Top 10 movies from this weekend

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Looking to go to the theater, but can’t decide which movie to watch?  The box office results from this past weekend are in, and it’s got it all, from chick-flicks to hot-chick horror.

Check out the top 10:

1.  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

Inspired by the children’s book by Ron and Judi Barrett, this animated film tells the tale of a small town that begins experiencing food showers due to scientist Flint Lockwood’s newest invention.  The characters are voiced by a host of stars, including Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, and Andy Samberg.

2.  The Informant! (R)

Archer Daniels Midland made a name for itself in the agri-industry, until high-ranking employee Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon) blew the whistle on the company’s price-fixing scheme.  However, while acting as an informant for the FBI, Whitacre begins to break down under all the pressure and begins exhibiting a series of bizarre behaviors.  Directed by Steven Sodobergh, this dark comedy is based on a true story and on Kurt Eichenwald’s book of the same name.

3.  Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself (PG-13)

April (Taraji P. Henson) is a grouchy, alcoholic nightclub singer who lives with her sleazy married boyfriend.  However, when she unwillingly opens her home to her deceased sister’s three children as well as to Sandino, a Colombian immigrant looking for work, her new houseguests effect a change on her attitude and behavior.  A take on Perry’s play of the same name, this movie follows April as she learns to let go of her old ways and open her heart.

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4.  Love Happens (PG-13)

Dr. Burke Ryan (Aaron Eckhart) is a widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a self-help guru.  While in Seattle for one of his seminars, he falls for Eloise  (Jennifer Aniston), a florist at the hotel where he’s speaking.   As the two get to know each other, Eloise helps Ryan realize that he hasn’t taken any of the advice that has made him famous.

5.  Jennifer’s Body (R)

Jennifer Check (played by the ever-so-hot Megan Fox) and Anita “Needy” Lesnicky (Amanda Seyfried) are polar opposites: the former a sexy, conceited cheerleader, and the latter a nerdy, smart “plain Jane”.  In this “horror comedy”, the best friends are pitted against each other when Jennifer turns into a demonic serial killer who targets all of her male classmates, and Needy must figure out what’s possessed her friend, and stop the gruesome rampage.

6.  9 (PG-13)

9 and his fellow “stitchpunk” creations are the last remaining traces of civilization in a post-apocalyptic world where machines have taken over, eradicating the human population.  Created by a scientist before his death, the stitchpunks must fight the machines for the sake of humankind.

7.  Inglourious Bastards (R)

On the chart for five weeks now, this film tells the fictional account of “The Bastards”, a group of Jewish-American soldiers who exact revenge on the Nazis during World War II.  When the Bastards cross paths with a French-Jewish cinema owner, their acts of revenge are taken to another level.

8.  All About Steve (PG-13)

Quirky crossword-puzzle-writer Mary is convinced that cable-news cameraman Steveis “The One” after only one blind date, and decides to do anything to be with him, including following him and his news team as they chase the latest stories.  Starring Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper, this film sees Mary as she pursues the love of her life, and finds herself ending up in the eye of the media storm.

9.  Sorority Row (R)

Five girls from Theta Pi try to cover up the death of one of their sisters after a prank gone horribly wrong.  However, after graduation, they find themselves being stalked by a mysterious murderer who seems to know their secret.

10.  The Final Destination (R)

While at the McKinley Speedway with a group of friends, Nick O’Bannon (Bobby Campo) foresees a car crash that will cause the deaths of everyone at the races, and convinces his friends to leave immediately.  The fourth and (supposedly) last of the Final Destination film series finds Nick trying to figure out how to escape death as a series of premonitions have come true one by one, gradually killing off all the survivors from the Speedway

Have you already seen any of these movies?  Comment and let us know your take on this past weekend’s top 10!

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