At the movies - January 11-17

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

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

The Bucket List

Adventure/Comedy - PG-13

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) and working class mechanic Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do before they "kick the bucket" and an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest. Each adventure adds another check to their list, all done with insight and humor.

  • Directed by: Rob Reiner.
  • Starring: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman and Sean Hayes.
  • This film is rated PG-13 for language, including a sexual reference.

Comedy/Drama - PG-13


Juno stars Ellen Page as the title character, a whip-smart teen confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate Bleeker (Michael Cera). With the help of her hot best friend Leah (Olivia Thrilby), Juno finds her unborn child a "perfect" set of parents: an affluent suburban couple, Mark and Vanessa (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner), longing to adopt. Luckily, Juno has the total support of her parents (JK Simmons and Allison Janney) as she faces some tough decisions, flirts with adulthood and ultimately figures out where she belongs.

  • Directed by: Jason Reitman.
  • Starring: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Olivia Thrilby, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner, JK Simmons and Allison Janney.
  • This film is rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content and language.

One Missed Call
Horror/Mystery - PG-13

What will it sound like when you die? In the supernatural thriller One Missed Call, a chain of people receive terrifying cell phone messages of their own final fatal moments. Though the messages can be deleted, their number is up. Beth Raymond (Shannyn Sossamom) is traumatized when she witnesses the gruesome deaths of two friends just days apart. Even more disturbing, she knows that both of them had received chilling cell phone messages, actual recordings of their own horrifying last moments. Impossibly, the calls were received days before they died, but each death occurred precisely when and how the messages foretold. The police think Beth is delusional, except for Detective Jack Andres (Edward Burns) whose own sister was killed in a freak accident that bears a strange similarity to the deaths of Beth's friends. Together, Jack and Beth work feverishly to unravel the mystery behind the ominous calls. But even as they get closer to the truth, Beth's cell phone begins to ring with an eerie tune, and the readout says "One Missed Call."

  • Directed by: Eric Valette.
  • Starring: Edward Burns, Shannyn Sossamon, Azura Skye, Ana Claudia Talancón, Ray Wise, Rhoda Griffis, Margaret Cho and Jessica Brown.
  • This film is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, frightening images, some sexual material, and thematic elements.

P.S. I Love You
Drama/Romance - PG-13

Holly (Hilary Swank) is beautiful, smart and married to the love of her life - a passionate, funny and impetuous Irishman named Gerry (Gerard Butler). So when Gerry's life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. The only one who can help her is the person who is no longer there. Nobody knows Holly better than Gerry. So it's a good thing he planned ahead. Before he died, Gerry wrote Holly a series of letters that will guide her, not only through her grief, but in rediscovering herself. The first message arrives on Holly's 30th birthday in the form of a cake and, to her utter shock, a tape recording from Gerry, who proceeds to order her to get out and "celebrate herself." In the weeks and months that follow, more letter from Gerry are delivered in surprising ways, each sending her a new adventure and each signing off in the same say: P.S. I love you. Holly's mother (Kathy Bates) and best friends Sharon (Gina Gershon) and Denise (Lisa Kudrow) begin to worry that Gerry's letters are keeping Holly tied to the past when, in fact, each letter is pushing her further into a new future.

  • Directed by: Richard LaGravenese.
  • Starring: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Kathy Bates, Gina Gershon and Lisa Kudrow.
  • This film is rated PG-13 for sexual references and brief nudity.
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