Weekend Movie Forecast

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

Opening this weekend...

The Blind Side
Short Story:

Based on the true story of NFL player Michael Oher's troubled upbringing as a homeless teen, this film shows how a sassy Southern mom (Sandra Bullock) welcomed him into her affluent home and helped turn his life around.

What They're Saying:
"Ultimately, race has nothing to do with the truth of the emotions this film elicits from an audience. It's a solid movie, whether you're color blind or not." -- Hollywood & Fine

"Another uplifting and entertaining feel-good, fact-based sports drama." -- Variety

Good for Kids?
Rated PG-13 for brief violence and sexuality, this touching film is great for teens and adults.

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Twilight Saga: New Moon
Short Story:
In this second film in the Twilight saga, Kristen Stewart's Bella deals with crippling heartache after breaking up with her vampire beau (Robert Pattinson). But can her hunky werewolf friend (Taylor Lautner) help mend her heart?

What They're Saying:
"This sequel to the massive phenomenon that is Twilight (both in print and film) is one of the year's most anticipated movies, especially for tweens and teens." -- Common Sense Media

"The stakes are higher and the intensity deeper this time, despite a plot that approaches the ripest of melodrama -- and which occasionally provokes unintended laughter." -- Toronto Star

Good for Kids?
No doubt your youngsters will be first in line. Despite some violence and intensity, this action is fine for brave tweens and teens.

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Planet 51
Short Story:
In this animated family adventure, an earthling discovers life on another planet. But to the otherworldly residents, humans are the aliens.

What They're Saying:
"A playful throwback to the days when cartoons were mostly aimed at children." -- Hollywood Reporter

"Although not bowling me over, Planet 51 is a jolly and good-looking animated feature in glorious 2-D." -- RogerEbert.com

Good for Kids?
Except for some mild language, this film's definitely little kid-friendly.

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In case you missed...

Fantastic Mr. Fox
Short Story:
So far, everything in Mr. Fox's (George Clooney) world has been fantastic. But when the meanest farmers make it their mission to dig up his home, it's up to him to save the day.

What They're Saying:
"The movie's star-studded voice cast adds parent appeal, while kids are sure to want to see the stop-action animation adventures of the clever fox and his animal friends." -- Common Sense Media

"Although sometimes too sly for its own good, this great-looking carnivorous caper brings [director] Wes Anderson's whimsical melancholy to a kids' classic." -- The Hollywood Reporter

Good for Kids?
Rated PG for mild action, this animated film great for ages 7 and up.

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2012
Short Story:
In this apocalyptic action film, John Cusasck attempts to save his family as the world around him collapses.

What They're Saying:
"[Director] Roland Emmerich's latest big-budget, all-star, end-of-the-world disaster film promises to strike a little too close to home for families to enjoy worry-free." -- Common Sense Media

"This is fun. 2012 delivers what it promises, and since no sentient being will buy a ticket expecting anything else, it will be, for its audiences, one of the most satisfactory films of the year." -- RogerEbert.com

Good for Kids?
The intense action is a little much for kids under 13.

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Pirate Radio
Short Story:
Philip Seymour Hoffman stars in this 1960s-set comedy about a group of rebel deejays who set off in a boat to do nothing but revel in rock 'n' roll.

What They're Saying:
"The music is great, the comedy provides occasional laughs, and there's nothing fundamentally wrong with the movie." -- ReelViews

"Pirate Radio is, in the end, about as rock-revolutionary as a tea break. But the choppy production floats on a great soundtrack (the real pirates are the Rolling Stones) and is buoyed by an inviting cast." -- Entertainment Weekly

Good for Kids?
Rated R for dirty language and brief nudity, this rocker film is for older teens and adults.

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