At the Movies: February 12, 2010

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Edge of Darkness: Drama/Thriller, show times are 7:05 and 9:40, rated R for strong bloody violence and language. Film stars Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, and Danny Huston – A homicide detective investigates the death of his activist daughter and uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.

When in Rome: Romantic Comedy, show times are 7:45 and 10:00, rated PG-13 for some suggestive content. Film stars Kristen ell, Josh Duhamel, and Anjelica Huston – Beth is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love; however, on a whirlwind trip to Rome, she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love and is then aggressively pursued by a band of suitors.

The Book of Eli: Action/Drama, show time is 7:00, rated R for some brutal violence and language. Film stars Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, and Mila Kunis – A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secret to saving humankind.

The Wolfman (new): Action/Horror, show times are 7:05 and 9:35, rated R for bloody horror violence and gore. Film stars Simon Merrelis, Gemma Whelan, Benicio Del Toro, and Anthony Hopkins – Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (new): Comedy/Fantasy, show times are 7:05 and 9:50, rated PG for action violence and peril, some scary images and suggestive material, and mild language. Film stars Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, and Pierce Brosnan – A teenager discovers he’s the descendant of a Greek God and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods.

Dear John: Drama/Romance, show times are 7:10 and 9:45, rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence. Film stars Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, and Henry Thomas – A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he’s home on leave.

From Paris With Love: Action/Crime/Thriller, show times are 7:45 and 10:05, rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, drug content, pervasive language, and brief sexuality. Film stars John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Kasia Smutniak – In Paris, a young employee in the office of the U.S. Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city.

Avatar: Action/Adventure/Fantasy, show time is 7:30, 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.

Legion: Action/Fantasy, show time is 9:40, rated R for strong bloody violence and language. Film stars Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, and Tyrese Gibson – An out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race.

Valentine’s Day (new): Romantic Comedy, show times are 7:00, 8:00, 9:55, and 11:00, rated PG-13 for some sexual material and brief partial nudity. Film stars Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, and Eric Dane – Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break up and make up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine’s Day.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel: Comedy, show time is 4:20, 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.

Tooth Fairy: Comedy/Fantasy, show times are 7:00 and 9:30, rated PG for mild language, some rude humor, and sports action. Film stars Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, and Julie Andrews – A bad deed on the part of a tough minor league hockey player results in an unusual sentence.

Article by Melissa Parker

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