Weekend Movie Forecast

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

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

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RED
Short Story:
Based on the classic DC Comics series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, RED follows retired CIA agents Frank (Bruce Willis), Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich) and Victoria (Helen Mirren) as they fight to clear their names and expose one of the biggest cover-ups in CIA history. 

What They're Saying:
"RED stands for 'Retired, Extremely Dangerous,' though 'Reasonably Entertaining Diversion' works too." - Chicago Tribune

"Classiest. Comic. Book. Movie. Ever." - Village Voice

Good For Kids?
While it's not the perfect children's movie, the kids will surely get a kick out of this action-packed comedy.

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Jackass 3-D
Short Story:
The crazy antics continue as Johnny Knoxville and crew take on more outrageous stunts in this 3-D adaptation of their MTV show and movies.

What They're Saying:
"While Jackass 3D can never be accused of stinting on its spring-loaded arsenal of projectile bodily fluids, neither does it approach that sublime, laugh-until-it-hurts level of gross-out nirvana that made the first two installments so darned irresistible." - The Hollywood Reporter

"Johnny Knoxville and Co., who are constantly outdoing themselves with crazy and creative pranks and stunts, would seem to be just the right guys to do that sort of thing. But very little occurs in their latest movie, Jackass 3-D, that wouldn't have sufficed in 2-D." - Associated Press

Good For Kids?
Jackass 3D will definitley make an impression on the kids -- and it won't be a good one.

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Secretariat
Short Story:
Based on a true story (and the novel by William Nack), Secretariat follows Penny Chenery (Diane Lane), a Virginia housewife who inherits her father's famed Meadow Stables. Despite being a novice, the modest housewife commandeers the male-dominated horse-racing business, producing the 1973 Triple Crown winner and, perhaps, the greatest racehorse of all time.

What They're Saying:
"Secretariat, a benignly inspirational Disney sports drama about the legendary racehorse who won the Triple Crown in 1973, offers a fascinating test case for how much spoilers sometimes don't matter." - Entertainment Weekly

"It is a great film about greatness, the story of the horse and the no less brave woman who had faith in him." - Chicago Sun-Times

Good For Kids?
What kid wouldn't want to watch a pony strut around a race track?

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Life as We Know It
Short Story:
After a disastrous first date, Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) and Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel) learn the only thing they have in common are the two friends that set them up. But when their mutual friends are lost in a tragic accident, the two single adults must put aside their differences and become caregivers to their orphaned goddaughter, baby Sophie.

What They're Saying:
"As uneven as it is, Life as We Know It still goes down like comic comfort food, especially for anybody who's ever dealt with parenthood." - Orlando Sentinel

"This is a change from what audiences have come to expect from the usual Heigl vehicle. She's quicker-witted and warmer than usual here, and she keeps Duhamel on his toes, even when the storyline drags its feet." - Chicago Tribune

Good For Kids?
The kids may laugh at the chaos, but they won't laugh at the jokes.

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My Soul to Take
Short Story:
It's been exactly 16 years since the notorious Riverton killer was put to rest -- or was he? Fear inhabits the small town when, one-by-one, children born on this mysterious day begin to disappear.

What They're Saying: 
My Soul to Take was not open for review.

Good For Kids?
No, unless you don't mind them sleeping in your bed at night.

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Nowhere Boy
Short Story:
The film chronicles a 15-year-old John Lennon and the series of life experiences that gave birth to the legendary Beatles song "Nowhere Man."

What They're Saying:
"If only the script had been content to stick with its let's-start-a-band verve." - Time Out New York

"The power of Nowhere Boy is that, as directed by Sam Taylor-Wood, it captures how John Lennon's deeply sordid family life toyed with his soul by not letting him know who he was." - Entertainment Weekly

Good For Kids?
This R-rated flick isn't kid-friendly fare.

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