What's Playing 01/16/09

Now this is more like it as we get a weekend full of films that has a little something for everyone. There is some comedy with one of the funniest guys in the world, Kevin James. The life of the late B.I.G. hits the screens so that we may all find out more about the man known as Biggie. Kids get a chance to run their own hotel where all their tenants are of the canine variety. And for people like me; we get more of the pick-axe wielding freak twenty-seven years after he originally wore the mask. What a fun time to hit the theatres!

Wide Release

My Bloody Valentine 3D – Starring Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsy Rue, and more. Not exactly a remake and not exactly a sequel, but you get the idea. Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine’s night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, however, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one will believes he’s innocent.

Notorious – Starring Jamal Woolard, Derek Luke, Christopher Jordan Wallace, and more. No-no-no-no-NOTORIOUS! Christopher “Biggie Smalls” Wallace was a young star who through raw talent and sheer determination, transforms himself from a Brooklyn street hustler to become the greatest rapper of all time, The Notorious B.I.G. This story charts his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal to succumb to expectation and redefines our notion of “The American Dream.”

Hotel For Dogs – Starring Don Cheadle, Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Kyla Pratt, and many more. Two kids secretly take in nine stray dogs at a vacant house where they do everything that all kids would want to do but never had the chance to.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop – Starring Kevin James, Keir O’Donnell, and more. Paul Blart is a mild-mannered, dutiful family father who works as a security guard in a New Jersey mall. For years, he has applied to become a cop, but he always fails the physics exam due to his overweight. One day, a gang of organized criminals place the mall under siege and take hostages. Blart becomes trapped inside, and because of his sense of duty, refuses to leave. He thus becomes the police’s eyes on the inside and has to stop the criminals on his own.

Limited Release

Chandni Chowk To China – An action-comedy about a simple cook from Chandni Chowk mistaken for the reincarnation of an ancient peasant warrior Liu Shengh by residents of an oppressed Chinese village.