Ah, the eternal question — at least around the Moviefone water cooler — what to watch this weekend? But, there are so many choices! Or, sometimes, not enough.
Luckily, your trusty 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!
Pride & Prejudice (E! 2/2, 8:30 p.m.)
It’s Saturday night and you’re in for the long haul — you’ve polished off your Wheat Thins; you’re wearing your favorite flannel pants and now, you’re looking for love. Finally, it’s arrived. For some old-world romance, click over to E! for a viewing of 2005’s adaptation of “Pride & Prejudice.” The film, which marks the beginning of Keira Knightley’s muse-ship with director Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Anna Karenina”), tells the cat and mouse love affair between a self-possessed girl of limited means and a persnickety, very wealthy gentleman. With breathtaking cinematography, and a score to write many, immaculately hand-written letters to, you’ll be ready to put on a gossamer petticoat and fall in lo-lo-love. –Jessie Heyman
“Bullet To The Head”
OK, we can all agree that this movie won’t be good in the usual “critical” sense, but if you enjoy Sylvester Stallone brandishing guns and shooting indiscriminately, then it might be in your best interest to check this out. Starring Stallone’s ever-expanding, veiny arms and Jason Mamoa (“Game Of Thrones”), the movie focuses on a New Orleans hitman and a D.C. detective who witness their respective partners get killed. Of course, they vow revenge on the killers, and team up to take down their enemies. Sounds about right for Sly, no? — Chris Jancelewicz
“Batman” (IFC, 2/1 at 7:15 p.m.) “Batman Returns” (IFC, 2/2 at 8:00 p.m.)
Before Christopher Nolan — and, uh, Joel Schumacher — Batman was Tim Burton’s baby. This weekend, you can relive his twisted take on Gotham when IFC screens “Batman” and “Batman Returns” on consecutive nights. Starring Michael Keaton (remember him?) as the Dark Knight, the first film follows Batman as he looks to track down the Joker (Jack Nicholson, at his most delightful), who’s poisoning the city’s makeup and causing general mayhem and madness. For “Returns,” Keaton is back once again, this time taking on Danny DeVito’s Penguin (with a little help from Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman). Though it’s a bit weird experiencing these films now, considering the massive popularity and universal acclaim of Nolan’s Batman series, they are still tons of fun. Plus, you don’t even have to leave your house to watch them. — Alex Suskind
“Stacy: Attack of the School Girl Zombies”
“Warm Bodies” is attempting to successfully mash-up the zombie genre with a romantic comedy. If, after seeing it, you have an insatiable craving for more of the same, it’s time to turn the volume up to 11 with the gonzo Japanese zombie-comedy-love story “Stacy.” The movie is about a strange disease that affects all teenage girls between the ages of 15 and 17. First, they are overtaken by a hysterical joy known as “Near Death Happines,” then within a few days they drop dead. They immediately resurrect as flesh-eating zombies that attack the nearest living creature. The epidemic has caused the zombie schoolgirls to be nicknamed “Stacies,” with the government trying to curb the panic by sending out execution squads known as the Romero Repeat-Kill Troops. Meanwhile, lonely puppeteer Shibu-san has been tasked by his crush Eiko — in the final throes of Near Death Happiness — to illegally repeat-kill her, and a med student joins the front-line in hopes of rescuing his lost pen-pal, Momo. If that wasn’t enough, the Drew Barrymore-inspired female vigilante squad called the “Drew Death Troops” try to find the best weapon to kill a zombie, the TV is hawking the “Bruce Campbell’s Right Hand 2″ chainsaw attachment and there’s still the mystery of the glittery Butterfly Twinkle Powder that glistens off a Stacy’s skin!!! Got it? Now exhale. “Stacy” like “Warm Bodies” is a ridiculous mash-up of zombie cliches, gross-out humor and a message about the transformative power of love… but even crazier. — Eric Larnick