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Movies ‘Waiting for Superman’ (continued from page 25) kids and those from low-income families can compete with any other students in the nation if they are given the tools and resources to learn. The search for those opportunities, however, is heartbreaking, as are most of the results. What may have been even sadder is that there were three people other than myself in the entire theatre. Four people attending what might be the most important film produced in recent memory. The lack of mass awareness and commitment to education is one of the hurdles the hero figures must face. We meet educators fighting for reform, including Geoffrey Canada who opened a Charter School in Harlem and Michelle Rhee, embattled former superintendent of Washington, D.C. schools. Canada and Rhee have constantly fought the system and repeatedly tried to devise creative ways around it. AMC CAROLINA PAVILION 22 Charlotte 888-AMC-4FUN AMC CONCORD MILLS 24 Concord 888-AMC-4FUN AMC NORTHLAKE 14 Charlotte 888-AMC-4FUN SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS A di BONAVENTURA PICTURES PRODUCTION A ROBERT SCHWENTKE FILM “RED” KARL URBAN WITH RICHARD DREYFUSS MUSIC BY CHRISTOPHE BECK PRODUCED BASED ON THE BY LORENZO di BONAVENTURA MARK VAHRADIAN GRAPHIC NOVEL BY WARREN ELLIS AND CULLY HAMNER SCREENPLAY BY JON HOEBER & ERICH HOEBER DIRECTED BY ROBERT SCHWENTKE MOBILE USERS: For Showtimes, Text Message RED and Your ZIP CODE to 43KIX (43549) NOW PLAYING AYRSLEY GRAND CINEMAS 14 Charlotte 297-7539 CAROLINA CINEMAS MOVIES AT CROWNPOINT 12 Charlotte 847-2024 EPICENTER THEATRE 5 Charlotte 688-2400 REGAL ARBORETUM STADIUM 12 Charlotte 643-3456 REGAL MOVIES AT BIRKDALE Huntersville 800-FANDANGO #1301 REGAL PHILLIPS PLACE STADIUM 10 Charlotte 643-3456 Page 26 • Oct. 22-28, 2010 • Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly As for villains – well, the system itself is the biggest villain, but Guggenheim takes an especially dim view of America’s largest teacher unions. He suggests that teachers unions have fought some of the most promising reforms such as eliminating tenure, expanding merit pay to more schools and resisting eliminating of underperforming teachers. Even with some clear finger-pointing at unions and the system, nothing is black and white about why schools fail students. The film does end on a note of hope. Although it’s a complicated equation and one that has no clear resolution, educators and parents are fighting for a better way to teach and plenty of kids willing to learn. Deep down, we all want to learn despite the conditions in our home or neighborhoods or schools. There are schools that work, kids can learn under the right conditions and there are people looking for answers. Guggenheim argues that nothing short of an educational revolution will bring this goal to fruition. See the film and you may agree. q “THE BEST CAST FOR AN ACTION COMEDY…EVER.” – Roger Moore, ORLANDO SENTINEL “‘RED’ IS ABSOLUTELY, THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE. IT ROCKS.” – Robert Wilonsky, LA WEEKLY “THE BEST PART OF ‘RED’ IS THE SPECTACLE OF TERRIFIC ACTORS BEING TERRIFIC IN NOVEL WAYS.” – Joe Morgenstern, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL © 2010 SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. REGAL STARLIGHT CINEMA Charlotte 800-FANDANGO #1749 REGAL STONECREST AT PIPER GLEN 22 Charlotte 800-FANDANGO #225 NO PASSES OR DISCOUNT COUPONS ACCEPTED Spooky-sweet (continued