Weekend Movie Forecast: Get the Scoop on 'Horrible Bosses,' 'Zookeeper' & More!

This week's new films boast a sex-crazed Jen Aniston, a bald Colin Farrell, a loveable Kevin James & lots of talking animals

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

In theaters now:

Horrible Bosses
Short Story:
When Dale (Charlie Day), Nick (Jason Bateman) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) decide they can no longer tolerate their horrible bosses (Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey and Colin Farrell) they hatch a plan to get rid of them... by murder! Even with the help of an ex-con (Jamie Foxx), they soon realize their plan may not be a fool-proof as they originally thought. Hilarity ensues.

What They're Saying:
"The laughter is mean but also oddly pure: it expels shame and leaves you feeling dizzy, a little embarrassed and also exhilarated, kind of like the cocaine that two of the main characters consume by accident." -- New York Times

"There are few comedy pleasures better suited to the medium of movies than that of watching supposedly normal people behaving terribly. And if those transgressing characters are played by popular movie stars, so much the better." -- Entertainment Weekly

Good for the kids?
With an all-star cast, solid reviews and Jen Aniston talking seriously dirty, this raunchy comedy is not to be missed -- by adults, that is. Thanks to tons of potty humor and an R rating, Common Sense Media recommends this flick for older teens and adults only, so leave the kiddies at home.

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Zookeeper
Short Story:
Griffin Keyes (Kevin James) is a caring, loyal zookeeper at Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. But while the zoo animals love him, he doesn't have quite the same luck with the ladies. In an attempt to woo a girl, he decides to quit his gig at the zoo and get a more high-profile job. The zoo animals -- who don't want Griffin to go -- reveal that they can actually talk(!), convincing Griffin to stay if they help him get the girl.

What They're Saying:
"James hurls himself into this sad scenario with energy and teddy-bear charm that makes him impossible to hate. But it's easy to hate Zookeeper. If we could talk to the animals, they'd probably hate it, too." -- Associated Press

"It's stupid, then it veers toward the absurd, but with James at its center it remains sort of sweet throughout. You can't hate James or the movie; both are just sort of dopey but well-meaning." -- Arizona Republic

Good for the Kids?
Even though this movie failed to impress the critics, it may be a fun pick for younger kids. Zookeeper is an Adam Sandler-produced movie, so there has to be at least a few good laughs in there!

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In Case You Missed:

Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Short Story:
Shia LeBeouf reprises his role as Sam Witwicky in the third installment in the Transformers franchise -- and, this time around, he's got a new girlfriend (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) whose job is to look perpetually hot as Autobots and evil Decepticons duke it out over the fate of mankind. The plot -- the Decepticons want to use a new robot technology to bring their home world of Cybertron to Earth -- takes a back seat to giant robots slicing each other to pieces, cars blowing up, and Chicago being reduced to a pile of smoking rubble. But, hey, that's the point of these movies!

What They're Saying:
"Watching Transformers: Dark of the Moon makes you die a little inside. Is this the future of movies? God help us! Michael Bay, you've done it again." -- Rolling Stone

"If you're going to make a movie in which some of your stars are animated toys and much of downtown Chicago is reduced to rubble, this is the way to do it: shamelessly, with no expense spared and no cliche avoided." -- Chicago Reader

Good for the Kids?
Rated PG-13, this movie is perfect for teens and adults, especially those who grew up with the Transformers franchise. Though the amazing action sequences are mostly blood-free, plenty of humans get "vaporized," so it's probably best to leave the little ones at home with a babysitter and some Transformers toys.

Monte Carlo
Short Story:
When friends Grace (Selena Gomez), Meg (Leighton Meester) and Emma (Katie Cassidy) venture to Paris for their dream vacation, they are dissapointed when things don't at first go as planned. But things take a turn for the awesome when Grace is mistakken for an English heiress, and their bland trip soon turns in to an unforgettable vacation filled with love, adventure and even paparazzi!

What They're Saying:
"Meester and Cassidy provide solid sidekicks, though that perhaps sells them short: They ultimately carry the movie. All of their storylines lead to self-discovery and sappiness." -- Associated Press

"Were I a certain 12-year-old girl, Monte Carlo would be a giant frosted pastry, even if that pastry tastes suspiciously like Gomez's 2009 Disney Channel original movie, Princess Protection Program." -- Boston Globe

Good for the Kids?
Rated PG, this flick is perfect for young girls -- especially Selena Gomez fans! With Glee's Cory Monteith playing a love interest, this fun, romantic comedy really has something for girls of any age!

Larry Crowne
Short Story:
When Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) suddently loses his job, he decides to start over and head back college... community college, that is. In a class of outcasts, Larry expectedly makes friends with some of his fellow classmates and even strikes up a romance with his jaded -- but beautiful -- professor (Julia Roberts).

What They're Saying:
"At this point in their careers, Hanks and Roberts know a lot about how to make movies and how to reach audiences; these are relaxed and professional star performances, long on charm and short on theatrics." -- Salon.com

"Larry Crowne has Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts and a good premise and a colorful supporting cast, but what it doesn't have is a reason for existing." -- Chicago Sun-Times

Good for the Kids?
Who can resist Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts reuniting on screen? Not adults. But with a PG-13 rating and a decidely mature plot, this may not be a good fit for young kids... so hire a babysitter! Even though the film has recieved mixed reviews, Hanks and Roberts are a match made in Hollywood heaven.

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