2000 February Movies

The Beach

The Beach

  • 19%
  • R
  • 119 min
  • Adventure

Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a young American backpacker who arrives in Thailand with adventure on his mind. At a cheap hotel in Bangkok, Richard meets a French couple, Etienne (Guillaume Canet) and Francoise (Virginie Ledoyen). He also encounters Daffy (Robert Carlyle), an older traveler ravaged by years of sun and drugs. Rambling and paranoid, Daffy tells Richard an improbable tale of a secret island, a paradise on earth: the perfect beach, unsullied by tourists.

The next day, Richard finds a hand-drawn map of the island pinned to his door and, later, Daffy's corpse -- his wrists slit by his own hand. Richard persuades Francoise and Etienne to join him and they set off on a journey, following Daffy's map. To get to "the beach" they must risk their lives by swimming across an open sea from one island to another, crawling past armed guards and jumping from the top of a 120-foot waterfall. Reaching their destination, they find a small community of travelers like themselves, living in secret. They are welcomed into the group, and the island paradise becomes their home, sapping them of all will to return to the world they knew before.

Yet beneath the surface, this heaven on earth is less than perfect. Personal conflict and petty jealousy ferment to create a violent rivalry, and a series of tragic events fragments the community. Increasingly isolated and disturbed, Richard finds himself more than witness to an incident of blood-shed. The dream has become a nightmare; paradise has turned to hell. Now his only goal is to leave. But escape will not be easy, for the beach is a secret place, a secret that some will defend to the death.

Pitch Black

Pitch Black

  • 57%
  • R
  • 109 min
  • Action

A spacecraft carrying an assortment of passengers including Riddick (Vin Diesel), a dangerous, shackled murderer between prisons, is forced to make a crash landing on a barren, triple-sunned planet after the craft suffers severe damage during a meteor shower. The ship is ripped into pieces, killing several crew members and leaving meek officer Fry (Radha Mitchell) in charge of the survivors. After two unfortunate deaths, the survivors discover that the only visible life form on the planet is a species of light-fearing, carnivorous, occasionally cannibalistic aliens dwelling in caverns beneath the desert surface. Using a model of the planet and its suns in an abandoned research station, Fry deduces that she and her fellow travellers have unfortunately descended on the planet on the day of its first total eclipse in 22 years, giving them mere hours before they are bathed in total darkness. Only then is it safe for the hungry subterranean creatures to emerge, seeking to feed on the remaining survivors. However, the dangerous Riddick, through black market injections received in lock-up, is able to see in darkness- causing the surviving crew members to reluctantly remain dependent on the potentially harmful criminal. As the survivors are killed one by one by the hungry creatures, they realize that Riddick may be their only hope.

Boiler Room

Boiler Room

  • 67%
  • R
  • 118 min
  • Thriller

Welcome to the infamous "boiler room" of J.T. Marlin - where twentysomething millionaires are made overnight. Here, in the inner sanctum of a fly-by-night brokerage firm, hyper-aggressive young stockjocks peddle to unsuspecting buyers over the phone - and are rewarded with mansions, Ferraris and more luxury toys than they know what to do with. In this unassuming Long Island enclave, Gen Xers chase the green at breakneck speeds, sometimes one step ahead of the law.

Scream 3

Scream 3

  • 36%
  • R
  • 116 min
  • Horror

SCREAM 3 takes place in Hollywood during production of "Stab 3, Return to Woodsboro", a thriller which raises troubling questions about the events that terrified the town of Woodsboro -and continue to haunt Sidney Prescott (NEVE CAMPBELL). Three-and-a-half years after leaving Windsor College, Sidney has settled into a life of quiet seclusion in Northern California. But that uneasy peace is shattered when terror erupts on the set of "Stab 3".

The Whole Nine Yards

The Whole Nine Yards

  • 45%
  • R
  • 98 min
  • Comedy

Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky (Matthew Perry) is a nice dentist living in suburban Montreal. His new next door neighbor, Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski (Bruce Willis), is a hit man hiding out from a dangerous Chicago crime family. Despite their differences, Oz and Jimmy have one thing in common: someone's trying to kill them both. For Jimmy, avoiding a couple of hired killers is child's play. But for Oz, it's a whole new ball game.

To stay alive, they're going to have to stick together - Jimmy with his cunning and cold-blooded accuracy and Oz with his dental tools.

Reindeer Games

Reindeer Games

    • R
    • 124 min
    • Action

    Just released from prison, Rudy Duncan (Ben Affleck) impulsively falls into a case of mistaken identity, posing as his deceased cell-mate, Nick, to make time with Nick's beautiful pen-pal, Ashley (Charlize Theron). Rudy's amorous plans blow up when he discovers that Ashley was double-crossing Nick and now he's caught-up in an armed robbery plan concocted by Ashley's dangerously unstable brother, Gabriel (Gary Sinise), to take-down a casino that Rudy's cell-mate Nick had once worked at.

    Now, just as Rudy is beginning his new life, he's caught in a high-velocity avalanche of temptations and surprises that could bury him, unless he can artfully dodge them.

    Ghost Dog: The Way of The Samurai

    Ghost Dog: The Way of The Samurai

      • R
      • 116 min
      • Action

      An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

      Snow Day

      Snow Day

      • 28%
      • PG
      • 89 min
      • Adventure

      There's nothing cooler than a Snow Day. Anything can happen on a Snow Day -- and for Hal and Natalie Brandston, it does. For 15-year-old Hal, "anything" means the determination to declare his love for the girl of his dreams, high school heartthrob Claire Bonner. While Hal's out attempting to win Claire's heart, his 10-year-old sister Natalie is driven to action by the object of her own desire: the legendary Second Snow Day.

      When the sun sets on this spectacular Snow Day will Hal be found cuddling with Claire? Will Natalie have succeeded in her quest for the coveted Second Snow Day?

      Wonder Boys

      Wonder Boys

      • 81%
      • R
      • 111 min
      • Drama

      Based on a novel by Michael Chabon, the film tells the story of Grady Tripp (Michael Douglas), a Pittsburgh professor-writer struggling with writer's block. To complicate matters, his wife has just left him, and he is having an affair with the school's chancellor (Frances McDormand). All the while, he and one of his students (Tobey Maguire) are trying to find a rare jacket once owned by Marilyn Monroe, and another student (Katie Holmes) has a bit of a crush on him.

      "Godzilla: The Series" Shafted

        • R
        • 30 min
        • Animation