At the Movies – 04-24-09Here are some of the movies playing this week at Midway Mall Cinema 9. For complete information, log onto www.midwaycinema9.com.
Here are some of the movies playing this week at Midway Mall Cinema 9. For complete information, log onto www.midwaycinema9.com.
Action/Drama – PG-13
Small-town Shawn MaCarthur has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the street, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden sees that he has a natural talent for street-fighting. When Harvey offers Shawn help at making the real cash, the two form an uneasy partnership. As Shawn’s manager, Harvey introduces him to the corrupt bare-knuckle circuit, where rich men bet on disposable pawns. Almost overnight, he becomes a star brawler, taking down professional boxers, mixed natural arts champs and ultimate fighters in a series of staggeringly intense bouts. But if Shawn ever hopes to escape the dark world in which he’s found himself, he must now face the toughest fight of his life.
•Directed by: Dito Montiel.
•Cast: Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Brian White, Luis Guzman and Zulay Henao.
•This film is rated PG-13 for intense fight sequences, a sex scene and brief strong language.
Drama/Thriller – PG-13
Derek Charles, a successful asset manager who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage to the beautiful Sharon. But when Lisa, a temp worker, starts stalking Derek, all the things he’s worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.
•Directed by: Steve Shill.
•Cast: Idris Elva, Beyonce Knowles, Ali Larter, Bruce McGill, Jerry O’Connell and Christine Lahti.
•This film is rated PG-13 for sexual material including some suggestive dialogue, some violence and thematic content.
Comedy – PG-13
What would you do if you got a second shot at life? Class of 1989, Mike O’Donnell is a star on his high school basketball court with a college scout in the stands and a bright future in his grasp. But instead, he decides to throw it all away to share his life with his girlfriend Scarlett and the baby he just learned they are expecting. Almost 20 years later, Mike’s glory days are decidedly behind him. His marriage to Scarlett has fallen apart, he has been passed over for a promotion at work, his teenage kids think he is a loser, and he has been reduced to crashing with his high school nerd-turned-techno-billionaire best friend, Ned. But Mike is given another chance when he is miraculously transformed back to the age of 17. Unfortunately, Mike may look 17 again, but his 30-something outlook is totally uncool in the class of 2009. And in trying to recapture his best years, Mike could lose the best things that ever happened to him.
•Directed by: Burr Steers.
•Cast: Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry, Melora Hardin, Jim Gaffigan and Sterling Knight.
•This film is rated PG-13 for language, some sexual material and teen partying.