At the Movies: May 1, 2009

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

The Haunting in Connecticut: Suspense/Science Fiction, 1 hour and 32 minutes, show times are 1:15, 4:15, and, 7:15, rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of terror and disturbing images. Film stars Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner, and Martin Donovan – a family is forced to relocate near a clinic where their son is being treated for cancer and discover that their new family home was a former mortuary with a dark history.

17 Again: Comedy/Fantasy, 1 hour and 42 minutes, show times are 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 9:45, rated PG-13 for language and some sexual material. Film stars Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, and Matthew Perry – a 37-year old former high school basketball star is miraculously transformed back to the age of 17.

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past: Comedy, 1 hour and 40 minutes, show times are 1:25, 4:30, 7:15, 9:30, rated PG-13 for sexual content throughout, some language, and a drug reference. Film stars Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, and Breckin Meyer – a fun-loving bachelor shows up for his brother’s wedding to make a mockery of romance until he is visited by the ghosts of his former jilted girlfriends.

Hannah Montana: The Movie: Comedy/Musical, 1 hour and 32 minutes, show times are 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 7:45, 9:30, and 10:00, rated G. Film stars Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Emily Osment – Hannah Montana’s popularity begins to take over her life, so Miley Stewart takes a trip back to her hometown in Tennessee to get some prospective on what matters in life the most.

Battle for Terra in 3D: Science Fiction/Animation, 1 hour and 25 minutes, show times are 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, and 9:50, rated PG for sequences of sci-fi violence and some thematic elements. Film stars Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, and James Garner – Mankind goes to space to search for a hospitable planet after Earth is destroyed.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2 screens): Action/Science Fiction, 1 hour and 47 minutes, show times are 12:00, 1:30, 2:30, 4:15, 5:00, 7:00, 7:30, 9:30, 10:00, rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some partial nudity. Film stars Hugh Jackman, Live Schreiber, and Tim Pocock – the story of Wolverine’s escapades encountering many mutants, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe.

Monsters vs. Aliens 3D: Comedy/Science Fiction/Animation,1 hour and 34 minutes, show times are 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15 and 9:30, rated PG for some crude humor and mild language. Film stars Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Rainn Wilson, Paul Rudd, Jeffrey Tambor, Renee Zellweger – when a meteorite from outer space hits a young girl and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years.

Fighting: Action/Drama, 1 hour and 45 minutes, show times are 1:00, 3:40, 6:30 and 9:10, rated PG-13 for intense fight sequences, a sex scene and brief strong language. Film stars Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, and Zulay Henao – in New York City, a young counterfeiter is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist who becomes his fight manager.

Sunshine Cleaning: Comedy/Drama, 1 hour and 42 minutes, show times are 12:50, 3:45, 7:00, and 9:35, rated R for language, disturbing images, some sexuality and drug use. Film stars Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, and Alan Atkin – two sisters go into the crime scene clean-up business together.

Fast and Furious: Action, 1 hour and 46 minutes, show times are 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 and 9:30, rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual content, and language. Film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Jordana Brewster – Brian O’Conner, now working for the FBI, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.

Obsessed: Drama/Thriller, 1 hour and 45 minutes, show times are 1:20, 4:05, 6:50 and 9:25, rated PG-13 for sexual material including some suggestive dialogue and some violence. Film stars Idris Elba, Beyonce Knowles, and Jerry O’Connell – a successful asset manager is blissfully happy in his life until a temp worker begins to stalk him.

NOTE: As of Friday, May 1, the marquee shows Fast & Furious as being on two screens; however the Prattville Carmike website indicates that X-Men Origins: Wolverine is being shown on two screens because numerous show times are listed.

Article by Melissa Parker

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