At the Movies: August 28, 2009

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

Inglourious Basterds: 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.

Halloween II (new): Horror, show times are 4:05, 7:10, and 9:40, rated R for strong brutal bloody violence throughout, terror, disturbing graphic images, language, and some crude sexual material. Film stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Chase Wright Canek, and Scout Taylor-Compton – A woman struggles to come to terns with her brother Michael’s deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois.

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 of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

Shorts: 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.

Moon (new): Science Fiction/Thriller, show times are 5:00, 7:15, and 9:30, rate R for language. Film stars Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, and Matt Berry – An astronaut has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the moon where he, working alongside his computer GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet’s power problems.

The Final Destination (new, two screens): Horror, show times are 4:15, 7:05, and 9:35, rated R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language, and a scene of sexuality. Film stars Bobby Camp, Shantel Can Santen, and Nick Zano – After a teen’s premonition of a deadly race car crash saves the lives of his peers, death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.

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: 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.

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.

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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