Weekend Movie Forecast: What's the Word on 'Scream 4,' 'Rio' and More Flicks?

Neve Campbell returns to battle Ghostface, an animated macaw searches for his soul mate, and Abe Lincoln hits the big screen!

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

In theaters now...

Scream 4
Short Story:
The masked Woodsboro killer -- fondly known as Ghostface -- is back with a vengeance! In the fourth Scream flick, self-help author Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) returns to her hometown on the last stop of her book tour. Unfortunately, her presence brings a new Ghostface killer out of the woodwork, putting her old pals and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger. Franchise regulars Courteney Cox and David Arquette return, along with some fresh blood in the form of Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Anthony Anderson, Adam Brody, Mary McDonnell, Marley Shelton, Nico Tortorella, Kristen Bell, Anna Paquin and Shanae Grimes.

What They're Saying:
"It's a giddy reminder of everything that made Scream such a fresh scream in the first place." -- Entertainment Weekly

"Against all odds, Scream 4 proves that sometimes you can go home again." - Miami Herald

Good For Kids?
The best way to keep the kids from crawling in your bed at night: forcing them to watch Rio instead of this adult-themed bloodbath.

Watch the Preview!

Rio
Short Story:
Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), a domesticated macaw who never learned to fly, lives in the small town of Moose Lake, Minn., with his owner and best friend Linda (Leslie Mann). When Blu sets out for Rio de Janeiro to find Jewel (Anne Hathaway), the only other macaw of his kind in existence, he encounters more than he bargained for. Soon after arriving, Blu and Jewel are kidnapped by local animal smugglers. With the help of Jewel and a group of smooth-talking city birds, Blu escapes. Now, with his new friends in tow, the macaw must find the courage to fly, dodge the trappers who are hot on their trail, and somehow return to his best friend Linda. The animated flick's star-studded voice cast also includes will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez and Tracy Morgan.

What They're Saying:
"Comical, colorful, wonderfully cast and beautifully animated, Rio is the first Blue Sky movie that could be compared to the best of Pixar." -- Orlando Sentinel

"Nothing deep or heavy here -- just a good time and a pleasurable escape." -- Associated Press

Good For Kids?
Need something to keep the kids occupied? Rio will have them riveted right up until the last laugh.

Watch the Preview!

The Conspirator
Short Story:
James McAvoy and Robin Wright star in this historical suspense about Mary Surratt (Wright), the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. With the whole nation against her, Surratt turns to her reluctant lawyer (McAvoy) to uncover the truth and prove her innocence.

What They're Saying:
"Redford obviously wants to make the enraged, corrective movie of his glory days. The effort is admirable, even if his whole team isn't on the same page." -- Time Out New York

"This retelling of a crucial, poorly-remembered chapter of American law and war has enough atmosphere, stalwart acting and suspense to appeal to the mass of moviegoers." -- TIME

Good For Kids?
The serious theme surrounding The Conspirator won't much appeal to the younger crowd -- but teen history buffs might take a shining to it.

Watch the Preview!

Atlas Shrugged: Part I
Short Story:
Based on the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand, this flick follows Dagny Taggart (Taylor Schilling) -- who runs the largest remaining railroad company in America. Struggling to keep her business afloat after workers mysteriously leave the company, Dagny enlists the help of industrialist Henry Rearden (Grant Bowler). With determined spirit and Rearden's innovative metal alloy, the two set out on a quest to rebuild the Taggart rail line and learn the answer to the mysterious query: Who is John Galt?

What They're Saying:
"Part one of a trilogy that may never see completion, this hasty, low-budget adaptation would have Ayn Rand spinning in her grave." -- Variety

"Not all books should be made into movies, and this is one of them." -- Boston Pheonix

Good For Kids?
Keep the peace and give the kids a pass on this cinematic drama.

In case you missed...

Your Highness
Short Story:
Natalie Portman, James Franco, Zooey Deschanel and Danny McBride star in this Medieval stoner comedy about Prince Fabious (Franco) and his useless younger brother Thadeous (McBride), who team with a dashing warrior princess (Portman) to rescue Fabious' stolen bride (Deschanel). And, of course, smoke some weed along the way.

What They're Saying:
"David Gordon Green's hard-R comedy is an ambler's delight, never content to race so much as to linger on its crude yet benign misadventures." -- Time Out New York

"By trashing fairy-tale propriety, Green and McBride personalize the genre enthusiasm of the Star Wars generation."-- New York Press

Good For Kids?
While Your Highness may be enjoyed by those young at heart, it has just a tad too much pot-smoking, cursing and nudity for the little ones.

Watch the Preview!

Arthur
Short Story:
Funnyman Russell Brand plays Arthur Bach, a spoiled, indulgent and perpetually drunk playboy who stands to lose his inheritance after humiliating his family one too many times. Helen Mirren stars as his dutiful nanny (yep, he still has one), Jennifer Garner as his ice queen of a fiancee, and Greta Gerwig as the girl of this dreams, who might -- just might -- help turn him into a responsible adult.

What They're Saying:
"It seems like an odd choice for a remake 30 years down the line, as Moore's portrayal is one of his best, and best-known, roles. But if you must, Brand is the man for the job." - Arizona Republic

"Brand definitely carries the first hour with his free-associative riffing and childlike energy." - MSN Movies

Good For Kids?
Filled with a bit of edgy humor -- and a lot of booze -- Arthur is definitely not for children.

Watch the Preview!

Hanna
Short Story:
After being trained to be an assassin by her ex-CIA father (Eric Bana), 16-year-old Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is dispatched on a mission that takes her across Europe, puts her skills to the test and forces her to elude a band of deadly operatives led by Cate Blanchett.

What They're Saying:
"Wright combines his two genres into a stylish exercise that perversely includes some sentiment and insight." -- Chicago Sun Times

"The fact that Ronan is this good at this young age is what's truly frightening here." -- Associated Press

Good For Kids?
Hanna packs in the action -- perfect for the older crowd, not for the kiddie crew.

Watch the Preview!

Soul Surfer
Short Story:
Based on a true story, Soul Surfer tells the tale of a young girl (AnnaSophia Robb), who, after losing her arm during a shark attack, musters the courage to get back in the ocean. Country star Carrie Underwood makes her film debut as the religious guru who helps her do it.

What They're Saying:
"Soul Surfer, while formulaic in design, is an authentic and heartfelt movie." - Entertainment Weekly

"The true story of one-armed surfer girl Bethany Hamilton keeps its balance in Soul Surfer, a kind-hearted coming-of-age drama with killer waves." - Variety

Good For Kids?
This tale of triumph and new beginnings is a perfect fit for all ages.

Watch the Preview!

Like this? Want more?
preview
Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow http://t.co/wfewf

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web