At the Movies: October 31, 2009

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

Zombieland: Comedy/Horror, show times are 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.

Crique de Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant: 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.

Couple’s Retreat: Comedy, show times are 1:20, 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 1:45, 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.

Where the Wild Things Are: Adventure/Drama, show times are 1:30, 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 – Ad 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.

Paranormal Activity: 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.

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.

This Is It (New): Documentary, show times are 1:45, 4:20, 7:00, and 9:40, rated PG for some suggestive choreography and scary images. Film stars Michael Jackson – A compilation of interviews, rehearsals, and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

Halloween II (new): Horror/Thriller, show times are 1:30, 4:10, 7:00, and 9:45, rated R for strong brutal bloody violence throughout, terror, disturbing images, language, and some crude sexual content and nudity. Film stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Chase Wright Vanek, and Scout Taylor-Compton – Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael’s deadly return to Illinois.

Law-Abiding Citizen: Drama/Thrilled, show times are 1:20, 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.

Saw VI: Crime/Mystery/Horror, show times are 1:00, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, and 10:00, 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.

Astro Boy: 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.

Article by Melissa Parker

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