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 Town
Short Story:
Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) hails from Charlestown, a gritty section of Boston, where crime is the norm and outsiders aren't welcomed. As the leader amongst a gang of bank robbers, Doug knows their luck won't last forever. When he cements a plan to commit one last bank robbery, he's met with an obstinate crew, the growing love for a certain hostage, and an entire police task force out for his neck.

What They're Saying:
"Affleck also has a way with his actors -- unsurprising, having been one himself for so long and not always getting the credit he deserves -- and he's once again attracted some tremendous talent." - Associated Press

"Everyone in The Town shines, even Blake Lively, but it’s Chris Cooper as MacRay’s imprisoned dad who astounds." - New York Magazine

Good For Kids?
With an R rating, The Town contains scenes and situations not suitable for the kids.

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Easy A
Short Story:
Olive (Emma Stone) is an innocent high school girl until one day a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out. As Olive's life begins to parallel that of Hester Prynne's in The Scarlet Letter, she decides to use her new-found standing as a means for monetary and social gain.

What They're Saying:
"If Lindsay Lohan never makes it back to leading-lady status, then we can all comfort ourselves with the knowledge that we have Emma Stone." - Entertainment Weekly

"The ghost of John Hughes smiles upon Easy A, a film that freely and giddily borrows from and pays tribute to Hughes’ famous Holy Trinity of ’80s teen angst comedies." - Orlando Sentinel

Good For Kids?
The premise behind Easy A is a bit taboo for the young ones.

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Devil
Short Story:
A group of people trapped in an elevator experience hell on Earth when they realize the devil is among them.

What They're Saying:
Devil was not open to critics.

Good For Kids?
Keep the kids far, far away from this one.

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Alpha and Omega
Short Story:
Two wolves, Kate and Humphry, try to get home after park rangers ship them across the country. Together they encounter all that nature has to offer, but can the two misfits make it back to the pack without pouncing on each other?

What They're Saying:
"Not without charm and bearing easy appeal to very young viewers." - Variety

"Even with a terrific voice cast, this animated romantic adventure is hit-and-miss." - Hollywood Reporter

Good For Kids?
The kids won't get enough of these lovable toons.

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The Romantics
Short Story:
Based on the novel by Galt Niederhoffer, The Romantics follows seven college friends as they reunite for the seaside wedding of pals, Lila (Anna Paquin) and Tom (Josh Duhamel). Laura (Katie Holmes), maid of honor and best friend to the bride, spent years rivaling for the heart of the groom. When a drunken night of frolicking leads to questionable antics, friendships are put to the test and relationships are forever changed.

What They're Saying:
"The Romantics gets much of the female chitchat right, from catty asides to sisterly chase-fights in bare feet." - Time Out New York

"One of the best qualities of The Romantics is that it's a movie about the emotions and friendships of women." - Metromix

Good For Kids?
All the gushy sentiment will have the kids keening to escape.

Resident Evil: Afterlife
Short Story:
The Resident Evil saga continues -- this time in 3-D! -- and Alice (Mila Jovovich) is at it again. After the Umbrella Corporation infected millions with an infectious virus, creating zombie like beings known as the Undead, Alice must lead a band of uninfected to a new safe haven. Unfortunately, her journey is met with a few deadly hiccups.

What They're Saying:
Resident Evil: Afterlife was not open to critics.

Good For Kids?
This action-thriller will have the kids spooked out of their seats.

I'm Still Here
Short Story:
I'm Still Here offers a comical portrait into the life of Joaquin Phoenix as he makes the transition from actor to aspiring rapper.

What They're Saying:
"If the movie is a fake, the filmmakers deserve Oscars for creativity." - Miami Herald

"The movie understands that his Last Honest Man in Showbiz routine is really a performance -- even if it's one the actor himself is only dimly aware of." - Entertainment Weekly

Good For Kids?
When's the last time your kids watched a documentary? Exactly.

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