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At the Movies - 03-06-09

Here are the new movies starting this week at Midway Mall Cinema 9. For complete information, including other movies playing and times, log onto www.midwaycinema9.com.

Here are the new movies starting this week at Midway Mall Cinema 9. For complete information, including other movies playing and times, log onto www.midwaycinema9.com .

Defiance

Action/Drama - R

Based on an extraordinary true story, Defiance is an epic tale of family, honor, vengeance and salvation in World War II. The year is 1941 and the Jews of Eastern Europe are being massacred by the thousands. Managing to escape certain death, three brothers take refuge in the dense woods they have known since childhood. There they begin their desperate battle against the Nazis. At first it is all they can do to stay alive. But gradually, as whispers of their daring spreads, they begin to attract others - men and women, young and old - willing to risk everything for the sake of even a moment's freedom.

  • Directed by: Edward Zwick.
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell and George MacKay.
  • This film is rated R for violence and language.

Watchmen
Action/Drama - R

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A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, the film is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock" - which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union - is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilant Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion, Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity, but who is watching the watchmen?

  • Directed by: Zack Snyder.
  • Cast: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Matt Frewer and Stephen McHattie.
  • This film is rated R for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language.

Slumdog Millionaire
Crime/Drama - R

Jamal Malik, an 18-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating: How could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Intrigued by Jamal's story, the jaded police inspector begins to wonder what a young man with no apparent desire for riches is really doing on the game show. When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and 60 million viewers are about to find out.

  • Directed by: Danny Boyle.
  • Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Anil Kapoor and Irfan Khan.
  • This film is rated R for some violence, disturbing images and language.

Doubt
Drama/Mystery - PG-13

Set in the Bronx in 1964, Doubt explores the shifting, elusive nature of truth as reflected in a crime that may or may not have occurred. The stoic, hidebound Sister Aloysius, principal of a Catholic parochial school, is certain that one of her more popular teachers, Father Flynn, has been molesting a young male student. A novice, Sister James, unwillingly caught up in the intrigue, does not remain entirely convinced of Flynn's guilty actions. Determined to arrive at the truth, Sister Aloysius decides she must confront the boy's mother.

  • Directed by: John Patrick Shanley.
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis.
  • This film is rated PG-13 for thematic material.
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