At the Movies: January 29, 2010

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Edge of Darkness (new): 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 (new): Romantic Comedy, show times are 7:45 and 10:00, rated PG-13 for some suggestive content. Film stars Kristen Bell, 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 Lovely Bones: 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: Action/Comedy, show time is 7:05, 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 time is 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.

Extraordinary Measures: Drama, show times are 7:05 and 9:35, rated PG for thematic material, language, and a mild suggestive comment. Film stars Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, and Keri Russell – A drama centered on the efforts of John and Aileen Crowley to find a researcher who might have a cure for their two children’s rare genetic disorder.

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 times are 7:10 and 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.

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.

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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