Friday, August 26, 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, August 26, 2011 along with current film industry news.

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 August 26, 2011 Chasing Madoff – Documentary- NOT RATED- NOTE: In limited release.

Opened August 26, 2011 Circumstance – Drama- R- because of “sexual content, language and some drug use.”

Opened August 26, 2011 Colombiana – Action, Adventure, Drama- PG-13- because of “violence, disturbing images, intense sequences of action, sexuality and brief strong language.”

Opened August 26, 2011 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark – Horror, Thriller- R- because of “violence and terror.”

Opened August 26, 2011 The Family Tree– Comedy, Drama- R- because of “sexual content, pervasive language, drug use and some violence.”

Opened August 26, 2011 Higher Ground– Drama- R- because of “some language and sexual content.” NOTE: Los Angeles and New York City only.

Opened August 26, 2011 Our Idiot Brother – Comedy- R- because of “sexual content including nudity, and for language throughout.”

Opened August 26, 2011 Swinging with the Finkels – Drama, Romance- R- because of “sexual content and language.” NOTE: In limited release.

Opening August 31, 2011 The Debt- Drama, Thriller- R- because of “some violence and language.”

For information on films that opened August 19, 2011, which included:    Amigo;    5 Days of War;    Conan the Barbarian;    Flypaper;    Fright Night;    Griff the Invisiible;    One Day, and  Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D, please click on the link below. 

For information on films that opened August 12, 2011, which included:    30 Minutes or Less;    Final Destination 5;    Glee: The 3D Concert Movie;    Senna, and Globe Theatre presents Henry IV – Part 2 , please click on the link below. 

For information on films that opened July 29, 2011 to August 5, 2011, which included:    Angels & Airwaves Presents Love Live;    Attack the Block;    Bellflower;    The Change-Up;    Cowboys & Aliens;….Crazy, Stupid, Love;    The Devil's Double;    The Future;    Good Neighbors;    The Guard;    Gun Hill Road;    The Help;    Magic Trip;    Mysteries of Lisbon;    The Perfect Age of Rock and Roll;    Rise of the Planets of the Apes;    The Smurfs, and  The Whistleblower, please click on the link below.

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