It's Almost the Weekend! What Will You See?
"The Lego Movie" arrives in theaters nationwide on Friday, February 7. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller direct the first feature-length movie based on the popular toys. Emmet is just an ordinary Lego guy, but his life changes dramatically when he stumbles into the middle of an elaborate plot to halt the plans of evil Lord Business. Along with Batman, a plucky techie and a wise wizard, Emmet has to become a serious hero. The animated movie has a PG rating for mild action and rude humor.
George Clooney directs and stars in "The Monuments Men." During World War II, a small platoon faces a seemingly impossible task. For one thing, the platoon includes men who are much more skilled in art history than in the art of war. The men must find a way to rescue priceless artifacts and artworks from the Nazis. The drama has a PG-13 rating for historical smoking and some images of war violence.
"Vampire Academy" centers on St. Vladimir's Academy, a school for unusual teenagers. Students Rose and Lissa are best friends. Rose is a Dhampir, a half-vampire guardian who promises to protect the peaceful vampires known as the Moroi. The vicious Strigoi are forever growing stronger, requiring Rose and Lissa to make tough choices. The supernatural comedy has a PG-13 rating for violence, bloody images, language and mature content. Mark Waters directs.
"The Pretty One" arrives in limited theaters on February 7. Laurel and Audrey may be identical twins, but that doesn't stop Laurel from being the plain one. When a freak accident allows Laurel to steal her sister's identity, Laurel finally allows herself to come out of her shell and embrace life as a success. "The Pretty One" has an R rating for mature content and language. Jenée LaMarque directs.
"A Fantastic Fear of Everything" stars Simon Pegg as Jack, a children's author who hopes to become a master of suspense. As he researches the details of Victorian murderers, Jack slips deeper into a world of wild paranoia and distrust. Success dangles just beyond his grasp, forcing Jack to face his biggest fears. The R rating is due to language. Crispian Mills and Chris Hopewell direct.
"Ride Along" is a comedy from Tim Story. Before he marries the girl of his dreams, Ben needs to get his life together. His future brother-in-law, a police detective, may know how to motivate Ben into becoming a better man. On the tough streets of Atlanta, Ben will either find his inner courage or create some serious trouble. Brief strong language, mature content and sequences of violence contribute to a PG-13 rating.
"Frozen" tells the story of a brave princess who sets out to save her kingdom and repair her broken relationship with her sister. Anna won't be able to do it alone, though. A mountain man, a chatty snowman and a loyal reindeer help Anna face the dangers that lurk in the ice and snow. The film has a PG rating for mild rude humor and some action. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee direct.
"That Awkward Moment" follows three friends as they try to figure out romance and modern relationships. Mikey gets his heart broken, Daniel falls for a female friend and Jason meets his romantic match. Although they claim to want a carefree, bachelor lifestyle, the three young men consider getting a little more serious. Mature content and language throughout contribute to an R rating. Tom Gormican directs the film.
"The Nut Job" is a whimsical tale of daring heists from director Peter Lepeniotis. After making trouble in his community, Surly heads out into the city, where he quickly decides to rob a nut shop and gather food for the winter. His loyal friend is eager to help out, but Surly will need a lot of luck to succeed. The PG rating is due to mild action and rude humor.
"Lone Survivor" commemorates the bravery of an elite team of Navy SEALs, fighting for their lives and for each other. Tasked with apprehending a dangerous figure, the men run into a complication that throws the whole mission into jeopardy. Their only option is to try and beat the odds, but the fight could end in tragedy. Peter Berg's film has an R rating for pervasive language and strong bloody war violence.
"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" is Kenneth Branagh's take on Tom Clancy's iconic series. A skilled undercover agent stumbles upon a Russian conspiracy that could destroy the United States. While facing off against a Russian mastermind, Jack Ryan also needs to keep his relationship afloat. When his fiancée travels to Moscow to confront him, Ryan has to think on his feet. The film's PG-13 rating is due to brief strong language and sequences of intense action and violence.