Weekend Movie Forecast

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

In theaters now...

The Ghost Writer
Short Story:
When an unsuspecting ghost writer (Ewan McGregor) agrees to help finish the memoir of a former British Prime Minister (Pierce Brosnan), he soon realizes his life is in danger.

What They're Saying:
"A well-made, sleekly retaliatory, pleasurably paranoid tale..." - Entertainment Weekly

"Shows [director Roman] Polanski in brilliant command of a political thriller that ties you up in knots of tension while zinging politics and showbiz like two sides of the same toxic coin." - Rolling Stone

Good for Kids?
The complicated plot and adult themes are best-suited for older teens and adults.

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Shutter Island
Short Story:
Director Martin Scorcese tells the story of two U.S. Marshals (Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo) sent to an island to investigate mysterious disappearance of an insane criminal.

What They're Saying:
"Martin Scorsese makes movies as if his life depends on it, never skimping on ferocity and feeling." - Rolling Stone

"The film's primary effect is on the senses. Everything is brought together into a disturbing foreshadow of dreadful secrets." - RogerEbert.com

Good for Kids?
This R-rated thriller is too intense for the under-18 set.

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Valentine's Day
Short Story:
This star-studded rom-com follows several L.A. residents as they fall in and out of love on the most romantic day of the year.

What They're Saying:
"Is Valentine's Day good? Not really, though plenty of the actors are." - Chicago Tribune

"Valentine's Day is so desperate to keep all the characters alive, it's like those Russian jugglers who run around, trying to keep all their plates spinning on poles." - RogerEbert.com

Good for Kids?
Expect some sexual material suitable for ages 12 and older.

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The Wolfman
Short Story:
When his brother vanishes, Lawrence Talbot (Benicio del Toro) sets out to find him -- but instead discovers a primal secret about his family.

What They're Saying:
"Compared to Van Helsing, this is fairly satisfying." - Chicago Reader

"The Wolfman constitutes a pleasant surprise, if 'pleasant' can be used to describe a brooding $100 million-plus diversion with this many beheadings and eviscerations." - Chicago Tribune

Good for Kids?
This violent, R-rated film is only for adults.

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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Short Story:
In this fantasy adventure a high school boy (Logan Lerman) learns he's really the son of Poseidon and gets sucked into the exciting and dangerous world of the Greek gods (Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan).

What They're Saying?
"Percy Jackson isn't a great movie, but it's a good one, trotting out kernels of Greek mythology like so many Disney Channel references." - Arizona Republic

"Action movies of this scale often start off strong and wind down to forgettable finales, but Percy Jackson is the opposite, overcoming a clunky setup to deliver nearly all its thrills in the last half-hour." - Variety

Good for Kids?
Rated PG for some scary scenes and mild language, this family film is fun for kids 10 and up.

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