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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Extraordinary Measures
Short Story:
In this inspiring true story, a father (Brendan Fraser) abandons his career and teams up with a scientist (Harrison Ford) to find a cure for his children's life-threatening disease.

What They're Saying:
"This is a remarkable story. I think the film lets them down. It finds the shortest possible route between beginning and end." -- RogerEbert.com

"The road to mediocrity is paved with good intentions." -- Arizona Republic

Good for Kids?
Rated PG, this film's safe for kids, but might not appeal to them.

The Tooth Fairy
Short Story:
As penance for bad behavior, a hockey-playing dad (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) is forced to take on a more feminine role: tooth fairy.

What They're Saying:
"It's one of those reliable old cast-against-type comic turns that sends the character on a funny, predictable journey of sobering revelation." -- TheAge.com

"If Johnson's previous movies are any indication, expect his naughty character to transform himself into a nice guy -- with or without wings." -- Common Sense Media

Good for Kids?
The rude humor might be questionable for the littlest viewers, but it's mostly harmless fun.

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The Book of Eli
Short Story:
In this doomsday drama, a lone man (Denzel Washington) must make his way through a wasteland that was once America. With no laws and no civilization, will he hold on to his life -- and his hope for a better future?

What They're Saying:
"Even after the action leads to a final series of revelations that render everything else preposterous, you will still feel the adrenaline. Boredom is not an option." -- New York Observer

"In the future, according to The Book of Eli, we'll all dress like we're in a Nine Inch Nails video. It is written." -- Associated Press

Good for Kids?
Rated R for violence, this one's best for adults.

The Spy Next Door
Short Story:
Jackie Chan stars in this family flick as a man who must defend a group of neighborhood kids against a gang of intruder spies.

What They're Saying: 
"Expect some mild language, several action sequences, and loads of kid-targeted humor." -- Common Sense Media

"Chan’s new all-ages vehicle is smooth like oatmeal. It’s hard to imagine anyone being offended, except fans of good comedy." -- Chicago Tribune

Good for Kids?
Despite some action and violence, this PG film is all-ages fun.

Watch the trailer!

Leap Year
Short Story:
Tired of waiting for her boyfriend to propose, Anna (Amy Adams) decides to follow an age-old Irish tradition and pop the question herself on Feb. 29. She just has to find a ride to Dublin first. Enter the bloke with the wheels, played by Matthew Goode.

What They're Saying:
"Amy Adams and Matthew Goode have the charm necessary to float a romantic comedy like Leap Year, and this is a story that needs their buoyancy." -- RogerEbert.com

"Is there an actress today who can suffuse a single scene with so many infectious mood swings? As Anna, [Adams is] fiery and vulnerable, wistful and exuberant; she lends a rare dignity to the portrayal of a woman who doesn't know what she wants." -- Entertainment Weekly

Good for Kids?
Despite some mild language and innuendo, this one's mostly clean family fun.

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