At the Movies: July 31, 2009

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

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (two screens): Action/Sci-Fi, show times are 12:30, 3:45, 7:00, and 10:15, rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence, language, some crude and sexual material, and brief drug material. Film stars Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, and Josh DuHamel – Deception forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers.

The Collector (new): Horror/Thriller, show times are 12:50, 3:05, 5:20, 7:35, and 9:50, rated R for pervasive sadistic bloody violence, language, and some sexuality/nudity. Film stars Madeline Zima, Andrea Roth, and Josh Stewart – Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer’s country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.

Aliens in the Attic (new): Adventure/Sci-Fi, shoe times are 1:05, 3:15, 5:25, 7:35, and 9:45. Rated PG for action violence, some suggestive humor and language. Film stars Carter Jenkins, Austin Robert Butler, Ashley Tisdale, Doris Roberts, Kevin Nealon, and Andy Richter – A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.

Orphan: Horror/Thriller, show times are 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, and 10:00, rated R for disturbing violent content, some sexuality and language. Film stars Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, and Isabelle Fuhrman – A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a nine-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Family/Fantasy, show times are 12:30, 3:45, 7:00, and 10:15, rated PG for scary images, some violence, language, and mild sensuality. Film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Ron Weasley – Harry begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and discovers a mysterious old book.

Funny People (new, two screens): Comedy/Drams, show times are 1:00, 4:05, 7:10, and 10:15, rated R for language and crude sexual humor throughout, and some sexuality. Film stars Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, and Leslie Mann – When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performed under his wing as his opening act.

G-Force in 3D: Adventure/Family/Fantasy, show times are 12:50, 3:05, 5:20, 7:35, and 9:50, rated PG for some mild action and rude humor. Film stars Nicholas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Penelope Cruz, Steve Buscemi, and Tracy Morgan – A group of highly trained guinea pigs are on a mission to prevent an evil billionaire from taking over the world.

The Proposal: Romantic Comedy, show times are 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, and 9:30, rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity, and language. Film stars Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, and Betty White – A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her VISA status in the U. S. and avoid deportation..

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 3D: Adventure/Animated/Fantasy, show times are 12:40, 2:50, 5:00, 7:10, and 9:30, rated PG for some mild rude humor and peril. Film stars Eunice Cho, Karen Disher, Harrison Fahn, Bill Hader, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, and John Leguizamo – After the events of Ice Age: The Meltdown, life begins to change for Manny and his friends.

The Ugly Truth: Romantic Comedy, show ties are 12:25, 2:40, 4:55, 7:10, and 9:25, rated R for sexual content and language. Film stars Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Cheryl Hines, Bree Turner, and Yvette Nicole Brown – A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent.

Article by Melissa Parker

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