Weekend Movie Forecast

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

Opening this weekend...

Where the Wild Things Are
Short Story:

This live-action remake of the classic kids' book chronicles young Max's post-bedtime adventures via his wild imagination.

What They're Saying:
"It's a gorgeous film: This may sound contradictory, but it's intricate and rough-hewn at the same time, dreamlike and earthy." – The Associated Press

"[Director] Spike Jonze's highly anticipated adaptation of the Where the Wild Things Are book by beloved children's author Maurice Sendak is likely to appeal to any kid (or adult) who loves the fantastical tale of intrepid Max." – Common Sense Media

Good for Kids?
Although this classic tale might appeal to your 5-year-old, the film's darker themes make it more appropriate for older kids.

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Law Abiding Citizen
Short Story:
After the man who murdered his family goes free, Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) will stop at nothing to improve the justice system -- even if it means killing innocent people.

What They're Saying:
"Law Abiding Citizen is one of those movies you like more at the time than in retrospect. I mean, come on, you're thinking. Still, there's something to be said for a movie you like well enough at the time." – RogerEbert.com

"Clyde is one of those movie madmen who turns vengeance into a 'game.'" – EW.com

Good for Kids?
Rated R for graphic violence (think Saw), this one's for strong-stomached adults.

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The Stepfather
Short Story:
When Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school, he finds his mom's new boyfriend has moved into their house -- and he soon realizes that his potential stepfather has an evil past.

What They're Saying:
"Stepparents have a bad reputation and the stepfather in this movie is no exception." – Parent Previews

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

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Couples Retreat
Short Story:
In this Vince Vaughn creation, a married couple struggling with their marriage tricks their friends into joining them on a tropical vacation --  where they're forced to endure mandatory couples counseling.

What They're Saying:
"Thanks to Vaughn, [Jon] Favreau, and the stray sharp lines that pop out of everyone else, the film at least offers the lively sound of egos that still know how to swing." – EW.com

"Parents can still expect lots of raunchy language and overt sexual jokes and innuendo, as well as plenty of skin, since the characters spend most of the film on a tropical island." – Common Sense Media

Good for Kids?
This PG-13 film was originally rated R for sexual content and language. Best for teens 15 and older.

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Free Style
Short Story:
With support from his mom and girlfriend, an aspiring motocross racing champion (Corbin Bleu) follows his dream.

What They're Saying:
"This coming-of-age story looks to offer somewhat grittier fare than what tweens and teens who 'met' star Corbin Bleu through the hit High School Musical movies might expect." – Common Sense Media

"Anyone over the legal voting age will have to suffer through 'valuable' life lessons to get to the sick two-wheel aerials." – Time Out New York

Good for Kids?
It's rated PG for some sensuality and thematic materials, and is best for kids 11 and up.

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Good Hair
Short Story:
In this clever documentary, Chris Rock examines the obsession with weaves, relaxing treatments and all things related to "good hair" in the African-American community.

What They're Saying:
"[Rock] conveys a lot of information, but also some unfortunate opinions and misleading facts. That doesn't mean the movie isn't warm, funny and entertaining."  – RogerEbert.com

"Good Hair is a raucous and rigorous inquiry into the subject of African-American hair." Variety

Good for Kids?
The message is valuable, but the mature references and brief partial nudity make this best for 14 and up.

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