from page 25) Tim Ross, movie critic “A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)” – Wes Craven was one of the first to successfully blend the psychological thrills of Hitchcock with the gore of slasher films such as “Halloween (1978)” and “Friday the 13th (1980).” The scene where Freddy stretches out his arms and scrapes his glove blades along the wall is one of the most iconic images in the horror film genre. “The Exorcist” – The idea of being possessed by the devil is bad enough but having your head do a 360 while spending your days projectile vomiting is just, well, hell on earth. “The Amityville Horror (1979)” – Haunted house stories are favorites of mine. I first watched the film at my girlfriend’s house and had to drive home alone – it was not a pleasant drive. And if a strange voice told me to “get out” of my house, I think I would. Franchesca Lamkin, advertising representative There aren’t really any movies that make me think of Halloween, but I do wonder how some people could be so scared of a 2-foottall, ginger doll named Chucky. I’m more of a fan of the old-school TV shows that replayed Halloween episodes each year. You know, like “Saved by the Bell” and “The Cosby Show,” where there’s always a Halloween party that turns into a disaster! Frank DeLoache, managing editor Halloween movies scare me and I eschew them – I refuse to pay to be scared! Brian Carlton, Union County Weekly editor My favorite Halloween movie is the stopmotion animation classic “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” It’s got a twisted script, music that years later you can still sing along to and that little touch of the weird that we can all relate to. C’mon, who hasn’t felt unappreciated and considered tackling something else? For the creatures of Halloweentown, however, that idea just includes kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over Christmas, which goes wrong at every turn. Josh Lanier, Herald Weekly editor “Psycho (1960),” “Halloween (1978),” “Paranormal Activity,” “The Exorcist,” “The Amityville Horror (1979),” “Night of the Living Dead (1968)” and “Shaun of the Dead” Mike Parks, South Charlotte Weekly editor If there’s one movie you’re going to get the family together and enjoy this Halloween, it’s “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Now, 44 years after it first aired on television, the morals of The Great Pumpkin still hold true: never skip trick-or-treating to spend the night in a pumpkin patch; never fly your doghouse against the Red Baron if you can help it; and if someone gives you a rock in your trick-ortreat bag, remember where that house is and go back later to cover it in toilet paper. And forget all these Halloween movies full of gore and death, if you want to get scared this Halloween, there’s nothing quite like “Ernest Scared Stupid,” with a monster/troll that can only be defeated with delicious, nutritious milk. Let it be a lesson to everyone out there – keep a bottle of milk on you at all times, unless you are, of course, a monster/troll. Really, be careful out there. Cynthia Wittig, copy desk chief “Donnie Darko,” “Hocus Pocus,” “Ernest Scared Stupid,” “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Debbie Archer, production manager Best Halloween movie ever: “The Monster Squad.” In addition to having all your favorite legendary monsters, we all learn something interesting about the wolfman. Aaron Garcia, assistant sports editor “Halloween” – This failsafe uses equal