This weekend offers a range of movie openings in theaters, from the new Twilight Saga film Breaking Dawn - Part 1 to George Clooney's Oscar contender The Descendants. No matter what kind of movies you enjoy, best there's something in store for you this weekend.
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
The newest installment to the Twilight Saga features the marriage of Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson). The story shows their married life and the tumultuous birth of their first child. While the film is a must-see for an Twi-hard, if you're not a follower of the story, you might want to skip this film. It's rated 25 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Happy Feet Two
This sequel will have kids and adults alike tapping their feet, but the story is lacking in development. In a similar vein as the first story, Mumble, the tap-master, has a problem when his son, Erik, is afraid to dance. The film features song and dance for the whole family, but in the end falls flat, receiving only a 43 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Descendants is the film to see this weekend. The movie is written and directed by Alexander Payne, the Oscar-winning creater of Sideways, and features George Clooney as a husband and father of two girls. Clooney's character, Matt King, is forced to re-evaluate his life and past when his wife suffers in a boating accident. This film will make you laugh and cry, all within a matter of minutes, and is rated a 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Written and directed by Paddy Considine, Tyrannosaur tells the story of an alcoholic, unemployed widower and a warm, happy Christian woman who develop an unlikely friendship. The film stars Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman and Eddie Marsan. The film has received rave reviews and scores high on Rotten Tomatoes at 83 percent.
Snowtown tells the story of 16-year old Jamie who starts a friendship with an older man who turns out to be Australia's most notorious serial killer. The film, directed and written by Justin Kurzel (co-authored by Shaun Grant), has been extremely positively received. The film ranks 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Another Happy Day
Another Happy Day features one family weekend in the life of Lynn and her three children. The film captures the difficulties of families and the struggles to keep long-time problems from resurfacing. The film features Lynn Barkin, Michael Nardelli, Ezra Miller, Kate Bosworth, Daniel Yelsky, George Kennedy, Thomas Haden Church and Demi Moore, among others. The film has received mixed reviews and scores 43 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Lie is a witty film that features Lonnie and Clover, a young couple burdened with an unplanned baby. When faced with the threat of being fired, Lonnie panics and tells a small lie to his boss. Once the lie is out, there's no turning back, and Lonnie and Clover have to figure out what it means to be parents and also follow their dreams. This film, directed by Joshua Leonard, is being positively received and scores a 71 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
This heart-wrenching film tells the story of a French family with two daughters who move to a new neighborhood. When 10-year-old Laure is mistaken for a boy, she passes herself off as Michael. The film, which has received extremely positve reviews, features relationships between children and the conflict of heart vs. body. Tomboy scores 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.