UPDATED TAKE ONE: Weekend First Weekly Movie Comings/Goings; "Descendants' Opens Jan 20

by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor
Scene from "Haywire"
Scene from "Haywire"

Having the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will delay the specific theatre  weekend lineup confirmations. All the times and comings and goings will not likely be confirmed until late Wednesday. And with three to four new movies, be forewarned: Catch those that have "split schedules" or any that you have been putting off. Wait too long and you'll have to settle for a small screen presentation when the DVD window opens months from now.

For those waiting for ‘serious’ Oscar contending films, Marquee has The Descendants in the wings. After the Golden Globe ceremonies, The Artist and Descendants become ‘favorites’ for latching on to a Best Picture Academy Award. The Globe ‘drama’ winner often wins Best Picture.

Expanding this week, “Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close,” the 9/11 drama about a boy who’s dad perished when the towers fell. Young Tom Horn has been overshadowing both Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. The question --- will this touching one family drama break out of the till now so-so success of films about the terror attacks. Oliver Stone’s “World Trade Center” and “United 59” have fared best. Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit  9/11,” which questions the ‘official’ governmental and mainstream media explanations and “Man on a Wire” depicts   Philippe Petit's daring wire-walk across the gap between the twin’s on a wire.

Actually, an entire underground cult of World Trade Center terrorist conspiracy documentaries have been made and they can be found by searching  9/11 conspiracy documentary. “Loose Change” has received the most interest. Many seek to show the doomed WTC 1 & 2 and the nearby WTC 7, as victims of intentional “implosions.”

Several have the terror events incorporated do not focus on the attacks themselves, such as “Dear John,” where true love must await another tour of duty ,  “Reign Over Me,” in which Adam Sandler plays a widower, and “Remember Me” stars Robert Pattinson (do I have to tell you what he’s famous for?), Pierce Bronsan and Emilie de Ravin which revolves around  a mother’s murder in 1991 on a subway platform, then, flashes forward to this family’s dysfunction in 2001.

Films that have not caught hold at the box office are those concerning the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They range from “The Hurt Locker” and “Green Zone,” to “The Kingdom,” “Stop Loss,” and “The Messenger.” Others fictionally link the Bush presidency and CIA through inference to domestic conspiracy, such as Robert Redford’s “Lions for Lambs” and the oil and terror connections of “Syrana.”

Mainstream movies such as Arnold  Schwarzenegger’s “Collateral Damage” had an L.A. terrorist bomb opening removed after a four month delay, “Bad Company,” which involved a bomb plot on Grand Central Station was delayed, the 2002 version of “The Time Machine” removed an NYC destruction scene,  and “View from the Top,” which concerns a flight attendant was delayed two years. Several fllmmakers  declined to remove the Twin’s, such as “Vanilla Sky,” “Gangs of New York” and “Artificial Intelligence.”

Also, debuting this weekend:

HAYWIRE: A Steven Soderbergh directed thriller concerning the betrayal of a member of black ops and how she seeks payback. Gina (“American Gladiator”) Carano toplines.

A clip from "Haywire," opening Jan. 20.

RED TAILS: George Lucas has been waiting to tell the story of the WW II Tuskegee African American aerial squadron for 20 years. He had to put up his own bucks, but these flying aces finally get their time on the big screen.

UNDERWORLD  AWAKENING This time the humans have discovered the vampires and Lycan clans. All have been placed on the extermination list.

COMINGS & GOINGS:

Mainstream: Haywire; Red Tails; Underworld Awakening 3D; Extremely Loud Incredibly Close;

Limited: The Iron Lady (Marquee Galleria Beckley; Marquee Pullman Square; Marquee Highlands 14 , Wheeling; Park Place Stadium, Charleston)

ON DECK: The Gray; Man on a Ledge; One for the Money; The Descendants (Marquee Pullman Square);

Prepare for a respectful emotionally charged uplifting message about the pit that became the country's resolve to rebuild, go forward, and say 'I love you' every chance you can get.

HUNTINGTON, WV

MARQUEE PULLMAN 16 (all digital, all stadium seating), Haywire, 12:25-2:40-5:00-7:15-9:45; Red Tails, 12:45-3:40-6:30-9:25; Extremely Loud Incredibly Close, 12:50-3:25-6:20-9:15; Iron Lady, 1:15-3:45-6:45-9:30; UnderworldAwakening 3D, 12:45-3:00-5:15-7:40-10:00, 2D Version, 12:15-2:30-4:45-7:00-9:20; STARTS JAN 20: The Descendants; TIME CHANGES: Chipwrecked, 12:00-2:15-4:30 only; Breaking Dawn , 9:45 only; We Bought a Zoo, 6:45-9:00 only; Ghost Protocol (one print), 12:40-3:45-6:40-9:40; ENDS THURSDAY: My Week with Marilyn; Young Adult; Adventures of Tin Tin; For full schedule/on line sales, visit: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26187

  That's one sexy vampire as Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. Clip courtesy of Sony Pictures.

