At the Movies: December 26, 2009

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It’s Complicated (new): Romantic Comedy, show times are 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, and 9:50, rated R for some drug content and sexuality. Film stars Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski, and Rita Wilson – During his son’s college graduation, Jane hooks up with her ex-husband, Jake, who’s married to a younger woman.

The Blind Side: Drama, show times are 1:25, 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.

2012: Action/Drama, show time is 4:00, 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.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon: Romance/Thriller, show times are 1:00, 7:00 and 9:50, 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.

Did You Hear About the Morgans?: Romantic Comedy, show times are 1:45, 4:35, 7:10, and 9:45, rated PG-13 for some sexual references and momentary violence. Film stars Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Natalia Klimas – In New York City, an estranged couple who witness a murder are relocated to small-town Wyoming as part of a witness protection program.

Old Dogs: Comedy, show times are 1:20 and 7:10, 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 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 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.

Avatar: Action/Adventure/Fantasy, show times are 12:00, 1:00, 3:30, 4:30, 7:00, 8:00, and 10:30, rated PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language, and some smoking. Film stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver – A paraplegic marine, dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

The Princess and the Frog: Adventure/Animated, show times are 12:35, 2:50, 5:05, 7:20, and 9:35, rated G for all audiences. Film staffs 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.

Sherlock Holmes (new): Action/Adventure/Mystery, show times are 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, and 10:00, rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some startling images, and a scene of suggestive material. Film stars Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, and Rachel McAdams – Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (new): Comedy, show times are 12:30, 1:00, 2:40, 3:10, 4:50, 5:20, 7:00, 7:30, 9:10, and 9:40, rated PG for some mild rude humor. Film stars Zachary Levi, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Amy Poehler, and Christina Applegate – The world famous singing pre-teen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school, celebrity, and a rival female music group known as the Chipettes.

Invictus: Biography/Drama, show times are 4:15 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.

Article by Melissa Parker

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