Follow the link so see this week’s suggestions, which include seeing “Red Tails” or another of the new movies, observing Squirrel Appreciation Day and National Hugging Day, and watching the NFL’s final four. What are you planning to do this weekend?

1. The new movies opening this Friday are “Underworld: Awakening,” rated R, again starring Kate Beckinsale; “Haywire,” R, directed by Steven Soderbergh; “Coriolanus,” R, a Shakespeare adaptation directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes; and “Red Tails,” PG-13, a film about the Tuskegee Airmen starring Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr.


2. In other movie events, the Sundance Film Festival begins this weekend, the Razzie nominees will be announced Monday and the Oscars nominees will be announced Tuesday. Who do you think will be nominated? What movie or actor do you think deserves a Razzie or Oscar?


3. Saturday is National Hugging Day, a holiday designed to connect people. Hug your family and friends, or send an e-hug. Some places are holding events for this day, so check around and see if your town is doing something.


4. Saturday also is Squirrel Appreciation Day, a day, obviously enough, to appreciate squirrels. There don’t seem to be any events surrounding the day, but you can head to your local pet or wildlife store and pick up some snacks for your furry friends.


5. The Super Bowl participants will emerge this weekend. The New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens play at 3 p.m. EST on CBS, and the New York Giants face the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. EST on Fox. The winners get a trip to the Super Bowl, which is on Feb. 5.


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