Weekend Movie Forecast

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

Opening this weekend...

9
Short Story:

In a post-apocalyptic world the only creatures left resemble rag-dolls and have numbers for names. When pitted against a mechanical enemy, they must decide whether to play it safe or risk their lives to save one of their own.

What They're Saying:
"This dark, futuristic Tim Burton-produced fantasy may be animated, but it's not meant for younger kids. On the up side, despite the movie's ominous tone and frequent peril and violence, there's no language, drinking, consumerism, or sexual content." – Common Sense Media
"Although its story is perhaps too familiar and less complex than some might wish, 9 is visually spectacular, and director Shane Acker's attention to detail succeeds in drawing viewers into the film's universe." – Rotten Tomatoes

Good For Kids?
The animation will appeal to little ones, but don't write this off as a kids' film. It's too scary for the under-12 set.

Sorority Row
Short Story:
A college prank goes horribly awry when a group of friends accidentally kill their sorority sister (Audrina Patridge). They try to cover it up, but someone out there knows what they did…and wants them to pay.

What They're Saying:
"This remake of the early-'80s slasher flick The House on Sorority Row promises buckets of blood and gore." – Common Sense Media
"The script contains a few nicely barbed one-liners, while [director] Stewart Handler's relatively tasteful handling of the death scenes results in a few throat-grabbing shocks." – Time Out London

Good For Kids?
Rated R for its intense graphic violence, this one's for (brave) adults.

Whiteout
Short Story:
If the extreme climate of Antarctica doesn't kill Kate Beckinsale's U.S. Marshal heroine, the continent's first human killer will.

What They're Saying:
"Whiteout is a very standard thriller, complete with scares, red herrings and a nonsensical twist-ending." – BigPictureBigSound.com
"Whiteout proves a watchable, if workmanlike, thriller." – AskMen.com

Good for Kids?
Best for 17 and up.

In case you missed…

All About Steve
Short story:
When Sandra Bullock falls hard for Bradley Cooper, she breaks every rule in the book. Instead of playing it cool, she turns into an all-out stalker.

What They're Saying:
"Audiences should expect some sexual content, as well as humorous references to mature themes about dating and unrequited, obsessive love." – Common Sense Media
"Bullock's character, a crossword puzzle writer named Mary Horowitz, is singularly annoying from the first moment we meet her. It's almost misogynistic, the lack of humanity Barker's script gives this woman." – Wonderwall

Good for Kids?
The sexual innuendoes make it better suited for older teens. Okay for 15 and up.

Extract
Short Story:
Jason Bateman's Joel is just an average guy with a mediocre job and a mediocre marriage. Not even the hot chick-con woman at work can liven up his life.

What They're Saying:
"Parents need to know that this lukewarm workplace comedy from Mike Judge includes a good bit of talk about sex, but no actual sex scenes or nudity." – Common Sense Media
"While there’s a lot to like in Extract, ultimately, for whatever reason, it feels like a movie that’s had all the fun deliberately sucked out of it." – Cinema Blend

Good For Kids?
It's on the tame side, as far as R ratings go, but it's still best for 17 and older.

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