by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor
TAKE TWO: WEEKEND FIRST Weekly Movie Comings/Goings

Ashland, Ky., Hurricane, WV, Huntington, WV, Logan, WV, and Select WV Cities

HUNTINGTON, WV (HNN) – Since the Oscar nomination arrived, you can anticipate more theatres will be scheduling “The King’s Speech” on the schedule. The flick has 12 nominations. It’s followed by True Grit (10); Social Network (8); Inception (8); The Fighter (7); 127 Hours (6); Black Swan (5); Winter’s Bone (4) ; Harry Potter (2); and Tron Legacy (1). Rabbit Hole (1), Country Strong (1) , Unstoppable (1) and Blue Valentine (1) all with one each.

The nominations will breathe a new “gotta see them” life into the flicks which mounted nominations such as  True Grit, Black Swan, King’s Speech, and The Fighter. Two of the multi-nomination films, Winter’s Bone (4) and 127 Hours (6) have not played in the region. “Winter’s Bone” will be the closing night feature of the Appalachian Film Festival in late February at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center.


Starring Jason Statham , Ben Foster and Donald Sutherland, The Mechanic appears to be at least a partial remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson film which featured Jan-Michael Vincent. The stories are similar: An aging elite hitman befriends a young man who wants to be a professional assassin.

The publicity photos bring memories of “The Exorcist,” but the title here is “The Rite.” A disillusioned American seminary student attends exorcism school at the Vatican and encounters demonic forces. Colin O’Donoghue and Anthony Hopkins star. Michael (“1408”) Hafstrom directs.


Grab your Rocky costumes from the corset, err, closet, as Downhome Decadence teams with Huntington’s Cinema Theatre for interactive showings of “Shock Treatment” (Friday Jan 28) and “Rocky Horror Picture Show” (Saturday, Jan. 29). “Shock Treatment” is the prequel to RHPS and is a rarity on the big screen. Even more rare, a FULL shadow cast.


It’s the second week for the newest Cinema Exclusive, “All Good Things,” takes inspiration from a notorious missing person’s case which weaves a love story and murder mystery set against the backdrop of a 1980’s real estate dynasty.

Philip Martin of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette calls it a “movie suspended between bold novelistic invention and journalistic reserve. Be it a demerit or credit Andrew (“Capturing the Friedmans;” “Catfish”) Jarecki is no Truman Capote and All Good Things is no In Cold Blood. On the other hand Kimberly Gadette, Indie Movies Online, praises superb acting and calls the production worth viewing. However, she labels it an “odd straddle between fact and fiction” in which the filmmakers miss the chance to bring more fictive power to the tale.

Ryan Gosling, Kristen Dunst, Frank Langella , and Lily Rabe star.

MAINSTREAM: The Mechanic; The Rite

LIMITED: The King’s Speech, Marquee Pullman (Huntington), Southridge (Charleston), Galleria (Beckley); Park Place Stadium , Charleston;

LIMITED EXCLUSIVE: All Good Things (Downtown Cinema Huntington);

ON DECK STARTS FEB 4: Sanctum; The Roommate




MARQUEE PULLMAN SQUARE: (All Digital DLP), The Mechanic, 11:50-2:20-4:50-7:30-10:00; The Rite, 1:20-4:20-7:10-9:50; No Strings Attached,11:30-2:05-4:40-7:15-9:50; Dilemma , 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:40; King’s Speech, 12:45-3:45-6:45-9:30; CONTINUING DIGITAL DLP 3D, Green Hornet, 1:10-4:10-7:00-9:45; Tron, 12:50-3:50-6:50-9:40; Yogi Bear, 12:30-2:45-5:00-7:15; TIME CHANGES: Season of the Witch, 9:25 p.m. ONLY; True Grit (one print) 11:30-2:05-4:40-7:20-10:00 ; ENDS THURSDAY: How Do You Know; For full times and online ticket sales,

DISCOUNT CINEMA: Before 6 p.m. $2, Evening $3, All Day Tuesday $2; (Cinema Exclusive $6), All Good Things, 5:15-7:20-9:25, Sat/Sun/Tues Mat. 1:05-3:10; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 5:00-8:00, S/S/Tues Mat. 2:00; Tangled 2D, 5:20-7:25-9:30, Sat/Sun/Tues Mat. 1:10-3:15; Due Date, 5:25-7:30-9:35, Sat/Sun/Mon/Tues, 1:15-3:20; SPECIAL EVENTS: Friday, Jan. 28, 12 midnight, interactive performance , “Shock Treatment;” Saturday, Jan. 29, 12 midnight, interactive performance, “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” FLASHBACK MONDAY RESUMES FEBRUARY 6 and 7 with “Dr. Zhivago” ; ENDS THURSDAY: Burlesque; Megamind; On line Sales/ Schedules:


