Here are some of the movies playing this week at Midway Mall Cinema 9. For complete information, log onto www.midwaycinema9.com.
Comedy – PG 13
Grown Ups is a comedy about five men who were best friends when they were kids and now are getting together for the Fourth of July weekend to meet each others’ families for the first time. Picking up where they left off, they discover why growing older doesn’t mean growing up.
•Directed by: Dennis Dugan
•Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph.
•This film is PG 13 for crude material including suggestive references, language and some male rear nudity.
Knight and Day
Action/comedy – PG 13
In this sexy action/comedy, June becomes the reluctant partner to a covert operative, Roy, whose allegiances are suspect. As they are thrust together into a series of adventures across the globe, June tries to figure out if Roy is a good guy, a rogue spy, or plain crazy. As the questions and mysteries surrounding their burgeoning relationship begin to mount, Roy and June come to realize they must trust each other to survive.
•Directed by: James Mangold
•Cast: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Viola Davis, Jordi Molla, Paul Dano.
•This film is PG 13 for sequences of action violence throughout, and brief strong language.
Toy Story 3
Family/Animation – G
The creators of the beloved Toy Story films re-open the box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of our favorite gang of toy characters in Toy Story 3. As Andy prepares to depart for college, Buzz, Woody and the rest of his loyal toys are troubled about their uncertain future. Directed by Lee Unkrich, Toy Story 3 is a comical new adventure in Disney Digital 3D that lands the toys in a room full of untamed tots who can’t wait to get their sticky little fingers on these “new” toys. It’s pandemonium as they try to stay together, ensuring “no toy gets left behind.” Meanwhile, Barbie comes face to plastic face with Ken.
•Directed by: Lee Unkrich.
•Cast: Vocal talents of: Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack, John Ratzenberger, Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris.
•This film is rated G for general audiences.
The Karate Kid
Family/Action – PG
In Columbia Pictures’ The Karate Kid, 12-year-old Dre Parker could’ve been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother’s latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre’s feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts “the karate kid” on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
•Directed by: Harald Zwart.
•Cast: Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson
•This film is rated PG for bullying, martial arts action violence and some mild language.
Action/Western – Not rated
Jonah Hex is a scarred drifter and bounty hunter of last resort, a tough and stoic gunslinger who can track down anyone…and anything. Having survived death, Jonah’s violent history is steeped in myth and legend, and has left him with one foot in the natural world and one on the “other side.” His only human connection is with Leila, whose life in a brothel has left her with scars of her own. But Jonah’s past is about to catch up with him when the U.S. military makes him an offer he can’t refuse: in exchange for his freedom from the warrants on his head, he must track down and stop the dangerous terrorist Quentin Turnbull. But Turnbull, who is gathering an army and preparing to unleash hell, is also Jonah’s oldest enemy and will stop at nothing until Jonah is dead. Based on the legendary graphic novel, Jonah Hex is an epic adventure thriller about one man’s personal quest for redemption against the vast canvas of the battle between good and evil.
•Directed by: Jimmy Hayward.
•Cast: Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Fox, Michael Fassender, Will Arnett, Michael Shannon.