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 Switch
Short Story:
Forty-year-old Kassie Larson (Jennifer Aniston) wants a family, but there's only one hitch: She's single. So, she decides to take matters into her own hands and get pregnant via a sperm donor. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend Wally Mars (Jason Bateman), who's been carryng a secret: He switched her chosen sperm sample with his own.

What They're Saying:
"The Switch squeezes fresh laughs out of what is, in essence, a rather startlingly post-Freudian, nature-trumps-nurture view of child development." - Entertainment Weekly

"The best Jennifer Aniston movie in ages is actually a star vehicle for Jason Bateman. And Aniston’s work opposite the screen’s premiere mild-mannered funnyman shows her at her most engaged and pitch perfect." - Orlando Sentinel

Good For Kids?
Despite the film's humorous premise, all the talk of child-bearing might actually bore the kids.

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Nanny McPhee Returns
Short Story:
Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) is back to the rescue, and this time she's helping a stressed young mother run the family farm while her husband is away at war. In the process, she unleashes some of her magic to teach the woman's children and their spoiled cousins five valuable lessons.

What they're Saying:
"A spoonful of sugar, a half-cup of schmaltz and some synchronized-swimming CGI piglets help the moral medicine go down a second time." - Variety

"This is children’s entertainment on the structural level of Roald Dahl and George Miller’s great Babe: Pig in the City, even if the visuals rarely rise above polished and proficient." Time Out New York

Good For Kids?
Nanny McPhee Returns is sure to have the kids rolling, and you'll be quite entertained, too!

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Lottery Ticket
Short Story:
Kevin Carson (Bow Wow) must survive a three-day long weekend, fighting off his pestering neighbors after they find out he's holding a winning lottery ticket worth $350 million. 

What They're Saying:
"You know what? This movie's good. It's fast, deftly paced and funny, and only some misjudged violence in the last lap keeps it from being better than good." Chicago Tribune

"If Lottery Ticket had as much conviction as laughs, it could have hit the jackpot." - Entertainment Weekly

Good For Kids?
Although the film harbors a lot of humor, the references will sail right over the kids' heads.

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Vampires Suck
Short Story:
Directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer -- the guys who brought you Scary Movie and Meet the Spartans -- are back, this time spoofing a series of vampire-themed movies.

What They're Saying:
"Perhaps the filmmakers deserve credit for their one show of restraint: No jokes in this movie have been made at the expense of Justin Bieber." - The Washington Post

"Aside from the difficulty of spoofing a saga that has always been winkingly aware of its own angsty excesses, there is the inadvisability of angering a tweeniverse whose emotional investment in the originals borders on pathological." - The New York Times

Good For Kids?
The teens will love it -- probably more than you will.

Piranha 3-D
Short Story:
Each year, Lake Victoria is visited by thousands of Spring Breakers looking for a good ol' drunken time. Unfortunately, this year's fun is cut short when an underwater tremor lets loose scores of prehistoric, man-eating fish!

What They're Saying:
"(Director Alexandre) Aja serves up the tongue-in-cheek thrills, CGI-enhanced gore and gratuitous nudity with such unabashed relish that this may prove to be the summer’s break-out horror hit." - Time Out

"Keep a protective hand poised above the 3D specs." - Financial Times

Good For Kids?
Like Freddy Krueger, this R-rated flick would terrorize any kid's dreams.

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Eat Pray Love
Short Story
:
Based on the best-selling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love stars Julia Roberts as the successful and happily married Liz. When a sudden and painful divorce causes her to question her "perfect" life, she decides to embark on a journey halfway across the world, to rediscover herself and life's hidden treasures. During her travels, Liz uncovers the pleasure of food in Italy, the importance of spiritual development in India, and, ultimately, the power of true love in Bali.

What They're Saying:
"A well-meant, if not exactly transcendent, adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's beloved, Oprah-endorsed memoir." - New York Daily News

"The film is a fairly faithful transcription of events, even though Liz, as played by Roberts, carries a faint air of entitlement. I'm not sure this could be avoided on screen." - Chicago Tribune

Good For Kids?
With a run time at a little over two hours, Eat Pray Love will leave the kids praying to run around.

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The Expendables
Short Story:

Written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, The Expendables is an explosive action flick about a group of mercenaries commissioned to overthrow a ruthless dictator in a small country in South America. While executing their plan, the men get entangled in a deadly plot that could shake their mission to the core.

What They're Saying:
"Is it fun? Sort of. But it shoulda coulda been a ton of fun." - Chicago Tribune

"Expendables is the closest thing to movie Viagra yet invented. It’s reprehensible. It’s stoopid violent. It’s a lot of unholy fun." - Boston Globe

Good For Kids?
The Expendables may be explosive loads of fun, but this R-rated film is too over-the-top for the kiddies.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Short Story:
Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is living the dream -- he's 23, in a rock band, and dating a cute high school girl -- that is until Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) enters the picture. She's a super-cool, rollerblading delivery girl, and she's no easy catch. In order to win her heart, Pilgrim must knock down her seven evil exes before they ruin his precious little life.

What They're Saying:
"Scott Pilgrim is a breathless rush of a movie that jumps off the screen, spins your head around and then stealthily works its way into your heart." - Rolling Stone

"Far and away the funniest movie of the summer." - Orlando Sentinel

Good For Kids?
Give them action, give them adventure and throw in a little bit of romance; this comedy is sure to have the youngsters rolling.

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What's your favorite summer movie so far? Chime in below!

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