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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For Colored Girls
Short Story:
Tyler Perry brings to life the award-winning play by Ntozake Shange, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf". The film, which features an all-star female cast (including Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Thandie Newton and Kerry Washington), represents a collection of 20 poems, each portraying the life issues encountered by women of color.

What They're Saying:
"Herein lies an invitation for us all to move beyond victimhood ... and, in some cases, simply to get over ourselves." - Time Out New York

"Perry's great gift to this unfilmable play is getting it on the screen, his sharp eye for casting and his evident affection and sympathy for black womanhood, even in movies in which he doesn't don a dress." - Orlando Sentinel

Good For Kids?
Although For Colored Girls is full of enduring life lessons, the issues at hand are much too weighty for children.

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Megamind
Short Story:
It's Megamind (Will Ferrell) vs. Metro Man (Brad Pitt) in this battle of the animated super-villains.

What They're Saying:
"Superb 3-D graphics and silly running gags (Megamind routinely mispronounces words such as school) should keep kids amused, while sly political and pop culture references will get laughs from adults." - Us Weekly

"Megamind is less a satire of dastardly deeds than a nimbly spectacular comedy of ego." - Entertainment Weekly

Good For Kids?
The kids will go crazy for this super-comedy.

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Due Date
Short Story:
Robert Downy Jr. stars as Peter Highman, an anxious father-to-be forced to hitch a ride with impulsive slacker Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) in a desperate attempt to make it to the birth of his child.

What They're Saying:
"Due Date should be a disaster, derivative of every road-trip movie you've ever seen. What prevents that are the efforts of the two stars." - Arizona Republic

"Due Date is fast, lazy, and out of control in a manner that's basically commendable." - Village Voice

Good For Kids?
With an R-rating, Due Date contains suggestive comedy not suitable for the little ones.

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In case you missed...

Saw 3D
Short Story:
The Jigsaw killer lives on in the seventh installment of the gruesome Saw series. This time, his murderous legacy plagues a group of Jigsaw survivors who seek the support of self-help guru Bobby Dagen -- a fellow survivor living with his own menacing secret. Will Bobby's past lead to the group's untimely demise?

What They're Saying:
Saw 3D is not available for review.

Good For Kids
Forget the gore and fretful suspense. Take the kids trick-or-treating instead.

Welcome to the Rileys
Short Story:
Eight years after the heartbreaking loss of their daughter, a couple (Doug and Lois) struggles to find the hope and love that once filled their marriage.

When Doug goes on a business trip to New Orleans, he meets Mallory, an affable 16-year-old runaway. The two form a lasting bond that, rather than threaten Doug and Lois's relationship, does more good than harm.

What They're Saying:
"Ken Hixon's script contrives a lot of mutual-healing set pieces and then sadly but shrewdly aborts them..." - New York Magazine

"An oft-told tale gets brightened by three fine performances." - Hollywood Reporter

Good For Kids?
We doubt the kids will take such a sobering film seriously.

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