At the Movies – 04-10-09Here are the new movies starting this week at Midway Mall Cinema 9. For complete information, log onto www.midwaycinema9.com.
Here are the new movies starting this week at Midway Mall Cinema 9. For complete information, log onto www.midwaycinema9.com.
Action/Adventure – PG
Based on the popular Japanese manga created by Akira Toriyama, whose work spawned best selling graphic novels, video games and a phenomenally successful television series. The live action adventure centers on a team of warriors, each of whom possesses a special power. Together, they protect Earth from an evil rogue bent on dominating the universe and controlling the mystical objects from which the film takes its name.
•Directed by: James Wong.
•Cast: Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Jamie Chung, Emmy Rossum, Eriko Tamura, Joon Park and Chow Yun-Fat.
•This film is rated PG for intense sequences of action and violence and brief mild language.
Family/Comedy – G
Director Peter Chelsom takes the Disney Channel phenom to the big screen in a feature film extravaganza. Miley Stewart struggles to juggle school, friends and her secret pop-star persona; when Hannah Montana’s soaring popularity threatens to take over her life – she just might let it. So her father takes the teen home to Crowley Corners, Tennessee, for a dose of reality, kicking off an adventure filled with the kind of fun, laughter and romance even Hannah Montana couldn’t imagine.
•Directed by: Peter Chelsom.
•Cast: Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Margo Martindale, Jason Earles, Peter Gunn, Melora Hardin, Mitchel Musso, Lucas Till, Barry Bostwick, Moises Arias, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Vanessa Williams and Billy Ray Cyrus.
•This film is rated G for general audiences.
Observe and Report
Action/Comedy – R
At the Forest Ridge Mall, head of security Ronnie Barnhardt patrols his jurisdiction with an iron fist, combating skateboarders, shoplifters and the occasional unruly customer while dreaming of the day when he can swap his flashlight for a badge and a gun. His delusions of grandeur are put to the test when the mall is struck by a flasher. Driven to protect and serve the mall and its patrons, Ronnie seizes the opportunity to showcase his under appreciated law enforcement talents on a grand scale, hoping his solution of this crime will earn a coveted spot at the police academy and the heart of his elusive dream girl Brandi, the hot make-up counter clerk who won’t give him the time of day. But his single-minded pursuit of glory launches a turf war with the equally competitive Detective Harrison of the Conway Police, and Ronnie is confronted with the challenge of not only catching the flasher, but getting him before the real cops do.
•Directed by: Jody Hill.
•Cast: Seth Rogen, Anna Faris, Michael Pena, Ray Liotta, Jesse Plemons and Celia Weston.
•This film is rated R for pervasive language, graphic nudity, drug use, sexual content and violence.
Monsters vs. Aliens
Animated Sci-Fi – PG
When California girl Susan Murphy is unwittingly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall. Alerted to the threat of this new monster, the military jumps into action and Susan is captured and secreted away to a covert government compound. There, she is renamed Ginormica and placed in confinement with a ragtag group of other monsters: the brilliant, but insect-headed Dr. Cockroach, PhD; the macho half-ape, half-fish The Missing Link; the gelatinous and indestructible B.O.B.; and the 350-foot grub called Insectosaurus. Their confinement is cut short, however, when a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth and begins storming the country. In a moment of desperation, the president is persuaded by General W.R. Monger to enlist the motley crew of monsters to combat the alien robot and save the world from imminent destruction.
•Directed by: Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon.
•Cast: The vocal talents of Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnet, Seth Rogen, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Kiefer Sutherland and Paul Rudd.
•This film is rated PG for sci-fi action, some crude humor and mild language.
Fast and Furious 4
Action – PG-13
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reteam for the ultimate chapter of the franchise built on speed – Fast and Furious. Heading back to the streets where it all began, they rejoin Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert in the new high-octane action-thriller. When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O’Connor. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver him. And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what’s possible behind the wheel.
•Directed by: Justin Lin.
•Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Ortiz and Laz Alonso.
•This film is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual content, language and drug references.
Action – PG-13
When New Orleans Police Detective Danny Baxter stops a brilliant thief from getting away with a multi-million-dollar heist, the thief’s girlfriend is accidentally killed. After escaping from prison, the criminal mastermind enacts his revenge, taunting the cop with a series of near-impossible puzzles and tasks…12 rounds…that Baxter must somehow complete to save the life of his fiancée.
•Directed by: Renny Harlin.
•Cast: John Cena, Steve Harris, Ashley Scott, Aidan Gillen and Brian White.
•This film is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action.