Weekend Movie Forecast

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

Opening this weekend...

This Is It
Short Story:
This much-anticipated concert film is a final tribute to the late King of Pop.

What They're Saying:
"Death returned Michael Jackson’s humanity, and in a curious, tentative way so too does Michael Jackson’s This Is It." — New York Times

"Jackson's mystery deepens, even as it dissolves between our fingers." — Salon.com

Good for Kids?
MJ's suggestive dance moves and an especially creepy "Thriller" scene make it questionable for kids under 10.

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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
Short Story:
In this follow-up to the cult-classic 2000 crime flick, the vigilante brothers return to Boston to launch a bloody crusade against evil.

What They're Saying:
"[Director Troy] Duffy is a smart filmmaker who knows what his mostly male fanbase will want to see in a sequel, while also wearing most of his obvious influences on his sleeve." — ComingSoon.net

"Boondock Saints II: All Saint’s Day is much more proud of its pseudo-religious self-righteousness and strained pub humor." — New York Press

Good for Kids?
Rated R for extreme violence and nudity, this one's just for the grownups.

In case you missed...

Amelia
Short Story:
Hilary Swank
stars as the fearless female flier in this biopic about an American legend.

What They're Saying:
"Top-flight portrayal of the aviator by Hilary Swank is an instant bio classic." –Hollywood Reporter

"The cinematography and Depression-era props are splendid. Swank, of course, is too." – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Good for Kids?
Although younger kids may lose interest, this one's good, clean family fun.

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Astro Boy
Short Story:
In this classic Japanese comic-turned-movie, a young robot uses his amazing powers to become a hero.

What They're Saying:
"This anime-style animated sci-fi adventure about a young robot superhero (voiced by Freddie Highmore) is most likely to appeal to younger boys or kids who are especially interested in Japanese manga."  – Common Sense Media

"A futuristic take on Pinocchio... a competently-made animated adventure that probably will wow kids more than it will keep adults entertained." – ComingSoon.net

Good for Kids?
This kids' flick, rated PG for its action and mild language, will be a hit with your youngsters.

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Vampire's Assistant
Short Story:
In an effort to save his best friend, a teen boy agrees to an eternity of darkness as a vampire's lackey.

What They're Saying:
"Given the current trendiness of vampire movies and TV shows, parents should expect older tweens and teens to show an interest in the film." – Common Sense Media

"[John C.] Reilly is well cast as a playful, seen-it-all blood-sucker who explains what awaits Darren if the kid chooses to earn his fangs." – Orlando Sentinel

Good for Kids?
It's targeted towards kids but is surprisingly scary. Best for 13 and up.

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