At the Movies: February 26, 2010

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

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 time is 5:30, 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 times are 7:00 and 9:40, 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: 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.

Cop Out (new): Comedy, show times are 7:00 and 9:40, rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, violence, and brief sexuality. Film stars Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, and Juan Carlos Hernandez – A comedy about a veteran NYPD cop whose rare baseball card is stolen – since it’s his only hope to pay for his daughter’s upcoming wedding, he recruits his partner to track down the thief who is a memorabilia-obsessed gangster.

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.

Shutter Island: Drama, show times are 7:10 and 10:15, rated R for disturbing violent content, language, and some nudity. Film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and Ben Kingsley – Drama is set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island.

Valentine’s Day: Romantic Comedy, show times are 7:00 and 9:55, 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.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief: 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.

The Crazies (new): Horror/Thriller, show times are 7:20 and 10:00, rated R for bloody violence and language. Film stars Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, and Joe Anderson – about the inhabitants of a small town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.

Article by Melissa Parker

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