Here are some of the movies playing this week at Midway Mall Cinema 9. For complete information, log onto www.midwaycinema9.com.
Action/drama/sport – Rated PG
Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through the love of her family, her sheer determination and unwavering faith.
• Directed by: Sean McNamara
• Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Jeremy Sumpter, Helen Hunt, Craig T. Nelson, Kevin Sorbo, Carrie Underwood.
• This film is rated PG for an intense accident sequence and some thematic material.
Comedy – Rated PG-13
Irresponsible charmer Arthur Bach has always relied on two things to get by: His limitless fortune and the good sense of lifelong nanny Hobson to keep him out of trouble. Now he faces his biggest challenge – choosing between an arranged marriage that will ensure his lavish lifestyle or an uncertain future with the one thing money can’t buy, Naomi, the only woman he has ever loved. With Naomi’s inspiration and some unconventional help from Hobson, Arthur will take the most expensive risk of his life and finally learn what it means to become a man.
• Directed by: Jason Winer
• Cast: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, Luis Guzman, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Garner.
• This film is rated PG-13 for alcohol use throughout, sexual content, language and some drug references.
Action/adventure – Rated PG-13
Hanna, 16, is a bright, inquisitive, devoted daughter. Uniquely, she has the strength, stamina and the smarts of a solider from being raised by her widowed father, Erik, an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of North Finland. Hanna’s upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. But out in the world there is unfinished business for her family, and it is with a combination of pride and apprehension that Erik realizes his daughter can no longer be held back. Hanna is separated from Erik and embarks on the mission that she was destined for. As she journeys across Europe and nears her ultimate target, she faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.
• Directed by: Joe Wright
• Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Cate Blanchett.
• This film is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual material and language.
Adventure/fantasy/thriller – Rated R
Thadeous has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he’s settled for a life of wizard’s weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious’ bride-to-be, Belladonna, gets kidnapped by the evil wizard, Leezar, the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off. Embarking on his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to trek across the perilous outlands and free the princess. Joined by Isabel, an elusive warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own, the brothers must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they can reach Belladonna. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brother prevent the destruction of his land.
• Directed by: David Gordon Green
• Cast: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Theroux, Toby Jones.
• This film is rated R for strong crude and sexual content, pervasive language, nudity, violence and some drug use.