There are a couple of new movies out this weekend if you’re looking for something to do. One for adults, and one for the kids!
#1.) “Super 8” (PG-13)
It’s set in 1979, when a group of kids making a movie on ‘Super 8’ millimeter film accidentally capture footage of a military train crash. And when they watch it . . . they notice something alien escaping from the wreckage.
–It’s the long-awaited sci-fi collaboration between Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams . . . the guy behind “Lost” and the “Star Trek” reboot. Abrams directed it, Spielberg produced it, and it’s already been compared to Spielberg’s classic movies “E.T.” and “The Goonies”.
–Elle Fanning is one of the kids, and Kyle Chandler from “Friday Night Lights” is the town sheriff and the father of one of the boys. You’ll also want to stick around for the end credits, which is when they reveal the full version of the super 8 movie the kids were making before all the chaos started.
#2.) “Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer” (PG)
This is a kids’ movie based on the “Judy Moody” book series. It’s about a third grader who decides to evaluate the quality of her summer break by assigning points to every fun and exciting thing that she and her friends do. Heather Graham plays her aunt Opal, and Judy is played by a little girl named Jordana Beatty.