At the Movies: August 21, 2009

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

Inglourious Basterds (new): War, show times are 3:55, 7:05, and 10:15, rated R for strong graphic violence, language, and brief sexuality. Film stars Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, and Christopher Waltz – In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds” are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by brutally killing Nazis.

District 9: Sci-Fi, show times are 4:20, 7:10, and 9:45, rated R for bloody violence and pervasive language. Film stars Sherito Copley, Jason Cope, and Nathalie Boltt – An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly find a kindred spirit that is exposed to their biotechnology.

A Perfect Getaway: Horror/thriller, show time is 10:15, rated R for graphic violence, language, sexual references, and some drug use. Film stars Steve Zahn, Timothy, Olyphant, and Milla Jovovich- Two pairs of lovers, on a Hawaiian vacation, discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the island.

G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra: Action/Adventure, show times are 4:15, 7:05, and 9:45, rated PG-13 for strong sequences of violence and mayhem. Film stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christopher Eccleston, and Gregory Fitoussi – An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G. I. Joe, operating out The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

Shorts (new): Family Adventure, show times are 5:35, 7:45, and 9:55, rated PG for mild action and some rude humor. Film stars Jimmy Bennett, Jake Short, Kat Dennings, Jon Cryer, and William H. Macy – A young boy’s discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in a suburban town.

X Games 3D The Movie (new): Documentary/Sport, show times are 5:30, 7:45, and 10:00, rated PG for extreme sports action and accidents. Film stars sports figures as themselves – This is the first sports-based full-length feature film in 3D; movie captures the drama and spectacle that play out every year at the X Games events.

Bandslam: Musical Comedy, show time is 4:20, rated PG for some thematic elements and mild language. Film stars Alyson Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, and Gaelan Connell – A new kid in town assembles a fledgling rock band.

The Time Traveler’s Wife: Drama/Sci-Fi, show times are 4:15, 7:00, and 9:30, rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief disturbing images, nudity, and sexuality. Film stars Michelle Nolden, Alex Ferris, Arless Howard, and Eric Bana – A Chicago librarian has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel.

Julie & Julia: Biography/Drama, show times are 4:15, 7:00, and 9:45, rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sensuality. Film stars Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, and Stanley Tucci – Based on two true stories, Julie & Julia intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends… until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.

Post Grad (new): Comedy, show times are 5:20, 7:30, and 9:40, rated PG-13 for sexual situations and brief strong language. Film stars Alexis Bledel, Zach Gilford, Michael Keaton, and Carol Burnett – Ryden Malby graduates from college and is forced to move back into her childhood home with her eccentric family.

Orphan: Horror/Thriller, show times are 7:10, and 10:00, rated R for disturbing violent content, some sexuality and language. Film stars Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, and Isabelle Fuhrman – A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a nine-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

The Ugly Truth: Romantic Comedy, show ties are 4:55, 7:10, and 9:25, rated R for sexual content and language. Film stars Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Cheryl Hines, Bree Turner, and Yvette Nicole Brown – A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent.

Article by Melissa Parker

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