At the Movies: October 16, 2009

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

Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in 3D Double Feature: Family, show times are 12:15, 3:55, and 7:35. Film stars Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and Joan Cusack – Two of Pixar’s history-changing cartoons with a new intro and an intermission featurette that shows original test footage of Woody and Buzz and other chunks of Toy Story trivia.

Fame: Family/Musical, show times are 1:45, 4:35, 7:10, and 9:40, rated PG for thematic material including teen drinking, a sexual situation, and language. Film stars Kay Panabaker, Walter Perez, and Naturi Naughton – An updated version of the 1980 musical which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

Couple’s Retreat: Comedy, show times are 4:35, 7:05, and 9:35, rated PG-13 for sexual content and language. Film stars Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, and Faizon Love – Centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation.

The Stepfather (new): Horror/Thriller, show times 4:25, 7:10, and 9:40, rated PG 13 for intense sequences of violence, disturbing images, mature thematic material, and brief sensuality. Film stars Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, and Penn Badgley – Michael returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend whom he grows more and more suspicious of.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs: Animated/Fantasy, show times are 1:00, 3:15, 5:30, 7:40, and 9:50, rated PG for mild language. Film stars Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, and Andy Samberg – Inspired by the beloved children’s book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.

Zombieland: Comedy/Horror, show times are 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, and 9:50, rated R for horror violence/gore and language. Film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and Emma Stone – Focuses on two men who have found a way to survive a world overrun by zombies.

The Invention of Lying (new): Comedy, show times are 4:15, 7:00, and 9:30, rated PG-13 for language including some sexual material and a drug reference. Film stars Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, and Jonah Hill – In a world where everyone can only tell the truth … this guy can lie.

Surrogates: Sci-Fi/Thriller, show times are 1:15, 3:25, 5:35, 7:45, and 9:55, rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, disturbing images, language, sexuality, and a drug-related scene. Film stars Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, and Rosamund Pike – Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others’ surrogates.

Law-Abiding Citizen (new): Drama/Thriller, show times are 4:35, 7:20, and 10:00, rated R for strong bloody brutal violence and torture, a scene of rape, and pervasive language. Film stars Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, and Colm Meaney – An everyday guy decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets his family’s killers free.

I Can Do Bad All By Myself: Comedy/Drama, show times are 1:30, 4:10, 7:00, and 9:45, rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving a sexual assault on a minor, violence, drug references, and smoking. Film stars Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, and Adam Rodriguez – When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands.

Love Happens: Drama/Romance, show times are 1:40, 4:20, 7:05, and 9:40, rated PG-13 for some language including sexual references. Film stars Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Anniston, Dan Fogler, and Martin Sheen – About a widower whose book and coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru.

Where the Wild Things Are (new): Adventure/Drama, show times are 4:10, 7:00, and 9:35, rated PG for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language. Film stars Max Records, Pepita Emmerichs, and Max Pfeifer – An adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world, a forest inhabited by ferocious and wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler.

Article by Melissa Parker

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