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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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione team up once again in this seventh installment of the Harry Potter series. Determined to defeat the evil Lord Voldemort, Harry must win the race against time and destroy the Horcruxes -- that is, if he can find them.

What They're Saying:
"Lumbering and gripping by turns, and suffused with a profound sense of solitude and loss." - Variety

"The story-within-the-story regarding the deathly hallows is visualized by way of shadow-puppet style animation, and the effect is quite beautiful." - Chicago Tribune

Good For Kids?
Magic and Hogwarts make for the perfect kiddy concoction.

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The Next Three Days
Short Story:
Russell Crowe stars in this drama, which follows a husband and wife as their life is flipped upside-down when the wife is accused of murder.

What They're Saying:
"The Next Three Days refuses to puff up its action with message-movie sermonizing." - Slant Magazine

"What was briskly diverting in the original has been rather laboriously overworked, and the film's attempt to draw out the moral stakes never addresses the material's basic, surface-level implausibility." - Variety

Good For Kids?
Although full of suspense, The Next Three Days does not contain the sort of adventure that keeps a child occupied.

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Unstoppable
Short Story:
A seasoned train engineer (Denzel Washington) and a rookie conductor (Chris Pine) must stop a runaway freight train full of combustible fluid before it destroys a city.

What They're Saying:
"Finally, we've found the ideal use for Tony Scott's hyperkinetic, headache-inducing film making style: a movie about a runaway train." - Associated Press

"Unmanned freight train's loose. Must be stopped. Veteran train engineer Denzel Washington and newbie Chris Pine are on the job. Questions? I can't believe we wasted even that much time on the plot." - Chicago Tribune

Good For Kids?
Unstoppable is overwrought with explosive action. Perhaps more than the kids can handle.

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Morning Glory
Short Story:
Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams) is down on her luck. After being fired from her successful gig as a TV producer, she is forced to take a job at a last-place national morning news show.

Determined to turn things around, Fuller brings in legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford). Unfortunately, complications arise when Pomeroy refuses to work with beauty queen-turned-morning personality Colleen Peck (Diane Keaton). Tempers flare, bickering ensues, and along the way, Fuller haplessly falls in love with fellow producer Adam Bennett (Patrick Wilson), which only adds more fuel to an already untamable work environment. 

What They're Saying:
"(McAdams's) Adorability Quotient is off the charts. If being ingratiating is a crime, she'd be shot at sunrise. But this good nature doesn't seem forced." - Time magazine

"It includes more than a few clever lines, and boasts a stellar cast, including the underutilized Diane Keaton." - New York Post

Good For Kids?
Kids will get lost in this quirky romantic comedy.

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Skyline
Short Story:
After a late night of partying, a group of friends awaken to an inexplicable light force beaming from the sky. They soon discover that the light is drawing people outside before they suddenly vanish into thin air. When they unearth an extraterrestrial plan to wipe out the human race, the group must band together to save themselves and Earth.

What They're Saying:

"Once the ace special effects and full-on monster mania take prominence over the soap opera plot, it does become weirdly fascinating." - Radio Times

"We get some watchable flurries of hunt-'em-down suspense between the interminable kvetchings of the human prey, but the only salient reason to see this is the creature design, by those HR Giger-inspired wizards Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr." - Daily Telegragh

Good For Kids?
Skyline will leave the children more spooked than entertained.

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