At the Movies: August 7, 2009

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

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (two screens): Action/Sci-Fi, show times are 12:30, 3:45, 7:00, and 10:15, rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence, language, some crude and sexual material, and brief drug material. Film stars Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, and Josh DuHamel – Deception forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers.

The Collector: Horror/Thriller, show times are 12:50, 3:05, 5:20, 7:35, and 9:50, rated R for pervasive sadistic bloody violence, language, and some sexuality/nudity. Film stars Madeline Zima, Andrea Roth, and Josh Stewart – Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer’s country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.

Aliens in the Attic: Adventure/Sci-Fi, show times are 1:05, 3:15, 5:25, 7:35, and 9:45. Rated PG for action violence, some suggestive humor and language. Film stars Carter Jenkins, Austin Robert Butler, Ashley Tisdale, Doris Roberts, Kevin Nealon, and Andy Richter – A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.

Orphan: Horror/Thriller, show times are 1:30, 4:20, 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.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Family/Fantasy, show times are 12:30, 3:45, 7:00, and 10:15, rated PG for scary images, some violence, language, and mild sensuality. Film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Ron Weasley – Harry begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and discovers a mysterious old book.

Funny People: Comedy/Drams, show times are 1:00, 4:05, 7:10, and 10:15, rated R for language and crude sexual humor throughout, and some sexuality. Film stars Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, and Leslie Mann – When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performed under his wing as his opening act.

The Perfect Getaway (new): Horror/thriller, show times are 1:45, 4:35, 7:10, and 9:35, 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-Force in 3D: Adventure/Family/Fantasy, show times are 1:30 and 4:15, rated PG for some mild action and rude humor. Film stars Nicholas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Penelope Cruz, Steve Buscemi, and Tracy Morgan – A group of highly trained guinea pigs are on a mission to prevent an evil billionaire from taking over the world.

Julie & Julia (new): Biography/Drama, show times are 1:30, 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, the film 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.

G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (new): Action/Adventure, show times are 1:30, 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.

The Ugly Truth: Romantic Comedy, show ties are 12:25, 2:40, 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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