Big-Screen Cheat Sheet: Which Movie Should You See This Weekend?

From The Great Gatsby to Iron Man 3, get the scoop on what's playing in theaters

From Leonardo DiCaprio wooing Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby to Craig Robinson ruining a family reunion in Peeples, here are the movies to check out. Will you be grabbing your popcorn and catching one of them this weekend?

‘The Great Gatsby’ (May 10)

The Great Gatsby Review

Warner Bros. Pictures

Short Story: In Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, we meet all the classic quirky characters -- this time, with whimsical visual effects. The film is narrated by war veteran Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), who finds himself fascinated by the life of his wealthy neighbor, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). But even though he’s rich, Gatsby really just wants one thing: the love of a former flame, Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan).
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What They’re Saying: “No matter how frenzied and elaborate and sometimes distracting his technique may be, Luhrmann's personal connection and commitment to the material remains palpable, which makes for a film that, most of the time, feels vibrantly alive while remaining quite faithful to the spirit, if not the letter or the tone, of its source.” -- The Hollywood Reporter

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 38%

Good for Kids? Fitzgerald’s book is a classic, and Leo is still breaking hearts of all ages. But The Great Gatsby has still earned a PG-13 rating, and Common Sense Media warns parents about “lots of drinking and smoking, sex, adultery, violence and other mature content.”
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‘Peeples’ (May 10)

Peeples Review


Short Story: Even when all goes according to plan, family reunions are always a little awkward. So what happens when plans fall apart? Such is the case for the well-to-do Peeples family and their daughter Grace (Kerry Washington). When Grace’s beau Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) crashes a reunion weekend in the Hamptons and asks for Grace’s hand in marriage, it leads to utter chaos. Not the best way to meet the in-laws!
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What They’re Saying: “With a long, boring buildup that finally pays off with scattered laughs in the second half, Peeples also manages to leave a better impression than the 'Tyler Perry Presents' tag on the posters might imply.” -- ABC News

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 50%

Good for Kids? We’re not sure Tyler Perry movies are ever kid-friendly! Although Peeples is only rated PG-13, the film includes sexual content, drug material and strong language throughout.

'Iron Man 3' (May 3)

Iron Man 3 Review


Short Story: Shielded by a suit of armor, it seems there’s nothing Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) can’t handle. Well, except his newest enemy, The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), a terrorist super-villain who attempts to take Tony down by capturing his girlfriend, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). In order to save Pepper -- and the country -- Tony must find a new vision for his technology and work harder than ever before.
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What They’re Saying: "As you’re propelled out of the theater on IM3′s hydraulic lift of pleasures, you’re likely to say, 'That is how it’s done.'" -- TIME

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 78%

Good for Kids? Regardless of age, Marvel comics lovers and fans of the first two Iron Man films will want to head to the theater this weekend. Still, Common Sense Media warns parents for “explosive violence, bloody combat and some intense scary scenes” that might not be kid-friendly.
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