At the Movies: January 15, 2010

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Daybreakers: Action/Drama, show times are 7:05 and 9:30, rated R for strong bloody violence, language, and brief nudity. Film stars Harriet Minto-Day, Jay Laga’aia, and Damien Garvey – In the year 2019, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires and a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.

It’s Complicated: Romantic Comedy, show times are 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 Book of Eli (new): 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 Lovely Bones (new): Drama/Mystery, show times are 7:05 and 10:00, rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving disturbing violent content and images, and some language. Film stars Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, and Rachel Weisz – Film centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from heaven.

The Spy Next Door (new): Action/Comedy, show times are 7:45 and 9:55, rated PG for sequences of action violence and some mild rude humor. Film stars Jackie Chan, Amber Valletta, and Madeline Carroll – A former CIA spy takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend’s three kids, who haven’t exactly warmed to their mom’s beau.

Leap Year: Romantic Comedy, show times are 7:05 and 9:30, rated PG for sensuality and language. Film stars Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, and John Lithgow – A woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin.

Youth in Revolt: Comedy/Drama, show times are 7:35 and 9:45, rated R for sexual content and drug use. Film stars Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, and Jean Smart – While his trailer trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, Nick Twisp sets his sights on dream girl Sheeni Saunders, hoping that she’ll be the one to take away his virginity.

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.

The Princess and the Frog: Adventure/Animated, show time is 7:10, 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.

The Blind Side: Drama, show times are 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.

Sherlock Holmes: Action/Adventure/Mystery, show times are 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: Comedy, show times are 7:30 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.

Up in the Air: Comedy, show time is 9:45, rated R for language and some sexual content. Film stars George Clooney, Jason Bateman, and Anna Kendrick – With a job that has him traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham leads an empty life out of a suitcase until his company does the unexpected: ground him.

Article by Melissa Parker

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