At the Movies: April 20, 2009

Carmike 12 marquee - Photo by Marc Parker
Carmike 12 marquee - Photo by Marc Parker

The Haunting in Connecticut: Suspense/Science Fiction, 1 hour 32 minutes, show times are 7:15 and 9:30, rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of terror and disturbing images. Film stars Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner, and Martin Donovan – a family is forced to relocate near a clinic where their son is being treated for cancer and discover that their new family home was a former mortuary with a dark history.

17 Again: Comedy/Fantasy, 1 hour 42 minutes, show times are 7:10 and 9:45, rated PG-13 for language and some sexual material. Film stars Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, and Matthew Perry – a 37-year old former high school basketball star is miraculously transformed back to the age of 17.

Knowing: Science Fiction/Adventure, 1 hour 55 minutes, show times are 7:00 and 9:35, rated PG-13 for disturbing images and brief strong language. Film stars Nicolas Cage, Lara Robinson, and Rose Byrne – a teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at this son’s elementary school and in it are some chilling predictions.

Dragonball Evolution: Science Fiction/Adventure, 1 hour 40 minutes, show times are 7:30 and 9:50, rated PG for intense sequences of action/violence and brief mild language. Film stars Chow Yun-Fat, Emmy Rossum, and Justin Chatwin – Goku and a handful of friends battle for the Earth against the deadly forces of the Saiyans, who are sweeping across the universe, leaving a path of destruction.

Observe and Report: Comedy, 1 hour 26 minutes, show times are 7:00 and 9:40, rated R for language, graphic nudity, sexual content, and violence. Film stars Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta, and Michael Pena – head of mall security, Ronnie Barnhardt, patrols with an iron fist while dreaming of the day he can become a real police officer.

State of Play: Drama, 1 hour and 58 minutes, show times are 7:00 and 9:45, rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual references, and language. Film stars Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, and Rachel McAdams – thriller about a rising congressman and an investigative journalist embroiled in a case of seemingly unrelated, brutal murders.

Monsters vs. Aliens 3D: Comedy/Science Fiction/Animation,1 hour and 34 minutes, show times are 7:45 and 9:30, rated PG for some crude humor and mild language. Film stars Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Rainn Wilson, Paul Rudd, Jeffrey Tambor, Renee Zellweger – when a meteorite from outer space hits a young girl and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years.

Hannah Montana: The Movie: Comedy/Musical, 1 hour and 32 minutes, show times are 7:15, 7:4, and 9:30, rated G. Film stars Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Emily Osment – Hannah Montana’s popularity begins to take over her life, so Miley Stewart takes a trip back to her hometown in Tennessee to get some prospective on what matters in life the most.

Crank High Voltage: Action, 1 hour and 25 minutes, show times are 7:30 and 9:50, rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, crude and graphic sexual content, nudity, and language. Film stars Jason Statham, Amy Smart, and Clifton Collins, Jr. – a hitman is kidnapped by a Chinese mobster and a few months later he wakes to discover his heart has been removed and replaced with a battery-operated one that requires regular jolts of electricity in order to work.

Fast and Furious (2 screens): Action, 1 hour and 39 minutes, show times are 7:00, 7:30, 9:30, 9:50, rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual content, and language. Film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Jordana Brewster – Brian O’Conner, now working for the FBI, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.

Adventureland: Romantic Comedy, 1 hour and 46 minutes, show time is 10:00, rated R for language, drug use, and sexual references. Film stars Kristen Stewart, Kristen Wiig, and Bill Hader – centers around a recent college grad in 1987 who takes a nowhere job at his local amusement park only to find it’s the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

Article by Melissa Parker

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