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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Rango
Short Story:
When Rango (Johnny Depp), a household pet chameleon sets out on a journey of self-discovery, he accidentally stumbles upon the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West. Coincidentally, the town is in need of a new sheriff, and Rango is just the man for the job.

What They're Saying:
"Johnny Depp isn't the sort of star to blend in, so it's saying something that his turn as the world's most conspicuous chameleon in Rango is so full-bodied, you forget the actor and focus on the character." - Variety

"It's refreshing to see an animated movie that doesn't look as though the idea for the Happy Meal came first." - Arizona Republic

Good For Kids?
After watching this wild west adventure, don't be surprised if the kids ask for a pet chameleon.

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The Adjustment Bureau
Short Story:
Ambitious politician David Norris (Matt Damon) stumbles upon bliss after finding true love with beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt). However, sustaining the heart of the lovely Elise proves more difficult than expected.

When the couples' sweet romance is derailed by a group mysterious men who conspire to keep them apart, David must decide whether to let Elise go or continue in a dangerous game with fate.

What They're Saying:
"The actors' romantic scenes excel. Just sitting side by side on a bus, their sexual connection crackles." - Us Weekly

"The zing here comes from echoes of The Manchurian Candidate, as well as the paranoid doominess of source author Philip K. Dick (whose 1954 short story gets completely revised)." - Time Out New York

Good For Kids?
This romantic sci-fi thriller will be appreciated most by those over the age of 13. 

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Beastly
Short Story:
A modern-day spin on the classic fairytale "Beauty and the Beast."

Kyle Kingson (Alex Pettyfer) is living the teenage dream -- he has privilege, popularity and good looks. He also has a knack for being one of the meanest guys around, constantly ridiculing his "unattractive" peers. Up to his usually tricks, Kyle invites Goth classmate Kendra (Mary-Kate Olsen) to a school bash intent on humiliating her -- but the jokes on him. Kendra retaliates by casting a spell on Kyle that physically transforms him into a social outcast. To reverse the curse, he must do the impossible -- find someone to love him. Will he succeed?

The film also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Neil Patrick Harris, Peter Krause, and LisaGay Hamilton.

What They're Saying:
"Witty, warm, well-cast and often wickedly funny, it lets Vanessa Hudgens shine and Alex Pettyfer give a hint of what all the fuss over him is about." - Orlando Sentinel

"There is one good thing you can say about Beastly: The title perfectly sums up what you'll see on screen." - Arizona Republic

Good For Kids?
Beastly is the perfect fairytale fit for a teen.

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Take Me Home Tonight
Short Story:
Recent MIT grad Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) takes a part-time job working at a video store inside the local mall. But what looks like a dead-end job, becomes the biggest opportunity of Matt's life when his high school crush (Teresa Palmer) walks through the door. When she invites him to an end-of-summer party, Matt, no doubt, leaps at the chance to score the girl of his dreams. With his twin sister Wendy (Anna Faris) and best friend Barry (Dan Fogler) by his side, Matt sets out on a hilarious evening filled with pranks, dance-offs and unforgettable moments.

What They're Saying:
"Misses the Hughes sensitive-raunch sweet spot, though a game supporting cast hits bull's-eyes on lesser targets." - Time Out New York

"Take Me Home Tonight is a pleasant-enough all-in-one-night comedy, featuring a protagonist facing the classic Graduate-like existential dilemma of post-college paralysis." - Variety

Good For Kids?
At times filled with raunchy humor, Take Me Home Tonight is definitely not a kid-friendly flick.

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Hall Pass
Short Story:
Owen Wilson
and Jason Sudeikis star as Rick and Fred, two married best friends who catch a fitful case of the seven-year itch. When their wives (played by Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate) have enough of their husbands' restless behavior, they offer them a "hall pass": one week of freedom to pursue other women with no marital consequences. Rick and Fred jump at the chance -- but, unfortunately for the two out-of-touch pals, opportunity isn't exactly knocking at their door.

What They're Saying:
"Hall Pass is a hilariously unnaughty movie; you know exactly where it's going." - Time Out New York

"Hall Pass, a light comedy of horny marital woe from directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly, makes a novel statement about the sex wars: It says that they're essentially over. And that the guys -- in case there was any lingering suspense about it -- have lost." - Entertaiment Weekly

Good For Kids?
It's a crude bromantic comedy about guys chasing girls, so we say: "Llet the kids pass on Hall Pass."

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Drive Angry
Short Story:
Nicolas Cage, who has previously driven while angry in Gone in 60 Seconds, is back behind the wheel for another fast-paced action flick. Here he plays Milton, a wayward man who escapes the pits of hell to track down the men who killed his daughter and have now kidnapped is granddaughter.

What They're Saying:
"Drive Angry is a mish-mash of familiar elements, but it's all lashed together with such relentless drive, blunt invention and pitch-black wit that it's hard not to get dragged along by it." - Time Out

"A non-stop riot of gratuitous sex, full-on violence, gory gunfights and explosive car crashes make this fun chase-and-chiller combo a high-energy trash extravaganza." - Radio Times

Good For Kids?
Drive Angry has a fair share of raunchy violence that's far from kid-friendly.

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