CHARLESTON

MARQUEE SOUTHRIDGE (all digital; all stadium), Haywire, 12:00-2:20-4:45-7:10-9:45; Red Tails, 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:50; Underworld 3D, 12:30-2:45-5:00-7:30-9:55; Extremely Loud Incredibly Close, 12:45-3:45-6:45-9:40; TIME CHANGES: We Bought a Zoo, 6:40-9:40 only; Chipwrecked, 12:00-2:15-4:30; Dragon Tattoo, 9:30 only; War Horse, 12:00-3:10-6:20; ENDS THURSDAY: Adventures of Tin Tin; Darkest Hour; For full schedule & online sales, visit: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26192

PARK PLACE STADIUM CINEMAS (all digital, stadium seating), Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close, 1:05-4:05-7:05-9:45; Haywire, 1:15-3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15; Red Tails, 1:10-4:10-7:10-9:45; Iron Lady, 12:40-2:55-5:10-7:25-9:45 ; Underworld Awakening 3D,  1:10* (*2D)- 3:10-5:10-7:15-9:10;  TIME CHANGES: Devil Inside, 1:05-3:05-5:05 only; Chipwrecked, 1:00-3:00-5:00 only; Dragon Tattoo, 7:30 only; Ghost Protocol, 7:05-9:50 only; ENDS THURSDAY: My Week with Marilyn; We Bought a Zoo; Darkest Hour; Sherlock Holmes; Adventures of Tin Tin; For full schedule and online sales, visit: http://www.ourshowtimes.com

BECKLEY WV

MARQUEE GALLERIA 14: Haywire, 12:00-2:20-4:40-7:00-9:20; Red Tails, 12:45-3:45-6:45-9:40; Underworld 3D Awakening, 12:15-2:30-4:45-7:05-9:25; Extremely Loud, 12:40-3:35-6:30-9:25; Iron Lady, 1:00-4:00-6:45-9:15; TIME CHANGES: We Bought a Zoo, 12:30-3:30; Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, 6:20-9:20; Darkest Hour, 9:25 only; ENDS THURSDAY: My Week with Marilyn; For Full schedule and on line sales, visit: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26190

BLUEFIELD, WV

MARQUEE WYTHVILLE 8: Extremely Loud Incredibly close, 3:30-6:30-9:30, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:30; Haywire, 4:35-7:05-9:20, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:50; Red Tails, 3:50-6:45-9:35, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:00; Underworld Beginning 3D, 4:30-7:00-9:35, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:10-2:20; For full showtimes and on line sales, visit: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26204

 

HURRICANE, WV

TEAYS VALLEY CINEMAS: Red Tails, 10:35*-1:10-4:20-7:10-9:45; Extremely Loud, 10:40*-1:00-4:00-7:00-9:40; Haywire, 10:45*-1:20-3:20-5:20-7:20-9:55; Underworld Awakening 3D, 10:50 (* 2D)- 1:30-3:30-5:30-7:30-9:50; TIME CHANGES:  Sherlock, 9:45 only; We Bought a Zoo, 10:40*-4:10-9:50 only; War Horse, 1:00-6:50 only; Devil Inside, 9:45 only; For full schedule & showtimes, visit: http://www.franktheatres.com .

 LEWISBURG, WV

MARQUEE SENECA SHOWCASE: We Bought a Zoo, 3:20-6:20-9:20*, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:20, Mon-Thurs. 4:20-7:40; Dragon Tattoo, 2:00-5:25-8:50*, Sunday, 2:30-6:05, Mon-Thurs. 4:00-7:25; ENDS THURSDAY: Ghost Protocol;  For full schedule and online sales, visit: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26222

LOGAN WV

FOUNTAIN PLACE: Extremely Loud, 4:00-7:00-9:35, Sat/Sun Mat 1:00; Haywire, 4:25-7:15-9:25, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:20-2:20; Red Tails 4:05-7:05-9:40, Sat/Sun Mat. 12;55; Underworld Evolution 3d , 4:45 (*2D)-7:30-9:45, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:40-2:40; ENDS THURSDAY: Sherlock Holmes; Ghost Protocol; Darkest Hour; War Horse; We Bought a Zoo; For full schedule/online sales, visit: http://www.ourshowtimes.com

SUMMERSVILLE, WV

MARQUEE NICHOLAS SHOWPLACE: Haywire, 4:50-7:10-9:35*, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:00-2:20, Mon 5:00-7:20, Tues/Wed/Thurs, 5:00-7:40; Underworld Awakening 3D, 4:40-7:05-9:30*, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:10-2:25, Mon-Thurs. 5:10-7:30; War Horse, 3:15-6:30-9:40*, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:05, Mon-Thurs. 4:30-7:20; Beauty and Beast 3D, 4:45-7:00-9:20*, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:15-2:30, Mon-Thurs. 5:00-7:15; (*No Late Show Sunday Evening); For schedule and online sales visit: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26220

WELCH, WV

MARQUEE McDOWELL 3, Haywire, 5:10-7:30-9:50*, Sat/Sun Mat. 12:30-2:45, Mon-Thurs. 5:10-7:25; Joyful Noise, 4:20-7:00-9:45*, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:15, Mon-Thurs. 5:00-7:45; War Horse, 4:40-8:00*, Sat/Sun Mat. 1:30, Mon-Thurs. 4:20-7:30; (*No Late Showing Sundays), for Full schedule/online sales, visit: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26221

WHEELING, WV

MARQUEE HIGHLANDS 14 (all digital, stadium seating),

Haywire, 1:45-4:30-6:45-9:20; Red Tails, 12:30-3:30-6:30-9:30; Underworld Awakening 3D, 1:15-3:50-7:00-9:50; Iron Lady, 12:50-4:00-7:00-9:30; Extremely Loud, 12:40-3:40-6:40-9:40; TIME CHANGES: Sherlock Holmes 1:00-7:00; Ghost Protocol, 4:00-9:50 only; ENDS THURSDAY: My Week with Marilyn; Adventures of TinTin; For full schedule and online sales, visit: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/location.asp?location=26189

 

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