At the movies - October 10-16Here are the new movies starting this week at Midway Mall Cinema 9. For complete information, including other movies playing and times, log onto www.midwaycinema9.com.
Here are the new movies starting this week at Midway Mall Cinema 9. For complete information, including other movies playing and times, log onto www.midwaycinema9.com.
Biography/Drama – PG
Raised in poverty in Pennsylvania coal-mining country, Ernie Davis overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to become an unstoppable running back for the Syracuse Orangemen. Under the guidance of coach Ben Schwartzwalder – a hard-nosed surrogate father with an obsession for winning a national championship – Davis would develop from an impressive high school athlete into a legend. While everyone agreed Ernie Davis was a miracle player, few thought this quiet young man would become an icon for the burgeoning civil rights movement dividing America in the early 1960s. Refusing to play by the unspoken racist rules of the day, Davis broke through one barrier after another to alter the way fans looked at men of his color. Though struck a terrible blow in the prime of his life, his spirit soared when most would crumble. Forcing his bull-headed coach to re-examine a life lived in color-based privileges, Davis would join the ranks of black pioneers who inspired a movement that smashed barriers on and off the playing field.
• Directed by: Gary Fleder.
• Starring: Dennis Quaid, Rob Brown, Omar Benson Miller, Clancy Brown and Charles S. Dutton.
• This film is rated PG for thematic content, violence and language involving racism, and for brief sensuality.
Body of Lies
Action/Drama – R
Body of Lies follows the frantic search for a Middle Eastern terrorist before he can strike on American shores. Roger Ferris is one of the CIA’s soldiers in the war on terrorism. After an injury ends a tour of duty in Iraq, Ferris is assigned an intense espionage mission in Jordan – to infiltrate the cell of a master terrorist known only as “al-Saleen.” In order to get inside al-Saleen’s network, Ferris hatches a dangerous and elaborate scheme: he creates an imaginary Jihadist in the guise of an innocent Arab architect with no known terrorist ties, who appears to be the leader of a rival cell. By sowing these seeds of deception, Ferris hopes to flush out al-Saleen, drawing him to the bogus organization…and right into the arms of the CIA. Before setting his manipulative plan in motion, Ferris must win the backing of a cynical CIA veteran, Ed Hoffman, and a wily, urbane, but suspect Jordanian intelligence office, Hani Salaam. But can Ferris trust either of these men who appear to be his allies in the war on terrorism?
• Directed by: Ridley Scott.
• Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Carice Van Houten and Vince Colosimo.
• This film is rated R for strong violence including some torture, and for language throughout.
Western – R
When two gunmen, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, arrive in Appaloosa they find a small, dusty and lawless town suffering at the hands of renegade rancher Randall Bragg. Bragg has not only taken supplies, horses and women for his own, but also has left the city marshal and a deputy for dead. In Bragg, they find an unusually wily adversary who raises the stakes by playing with emotions. It is now up to Cole and Hitch to stand against the actions of the renegade rancher, which have already take their toll on the town.
• Directed by: Ed Harris.
• Starring: Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renee Zellwegger, Jeremy Irons and Timothy V. Murphy.
• This film is rated R for some violence and language.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Adventure/Comedy – PG
In the Disney comedy, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, a pampered pooch named Chloe finds herself accidentally lost in the mean streets of Mexico without a day spa or Rodeo Drive boutique anywhere in sight. Now alone for the first time in her spoiled life, she must rely on some unexpected new friends – including a street-hardened German shepherd named Delgado and an amorous pup named Papi – to lend her a paw and help her to find her inner strength on their incredible journey back home.
• Directed by: Raja Gosnell.
• Starring: Piper Perabo, Manolo Cardona, Jamie Lee Curtis and Eugenio Derbez, with the voices of Andy Garcia, Placido Domingo, George Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Paul Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, Luis Guzman and Drew Barrymore.
• This film is rated PG for some mild thematic elements.