parts suspense and downright terror and still makes grownups scared of the dark all over again. The movie’s relative lack of gore compared to its modern counterparts gives it a Hitchcocklike subtlety that allows it to hold up three decades later. That, and Mike Myers is the best stalker ever. “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” – Alien clowns invade Earth and encase townies in cotton-candy cocoons. Seriously. Obviously more of a comedy than a horror flick, this cultclassic’s clowns are still pretty creepy, even by clown standards. “Paranormal Activity” – In most cases, a silver bullet, a wooden stake or just a good-old machine gun will get you out of most horrorflick jams, but you can’t fight a demon. “A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)” – A killer that attacks when you sleep? At least with “Jaws” you could refuse to step foot in the ocean again. “The Ring” – Even the black screens counting down the days make you jump. I haven’t played a label-less VHS tape since and not just because I don’t own a VCR. “28 Days Later” – Zombies usually overwhelm their prey with sheer numbers, which helps counteract the lumbering. But these undead run like brain-starved gazelle. Very effective. Michael Kerr, layout director It’s hard for me to know where to begin with my Oct. 31 movie binge list. No, that’s a lie. It’s “Hocus Pocus.” From there, I hit up a couple of cartoon favorites – “Garfield’s Halloween Adventure” and the animated version of the Ray Bradbury novel “The Halloween Tree.” Then it’s off to the races with some Tim Burton (“Beetlejuice,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street), some Stephen King (“Carrie,” “The Shining (1980)”), spooky genre standbys (“Suspiria,” “Hellraiser”) a few B movie classics (“White Zombie,” “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” Andy Warhol’s “Blood for Dracula”), a couple of new favorites (“Planet Terror,” “Death Proof,” “The House of the Devil”) and finish off with some flicks that are terrific year-round but always get me in a special way this time of year (“The Addams Family,” “Young Frankenstein,” “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “The Witches of Eastwick,” “Heathers” and “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”). Also a great time for marathon screenings of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “The Twilight Zone” and, of course, an abundance of selections from the “Mystery Science Theater 3000” catalog. q www.matthewsminthillweekly.com

MOVIE LISTINGS Arboretum 12 8008 Providence Rd. 704-643-3456 Hereafter (PG-13) Fri. - Sat. (1240)405 700 950; Sun. (1240)405 700 Paranormal Activity 2 (R) Fri. - Sat. (1245 255)520 740 1000; Sun. (1245 255)520 740 Jacka** In realD 3D (R) Fri. - Sat. (1235 250)510 725 1015; Sun. (1235 250)510 725 red (PG-13) Fri. - Sat. (1200 230)500 730 1005; Sun. (1200 230)500 730 Life As We Know It (PG-13) Fri. - Sat. (1155 230)505 735 1010; Sun. (1155 230)505 735 Secretariat (PG) Fri. - Sat. (1250)410 705 945; Sun. (1250)410 705 the Social Network (PG-13) Fri. - Sat. (100)400 710 955; Sun. (100)400 710 Legend of the Guardians In Real D 3D(PG) Fri. - Sat. (1215 235)455 715 930; Sun. (1215 235)455 715 You Again (PG) Fri. - Sat. (1155 220)445 710 930; Sun. (1155 220)445 710 Wall Street: money Never Sleeps (PG-13) Fri. - Sat. (1225)340 650 945; Sun. (1225)340 650 the town (R) Fri. - Sat. (1255)350 655 935; Sun. (1255)350 655 Nanny mcPhee returns (PG) Fri. - Sat. (1205 225)450 