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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Inception
Short Story:
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Dom Cobb, a thief skilled in the art of extraction -- that is, stealing secrets hidden deep in the subconscious during the dream state. Cobb's talent has made him a commodity in the treacherous world of espionage, but he's now a fugitive, and after losing everything he loves, he's given a second chance at a normal life. But first, he must complete one last crime: inception. Instead of extracting a secret, he has to implant one. With his team of specialists, Cobb attempts the unthinkable, but no amount of training can prepare them for what awaits.

What They're Saying:
"In this smart sci-fi puzzle box, director Christopher Nolan transports the audience to a dreamscape that begins with the familiar and then takes a radical, imaginative leap." - Us Weekly

"Like a dream, Nolan’s film fades swiftly in the light -- but while it lasts, it feels like there’s nothing more important to decipher." - Time Out

Good For Kids?
This sci-fi tale may fly over the heads of young viewers, but it's perfect for fans of suspenseful thrillers.

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Short Story:
An epic comedy adventure about Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage), a sorcerer living in modern-day Manhattan. When Blake discovers that the city's under siege from his arch-nemesis, he recruits a hapless apprentice (Jay Baruchel) to help him take down the malevolent scoundrel. It will take all the powers they can muster to save the city in an ancient battle between good and evil.

What They're Saying:
"I get a charge out of Cage's serious self-mockery, here as a wizard who'd never make the grade at Hogwarts in a fantasy that doesn't aim high, but hits the mark for summer entertainment." - Us Weekly

"The story, not to mention Cage's hair, is a little murky (can't a sorcerer conjure up a little shampoo?), but it doesn't matter: The fun here is in the action." - Seattle Times

Good For Kids?
The magic, the comedy, the sinister plot -- an enchanting adventure for the family.

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The Kids Are All Right
Short Story:
Nic and Jules (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore) live in sunny Southern California, along with their two children, Joni and Laser -- who were conceived by artificial insemination. All grown up, 18-year-old Joni is preparing to leave for college, but before she does, 15-year-old Laser needs a huge favor. He wants Joni's help in finding their biological father. When they do find him (Mark Ruffalo), the guy turns out to be more than the moms bargain for. A new man in their lives brings about unexpected changes, as the foursome must learn to adjust and reevaluate their family. 

What They're Saying:
"Touching and funny in their upheaval, the people in The Kids Are All Right open the door to a brand new examination of family values that leaves you charged and cheering" -The New York Observer

"'All right' doesn't begin to describe it...the easiest movie to love I've seen all year." -Chicago Tribune

Good for Kids?
Tuck the kids away in bed; this fun-loving flick is perfect for a girls' night out.

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Despicable Me
Short Story:
Amid a suburban town lined with white picket fences and rose-bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Little does the town know, underneath the desolate house lies the evil and despicable Gru (voiced by Steve Carell). Together, with his army of minions, he's planned the biggest heist known to man -- he's going to steal the moon! Gru is able to crush anything in his way, but when he comes up against three little orphaned girls (Margo, Edith and Agnes), Gru learns his heart may not be so cold after all.

What They're Saying:
"You don't need to know more except that directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud are expert are springing surprises from the ingenious script by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio" - Rolling Stone

"Kids will dig it, adults will smile with amusement." - Associated Press

Good for Kids?
A diversion that will suit the whole family.

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Predators
Short Story:
Adrien Brody stars as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite and dangerous warriors on an expedition to another planet. Their mission goes awry when they realize that they are being hunted by a new breed of ruthless, alien Predators. Slowly, their team gets eliminated, one-by-one.

What They're Saying:
"Antal is a professional who respects your dollars. In a season where the blockbusters are as flat as month-old soda, that’s the most romantic gesture a commercial filmmaker can make." -The Boston Globe

"It's a dumb action movie in a summer full of dumb movies, and yet it's always entertaining. And you won't really miss Arnold at all." -Miami Herald

Good for Kids?
Careful with this one, the Rated-R horror film will leave audiences shaken and stirred.

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Grease Sing-A-Long
Short Story:
Sandy, Danny and the gang are back with the digitally enhanced re-release of this beloved classic, and this time you can sing along to all the lyrics, with an audience of other Beauty School Dropouts!

What They're Saying:
"The film, with its 30-something teens acting out class conflict and its TV legends (Eve Arden, Sid Caesar, Alice Ghostley) hamming it up as the school staff , isn’t so much aging well as surviving and thriving as a quaint artifact of two eras — the 1950s and the 1970s ’50s nostalgia boom." - Orlando Sentinel

"The Grease Sing-A-Long is like a mash-up between Glee, Dancing with the Stars and a karaoke machine." - Radaronline.com

Good for Kids?
Suggestive language and situations keep this sassy movie at a PG-13 rating.

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