At the Movies: January 8, 2010

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Daybreakers (new): Action/Drama/Thriller, show times are 4:30, 7:15, and 9:40, 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 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 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.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon: Romance/Thriller, show time is 7:00, 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 4:00 and 9:50, 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.

Leap Year (new): Romantic Comedy, show times are 4:15, 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 (new): Comedy/Drama, show times are 5:25, 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 times are 4:00, 7:30, and 9:15, 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 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: Action/Adventure/Mystery, show times are 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: Comedy, show times are 4:30, 5:20, 7:00, 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 times are 4:35, 7:10, and 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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