Weekend Movie Forecast: 'Sucker Punch' and 'Wimpy Kid' Hit Theaters

Get the scoop on this week's new releases: a film about sword-wielding women and another about a wimpy little kid

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

In theaters now...

Sucker Punch
Short Story:
A young girl, Baby Doll (Emily Browning) is sent to live in an mental asylum by her vindictive stepfather. With only five days until she undergoes a dreaded lobotomy procedure, Baby Doll escapes to a fantasy world, where she and four other inmates become butt-kicking, samurai-sword-wielding assassins with one goal in mind: freedom. The film also stars Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens and Jamie Chung.

What They're Saying:
"Director Zach Snyder offers a peek inside his head, which turns out to be a vomatorium of pop culture's every geeky element." - Slant Magazine

"The production and art direction are top notch. With that Snyder has made young men's wildest dreams and fantasies a reality on screen." - Twitchfilm.com

Good For Kids?
A violent, sexy thriller that packs a punch -- be sure to keep the kids away from this one.

Watch the Preview!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Short Story:
In this comedic follow-up, reformed wimp Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) and his older brother Rodrick (Devon Bostick) must learn to coexist after their parents' make a misguided attempt to have them bond.

What They're Saying:
"Endearing underdog hero Greg Heffley returns for another year of middle-school humiliation." - Variety

"Apparently seventh grade doesn't pack as much potential for amusing, scarred-for-life trauma as sixth grade." - Orlando Sentinel

Good For Kids?
The young ones will love this story about an unlikely "cool" kid.

Watch the Preview!

 

In case you missed...

The Lincoln Lawyer
Short Story:
Matthew McConaughey stars as a hot shot Beverly Hills attorney practicing out of the trunk of his Lincoln town car. When he lands the case of his career defending an accused rapist (Ryan Phillippe), he suddenly finds himself caught in a dangerous web of crime.

What They're Saying:
"McConaughey is the heart of this piece, a poker player trying hard not to show his hand when the other guy's seemingly got all the cards. His offhand way with a line comes off to beautiful effect." - Orlando Sentinel

"The Lincoln Lawyer is a quintessential airport-novel kind of movie, possessing no great qualities or ambitions." - Variety

Good For Kids?
This R-rated flick is a way too intense for the kids.

Watch the Preview!

Limitless
Short Story:
An aspiring author (Bradley Cooper) sees his life instantly change when he begins taking a revolutionary drug that gives him uncanny abilities.

What They're Saying:
"Cooper's an able light comic performer as well as a shrewd dramatic actor, and Limitless lets him run considerable distances in both directions." - Chicago Tribune

"Limitless just wants to give you a good time, and it does, yet the film leaves you wondering: Now that our world has been saturated with antidepressants, is this where big pharma strikes next?" - Entertainment Weekly

Good For Kids?
Rated PG-13, this action flick is best for teens and adults.

Watch the Preview!

Paul
Short Story:
Two British BFFs and certified sci-fi geeks travel to America's UFO heartland and meet Paul, an out-of-bounds alien who's been hauled up at a secret military base for the past 60 years. Using a rented RV, the two misfits and their new green pal carry out an escape plan to reunite Paul with his mother ship.

What They're Saying:
"That's not to dismiss Paul's simple pleasures -- if nothing else, its fondness for sex and drugs and four-letter words rescues its references from the soft hands of wee ones into which they've fallen of late." - Village Voice

"Geek is its own language, and Paul speaks it fluently." - Slant Magazine

Good For Kids?
This may look like a kids' film from the outsdie, but it's actually an R-rated comedy with bad language and drug use. Leave the kids at home!

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