Here are some of the movies playing this week at Midway Mall Cinema 9. For complete information, log onto www.midwaycinema9.com.
The Ghosts of
Romantic Comedy –
Celebrity photographer Connor Mead loves freedom, fun and women…in that order. A committed bachelor who thinks nothing of breaking up with multiple women on a conference call, Connor’s mockery of romance proves a real buzz-kill for his kid brother, Paul, and a houseful of well wishers on the eve of Paul’s wedding. Just when it looks like Connor may single-handedly ruin the wedding, he is visited by the ghosts of his former jilted girlfriends, who take him on a revealing and hilarious odyssey through his failed relationships – past, present and future. Together, they attempt to find out what turned Connor into such an insensitive jerk and whether there is still hope for him to find true love…or if he really is the lost cause everyone thinks he is.
•Directed by: Mark S. Waters.
•Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Lacey Chabert, Michael Douglas, Emma Stone, Anne Archer, Robert Forster, Breckin Meyer, Amanda Walsh, Noureen DeWulf and Daniel Sunjata.
•This film is rated PG-13 for sexual content throughout, some language and a drug reference.
Action/Fantasy – PG-13
Hugh Jackman reprises the role that made him a superstar – as the fierce fighting machine who possesses amazing healing powers, retractable claws and a primal fury. Leading up to the events of X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine’s epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe whose appearances in the film series have long been antipated.
•Directed by: Gavin Hood.
•Cast: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan and Ryan Reynolds.
•This film is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some partial nudity.
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.
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, 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.
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.