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

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

From Robert Downey Jr. suiting up and saving the country in Iron Man 3 to Ben Barnes and Amanda Seyfried's marriage catastrophe in The Big Wedding, here are the movies to check out. Will you be grabbing your popcorn and catching one of them this weekend?

'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: 84%

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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'The Big Wedding' (April 26)

The Big Wedding Review


Short Story: Nothing says “family affair” like a wedding, right? Well, for long-divorced Don (Robert De Niro) and Ellie Griffin (Diane Keaton), it’s more like a circus act. When their adopted son Alejandro (Ben Barnes) decides to wed, they must act as if they are still married. What could possibly go wrong? Also starring Amanda Seyfried as Alejandro’s bride-to-be and Robin Williams as the officiating priest.
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What They're Saying: "The fact that this awful ensemble comedy — a remake of a French farce, which is one of the most dreaded phrases in the Hollywood lexicon — is still standing after an hour and a half is only because of the charisma of a few of its cast members." -- New York Daily News

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 8%

Good for Kids? Divorced parents, wedding drama and dysfunctional family relations -- not the most kid-friendly subjects! Young viewers should probably avoid this R-rated flick, which Common Sense Media says includes “strong language, drinking, iffy behavior and other mature content.”
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'Mud' (April 26)

Mud Review


Short Story: While off on an excursion, teenage boys Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) encounter a man on the run after he’s murdered someone in Texas. The fugitive’s name? Mud (Matthew McConaughey). His goal? Avoid the law and reunite with longtime love Juniper (Reese Witherspoon).
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What They're Saying: "There's something old-fashioned about Mud, but if you allow yourself to settle into its leisurely pace, it will reward you. If he were alive today, Mark Twain would approve." -- Entertainment Weekly

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 98%

Good for Kids? Although two teenage boys are the stars of Mud, parents may want to join their children at the theater to see this PG-13 flick, which includes violence, strong language and heavy themes. Common Sense Media calls it a "thought-provoking film that teens and parents could watch and discuss together."
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'Pain & Gain' (April 26)

Pain & Gain Review


Short Story: Although Pain & Gain is labeled as an action comedy, the subject matter is pretty serious. When bodybuilder Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) and his buddy decide they’re in need of some cash, they call upon criminal Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson) to help kidnap, torture and extort money from a rich businessman who exercises at Daniel’s gym. And it's all based on a true story!
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What They're Saying: "The jokes curdle. Bay's touch is like granite. The look and nasty, insincere vibe of the picture carries the assurance of every Bay project. I'll give it that." -- Chicago Tribune

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 48%

Good for Kids? Not exactly! The film’s R-rating includes bloody violence, crude sexual content, nudity, strong language and drug use. Plus, Common Sense Media predicts Pain & Gain may be “troubling to some viewers.”
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