At the Movies: December 11, 2009

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

Ninja Assassin: Action, show times are 3:50, 7:15, and 9:45, rated R for strong bloody stylized violence throughout and language. Film stars Sung Kang, Randall Duk Kim, and Jonathan Chan-Pensley – A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan.

The Blind Side: Drama, show times are 4:20, 7:10, and 10:00, rated PG-13 for one scene involving brief violence, drug and sexual references. Film stars Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, and Quinton Aaron – A poor, oversized and under-educated teenager is recruited by a major football program where he is groomed into an athletically and academically successful NFL prospect.

Armored: Action/Thriller, show times are 5:20, 7:30, and 9:50, rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence, some disturbing images, and brief strong language. Film stars Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, and Laurence Fishburne – A newbie guard for an armored truck company is coerced by his veteran coworkers to steal a truck containing $42 million.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon: Romance/Thriller, show times are 4:00, 5:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:50, and 10:45, rated PG-13 for some violence and action. Film stars Kristen Stewart, Christina Jastrzembska, and Robert Pattinson – After Bella recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward and his family.

Everybody’s Fine: Comedy/Drama, show times are 4:30, 7:00, and 9:30, rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language. Film stars Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, and Kate Beckinsale – A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each if his grown children.

Old Dogs: Comedy, show times are 5:20, 7:30, and 9:40, rated PG for some mild rude humor. Film stars John Travolta, Robin Williams, and Kelly Preston – Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead to them being placed in the care of 7-year-old twins.

A Christmas Carol: Animated, show times are 5:10, 5:40, 7:30, 8:00, and 9:50, rated PG for scary sequences and images. Film stars Jim Carrey, Steve Valentine, and Daryl Sabara – An animated retelling of Charles Dickens classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Larger Than Life … in 3D: Dave Matthews Band (new): Concert/Musical, show times are 5:30, 7:45, and 10:00, raged PG for some mild language. Beginning Friday and running through December 17, Larger Than Life … in 3D collects shows by Dave Matthews from the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Texas; Ben Harper and the Relentless7 during Denver’s Mile High Music Festival; and gypsy punks Gogol Bordello during the All Points West Music & Arts Festival in New Jersey.

The Princess and the Frog (new): Adventure/Animated, show times are 5:05, 7:20, and 9:35, rated G for all audiences. Film stars Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, and Keith David – A fairytale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a young girl named Princess Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again.

Brothers: Drama/War, show times are 4:15, 7:10, and 9:50, rated R for language and some disturbing violent content. Film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, and Tobey Maguire – A young man comforts his older brother’s wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.

Invictus (new): Biography/Drama, show times are 4:15, 7:10, and 10:00, rated PG-13 for brief strong language. Film stars Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, and Tony Kgoroge – Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: emlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

2012: Action/Drama, show times are 4:10 and 7:30, rated PG-13 for intense disaster sequences and some language. Film stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Oliver Platt – An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggles of the survivors.

Article by Melissa Parker

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