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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The Social Network
Short Story:
In 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) created a revolutionary, social networking platform from the confines of his dorm room. Six years and 500 million friends later, Mark is the youngest billionaire in history. But unfortunately, with more money comes more problems.

What They're Saying:
"The Social Network succeeds, per journalism’s most basic directive, in showing not telling. And like great journalism, a great film can capture the reality of the present -- and even make art out of it." - Village Voice

"On the level of craft, the movie’s just absurdly enjoyable." - Boston Globe

Good For Kids?
Teens and tweens will connect with this socially relevant film, but the little ones may find the drama a bit overwhelming.

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Let Me In
Short Story:
A bullied little boy gets more than he bargained for when he befriends a young girl from next door -- who also happens to be a vampire! When the young girl is suddenly left without a caretaker, the two kids lean on each other, creating a lasting bond and friendship in the midst of chaos and murder.

What They're Saying:
"Rest assured, much of what made the first film so special remains intact." - Associated Press

"While all that is artful about Let Me In comes straight from the original, the Hollywood version commands respect for not dumbing things down." -  Variety

Good For Kids?
This R-rated film is definitely for brave adults only.

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Case 39
Short Story:
Family services social worker Emily Jenkins (Renée Zellweger) is determined to keep 10-year-old Lilith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland) away from her abusive parents. So, she decides to take Lily in until she can find her a suitable foster family.

With Emily's guidance and the enlisted help of a family psychiatrist (Bradley Cooper), Lily's life seems posed for the right path -- that is until further attempts to help the young girl bring on terror for all parties involved.

What They're Saying:
"Shlocky and ridiculous it may be, but this horror-thriller really is gleefully gruesome and undeniably entertaining: smart work from German director Christian Alvert." - Guardian

"While the viewer will remain one step ahead of the story at all times, director Christian Alvart manages to keep the emotionally charged events moving at a fair clip to gloss over the mounting credibility factors." - Radio Times

Good For Kids?
Case 39 will leave the kids with a bad case of the shakes.

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In case you missed...

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Short Story:
When the global economy threatens to hit rock-bottom, Jake Moore (Shia Labeouf), a promising young Wall Street trader teams up with ex-con and former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas). Together, the two come up with a plan to alert the financial community of its potential ruin and to find those responsible for the death of Jake's mentor.

What They're Saying:
"After his attempts to branch out slightly with World Trade Center and W., Money Never Sleeps finds Stone at ease in a way he hasn't been in years." - Variety

"One of the better sequels in a long time." - Hollywood Reporter

Good For Kids?
As the plot thickens, the kids may just get lost in the mix.

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You Again
Short Story:
Marni (Kristen Bell), a successful PR Executive, heads home for her brother Will's (James Wolk) wedding. Unfortunately, the blissful retreat turns into a nightmare when she discovers that the bride-to-be is her high school arch nemesis, Joanna (Odette Yustman). If that wasn't enough, things get even more sticky with the arrival of Joanna's ritzy Aunt Ramona (Sigourney Weaver), who just so happens to be an old high school rival of Marni's mother Gail (Jamie Lee Curtis). When Marni tries to show her Brother Joanna's true colors, havoc ensues, tempers flare, and the claws come out.

What They're Saying:
"Disney's effort to turn Kristen Bell into America's Sweetheart reaches its tipping point with You Again, a flat romantic comedy that packages her in a funny setup and surrounds her with funny people." - Orlando Sentinel

"If only You Again understood that its story was suited for screwball comedy. It labors under the delusion that this assembly of half-baked ideas is destined for a higher comic calling — for example, in the warmhearted romantic weeper category." - Chicago Sun-Times

Good For Kids?
You Again's comical antics will keep the kids going for quite a while.

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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Short Story:
Filmmaker Zack Snider transforms Kathryn Lasky's lovable tale into a big screen adventure in Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole. The film follows Soren, a young owl caught up in his father's epic stories about the Guardians of Ga' Hoole, winged warriors who once saved all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. Soren dreams of one day joining their ranks, but his older brother Kludd thinks his aspirations foolish and selfishly hopes to steal his father's favor from his younger sibling. At odds, a scuffle between the two owlets causes them to fall from their treetop home, into the grasp of the Pure Ones. Together, Kludd and Soren attempt a daring escape in search of the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians--their only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.

What They're Saying:
"Snyder has crafted the rare 3-D eyegasm that's worth the premium ticket price." - Entertainment Weekly 

"In an age of "let’s all get along" pabulum, there’s much to like in a cartoon not afraid to show its talons." - Orlando Sentinel

Good For Kids?
Mystery, fantasy and adventure combine to make Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole a fun-filled, kiddie oasis.

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