CATEGORIES Movie NewsDuring the doldrums of winter, there's no better shelter from the cold than a movie. But what to watch during your precious weekend?
Your trusty Moviefone editors narrowed down the best of what's debuting at the cinema -- or screening on your TV -- to make your weekend that much better. Take a look at our picks below!
"Parker" I know what you're thinking: "'Parker'? That movie with Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham?? LOLZ!" But! I am going to go out on a limb and say that you should give "Parker" a chance. Why? Three reasons. One: It's directed by Academy Award-winning director Taylor Hackford (he won for the live-action short film "Teenage Father" in 1979, and was also nominated for the 2004 biopic "Ray"). Two: It's the return of Parker, a fictional criminal created by author Donald Westlake and brought to life in films including "Payback" and "Point Blank." Three: It's got Jason Statham, who, if you've seen the recent "Expendables" movies, can still throw down at age 45. (Also, the guy does his own stunts. Respect!) -- Alex Suskind
"Mrs. Doubtfire," (AMC, Friday, 8:00 p.m.) Reaching back in time to when Robin Williams was King of Comedy Mountain, here we have him at his pinnacle of hilarity. After his wife (Sally Field) divorces him because of his immaturity and takes custody of their three children, Williams' desperate character dresses up as a woman and poses as an elderly British nanny to get access to his former family. Co-starring Pierce Brosnan as the man who swoops in on Field, this film is one of Williams' last truly funny cinematic ventures. If you want to see flaming (fake) boobs, Brosnan being hit in the head with a rogue piece of fruit and Williams being genuinely funny, I suggest giving this the time of day. -- Chris Jancelewicz
"Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)" "Movie 43" wasn't screening for critics -- which is never a good sign. Some of the jokes from the trailer made us laugh, but others look painfully obvious and drag on for too long, like the dullest "SNL" skit ever. Since the good bits from the movie are just going to wind up on YouTube anyway, save yourself the frustration and stay in with quite possibly the actual funniest comedy anthology of all time: "Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)" by Woody Allen. The film, a collection of sketches based around on taboo sex topics, is one of the New York icon's earliest, and it still holds up as one of his funniest. -- Eric Larnick
"Guys and Dolls," (TMC, Saturday, 5:15 p.m.) If "Les Mis" has got you in a sing-song mood but you're looking for something a little more upbeat, well luck be a lady! This Saturday, click over to TMC for a showing of "Guys and Dolls." The 1955 classic adaption stars Brando, Old Blue Eyes and the beautiful Jean Simmons. For the uninitiated, "Guys and Dolls" has all the trappings of a modern day romcom -- a boy takes a bet that he can get the "impossible" girl to fall in love with him -- but this is set against 1950s New York. And there's music! And all men wear fedoras! What more could you want? -- Jessie Heyman