At the Movies: April 24, 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.

Hannah Montana: The Movie: Comedy/Musical, 1 hour and 32 minutes, show times are 7:15, 7:45, 9:30, and 10:00, 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.

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 7:15 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.

Fighting: Action/Drama, 1 hour and 45 minutes, show times are 6:30 and 9:10, rated PG-13 for intense fight sequences, a sex scene and brief strong language. Film stars Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, and Zulay Henao – in New York City, a young counterfeiter is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist who becomes his fight manager.

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.

Obsessed: Drama/Thriller, 1 hour and 45 minutes, show times are 6:50 and 9:25, rated PG-13 for sexual material including some suggestive dialogue and some violence. Film stars Idris Elba, Beyonce Knowles, and Jerry O’Connell – a successful asset manager is blissfully happy in his life until a temp worker begins to stalk him.

Article by Melissa Parker

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1 thought on “At the Movies: April 24, 2009”

  1. Keep your eyes on the Capri Theatre on Fairview Ave. in Montgomery! It's the only "art movie house" in the area.

    I'm fortunate to live within walking distance of the Capri.

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