Weekend Movie Forecast: The Scoop on 'Prom,' 'Fast Five' & More

Young stars suit up for Disney's Prom, and Paul Walker and Vin Diesel get Fast yet again in this week's hot new releases!

Which movies are fun for the whole family and which ones are treats just for you? Find out!

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Prom
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Get ready for an instant high-school flashback! Every couple looks forward to the excitement of prom, but senior Nova Prescott (Aimee Teegarden) may be in for a bumpy road. As class president, she is paired with bad boy Jesse Richter (Thomas McDonell) to plan the night. Will it be a disaster... or a match made in high-school heaven?

What They're Saying:
"Prom means well -- and it grows on you. And it's much less of a hassle than schlepping to the real thing." -- Associated Press

"At first, Prom seems a little innocuous, but this winning after-school trifle has a savvy heart that grows on you." -- Entertainment Weekly

Good For Kids?
Disney's newest movie is great for the entire family, especially prom-obsessed teenagers! Parents may even enjoy a walk down memory lane with this heartfelt comedy.

Fast Five
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It's time to return to life in the fast lane with the latest addition to the Fast & the Furious series. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker return as fast-driving pals Dominic and Brian, and -- wouldn't you know it? -- they once again find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Set in Rio de Janeiro, the five-quel finds our hunky heroes on the run from a dangerous drug kingpin and a determined federal agent (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson), no doubt giving them ample cause to engage in high-octane, heart-pounding car chases.

What They're Saying:
"Now this is how you make a summer movie." -- New York Daily News

"The film is basically Ocean's Fourteen starring a multiculti version of the cast of Jersey Shore." -- Entertainment Weekly

Good For Kids?
Better save this one for a guys' night out. Fast Five's intensity and violence may be too much for children.

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil
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Red (voiced by Hayden Panettiere) is back in this comedic animated sequel to the 2005 hit. After receiving a call from the Happily Ever After Agency, Red is recruited to save two young children, Hansel (Bill Hader) and Gretel (Amy Poehler), who have been kidnapped by an evil wicked witch (Joan Cusack). The whole original Hoodwinked team reunites to solve the crime, save the day and -- of course -- make audiences laugh.  

What They're Saying:
"Quick as a flash and just as substantial, the sequel to 2005's Hoodwinked aims to one-up the fairy tale universe and cultural references of Shrek in one go." -- Boxoffice magazine

"Once upon a time, fairy tales were told with beauty, wit, simplicity and charm, a tradition that seems increasingly a thing of the past in Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil." -- Variety

Good For Kids?
Although most of the reviews are lackluster, this is definitely a film that's fun for the young ones. Those who saw the first movie will get a kick out of seeing their favorite fairy-tale characters reunited.

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Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
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Based on the popular Italian comic book, Dylan Dog is a comedic thriller starring Superman Returns' Brandon Routh as the titular detective who specializes in a rather peculiar field -- the undead. Dealing with zombies, werewolves and other not-so-human clients, Dylan must hunt down a dangerous artifact in order to save the world.

What They're Saying:
Sadly, the film has yet to be screened for critics, so there are no reviews.

Good For Kids?
Due to violence and some drug material, it may be best to leave the young ones home. But for comic-crazed teens, this could be a home run!

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Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family
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Madea's back -- larger and more in charge than ever. After learning of her niece Shirley's (Loretta Devine) disheartening medical news, Madea (a cross-dressing Tyler Perry) rallies the family and Shirley's three adult children for support. Unfortunately, it appears Tammy (Natalie Desselle), Kimberly (Shannon Kane) and Byron (Bow Wow) are too distracted by their own issues. Tammy struggles to control her unruly household; Kimberly is filled with anger and takes it out on her marriage; and Byron, after spending two years in jail, is under pressure to deal drugs again. It's up to Madea, with the help of the equally boisterous Aunt Bam (Cassi Davis), to bring the family together and make things right the only way she knows how: with a lot of tough love.

What They're Saying:
Critics have not yet reviewed this film -- which doesn't bode well.

Good For Kids?
The older teen crowd will get a good kick out of this rambunctious comedy.

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Water for Elephants
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In this film adaptation of the bestselling novel by Sara Gruen, Robert Pattinson plays Jacob, a veterinarian student who abandons his studies to join a traveling circus as the manager of the circus menagerie. There, he meets and falls for the beautiful Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), the wife of August (Inglourious Basterds Oscar winner Christoph Waltz), the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. Amidst the beautiful backdrop of the big top, Jacob and Marlena bond through the shared compassion for a special elephant and -- against all odds -- foster an unforgettable and timeless love.

What They're Saying:
"Like The Notebook, but with an elephant, the unexpectedly good film version of Water for Elephants elevates pure corn to a completely satisfying realm of romantic melodrama." -- Chicago Tribune

"The 1931 circus setting and a love triangle involving three exceedingly attractive people provides a constant wash of scenic pleasure, and the film's fidelity to its source will receive nodding approval from the book's many fans" -- The Hollywood Reporter

Good For Kids?
While you may revel in this adorable tale, the little ones will soon bore of the sappy romance.

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African Cats
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Disney births a nature documentary like no other. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the African Savannah, the docu-film follows Mara, an endearing lion cub, Sita, a fearless cheetah and mother of five, and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a once banished lion. It's a true story of love, power and adventure in the majestic wild.

What They're Saying:
"If it maintains a superficially manipulative façade, the film remains committed to addressing the harsh realities of existence on the plains." -- Village Voice

"It's not a put-down of the darker and more straightforward Last Lions to suggest Cats is to Lions what poetry is to prose." -- Orlando Sentinel

Good For Kids?
Kids will love this rich tale of feline family and wild adventure.

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