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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, Dec. 2, 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 may 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.
NEW TRAILERS FOR THE MOST ANTICIPATED UPCOMING FILMS
The Edgar Rice Burroughs sci-fi hero is brought to big screen life, as is Mars and its aliens in the Disney film JOHN CARTER, which opens nationwide March 9, 2012. Below is the official premiere trailer.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Coming to Theaters in 3D
FILMS OPENING THIS WEEK
Opened December 2, 2011 Answers to Nothing – Drama, Mystery- R- because of “some strong sexual content, nudity, violence and language.”
Opened December 2, 2011 Coriolanus – Drama, Thriller- R- because of “some bloody violence.” NOTE: Los Angeles and New York City only.
Opened December 2, 2011 Kinyarwanda – Drama, Romance- NOT RATED- NOTE: In limited release.
Opened December 2, 2011 Outrage (Autoreiji) – Crime, Drama- R- because of “strong brutal bloody violence throughout, language, a scene of sexuality and some nudity.” NOTE: In limited release.
Opened December 2, 2011 Pastorela– Comedy, Fantasy- R- because of “language throughout, brief sexual content and some violence.” NOTE: In limited release.
Opened December 2, 2011 Shame– Drama-NC-17- because of “some explicit sexual content.”
Opened December 2, 2011 Sleeping Beauty – Drama- NOT RATED.
For information on films that opened November 18, 2011 through November 25, 2011 (Thanksgiving Week Report) which included: Another Happy Day; The Artist; Arthur Christmas; A Dangerous Method; The Descendants; Happy Two Feet; Hugo; The Lie; The Muppets; My Week with Marilyn; Tomboy; The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Tyrannosaur, please click on the link below.
For information on films that opened November 11, 2011, which included: 11-11-11; The Greening of Whitney Brown; Immortals; Into the Abyss - A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life; J. Edgar; Jack and Jill; London Boulevard; Melancholia and Tropa de Elite 2 – O Inimigo Agora E (Elite Squad: The Enemy Within), please click on the link below.The Popcorn Report: Guide to this week’s movies
For information on films that opened November 4, 2011, which included: A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas; Killing Bono; The Son of No One and Tower Heist, please click on the link below.The Popcorn Report: Guide to this week’s movies
For information on films that opened September 23 to October 28, 2011, please click on the link below.The Popcorn Report: Guide to this week’s movies
For information on films that opened August 19, 2011 to September 16, 2011, please click on the link below.
The Popcorn Report: Guide to this week’s movies
For information on films that opened June 24, 2011 to August 12, 2011.
For information on films that opened May 20 to June 17, 2011, please click on the link below.
For information on films that opened April 1 to May 13, 2011, please click on the link below.
For information on films that opened the weeks of Friday, February 4 to Friday March 25, 2011 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.