
There's a lot of lovin' in this flick; too much for the kids to handle.

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Burlesque
Short Story:
Christina Aguilera plays a small-town girl (Ali) who, after  venturing to Los Angeles, lands a waitressing gig at a local theater.

The Burlesque Lounge, although known for it's over-the-top performances, has seen better days. But as Tess (Cher), a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep things afloat, Ali finds her niche in the close-knit Burlesque community. Ali soon discovers that her talents stretch much further than the bar, and with a push from her new friends, she takes to the stage. Surprisingly, the burlesque novice opens to rave reviews -- and cutthroat criticism. 

What They're Saying:
"It's entertaining enough, like watching a celebrity workout film with a plot. But never once is it believable. Really, the movie should last 30 seconds." - Boston Globe

"It's more hallucination than story, but hey, If you think of it as a slightly deranged long music video divathon it can be a lot of fun." - Chicago Sun-Times

Good For Kids?
Kids will be entranced by the singing and choreography, even if the plot sails right over their heads.

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Tangled
Short Story:
Tangled is a comical take on the classic kids' tale, "Rapunzel." When the kingdom's most wanted bandit Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), a captive beauty who just so happens to have 70 feet of magical, golden hair. The two soon strike up an unlikely alliance that embarks them on an adventure-filled journey.

What They're Saying:
"Tangled braids strands of traditional storytelling and a contemporary sensibility with stylish if predictable results." - USA Today

"A Rapunzel retelling could have become just a retread of the studio's past princess tales, but this genuinely charming, chintz-free story does something new: It takes the time to chill out, as its heroine might say." - New York Daily News

Good For Kids?
Who could resist this comical take on a classic children's book?

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Faster
Short Story:
Ewan McGregor
narrates this documentary about the MotoGP Championship and the fast-paced world of Motocross.

What They're Saying:
"If you consider hurtling along at insane speeds inches from the asphalt to be a tad eccentric, the riders of MotoGP may just fit the bill." - Los Angeles Times

"Problem is, after an hour and a half of Faster, I still don't get motor sports." - Denver Post

Good For Kids?
This documentary may lose your child's interest Faster than you can blink.

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