1998 August Movies

Blade

Blade

  • 55%
  • R
  • 120 min
  • Action

When Blade's mother was bitten by a vampire during pregnancy, she did not know that she gave her son a special gift while dying: All the good vampire attributes in combination with the best human skills. Blade grew up to be a vampire hunter for revenge on his mother's death. The vampires, who managed to infiltrate nearly every major organization, need Blade's very special blood to summon La Magra, the blood god, in order to reign over the human cattle, as they call us.

The Avengers

The Avengers

  • 16%
  • PG
  • 89 min
  • Action

John Steed (Fiennes) has been called by The Ministry (Britain's ultra-top-secret secret agency) to investigate some very strange goings-on in Her Majesty's kingdom. The weather seems out of control, foul, deadly - even for England. Freak snowstorms, hail of Old Testament proportions, temperatures wildly fluctuating from blast furnace to arctic. Someone is out to control the weather, literally, and bring the country and the world to its knees. Who could master such a plan, such a brilliant and demonic attempt to extort the riches of nations in return for a temperate day? All bets are on Sir August De Wynter (Connery), former Ministry man, very rich, very odd, entirely too smart.

Preparing to fight fire (or snow or hail) with fire, Steed is paired with the unflappable Mrs. Emma Peel (Thurman), a master of jujitsu, a doctor in meteorological science and a body made for haute couture. Steed and Peel, with martini-dry wit and icy sexiness, are here for a new age of cool.

Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes

  • 40%
  • R
  • 94 min
  • Crime

Tarnished Atlantic City police detective Rick Santoro (Nicolas Cage) joins his old friend, Navy Commander Kevin Dunne (Gary Sinise), now a highly-placed Department of Defense staffer, at a heavyweight boxing match. When the Secretary is assassinated, the arena is sealed and the murder investigation begins. Temporarily in charge and seeking to salvage his friend's career, Rick joins forces with Dunne to untangle the events leading to the assassination.

The events leading up to the assassination are replayed by the memories of each of the three primary witnesses, and as Rick puts the puzzle pieces together, he uncovers an intricate conspiracy. The burden of this knowledge forces Rick to come face to face with his own questionable past.

54

54

  • 13%
  • R
  • 93 min
  • Drama

Just across the bridge, but a world away in Jersey City, 19-year-old Shane O'Shea (RYAN PHILLIPPE) managed to pass beyond the velvet ropes into the glamour and excitement of Studio 54. Shane finds employment and a close-knit new family in his married co-workers Greg (BRECKIN MEYER), a busboy who dreams of making the money as a Studio 54 bartender, and Anita (SALMA HAYEK), a coatcheck girl who aspired to be a disco recording artist. And when he finally comes face-to-face with his dream girl, soap star Julie Black (NEVE CAMPBELL), romantic sparks fly. Together, this group of young dreamers - a bartender, a busboy, a coatcheck girl and a rising actress - will come of age amidst the bright lights, flashing cameras and nonstop action of the greatest party of all time - Studio 54.

Halloween: H20

Halloween: H20

    • R
    • 83 min
    • Horror

    In this sequel to the original HALLOWEEN, Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode who is still struggling to put her past behind her. Living under an alias in a small town with her 17 year-old son, John (Josh Hartnett), she works as the head mistress of a private school. Twenty years have passed and Michael Myers is suddenly back in her life with a vengeance and its not just Laurie Strode he's after. The terror begins for a whole new generation. When a small group of students ditch the school camping trip to have their own Halloween fun, they find that blood is thicker than water. Once again, Laurie Strode must endure a Halloween from Hell.

    Dance With Me

    Dance With Me

    • 50%
    • PG
    • 126 min
    • Drama

    A broken-hearted former dance champion working as an instructor at a faded Houston dance studio struggles to revive her career. Miles away, in Cuba, an enterprising young man leaves for Texas, equally determined to make his dreams a reality. Fate brings this unlikely twosome together as their passions ignite to the rhythm of a hot Latin beat beneath a glittering world spotlight.

    Wrongfully Accused

    Wrongfully Accused

    • 22%
    • PG-13
    • 87 min
    • Action

    "Wrongfully Accused" is the movie that finally answers the age-old question, "How would a world-renowned violinist prove his innocence after being vamped by a gorgeous woman who, along with a one-armed, one-legged, one-eyed terrorist, frames the violinist for the murder of her husband, and is also involved in a plot to assassinate the UN Secretary General?"

    Dead Man on Campus

    Dead Man on Campus

    • 15%
    • R
    • 96 min
    • Comedy

    The first year of college can be tough, Especially when you're on your own for the first time and having too much fun. Josh, an earnest Indiana honor student who is sent to the prestigious Daleman College on a scholarship and Cooper, a wealthy, blue-blooded freshman with a penchant for the good life, must resort to desperate measures to save themselves from failing out of school.

    Their salvation comes in the form of an arcane loophole buried in the college charter which might even let this pair slip through with straight A's. With the end of the semester quickly approaching, the pair of freshmen realize that this outlandish loophole - the "dead man's clause" - may be their only hope of passing.

    The Slums of Beverly Hills

    The Slums of Beverly Hills

      • R
      • 91 min
      • Comedy

      Vivian's family are penniless nomads, moving from one cheap flat to another in Beverly Hills so she and her brothers can attend the city's schools. Uncle Mickey sends them money to survive. When Mickey's daughter Rita runs away from an asylum, Vivian's dad offers shelter to her if Mickey will pay for a plush flat. Vivian must babysit her adult cousin, making sure she gets to nursing school and avoids pills and booze. But Vivian has her own problems: she's curious about sex, likes an older neighbor kid, has inherited her mother's ample breasts, and wants a family that doesn't embarrass her. Can she help Rita, keep Uncle Mickey happy, and feel OK about her body and her family?

      How Stella Got Her Groove Back

      How Stella Got Her Groove Back

      • 48%
      • R
      • 124 min
      • Romance

      Stella(Angela Basset),at age 40 seems to have it all: a great job as a high-powered, high-salaried stock broker, a beautiful home overlooking San Francisco, and a bright, loving young son. She is a dedicated single mother, and a devoted sister and friend. But she's lost her groove. For what seems like forever, Stella has forgotten to have fun ... to take chances. But Stella's vivacious friend, Delilah(Whoopi), has the antidote for Stella's rut - a vacation to the golden, sun-kissed beaches of Jamaica, where the over-worked, enjoyment-deprived Stella can forget about her job, her high-maintenance sisters and being the perfect mother. It's time, says Delilah, for something - someone - to rock Stella's world.