Weekend Movie Forecast

Which movies are fun for the whole family or treats just for you? Find out!

Opening this weekend...

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.

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:
"[Director Mike] Judge has assembled a slyly adventurous cast, and even though you’ve seen these plot machinations before, they move along briskly. – Time Out New York
"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 rated R, and is suitable for 17 and older.

Short Story:
In this action thriller, death row inmates serve as the real-life avatars for the enjoyment of anonymous gamers.

What They're Saying:
"Gamer is at times striking, and at others silly, and yet at others sickening, but never too stupid." - Cinematical.com
"As long as you consider Gamer in the light it was produced in, a simplistic summer movie, a popcorn thriller with lots of action and violence, then you’ll do all right." - Screenhead.com

Good for Kids?

The brutal violence and sexual content make this an adults-only pick.

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Short Story:
A small-town boy is bullied at school until he discovers a magical rock that makes all his wishes come true.

What They're Saying:
"The boisterous adventure is perfectly attuned to its audience, who no doubt will spend the entire 89 minutes laughing in delight." – Common Sense Media
"Kids will love this because it speaks directly to them, never patronizes with crass product placement and also sends out a rather touching message that what really matters are friends…not mobile phone applications." – Sky.com

Good For Kids?
Aside for some potty humor, it's as wholesome as they come. Best for 7 and up.

Taking Woodstock
Short Story:
Learn the back story of how the iconic music festival Woodstock came together.

What They're Saying:

"Expect plenty of drama and hijinks geared toward older teens and adults, along with some depictions of drug use and nudity during the event itself." – Common Sense Media
"[Director Ang Lee] captures the fractious, joyful, monstrously evolving mass it all was." – Entertainment Weekly

Good For Kids?

Best for 17 and up.

Post Grad
Short Story:
A recent college grad (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' Alexis Bledel) struggles to land her dream job and make her way in the grown-up world.

What They're Saying:
"It has a feel-good message, though that message is ultimately a little muddled: Does the perfect boyfriend really trump real-life concerns like keeping a job you worked so hard to get?" – Common Sense Media
"A lightweight, unambitious comedy, Post Grad features fine actors that can do little with its middling, uninspiring script." – Rotten Tomatoes

Good for Kids?
A few curse words here and there, but it's mostly harmless. Best for 13 and up.

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