At the Movies: September 4, 2009

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

Inglourious Basterds: War, show times are 3:55, 7:05, and 10:15, rated R for strong graphic violence, language, and brief sexuality. Film stars Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, and Christopher Waltz – In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds” are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by brutally killing Nazis.

District 9: Sci-Fi, show times are 4:20, 7:10, and 9:45, rated R for bloody violence and pervasive language. Film stars Sherito Copley, Jason Cope, and Nathalie Boltt – An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly find a kindred spirit that is exposed to their biotechnology.

Halloween II: Horror, show times are 4:05, 7:10, and 9:40, rated R for strong brutal bloody violence throughout, terror, disturbing graphic images, language, and some crude sexual material. Film stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Chase Wright Canek, and Scout Taylor-Compton – A woman struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael’s deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois.

G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra: Action/Adventure, show times are 4:15, 7:05, and 9:45, rated PG-13 for strong sequences of violence and mayhem. Film stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christopher Eccleston, and Gregory Fitoussi – An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G. I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

Shorts: Family Adventure, show times are 5:35 and 7:45, rated PG for mild action and some rude humor. Film stars Jimmy Bennett, Jake Short, Kat Dennings, Jon Cryer, and William H. Macy – A young boy’s discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in a suburban town.

Gamer (new): Sci-Fi/Thriller, show times are 3:30, 7:10, and 9:30, rated R for frenetic sequences of strong brutal violence throughout, sexual content, nudity, and language. Film stars Gerard Butler, Amber Valletta, Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick, and Alison Lohman – Set in a future-world where humans can control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online gaming environments.

The Final Destination (two screens): Horror, show times are 4:15, 7:05, and 9:35, rated R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language, and a scene of sexuality. Film stars Bobby Camp, Shantel Can Santen, and Nick Zano – After a teen’s premonition of a deadly race car crash saves the lives of his peers, death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.

Julie & Julia: Biography/Drama, show times are 4:15, 7:00, and 9:45, rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sensuality. Film stars Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, and Stanley Tucci – Based on two true stories, Julie & Julia intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends… until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.

All About Steve (new): Comedy, show times are 3:45, 7:25, and 9:55, rated PG-13 for sexual content including innuendos. Film stars Sandra Bullock, Thomas Haden Church, and Bradley Cooper – Convinced that a news cameraman is her true love, an eccentric crossword puzzler trails him as he travels all over the country.

The Time Traveler’s Wife: Drama/Sci-Fi, show times are 4:15, 7:00, and 9:30, rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief disturbing images, nudity, and sexuality. Film stars Michelle Nolden, Alex Ferris, Arless Howard, and Eric Bana – A Chicago librarian has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel.

Extract (new): Comedy, show times are 3:50, 7:00, and 9:50, rated R for language, sexual references, and some drug use. Film stars Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig, and Ben Affleck – Joel, the owner of an Extract plant, tries to contend with myriad personal and professional problems, such as his potentially unfaithful wife and employees who want to take advantage of him.

Article by Melissa Parker

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