Sun. Jan 16th, 2022

Got nothing to do on a Friday or Saturday night? Want to see a movie, but don’t feel like watching it on your TV or don’t have a car to get yourself to the AMC? Fear not! Immerse yourself in cinema at the Sykes Theater, located on the bottom floor of Sykes, which shows films every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night at 8 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays only, an additional showing is held at midnight. Tickets are only $1 with your WCU card, so be sure to check out their great lineup.”Madagascar” (September 22-25): Four animal friends (voiced by Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith) are the main attractions at New York’s Central Park Zoo, but when one of them dreams of a life outside of the brick walls, he escapes only to be followed by his three friends. In a strange turn of events, the animals are captured and taken aboard a cargo vessel and become ship wrecked on the island of Madagascar and are forced to survive in the wild. Also features the voice talents of Cedric the Entertainer and Andy Richter.

“Batman Begins” (September 29-October 2): Christian Bale is the latest actor to don the dark mask and cape in this new take on the DC Comics hero, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Bale) watched as his millionaire parents were murdered by a common street thief when he was only a child. Craving revenge, Bruce eventually finds himself far away from his home in Gotham City and somewhere in the East receiving training from an honorable ninja cult leader called Ra’s Al- Ghul. Upon his return to Gotham years later, Bruce attempts to rebuild his own life and also breathe life into a new persona – Batman. Features an all-star supporting cast including Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman.

“Bewitched” (October 13-16): Isabel (Nicole Kidman) is through with being a witch; she just wants to live a normal life, and attempts this by moving out to California to look for a job. Little does she know, she’s about to cross paths with Jack Wyatt (Will Ferrell), a down-onhis- luck actor who needs a female lead for a remake of the TV series “Bewitched.” Isabel lands the part, and inevitability strange things start to happen around the set as Isabel begins to fall for Jack. Featuring a supporting cast including Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine, Jason Schwartzman and Steve Carrell.

“War of the Worlds” (October 20-23): Tom Cruise stars and Steven Spielberg directs in this remake of the classic H.G. Wells novel. Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is single, divorced and just a bit too self-centered, but when aliens come to Earth with their tripods of immense and unthinkable destruction, Ray is forced to protect his family from impending doom as he begins to see the world around him shatter to pieces. Also starring Dakota Fanning and Tim Robbins.

“Dark Water” (October 27- 30): Jennifer Connelly stars in this thriller as Dahlia Williams, a woman intent on beginning a new life with a new job and a new apartment. As she battles her ex-husband for custody over their daughter, strange things begin to happen around her dilapidated apartment, including odd noises and neverceasing dark water leakage. This sends her on a mission to find out what is going on, and what (or who) is playing mind-games with her.

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (November 3-6): Tim Burton directs this new version of the classic novel by Roald Dahl. Charlie Bucket (Freddy Highmore) and his family are no strangers to poverty, but all of that changes one day when Charlie finds a Golden Ticket stashed inside a Wonka Chocolate Bar, inviting him and four other kids for a oneday tour of the illustrious Wonka Chocolate Factory, led around by none other than the whimsical genius himself, Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) and his legions of Oompa Loompas (played by Deep Roy and voiced by Danny Elfman). Also featuring David Kelly, James Fox and Christopher Lee.

“Must Love Dogs” (November 10-13): Sarah Nolan’s (Diane Lane) family has a mission to get Sarah a boyfriend. After a long line of disaster dates, Sarah has decided that she has had enough of dating, but her sister puts up a personal ad for her on a dating Web site with the distinct requirement that those interested “must love dogs.” Sarah, who doesn’t own a dog of her own, borrows one to meet prospective boyfriend Jake Anderson (John Cusack) at the park, who interestingly enough, also does not own a dog and is borrowing a friend’s. Is there true love in their future?

“The Island” (November 17-20): Lincoln Six-Echo (Ewan McGregor) shares the hopes and dreams of everyone else in his mid-21st century Utopian society: he wants to be chosen to go to “The Island”, the last pure, uncontaminated location on the planet. However, Lincoln, along with his fellow resident Jordan Two-Delta (Scarlett Johansson), soon discover that everything in their society and existence is a farce. The two of them race to escape the hands of institute that once was their home, in hopes of discovering who their true makers are.

“The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (December 1-4): Steve Carrell stars in this hit comedy as Andy Stitzer, a humble, kind-hearted electronics salesman who still collects comic books and plays with action figures. When his friends find out that Andy has never had sex before, they make it their mission to “get him laid.” But when Andy meets Trish (Catherine Keener), a single mother of three, they decide to keep the relationship platonic. Will Trish accept Andy when she finds out that he’s still a virgin? Featuring a supporting cast that includes Paul Rudd, Romany Malco, Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Leslie Mann and Jane Lynch.

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