NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Looking for some rainy day fun? The weather outside may not be so great, but it’s perfect if you’re looking to hit the movies. Plenty of films opened up over the weekend, leaving plenty to choose from. There’s a comedy about rivalries that just won’t die, a fantasy flick based on a children’s book series and an iconic character from the 80s returns 23 years later.
Gorden Gekko is back in “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.”
Michael Douglas returns to his Oscar-winning role, but this time, Gekko is out of prison and coming back to a much different world.
He is looking to reestablish a relationship with his daughter, Winnie, played by Carey Mulligan. When he runs into her fiancé, Jacob (Shia LaBeouf), he sees a way in.
But Jacob has an agenda of his own, and it soon becomes a question of who’s using whom.
Also in theaters is “Legend of the Guardians,” the story of a young bird who leads his friends on a journey to find a mythical tree and save their species.
And then there’s “You Again,” featuring Kristen Bell as Marni, who suddenly has to open her arms to her former nemesis.
Her brother announces he is going to marry her high school arch-rival, but that’s not all. Sigourney Weaver, who plays the bride-to-be’s aunt arrives and it turns out she and Marni’s mom (Jamie Lee Curtis) share some history of their own.
Expanding in theaters this weekend is “The Virginity Hit,” and in limited release, the documentary “Waiting for Superman,” about the state of public education in America.