At the Movies: March 7, 2010

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

Valentine’s Day: Romantic Comedy, show times are 7:10 and 10:05, 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.

Avatar: Action/Adventure/Fantasy, show time is 8:15 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.

Alice in Wonderland (new): Adventure/Fantasy, show times are 7:45, and 9:35, rated PG for fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar. Film stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, and Crispin Glover – Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.

Brooklyn’s Finest (new): Crime Drama, show times are 7:05 and 10:10, rated R for bloody violence throughout, strong sexuality, nudity, drug content, and pervasive language. Film stars Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, and Wesley Snipes – Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.

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: 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.

The Wolfman: Action/Horror, show time is 10:00, 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.

The Book of Eli: Action/Drama, show time is 7:15, 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.

Tooth Fairy: Comedy/Fantasy, show times are 7:30 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.

Cop Out: 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.

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.

Article by Melissa Parker

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