CINEMARK HUNTINGTON MALL: King’s Speech, 12:05-2:55-6:40-9:35*; The Mechanic, 11:50-2:10-4:30-7:15-9:40*; The Rite, 12:25-3:10-6:25-9:05*; No Strings Attached, 11:45-2:20-5:00-7:30-10:05*; The Dilemma, 12:30—3:20-6:55-9:30; Green Hornet (*3D), 12:05-1:30*-2:55-4:20*-5:45-7:10*-8:35-10:00*; CONTINUING DIGITAL 3D: Gulliver’s Travels, 11:55-2:30-4:50-7:00-9:15*; Tron, 12:20-3:15-6:35-9:25*; Green Hornet, 1:30-4:20-7:10-10:00*; Yogi Bear, 12:35-2:40-4:45-7:05-9:10*; TIME CHANGES: None; ENDS THURSDAY: Country Strong; The Fighter; Season of the Witch; (Note: No after 9 p.m. showings on weeknights ); For Full schedule /on line tickets:


MARQUEE SOUTHRIDGE: (All Digital DLP), The Mechanic, 12:00-2:25-4:55-7:20-9:55; The Rite, 1:00-4:15-7:10-9:45; No Strings Attached, 12:45-4:30-7:20-9:55; Green Hornet 3D, 1;20-4:10-7:05-9:45; The Dilemma, 1:30-4:15-7:00-9:45; King’s Speech, 1:15-4:00-6:45-9:35; CONTINUING IN DLP REAL 3D, Tron Legacy, 12:10-3:30-6:25-9:15; Yogi Bear, 12:20-2:30-4:45-6:55; TIME CHANGES: Tangled 2D, 9:10 p.m. only; ENDS THURSDAY: Black Swan; The Fighter; Click here for full showtimes and on line ticket sales:

PARK PLACE STADIUM CINEMAS: (Digital DLP), : The Rite, 12:55-3:55-7:00-9:25; The Mechanic, 12:55-3:00-5:05-7:10-9:15; CONTINUING: No Strings Attached, 12:40-3:00-5:15-7:35-9:55; Dilemma , 12:35-2:50-5:05-7:25-9:40; King’s Speech, 1:10-4;10-7:10-9:35; CONTINUING IN REAL 3D: Green Hornet (3D), 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:30; Tron, 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:40; TIME CHANGES: Season of the witch, 1:15-9:15 only; Yogi Bear 2D, 3:15-5:15-7:15; ENDS THURSDAY: The Fighter; For full schedule and online ticketing visit:



CINEMARK CINEMA 10:  King’s Speech, 1:00-3:50-6:50-9:40; Mechanic, 12:20-2:50-5:20-7:50-10:15; Rite, 1:10-4:00-7:00-9:45; No Strings Attached, 12:00-2:30-5:00-7:30-10:00; CONTINUING DIGITAL 3D, Green Hornet 3D, 1:10-4:00-7:00-9:55; Tron , 12:40-3:30-6:30-9:30; Yogi Bear, 12:30-3:00-5:30-8:00-10:10; TIME CHANGES: Season of Witch, 11:50-4:50-9:55 only; True Grit, 2:20-7:20 only;  ENDS THURSDAY: Black Swan; Country Strong ;  For full showtimes,  click:

PHOENIX 10 KYOVA MALL: Mechanic, 2:15-4:45-7:20-9:55; Rite, 1:25-4:05-6:55-9:45; No Strings Attached, 1:30-4:10-6:45-9:25; Green Hornet, 1:20-4:05-6:55-9:45; Dilemma, 1:40-4:20-7:10-9:55; TIME CHANGES: Gulliver’s Travels, 9:20 only; Yogi Bear, 2:20-4:35-7:05 only; ENDS THURSDAY:  Season of Witch; Tangled; For full schedule , click:


FRANK TEAYS VALLEY CINEMAS, (Sony Digital Cinema 4K projection), The Rite, 10:45*-12:50-3:05-5:15-7:25-9:50; Mechanic, 10:40*-12:40-2:40-5:00-7:00-9:40; CONTINUES: No Strings Attached, 11:00*-1:30-5:00-7:30-10:00; Green Hornet 3D,  10:10 a.m. *-12:40-2:50-5:00-7:20-9:40; The Dilemma, 10:40 a.m.*-1:10-3:20-5:30-7:40-9:50; King’s Speech, 10:30 a.m.*-1:00-4:00-7:00-9:30; CONTINUING DIGITAL REAL 3D, Tron , 3:00-7:15-9:45; Yogi Bear, 10:30 a.m.*-12:40 only; TIME CHANGES: Tangled, 10:40 a.m.*-1:10-5:15 only; Little Fockers, 3:00-7:35 only; Country Strong, 5:20-10:00 only; Black Swan, 2:50-5:00-7:15-9:25 only; Season of Witch, 2:50-7:00-9:20 only;  ENDS THURSDAY: Gulliver’s Travels; Season of the Witch; For full schedule /on line sales, visit:


MARQUEE SENECA SHOWCASE, Season of the Witch, 4:15-7:00-9:30*, S/S Mat. 1:15, Mon-Thurs. 5:00-7:30; Country Strong, 3:45-6:40-9:30, S/S Mat. 1:00, Mon-Thurs.4:45-7:30 ; ENDS THURSDAY: Green Hornet; Dilemma; For schedule/showtimes, click:


FOUNTAIN PLACE CINEMA 8: (All digital, DLP; Read D, 3D), The Rite, 4:40-7:05-9:30, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:00-2:20; Mechanic, 4:20-7:20-9:45, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:15-2:15; No Strings Attached, 4:25-7:00-9:25, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:00-2:10; Green Hornet 3D, 4:00-7:00-9:35, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:00; The Dilemma, 4:35-7:15-9:40, S/S Mat. 12:05-2:15; CONTINUING REAL D 3D: Yogi Bear, 4:45 only, S/Sun Mat. 12:40-2:40; TIME CHANGES: True Grit, 7:15-9:40 only ; ENDS THURSDAY: Fighter; Country Strong; Season of the Witch; For full schedule/ on line tickets, click:


GREAT ESCAPE 12, The Mechanic, Times TBA; The Rite, Times TBA; No Strings Attached, 11:45-2:15-5:00-6:50-7:30-9:30-10:00; Green Hornet 3D, 1:30-4:20-7:10-10:00; Dilemma, 12:30-3:20-6:55-9:30; Continuing Digital 3D, TBA; TIME CHANGES: TBA; Ends Thursday: TBA. For times,


MARQUEE NICHOLS SHOWPLACE, The Rite, 4:00-6:45-9:30*, S/S Mat. 1:00, Mon-Thurs.5:00-7:30 ;  No Strings Attached, 4:15-7:05-9:40*, S/S Mat. 1:15, Mon-Thurs. 5:10-7:50; Dilemma, 4:05-6:50-9:35*, S/S Mat. 1:05, 5:05-7:45;  True Grit, 4:10-7:00-9:45*, S/S Mat. 1:10, Mon-Thurs , 5:00-7:40; (*No  after 9 p.m. showing on Sunday); ENDS THURSDAY:  Green Hornet;  For on line ticket sales/schedule:


MARQUEE WYTHVILLE 8, Mechanic, 4:55-7:00-9:50, S/S Mat. 12:00-2:30; The Rite, 4:10-6:50-9:40, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:10; King’s Speech, 3:55-6:45-9:35, S/S Mat. 12:55; CONTINUING DIGITAL 3D, : Green Hornet 3D, 4:00-7:00-9:40, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:00; TIME CHANGES Yogi Bear, 5:00, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:10-2:40; Little Fockers, 7:15-9:45 only;   ENDS THURSDAY:  Season of the Witch; Tron; Tourist; ; For full schedule & On line sales,


MARQUEE MCDOWELL 3,  Green Hornet, 4:00-6:45-9:30*, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:00, Mon-Thurs. 4:30-7:10; Season of the Witch, 4:40-7:00-9:3*5, S/Sun Mat. 12:00-2:20, Mon-Thurs 4:40-7:00; Country Strong, 4:30-7:10-9:45*, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:30, Mon-Thurs. 4:30-7:10 ; ENDS THURSDAY: Fighter; True Grit ; For on line tickets,



MARQUEE HIGHLANDS 14: (All digital, DLP), The Mechanic, 1:20-4:20-7:15-9:45; The Rite, 1:15-4:10-6:50-9:30; CONTINUING: No Strings Attached, 1:10-4:10-7:00-9:40; Dilemma, 12:40-3:40-7:05-9:45; CONTINUING REAL D 3D, Green Hornet 3D, 1:20-4:05-6:50-9:35; Gulliver’s Travels, 1:30-4:30-7:10-9:25; Yogi Bear, 1:40-4:15; TIME CHANGES: Black Swan, 7:00-9:40 only; Season of Witch, 6:45-9:20; Tangled 2D, 1:30-4:00 only; ENDS THURSDAY: Tron; Harry Potter; For Show times and on-line sales:


February 11: Just Go for It; Gnomeo and Juliet; The Eagle; Justin Bieber Never Say Never;

February 18: I Am Number Four; Unknown;  Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son;

February 25: Drive Angry 3D;  Hall Pass