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Iron Man 2, Babies, and How to Train Your Dragon among movies showing this weekend

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Iron Man 2, Babies, and other films make this weekend a great time to go to the theater.

Photo from kevitivity via Flickr.Iron Man 2 premiered on Friday May 7 to the excitement and joy of Marvel Comics fans all around.

Six months after the first Iron Man movie, the world now knows that Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., is the mysterious Iron Man. With his Iron Man armor, Stark has negotiated peace with the major super powers of the world. He has also fulfilled his father’s dream by opening the “Stark Expo” and showcasing his latest inventions that will benefit the world. While the government and public is pressuring him to divulge his technology to the military, Stark refuses because he is afraid that the information will leak and get into the wrong hands. Along with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle), Stark creates new alliances while confronting other powerful forces.

Check out the official trailer for Iron Man 2 below.

Also coming out in select theaters this weekend is the documentary Babies (also known as Bebes). This documentary takes you into the lives of four babies from Mongolia, Namibia, San Francisco, and Tokyo, and takes you through the journey of the earliest stages in life that you probably don’t remember living through yourself. From baby breaths to baby steps, this film will give you a glimpse of childhood and motherhood in an interesting way.

Along with Iron Man 2 and Babies, other feature films coming out this weekend include Casino Jack and the United States of Money, Happiness Runs, Mother and Child, and OSS 117: Lost in Rio. A Nightmare on Elm Street still holds the box office’s #1 spot since its release on April 30, 2010. This horror film tells the story of a group of teenagers who are all being stalked by the killer Freddy Krueger. They can run while they’re awake, but it’s during their sleep that they are worried about.

Pulling in $92,000,000+, How to Train Your Dragon is the #2 movie in the box office. This action/comedy animation is fun for movie watchers of all ages. As you watch the scrawny teenage viking Hiccup prove himself as a fighter to the people of Berk, while befriending an injured dragon he names Toothless, you’re almost guaranteed to leave the theaters wanting a pet dragon of your own.

For local San Diego theaters and showtimes, click here.

*Photo from kevitivity via Flickr.

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