720 935; Sun. (1205 225)450 720 CAroLINA PAvILIoN 22 South Blvd. (Off I-485 exit 65A) 888-262-4386 Hereafter (PG-13) AMC Independent Fri - Sun: 11:00 AM, 1:45, 4:45, 7:45, 10:30; Mon - Thu: 1:00, 4:00, 7:10, 9:55 Paranormal Activity 2 (R) Fri - Sun: 10:45 AM, 11:40 AM, 1:00, 2:00, 3:15, 4:30, 5:30, 7:00, 8:10, 9:20, 10:40; Mon - Thu: 12:30, 1:35, 3:00, 4:25, 5:30, 7:10, 8:10, 9:30, 10:30 Jackass 3D (R) RealD 3D; Fri - Sun: 10:45 AM, 1:00, 3:20, 5:40, 8:20, 10:45; Mon - Thu: 12:55, 3:20, 5:40, 8:00, 10:25 N-Secure (R) AMC Independent Fri - Sun: 11:10 AM, 1:50, 4:35, 7:00, 9:30; Mon - Thu: 1:50, 4:35, 7:00, 9:40 red (PG-13) Fri - Sun: 11:05 AM, 11:50 AM, 1:40, 2:40, 4:25, 5:20, 7:10, 8:00, 9:50, 10:40; Mon - Thu: 12:40, 1:40, 3:15, 4:15, 6:50, 7:45, 9:25, 10:15 Life As We Know It (PG-13) Fri - Thu: 1:15, 4:20, 7:05, 10:00 my Soul to take (R) Fri - Sun: 11:20 AM, 2:10, 5:05, 7:45, 10:25; Mon - Thu: 2:00, 5:05, 7:40, 10:25 Secretariat (PG) Fri - Sun: 11:00 AM, 2:00, 4:50, 7:40, 10:30; Mon - Thu: 12:50, 3:35, 6:30, 9:20 Case 39 (R) Fri - Sun: 11:15 AM, 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 10:05; Mon - Thu: 2:10, 4:45, 7:30, 10:05 Let me In (R) Fri - Thu: 1:20, 4:10, 6:55, 9:50 the Social Network (PG-13) Fri - Sun: 10:55 AM, 11:45 AM, 1:45, 2:35, 4:40, 5:25, 7:30, 8:30, 10:35; Mon - Thu: 12:15, 1:15, 3:10, 4:15, 6:15, 7:15, 9:10, 10:10 Legend of the Guardians: the owls of Ga’Hoole (PG) Fri - Sun: 10:50 AM, 1:10, 3:55, 6:45, 9:15; Mon - Thu: 1:10, 3:55, 6:45, 9:15 Wall Street: money Never Sleeps (PG-13) Fri - Thu: 1:05, 4:05, 7:25, 10:20 Alpha and omega (PG) Fri - Sun: 11:10 AM, 1:30, 4:15, 6:40, 9:05; Mon - Thu: 1:30, 3:50, 6:35, 9:05 Devil (PG-13) Fri - Thu: 12:35, 2:45, 5:15, 7:50, 10:20 easy A (PG-13) Fri - Sun: 11:55 AM, 2:20, 5:00, 7:15, 9:35; Mon - Thu: 2:20, 5:00, 7:20, 9:35 the town (R) CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Fri - Sun: 12:15, 3:40, 6:45, 9:45; Mon - Thu: 12:20, 3:40, 6:40, 9:45 www.matthewsminthillweekly.com times are subject to change. Please call the theater for up-to-the-minute information. takers (PG-13) Fri - Sun: 11:30 AM, 2:05, 4:55, 7:35, 10:15; Mon - Thu: 12:45, 3:30, 7:00, 9:30 Despicable me (PG) Fri & Sat: 11:50 AM, 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10; Sun: 11:50 AM, 2:05, 4:55, 7:35, 10:15; Mon - Thu: 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:10 CINemArK 10 9508 Northeast Court 704-847-5245 Inception (PG-13) Fri 5:30pm 9:00pm; Sat-Sun 2:00pm 5:30pm 9:00pm ramona And beezus (G) Fri 3:35pm 7:15pm 9:35pm; Sat-Sun 1:10pm 3:35pm 7:15pm 9:35pm Step up 3 - 2dD (PG-13) Fri 4:25pm 7:30pm 9:55pm; Sat-Sun 1:50pm 4:25pm 7:30pm 9:55pm the other Guys (PG-13) 4:20pm 7:20pm 9:45pm; Sat-Sun 1:20pm 4:20pm 7:20pm 9:45pm eat, Pray, Love (PG-13) Fri 6:50pm; Sat-Sun 1:00pm 6:50pm Grown ups (PG-13) Fri-Sun 4:10pm 9:50pm Lottery ticket (PG-13) Fri 4:05pm 7:25pm 9:40pm; Sat-Sun 1:40pm 4:05pm 7:25pm 9:40pm Salt (PG-13) Fri 4:00pm 7:10pm 9:30pm; Sat-Sun 1:35pm 4:00pm 7:10pm 9:30pm the expendables (R) Fri 3:55pm 7:05pm 9:25pm; Sat-Sun 1:30pm 3:55pm 7:05pm 9:25pm toy Story 3 (G) Fri 5:05pm 7:35pm 10:05pm; Sat-Sun 2:35pm 5:05pm 7:35pm 10:05pm toy Story 3 - realD 3D (G) Fri 4:15pm 6:40pm 9:15pm; Sat-Sun 1:45pm 4:15pm 6:40pm 9:15pm CroWNPoINt 12 9630 Monroe Road 704-847-2024 Hereafter (PG-13) Fri-Sun 1:20pm, 4:15pm, 7:20pm, 10:10pm Jackass 3D (R) Fri-Sun 12:55pm, 3:10pm, 5:30pm, 7:55pm, 10:10pm “ THE MOVIE OF THE YEAR. “ THE BEST ” PETER TRAVERS PICTURE. IT SENDS YOU OUT OF THE