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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Eat Pray Love
Short Story
Based on the best-selling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love stars Julia Roberts as the successful and happily married Liz. When a sudden and painful divorce causes her to question her "perfect" life, she decides to embark on a journey halfway across the world, to rediscover herself and life's hidden treasures. During her travels, Liz uncovers the pleasure of food in Italy, the importance of spiritual development in India, and, ultimately, the power of true love in Bali.

What They're Saying:
"A well-meant, if not exactly transcendent, adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's beloved, Oprah-endorsed memoir." - New York Daily News

"The film is a fairly faithful transcription of events, even though Liz, as played by Roberts, carries a faint air of entitlement. I'm not sure this could be avoided on screen." - Chicago Tribune

Good For Kids?
With a run time at a little over two hours, Eat Pray Love will leave the kids praying to run around.

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The Expendables
Short Story:

Written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, The Expendables is an explosive action flick about a group of mercenaries commissioned to overthrow a ruthless dictator in a small country in South America. While executing their plan, the men get entangled in a deadly plot that could shake their mission to the core.

What They're Saying:
"Is it fun? Sort of. But it shoulda coulda been a ton of fun." - Chicago Tribune

"Expendables is the closest thing to movie Viagra yet invented. It’s reprehensible. It’s stoopid violent. It’s a lot of unholy fun." - Boston Globe

Good For Kids?
The Expendables may be explosive loads of fun, but this R-rated film is too over-the-top for the kiddies.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Short Story:
Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is living the dream -- he's 23, in a rock band, and dating a cute high school girl -- that is until Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) enters the picture. She's a super-cool, rollerblading delivery girl, and she's no easy catch. In order to win her heart, Pilgrim must knock down her seven evil exes before they ruin his precious little life.

What They're Saying:
"Scott Pilgrim is a breathless rush of a movie that jumps off the screen, spins your head around and then stealthily works its way into your heart." - Rolling Stone

"Far and away the funniest movie of the summer." - Orlando Sentinel

Good For Kids?
Give them action, give them adventure and throw in a little bit of romance; this comedy is sure to have the youngsters rolling.

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The Other Guys
Short Story:
Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) are the opposite of law-enforcement heroes: two mismatched cops stuck on the bottom of the detective totem pole. When they take on a case that no one else wants, they stumble upon one of New York City's biggest crimes. If the two can manage stay out of trouble long enough, they just might land their career-making bust.

What They're Saying:
"It's Ferrell's richest riff yet on the comedy of conflicted aggression." - Entertainment Weekly

"You should really meet and get to know these guys for yourself." - Associated Press

Good For Kids?
Buzz is good on this comedy -- but with high-octane chase scenes and explosions, children won't get the joke.

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Step Up 3-D
Short Story:
The third installment in the Step Up franchise delivers more eye-popping choreography, but this time, the dancers take their moves global (and in 3-D!). New York City street dancers Luke (Rick Malambri) and Natalie (Sharni Vinson) team up with Moose (Adam G. Sevani, a college student longing to prove that he has what it takes. Their skill is put to the test when they go up against some of the world's best hip-hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown.

What They're Saying:
"It boasts a generous exuberance and, as entertainment products go, it's surprisingly sweet." - Chicago Tribune

"A reliable guilty pleasure takes a dramatic step backward but a technological step forward." - Variety

Good For Kids?
Cool dance sequences, sprinkled with some romance, will keep tweens glued.

Middle Men
Short Story:
During an era when the Internet was in its infancy, and news still came from your morning paper, three men  embarked on a business that would forever change the world wide web. Jack Harris (Luke Wilson), an ambitious family man, strikes gold when he meets two troubled entrepreneurs who have discovered a way to sell adult entertainment over the internet. When their sexy business begins to boom, Harris suddenly finds his normal existence invaded by FBI agents, terrorists, and the Russian mob.

What They're Saying:
"Even without much character development, the compelling story holds, mostly due to Wilson." - Village Voice

"This one's coming in under the radar. Keep an eye out...Best of all is Wilson, digging into his juiciest role in years." - Rolling Stone

Good For Kids?
With strong language and a very adult theme, this R-rated film is strictly for grown-ups.

Which movie do you most want to see? Chime in below!

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