10 Reasons to go to the movies this weekend

From left: Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Maya
Rudolph and Wendi McLendon-Covey star in “Bridesmaids,” in theaters Friday.

1. ‘Bridesmaids’
As every woman knows, a good friend’s wedding means drama, eccentric and annoying long-lost friends and over-imbibing. Expect all that, but funnier, from “SNL” ladies Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph in “Bridesmaids” this weekend.

2. ‘Priest’
The last time we saw Paul Bettany, he was opening his mouth freaky-wide for that apocalyptic film, “Legion.” Now he’s in post-apocalypse mode as a priest out to avenge his niece in a world besieged with vampires.

3. ‘Hesher’
An unlikely subject enters the lives of a broken family, throws it into chaos and maybe helps them be the ideal family they never knew they could be. And this time, the subject is a metal-head, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

4. ‘Something Borrowed’
Is it just us, or is Kate Hudson constantly playing the jerk who always wins? In this one, she steals Ginnifer Goodwin’s man, but we’d be happy to see Goodwin’s character end up with co-star John Krasinski anyway.

5. ‘Jumping the Broom’
This wedding tale set on Martha’s Vineyard shows two African-American families clashing over their divergent economic backgrounds.

6. ‘Fast Five’
This one took the box office when it debuted — stunning appreciators of movies everywhere. Can the fifth installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise do it again?

7. ‘Prom’
Consider this the “High School Musical” version of “American Pie,” but without the singing of the former and the, er, fondness for baked goods of the latter. This squeaky-clean PG affair is sure to go over big with “iCarly” fans.

8. ‘Hoodwinked, Too: Hood vs. Evil’
This wannabe “Shrek” caper has Red Riding Hood on a rescue mission to save Hansel and Gretel.

9. ‘POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold’

Morgan Spurlock again experiments on himself for the sake of a good story — this time by selling product placements in his own documentary in the hopes of making a “docbuster.”

10. ‘Water for Elephants’
Though some “Twilight” devotees will have a hard time swallowing June Carter Cash making out with Edward Cullen, the best-selling novel’s storyline should help us not miss Bella as much.



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