New in theaters this week is a family having a very bad day and an iconic vampire! Here’s what’s opening wide in theaters this week for kids and teens.
ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY
Rated PG for rude humor, including some reckless behavior and language | In Theaters 10/09 (p.m. screenings) | Ok for Kids 7+ | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels | Disney.com/Alexander | Facebook
This cute family movie from Walt Disney Pictures follows 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible day of his young life — a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about his misadventures, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things happen only to him.
He soon learns that’s not the case when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves having their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Based on the book by Judith Viorst and directed by Miguel Arteta, the cast also includes Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge and Bella Thorne.
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of warfare, vampire attacks, disturbing images and some sensuality | In Theaters 10/09 (2D, IMAX) (p.m. screenings) | Ok for Kids 13+ | Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels | DraculaUntold.com | Facebook | Twitter
Luke Evans (“Fast & Furious 6”) stars in this origin story of the man who would become the most famous vampire of them all, Dracula. The epic action-adventure includes gorgeous visuals and is perfectly timed to get us in the Halloween mood. It’s directed by Gary Shore and co-stars Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Diarmaid Murtagh and Samantha Barks.
JANE’S REEL RATING SYSTEM
One Reel – Even the Force can’t save it.
Two Reels – Coulda been a contender
Three Reels – Something to talk about.
Four Reels – You want the truth? Great flick!
Five Reels – Wow! The stuff dreams are made of.