At the movies - December 12-18Here 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.
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Drama/Sci-Fi – PG-13
The Day the Earth Stood Still is 20th Century Fox’s contemporary reinvention of its 1951 classic. Keanu Reeves portrays Klaatu, an alien whose arrival on planet Earth triggers a global upheaval. As governments and scientists race to unravel the mystery behind the visitor’s appearance, a woman (Jennifer Connelly) and her young stepson get caught up in his mission and come to understand the ramifications of his being a self-described “friend to the Earth.”
•Directed by: Scott Derrickson.
•Starring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, John Cleese, Jon Hamm, Kyle Chandler and Kathy Bates.
•This film is rated PG-13 for some sci-fi disaster images and violence.
Adventure/Drama – PG-13
A romantic action-adventure set in northern Australia prior to World War II, Australia centers on an English aristocrat who inherits a ranch the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle driver to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country’s most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had bombed Pearl Harbor only months earlier.
•Directed by: Baz Luhrmann.
•Starring: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Jack Thompson and Bryan Brown.
•This film is rated PG-13 for some violence and a scene of sensuality and brief strong language.
Comedy – PG-13
No one enjoys the holidays more than Brad and Kate. Every December 25, this happily unmarried, upscale San Francisco couple embark on a holiday tradition they have shared every year since they met – ditching their crazy families for a relaxing, fun-filled vacation in some sunny exotic location. Sipping margaritas by the pool, they toast the season, knowing they have once again avoided the chaos and emotional fallout of their four respective households – divorced parents, squabbling siblings, out-of-control kids and all the simmering resentments and awkward moments that are the hallmarks of every Christmas. But not this year. Shorts and sunglasses packed, the couple is trapped at the airport by a fogbank that cancels every outbound flight. With no escape and no excuses, they are now expected home by Brad’s father…and Kate’s mother…and Brad’s mother…and Kate’s father. It’s four Christmases in one day.
•Directed by: Seth Gordon.
•Starring: Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Kristin Chenoweth, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Jon Favreau, Tim McGraw, Dwight Yoakam and Skyler Gisondo.
•This film is rated PG-13 for some sexual humor and language.
Animated Comedy – PG
For super-dog Bolt, every day is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue – at least until the cameras stop rolling. When the star of a hit TV show is accidentally shipped from his Hollywood sound stage to New York City, he begins his biggest adventure yet – a cross-country journey through the real world. Armed only with the delusions that all his amazing feats and powers are real, and with the help of two unlikely traveling companions: a jaded, abandoned house cat named Mittens and a TV-obsessed hamster in a plastic ball named Rhino, Bolt discovers he doesn’t need super powers to be a hero.
•Directed by: Byron Howard and Chris Williams.
•Starring: The voices of John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman and Chloe Moretz.
•This film is rated PG for some mild action and peril.