At the Movies: October 23, 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.

Saw VI (new): Crime/Mystery/Horror, show times are 1:00, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10:00, and 12:45 AM, rated R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, and language. Film stars Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, and Mark Rolston – Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw’s legacy.

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: 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.

Astro Boy (new): Animation/Action, show times are 1:45, 4:30, 7:10, and 9:30, rated PG for some action and peril, and brief mild language. Film stars Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Charlize Theron, and Donald Sutherland – A young robot has incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost.

Cirque de Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (new): Adventure/Comedy/Horror, show times are 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, an 9:35, rated PG-13 for sequences of intense supernatural violence and action, disturbing images, thematic elements, and some language. Film stars John C. Reilly, Josh Hutcherson, and Chris Massoglia – A young boy named Darren Shan meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a vampire.

Law-Abiding Citizen: 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.

Paranormal Activity (new): Horror, show times are 1:15, 3:25, 5:35, 7:45, and 9:55, rated R for gore and language. Film stars Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, and Mark Fredrichs – After a young, middle class couple moves into what seems like a typical suburban “starter” house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be demonic, but is certainly most active in the middle of the night.

Where the Wild Things Are: 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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