Grab some popcorn, maybe some Goobers and catch a movie this weekend.
#1.) “Real Steel” (PG-13)
This is like “Rocky” . . . but for robots. Hugh Jackman plays a former boxer who lost his shot at the title when human boxing died out and was replaced with robot fighters. Now he barely gets by, promoting underground fights with bots he’s cobbled together.
But after his son convinces him to teach a sparring bot all his moves they get a real shot at a championship fight. “Lost’s” Evangeline Lilly plays Jackman’s ex-girlfriend.
#2.) “The Ides of March” (R)
Ryan Gosling plays a staffer on George Clooney’s presidential campaign, whose loyalties are tested when he gets involved in some sort of scandal. The movie was directed by Clooney, and the rest of the cast includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, Paul Giamatti, and Evan Rachel Wood.