Friday, February 25, 2011

The Popcorn Report: Guide to this week's movies with ratings and trailers

‘Popcorn’ photo by Petr Kratochvil
It’s time to make weekend family entertainment plans and see if this week’s current crop of films will be part of your schedule. The following report covers motion picture theatrical releases opening nationwide beginning Friday, February 25, 2011.

The movies listed below have a rating, which has been established by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and have been provided with an italicized commentary from the Classification and Ratings Administration (CARA).

If a film has not been provided with an official rating, additional information may, or may not be provided.

If a film is designated NC-17, very limited information will be furnished.

For your convenience, each film title links directly to the Internet Movie Data Base, which provides the most comprehensive listing about the movie’s storyline, and includes a trailer, cast and crew information, initial audience reaction (if prior screenings have taken place) and parent advisories when available.

As always, you are the single best judge for determining your child’s choice of entertainment.

Opened February 25, 2011 Drive Angry 3-D – Action, Comedy, Fantasy- R- because of “strong brutal violence throughout, grisly images, some graphic sexual content, nudity and pervasive language.”

Opened February 25, 2011 The Grace Card– Drama– PG-13- because of “violence and thematic elements.”

Opened February 25, 2011 Hall Pass – Comedy- R- because of “crude and sexual humor throughout, language, some graphic nudity and drug use.”

Opened February 25, 2011 Heartbeats – Drama, Romance – NOT RATED - NOTE: New York City only.

Opened February 25, 2011 Of Gods and Men – Drama, History- PG-13- because of “ a momentary scene of startling wartime violence, some disturbing images and brief language.” NOTE: Los Angeles and New York City only.

Opening February 26, 2011 Rat Scratch Fever Horror, Sci-Fi - NOT RATED

For information on films that opened the week of Friday, February 18, 2011, which included:   Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son;   Brotherhood;   Even in the Rain;   I Am;   I Am Number Four;   Immigration Tango;   Unknown and Vanishing on 7th Street, please click on the following link:

For information on films that opened the week of Friday, February 11, 2011, which included:   Cedar Rapids;   The Eagle;   Gnome & Juliet;   Just Go With It;   Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Lavoe, please click on the following link:

For information on films that opened the week of Friday, February 4, 2011, which included:  Cold Weather;   The Other Woman;   The Roommate;   Sanctum; and Waiting for Forever, please click on the link below, where you will also find previous listings and links for prior weeks in January, as well as films that opened in 2010:

G GENERAL AUDIENCES (All Ages Admitted) PG PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED (Some Material May Not Be Suitable for Children) PG-13 PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) R RESTRICTED (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) NC-17 NO ONE 17 AND UNDER ADMITTED – As determined by the Rating Board/Motion Picture Association of America.

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