April 5, 2013: Family Movies Playing This Weekend

Looking for a movie to take your younger kids to this weekend? The Croods seem to be the best bet. Families with older children will enjoy Oz the Great and Powerful or a 3D version or Jurassic Park. Check out what’s out for families here: Jurassic Park 3D Yes, they have released this movie from 1993 in 3D. It is rated PG-13, for sci-fi terror and would be a great one to bring the older kids, tweens to see. Synopsis A multimillionaire unveils a new theme park where visitors can observe dinosaurs cloned using advanced DNA technology. But when an employee tampers with the security system, the dinosaurs escape, forcing the visitors to fight for their survival.   ozthegreatandpowerfulOz the Great and Powerful Rated PG; mild language and scary situations and images Synopsis When Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot – fame and fortune are his for the taking – that is until he meets three witches, Theodora, Evanora and Glinda, who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity – and even a bit of wizardry – Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.   thecroodsThe Croods Rated PG; scary action, situations Synopsis The world’s first family embarks on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever.

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