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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Sex and the City 2
Short Story:
The ladies are back with more fun, fashion, and friendship in the second installment of Sex and the City. This time around, the foursome (Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda), now settled into their lives as mothers, wives, etc, escape the Big Apple for a relaxing and exotic getaway; and, as usual, they encounter a few surprises along the way.

What They're Saying:
”Sex and the City 2 is a champagne cocktail on a runaway train -- fizzy, sparkly, giddy-making, and splashing all over the place.” –Philadelphia Inquirer

“Though the sequel is a welcome return of the four women we know and love, it's tough not to acknowledge that if we were all friends in real life, at this point we'd probably stop taking their calls.”- New York Daily News

Good for Kids?
Sex and The City 2 is strictly an adult conversation; leave the kiddies at home.

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Short Story:
Based on the epic video game Prince of Persia, The Sands of Time follows prince Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) and princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) as they travel through mystical Persia to safeguard the Sands of Time—an ancient dagger that allows its possessor to reverse time and, thus, rule the world.

What They're Saying:
“It's sort of fun, certainly more so than the National Treasure pictures, as well as less manic (a little less) than the recent Mummy films.”-Chicago Tribune

“As sword-and-sandal fantasy movies based on videogames and starring a buffed-up Jake Gyllenhaal go, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time goes pretty well.” -Entertainment Weekly

Good for Kids?
Rated PG-13, Prince of Persia is an action-packed flick ideal for giddy tweens as well as they’re parents.

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Shrek Forever After
Short Story:
The fourth installment in the Shrek series chronicles a more adventurous Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, and Puss in Boots (Plus: 3-D animation!). As Shrek begins to feel bored with his newfound family life, he makes a pact with Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again. Instead he is duped and must find his was back to the land of Far Far Away.

What They're Saying:
“The first summer movie thus far to deliver on its promise to put on a good show.”-Miami Herald

“Happily, it's a move that revives our aging ogre, and renews his flagging franchise.”-New York Daily News

Good for Kids?
Shrek Forever After is a high energy, 3-D film that will have the whole family singing, laughing, and jumping out of their seats.

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MacGruber
Short Story:
Saturday Night Live's
newest sketch character, special op MacGruber makes his debut on the silver screen. When MacGruber learns that his country needs him to find a nuclear warhead that's been stolen by his sworn enemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer), MacGruber puts together an elite team of experts--Lt. Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe) and Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig)--to hunt down Cunth and bring him to justice.

What They're Saying:
”Add in some slapstick and the infinite depths of MacGruber's incompetence and you have a smartly funny movie that uses all of Hollywood's lavish resources and conventions to get you to laugh at Hollywood's excesses and conventions.” –Slant Magazine

“An unending string of easy scatological jokes which it executes really, really well.”-CinemaBlend.com

Good for Kids?
This R rated comedy is a little too crude for the youngsters.

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Letters to Juliet
Short Story:
A young American named Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) travels to Verona, Italy -- home of Shakespeare's love-struck Juliet Capulet of Romeo and Juliet. There, Sophie joins a group of volunteers who reply to letters written to Juliet seeking advice about love. After answering a missive dated 1957, Sophie inspires its author (Vanessa Redgrave) to travel to Italy in search of her long-lost love.

What They're Saying:
”The key to the film's success is its lack of strain. As written by Jose Rivera and Tim Sullivan, this isn't one of those pushy slapstick affairs; it's more romantic than comic, and despite the corn there are no villains.”- Chicago Tribune

“The actors, particularly Seyfried and Redgrave, help make the movie's romantic spirit contagious.”- Metromix Chicago

Good for Kids?
This PG-rated heart-warmer will suit sentimental viewers, and it's good for the whole family.

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