At the Movies - 11-27-09Here 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/family – PG
Two best friends – one unlucky-in-love divorce, and the other a fun-loving bachelor – have their lives turned upside down when they’re unexpectedly charged with the care of 6-year-old twins while on the verge of the biggest business deal of their lives. The not-so-kids-savvy bachelors stumble in their efforts to take care of the twins, leading to one debacle after another, and perhaps to a new-found understanding of what’s really important in life.
•Directed by: Walt Becker
•Cast: John Travolta, Robin Williams, Kelly Preston, Seth Green, Ella Bleu Travolta, Lori Laughlin, Matt Dillon.
•This film is rated PG for some mild rude humor.
Action/crime/thriller – R
Raizo is one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free from them and vanishes. Now he waits, preparing to exact his revenge. In Berlin, Europol agent Mika Coretti has stumbled upon a money trail linking several political murders to an underground network of untraceable assassins from the Far East. Defying the orders of her superior, Ryan Maslow, Mika digs into top-secret agency files to learn the truth behind the murders. Her investigation makes her a target, and the Ozunu Clan sends a team of killers, led by the lethal Takeshi, to silence her forever. Raizo saves Mika from her attackers, but he knows that the Clan will not rest until they are both eliminated. Now, entangled in a deadly game of cat and mouse through the streets of Europe, Raizo and Mika must trust one another if they hope to survive, and finally bring down the elusive Ozunu Clan.
•Directed by: James McTeigue
•Cast: Naomi Harris, Sung Kang, Rain, Rick Yune.
•This film is rated R for strong, bloody, stylized violence throughout, and language.
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Animation/adventure – PG
Director Wes Anderson utilizes classic handmade stop motion techniques to tell the story of the best-selling children’s book by Roald Dahl. Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son, Ash, and visiting young nephew Kristofferson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr. Fox’s wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground and without enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil farmers – Boggis, Bunce and Bean – who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost.
•Directed by: Wes Anderson
•Starring: Voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wally Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson, Jarvis Cocker.
•This film is rated PG for action, smoking and slang humor.