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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Takers
Short Story:
A group of notorious robbers (Idris Alba, Hayden Christensen, Paul Walker, Michael Ealy, Chris Brown) are pooled together by a recently paroled cohort (T.I) for one last job -- a $20 million heist. All bodes well until the men encounter a troubled cop (Matt Dillon) hellbent on taking them down.

What They're Saying:
"A respectable but watered-down heist movie." - Variety

"The stunt work is amazing, and the pace is breathless enough to keep one watching right up to the somewhat ambiguous conclusion." - The Hollywood Reporter

Good For Kids?
This explosive flick is bursting with action, the violent kind that you don't want your kids to see.

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The Last Exorcism
Short Story:
When a Louisiana family believes their daughter to be demonically possessed, they enlist the help of a con-artist reverend. Can he save the young girl -- and himself -- from the true evil that awaits.

What They're Saying:
"It's about the dark side of piety -- the cultish wrath that can emerge out of the high and the mighty. At the center of it all, once again, is a teenage girl's gnashing wrath." - Entertainment Weekly

"A smart horror film will fatten its pigs before the slaughter, and the mock doc The Last Exorcism feeds its prize hog nicely." - Time Out New York

Good For Kids?
This chilling horror flick is sure to give any kid a bad case of the shakes.

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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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