At the Movies - 06-12-09Here 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.
Comedy/Drama – PG
In Paramount Pictures and Nickelodean Movies’ family comedy Imagine That, Eddie Murphy stars as a successful financial executive who has more time for his blackberry than his 7-year-old daughter. When he has a crisis of confidence and his career starts going down the drain, however, he finds the solution to all his problems in his daughter’s imaginary world.
•Directed by: Karey Kirkpartrick.
•Cast: Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Yara Shahidi, Nicole Ari Parker, Ronny Cox and Martin Sheen.
•This film is rated PG for some mild language and brief questionable behavior.
The Taking of
Pelham 1 2 3
Crime/Drama – R
In The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Denzel Washington stars as New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber, whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. John Travolta stars as Ryder, the criminal mastermind who, as leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the train’s passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour. As the tension mounts beneath his feet, Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages. But there’s one riddle Garber can’t solve: even if the thieves get the money, how can they possibly escape?
•Directed by: Tony Scott.
•Cast: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, Luis Guzman, Michael Rispoli and James Gandolfini.
•This film is rated R for violence and pervasive language.
Land of the Lost
Has-been scientist Dr. Rick Marshall was sucked into a vortex and spat back through time. Way back. Now, Marshall has no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts to survive in an alternate universe full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world – a place of spectacular sights and super-scaled comedy known as the Land of the Lost. Sucked alongside him for the adventure are crack-smart research assistant Holly and a redneck survivalist named Will. Chased by T Rex and stalked by painfully slow reptiles known as Sleestaks, Marshall, Will and Holly must rely on their only ally – a primate called Chaka – to navigate out of the hybrid dimension. Escape from this routine expedition gone awry and they’re heroes. Get stuck, and they’ll be permanent refugees in the Land of the Lost.
•Directed by: Brad Silberling.
•Cast: Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Anna Friel and Jorna Taccone.
•This film is rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and for language including a drug reference.
Comedy – R
Two days before his wedding, Doug and his three buddies drive to Vegas for a blowout night they’ll never forget. But when the three groomsmen wake up the next morning with pounding headaches, they can’t remember a thing. Their posh hotel suite is beyond trashed and the groom is nowhere to be found. With no clue of what happened and little time to spare, the trio must attempt to retrace their bad decisions from the night before in order to figure out where things went wrong and hopefully get Doug back to L.A. in time for his wedding. However, the more they begin to uncover, the more they realize just how much trouble they’re really in.
•Directed by: Todd Phillips.
•Cast: Heather Graham, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Bryan Callen, Sasha Barrese and Justin Bartha.
•This film is rated R for pervasive language, sexual content including nudity, and some drug material.