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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Shrek Forever After
Short Story:
The fourth installment in the Shrek series chronicles a more adventurous Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, and Puss in Boots (Plus: 3-D animation!). As Shrek begins to feel bored with his newfound family life, he makes a pact with Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again. Instead he is duped and must find his was back to the land of Far Far Away.

What They're Saying:
“The first summer movie thus far to deliver on its promise to put on a good show.”-Miami Herald

“Happily, it's a move that revives our aging ogre, and renews his flagging franchise.”-New York Daily News

Good for Kids?
Shrek Forever After is a high energy, 3-D film that will have the whole family singing, laughing, and jumping out of their seats.

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MacGruber
Short Story:
Saturday Night Live's
newest sketch character, special op MacGruber makes his debut on the silver screen. When MacGruber learns that his country needs him to find a nuclear warhead that's been stolen by his sworn enemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer), MacGruber puts together an elite team of experts--Lt. Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe) and Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig)--to hunt down Cunth and bring him to justice.

What They're Saying:
”Add in some slapstick and the infinite depths of MacGruber's incompetence and you have a smartly funny movie that uses all of Hollywood's lavish resources and conventions to get you to laugh at Hollywood's excesses and conventions.” –Slant Magazine

“An unending string of easy scatological jokes which it executes really, really well.”-CinemaBlend.com

Good for Kids?
This R rated comedy is a little too crude for the youngsters.

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Letters to Juliet
Short Story:
A young American named Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) travels to Verona, Italy -- home of Shakespeare's love-struck Juliet Capulet of Romeo and Juliet. There, Sophie joins a group of volunteers who reply to letters written to Juliet seeking advice about love. After answering a missive dated 1957, Sophie inspires its author (Vanessa Redgrave) to travel to Italy in search of her long-lost love.

What They're Saying:
”The key to the film's success is its lack of strain. As written by Jose Rivera and Tim Sullivan, this isn't one of those pushy slapstick affairs; it's more romantic than comic, and despite the corn there are no villains.”- Chicago Tribune

“The actors, particularly Seyfried and Redgrave, help make the movie's romantic spirit contagious.”- Metromix Chicago

Good for Kids?
This PG-rated heart-warmer will suit sentimental viewers, and it's good for the whole family.

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Just Wright
Short Story:
No-nonsense physical therapist Leslie Wright (Queen Latifah) pulls out all the stops when NBA All-Star Scott McKnight (Common) suffers a debilitating injury. As she tries to get him back on his game, their professional relationship turns personal and Leslie finds herself falling for the athlete.

What They're Saying:
“I like this film in part because it doesn't go full-cornball until the last quarter, and along the way, it actually finds ways to make everyone on-screen a human being.”- Chicago Tribune

“Painting by numbers often gets a bad rap: While it takes little originality to fill in the romantic-comedy blanks, even a simple, competent job can sometimes feel like a breath of fresh air.”– Variety

Good for Kids?
A straight-ahead romantic comedy, Just Wright won’t show anything you don’t want the kids to see.

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Robin Hood
Short Story:
Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe stars as the bow-wielding hero Robin Longstride in this retelling of the classic Robin Hood legend. The action packed flick, directed by Ridley Scott, also features fellow Oscar-winner, Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian.

What They're Saying:
“I liked it. It's on a par with Scott's American Gangster: No revelations, but a satisfying, large-scale genre movie, toned up by its cast.”-Chicago Tribune

“There is no denying that Scott and Crowe work well together.”-Rotten Tomatoes

Good for Kids?
Rated PG-13, the fighting sequences may be a bit much for the little ones.

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