Weekend Movie Forecast: The Scoop on 'Breaking Dawn' & More!

Robert Pattison and Kristen Stewart break their honeymoon bed in Breaking Dawn, and 3-D animated penguins cut footloose in Happy Feet Two

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

In theaters:

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I
Short Story:
In the fourth installment of the Twilight franchise, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) get married and (finally!) consumate their relationship. But when Bella becomes pregnant with a half-vampire/half-human honeymoon baby, her life is threatened by the vampire covens and her friend Jacob's (Taylor Lautner) wolf pack -- as well as by the "incompatible" fetus growing in her belly!

What They're Saying: 
"The latest and best of the movies about a girl, her vampire and their impossible, ridiculously appealing - yes, I surrendered - love story." -- The New York Times

"Whenever certain actors take the lead and set the pace of the dialogue, time itself begins to crawl backward and the breaking dawn begins to feel like yesterday's breaking dawn, or last Tuesday's." -- Chicago Tribune

Good for Kids?
Even though this eagerly anticipated movie is rated PG-13, Common Sense Media warns parents that the film includes some "very bloody scenes" and violence. During the birthing scene especially, teens should be ready for some gruesome moments with lots of blood. Click to read the full Common Sense review! 

Happy Feet Two
Short Story:
Return to Antartica in this fun 3-D sequel to the Oscar-winning 2006 film! Mumble (voiced by Elijah Wood), the Master of Tap, is having trouble with his small son Erik (E.G. Daily), who is relucant to dance. When Erik runs away, he encounters The Mighty Sven (Hank Azaria), who he thinks can fly, and immediately idolizes him. But when the world is shaken by powerful forces, Erik sees that his dad might just be the best role model he could have. 

What They're Saying:
"Happy Feet 2 may not be blazing a trail as smoothly and distinctively as the original film did... but you and your kids will find it a pleasant enough journey." -- MSN Movies

"(Director George) Miller makes nice, subtle points about interdependence on earth. Meanwhile, the earthmates in Happy Feet Two continue to dance, sing, and, yes, charm." -- Entertainment Weekly

Good for Kids?
Common Sense Media says this movie is perpect for families looking for a Thanksgiving treat! With a PG rating, Happy Feet Two promises to be just as "kid-friendly as the original."  Click to read the full Common Sense review!

In case you missed:
Jack and Jill

Short Story:
Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler) has it all: He's a sucessful advertising executive with a beautiful wife (Katie Holmes) and kids. The only thing in life he dreads is the annual Thanksgiving visit from his identical twin sister Jill (also Adam Sandler!). Jack is constantly irked by Jill's neediness and passive aggressive behavior (and, perhaps, the fact that she looks exactly like him). So when Jill comes for her usual visit and then refuses to leave, Jack is none too pleased.

What They're Saying: 

"It is what it is -- and, more importantly, exactly what Happy Madison fans want it to be: something unruly, stupid and sort of funny, in the same way -- and to exactly the same extent -- that passing gas is funny." -- Washington Post

"It is also typical in that it contains a lot of witless bathroom and ethnic humor..." -- MSN Movies

Good for Kids?
With a PG rating, this Sandler comedy is perfect for the entire family. Still,Common Sense Media warns parents that the movie is likely to include "crass jokes that may not be appropriate for early elementary-school kids regardless of the rating." Since Sandler plays both the male and female leads, expect to see some gender-based jokes and (hopefully) only mild sexuality. Click to read the full Common Sense review! 

Immortals
Short Story:
Bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Micky Rourke) and his Heraklion army are on a search for the long-lost Bow of Epirus -- a weapon that will help him overthrow the Greek gods of Olympus and become the master of the world. When a stonemason named Theseus' (Henry Cavill) mother is killed during one of Hyperion's raids, he vows to avenge her death, raising an army that will battle to save all of humanity.

What They're Saying:
"Spectacle and spectacular are often confused for one another in stories of epic adventure, but Immortals is the rare film where they are one and the same." -- Box Office Magazine

"With its clashing Titans, gorgeous costumes and toned bodies, Immortals has something for all, though its main appeal may be to those who enjoy slo-mo exploding heads in 3D." -- Boston Phoenix

Good for Kids?
Common Sense Media says parents need to know that this R rated film "promises plenty of fantasy violence." Expect to see strong images, bloody violence and some sexuality -- as well as a fair share of blood. If you love 3-D action movies, this is a good one. Just be sure to leave the kiddies at home!Click to read the full Common Sense review.

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