THEATER BUZZING, BREATHLESS AND EAGER TO TELL ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS, AND ‘FRIENDED’ FRIENDS, THAT YOU’VE JUST SEEN WHAT MIGHT END UP BEING THE BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR. BOB MONDELLO SCREENPLAY BY AARON SORKIN DIRECTED BY DAVID FINCHER CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS FOR THEATERS AND SHOWTIMES ” Legend of the Guardians: the owls of Ga’Hoole (PG) Fri-Sun 12:30pm, 2:50pm, 5:05pm Let me In (R) Fri-Sun 7:30pm, 10:20pm Life As We Know It (PG-13) Fri-Sun 2:05pm, 4:40pm, 7:25pm, 10:00pm my Soul to take (R) Fri-Sun 12:25pm, 2:45pm, 5:10pm, 7:50pm, 10:15pm N-Secure (R) Fri-Sun 12:20pm, 2:40pm, 5:10pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm Paranormal Activity 2 (R) Fri-Sun 12:50pm, 3:05pm, 5:25pm, 7:50pm, 10:05pm red (PG-13) Fri-Sun 12:25pm, 2:45pm, 5:15pm, 7:45pm, 10:15pm Secretariat (PG) Fri-Sun 1:30pm, 4:20pm, 7:05pm, 9:55pm the Social Network (PG-13) Fri-Sun 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 10:05pm the town (R) Fri-Sun 1:40pm, 4:25pm, 7:10pm, 10:00pm Wall Street: money Never Sleeps (PG-13) Fri-Sun 1:00pm, 4:05pm, 7:00pm, 9:55pm StoNeCreSt 22 7824 Rea Rd. 704-540-7575 Paranormal Activity 2 (R) Fri. - Sat. (1120 1230 130 240)340 450 550 700 800 920 1020 1130 1230; Sun. (1120 1230 130 240)340 450 550 700 800 920 1020 the metropolitan opera: boris Godunov (NR) Sat. 1200 ImAX: Paranormal Activity 2 (R) Fri. - Sat. 100 310 520 730 950 1200; Sun. 100 310 520 730 950 ufc 121:Llesnar vs velasquez (NR) Sat. 1000 Jacka** In realD 3D (R) Fri. - Sat. (1200 1240 230)300 500 530 720 750 820 935 1005 1035 1150 1220; Sun. (1200 1240 230)300 500 530 720 750 820 935 1005 1035 Hereafter (PG-13) Fri. - Sun. (1100 120 150)410 440 710 740 1000 1030 N-Secure (R) Fri. - Sun. (1155 220)525 755 1025 red (PG-13) Fri. - Sat. (1130 1205 205 235)435 505 715 745 945 1015 1215; Sun. (1130 1205 205 235)435 505 715 745 945 1015 oC & DA: Life As We Know It (PG-13) Fri. (1135); Sat. (210); Sun. (1135)1010 my Soul to take (R) Fri. - Sun. 810 1035 Secretariat (PG) Fri. (1255 125)350 420 635 705 925 955; Sat. (1255)350 635 705 925 955; Sun. (1255 125)350 420 635 705 925 955 Life As We Know It (PG-13) Fri. (210)445 725 1010; Sat. (1135)445 725 1010; Sun. (210)445 725 the Social Network (PG-13) Fri. - Sun. (1115 200)455 735 1025 Legend of the Guardians In RealD 3D(PG) Fri. - Sun. (1145 225)510 You Again (PG) Fri. - Sat. (140)405 655 930 1155; Sun. (140)405 655 930 Legend of the Guardians: the owls of Ga’hoole (PG) Fri. (1140 155)415 640 915; Sat. (1140 155)415; Sun. (1140 155)415 640 915 Wall Street: money Never Sleeps (PG-13) Fri. - Sun. (1235)345 645 940 Catfish (PG-13) Fri. - Sun. (1150 245)535 805 1040 Alpha And omega (PG) Fri. - Sun. (1110 255)540 the town (R) Fri. - Sun. (135)425 725 1010 easy A (PG-13) Fri. - Sat. (1125 215)430 650 910 1125; Sun. (1125 215)430 650 910 uNIoN SquAre 8 1911 Dickerson Blvd., Monroe 704-643-3456 Paranormal Activity 2 (R) Fri. - Sun. (230)500 730 1010 Jacka** In realD 3D (R) Fri. - Sun. (220)450 745 1000 red (PG-13) Fri. - Sun. (140)420 715 945 my Soul to take In RealD 3D (R) Fri. - Sun. (210)435 725 1005 Life As We Know It (PG-13) Fri. - Sun. (200)440 720 955 Secretariat (PG) Fri. - Sun. (130)410 700 940 the Social Network (PG-13) Fri. - Sun. (150)430 710 950 Devil (PG-13) Fri. - Sun. (240)510 740 935 Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly • Oct. 22-28, 2010 • Page 27

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