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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Love and Other Drugs
Short Story:
Pharmaceutical sales rep Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a winner in the bedroom and in the office, until, one day, he meets his match in the carefree Maggie Murdock(Anne Hathaway). Neither one wants to be bogged down by romance. Ironically, what they don't want turns out to be something they both can't resist: Love. Based on Jamie Reidy's memoir "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman."

What They're Saying:
"Finally, after years of suffering through Hollywood's predictable pap, sentimental mush, boring bromances and mean girl clichés, comes a love story that is actually worth falling for..." - Los Angeles Times

"Some of the heart we hope for in a good romance, those lump-in-the-throat moments, may be missing. But Gyllenhaal and Hathaway have great chemistry." - Orlando Sentinel

Good For Kids?
There's a lot of lovin' in this flick; too much for the kids to handle.

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Burlesque
Short Story:
Christina Aguilera plays a small-town girl (Ali) who, after  venturing to Los Angeles, lands a waitressing gig at a local theater.

The Burlesque Lounge, although known for it's over-the-top performances, has seen better days. But as Tess (Cher), a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep things afloat, Ali finds her niche in the close-knit Burlesque community. Ali soon discovers that her talents stretch much further than the bar, and with a push from her new friends, she takes to the stage. Surprisingly, the burlesque novice opens to rave reviews -- and cutthroat criticism. 

What They're Saying:
"It's entertaining enough, like watching a celebrity workout film with a plot. But never once is it believable. Really, the movie should last 30 seconds." - Boston Globe

"It's more hallucination than story, but hey, If you think of it as a slightly deranged long music video divathon it can be a lot of fun." - Chicago Sun-Times

Good For Kids?
Kids will be entranced by the singing and choreography, even if the plot sails right over their heads.

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Tangled
Short Story:
Tangled is a comical take on the classic kids' tale, "Rapunzel." When the kingdom's most wanted bandit Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), a captive beauty who just so happens to have 70 feet of magical, golden hair. The two soon strike up an unlikely alliance that embarks them on an adventure-filled journey.

What They're Saying:
"Tangled braids strands of traditional storytelling and a contemporary sensibility with stylish if predictable results." - USA Today

"A Rapunzel retelling could have become just a retread of the studio's past princess tales, but this genuinely charming, chintz-free story does something new: It takes the time to chill out, as its heroine might say." - New York Daily News

Good For Kids?
Who could resist this comical take on a classic children's book?

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Faster
Short Story:
Ewan McGregor
narrates this documentary about the MotoGP Championship and the fast-paced world of Motocross.

What They're Saying:
"If you consider hurtling along at insane speeds inches from the asphalt to be a tad eccentric, the riders of MotoGP may just fit the bill." - Los Angeles Times

"Problem is, after an hour and a half of Faster, I still don't get motor sports." - Denver Post

Good For Kids?
This documentary may lose your child's interest Faster than you can blink.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
Short Story:
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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