At the Movies - 12-26-08Here 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.
Family Comedy – PG
An adventure comedy starring Adam Sandler as Skeeter Bronson, a hotel handyman whose life is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tell his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. He attempts to take advantage of the phenomenon, incorporating his own aspirations into one outlandish tale after another, but it’s the kids’ unexpected contributions that turn Skeeter’s life upside down.
•Directed by: Adam Shankman.
•Starring: Adam Sandler, Guy Pearce, Keri Russell, Richard Griffins, Courteney Cox, Lucy Lawless, Teresa Palmer, Russell Brand, Aisha Tyler and Jonathan Pryce.
•This film is rated PG for some mild rude humor and mild language.
The Curious Case
of Benjamin Button
Drama/Fantasy – PG-13
“I was born under unusual circumstances.” And so begins The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1922 short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his 80s and ages backward: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans at the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man’s life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond, Benjamin Button is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.
•Directed by: David Fincher.
•Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Tilda Swinton.
•This film is rated PG-13 for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking.
Marley and Me
Comedy – PG
This comic romp tells the true story of John Grogan, a journalist who decides to get a dog for his wife as a warm-up to having children. The puppy, named Marley after the reggae legend, turns out to be the single most badly behaved animal in the history of pet ownership. Over the years, the neurotic, hyperactive and untrainable Marley wreaks more destruction than the next dozen dogs combined. But despite the headaches he causes, Marley teaches his family a new trick called unconditional love.
•Directed by: David Frankel.
•Starring: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane and Alan Arkin.
•This film is rated PG for thematic material, some suggestive content and language.
Drama/History/Thriller – PG-13
The “July 20 Plot” on Hitler’s life is one of the most heroic but least known episodes of World War II. Severely wounded in combat, Colonel Claus Von Stauffenberg returns from Africa to join the German Resistance and help create Operation Valkyrie, the complex plan that will allow a shadow government to replace Hitler, once he is dead. But fate and circumstance conspire to thrust Stauffenberg from one of many in the plot to a double-edge central role. Now, not only must he lead the coup and seize control of his nation’s government, he must kill Hitler himself.
•Directed by: Bryan Singer.
•Starring: Tom Cruise, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy, Carice Van Houten, Eddie Izzard, Halina Reijn, Kenneth Branagh and Patrick Wilson.
•This film is rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language.