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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Iron Man 2
Short Story:
The sequel to the 2008 blockbuster hit Iron Man chronicles the adventures of Marvel Superhero Tony Stark a.k.a Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). This time around, Stark faces pressure from the U.S. military to reveal his technology. Fearing that the information will slip into the wrong hands, Stark attempts to keep it secret, encountering powerful new forces along the way.

What They're Saying:
"Iron Man and his retinue of enablers still qualify as the most easy-to-like players in the comic-book movie rotation, but only when they're allowed to emerge from behind the gizmos and geek-speak."- The Washington Post

"With star Robert Downey Jr. and director Jon Favreau back in the fold, this is a haphazard film thrown together by talented people, with all the pluses and minuses that implies."- The Los Angeles Times

Good for Kids?
With a PG-13 rating, this extremely action-packed flick might be best for tweens and grownups.

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Mother and Child
Short Story:
Mother and Child chronicles the lives of three women who have all been impacted in some way by the adoption process. Karen (Annette Bening) gave up her child at age 14; Elizabeth (Naomi Watts) was adopted as a child; and Lucy (Kerry Washington) contemplates adoption as she struggles for a child of her own.

What They're Saying:
"When a filmmaker does everything right, as in Rodrigo García’s Mother and Child, you may be watching a masterpiece." –New York Press

"Rodrigo Garcia's reputation as a writer for and director of women will increase exponentially with Mother and Child, an insightfully observed and exceptionally acted ensemble piece precisely about what the title suggests." –Variety

Good for Kids?
Rated R, Mother and Child covers weighty subject matter best suited for adults.

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Furry Vengeance
Short Story:
In this fun-loving comedy of man vs. wild, a housing developer (Brendan Fraser) uproots his family from Chicago to rural Oregon only to experience setbacks when he encounters Mother Nature’s wrath.

What They're Saying:
"Furry Vengeance is the film industry's answer to road kill. It's a bloody mess that needs to be removed as quickly as possible."- Miami Herald

"Environmental messages in this movie may be clunky and forced but there is a strong argument for introducing children to green issues through film."- The Guardian

Good for Kids?
Okay for the entire family, but the eco-friendly comedy is geared more towards young children.

Nightmare on Elm Street
Short Story:
Freddie Krueger is back on Elm Street in this classic horror flick. This time around he’s tormenting the dreams of five young teens, and their only means of escape is to stay awake.

What They're Saying:
"A Nightmare on Elm Street isn't offensively bad, but it is redundant and uninvolving." Miami Herald

“Haley handles the few passable jokes and imitative finger-knives shtick in the manner we’d hope and expect.”- Orlando Sentinel

Good for Kids?
Rated R, this thrasher remake is likely to stir up nightmares in the kiddies. 

 

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