2000 January Movies

Girl, Interrupted

Girl, Interrupted

    • R
    • 127 min
    • Biography

    Girl, Interrupted is based on the best-selling memoir by writer Susanna Kaysena. It chronicles Susanna's (Winona Ryder) confused attempt at suicide which lands her in a mental hospital. Once there, she meets an odd assortment of eccentric characters, including Lisa (Angelina Jolie), who not only become her closest friends, but light Susanna's way back to someone she had lost - herself.

    Magnolia

    Magnolia

      • R
      • 188 min
      • Drama

      On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius , an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story.

      Magnolia is a mosaic of American life woven through a series of comic and poignant vignettes. It is a portrait of a lonely city sometimes called up short on love. It is a personal exploration of the hidden elements of crisis. It is a story about putting things right again.

      Boondock Saints

      Boondock Saints

        • R
        • 110 min
        • Action

        Irish brothers Connor & Murphy MacManus live and work in Boston. Feeling that God's will to rid Earth from all human Evil was given to them as a mission, they set out to do their divine deed. A public outcry is never heard, and even FBI agent Paul Smecker, who follows their trace of bloodshed, admits that the boys are doing exactly what he secretly always has wished to happen. Risking their lives for their beliefs of Veritas (truth) and Aequitas (justice), the Boondock Saints are hyped by the public, for they are doing good, which only few dare to admit.

        Next Friday

        Next Friday

        • 20%
        • R
        • 98 min
        • Comedy

        It's Next Friday, and Craig (Ice Cube) is still living with his parents in South Central Los Angeles while looking for a job and remembering his moment of glory four years before. That was when he finally bested the local bully, Debo (Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr.), during an eventful Friday depicted in the 1995 hit film known, not surprisingly, as Friday. But now Debo has escaped after several years behind bars, and he's bent on exacting painful revenge on Craig.

        Fearing for his son's safety, Craig's father (John Witherspoon) sends him to live with his eccentric Uncle Elroy (Don "DC" Curry) and cousin Day-Day (Mike Epps), who have parlayed their lottery winnings into a home in the suburbs. Craig soon learns, however, that trouble can find you no matter where you live. Once again, forces beyond his control will test his survival skills and his commitment to family and Craig, with comic relief from Day-Day, will rise to the challenge.

        Save The Last Dance

        Save The Last Dance

          • PG-13
          • 112 min
          • Drama

          Sara (Julia Stiles), who comes from a middle-class, small-town environment, dreams of devoting her life to ballet. As the crown prince of a local music club, Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas), from inner-city Chicago, dances to a different beat- the rhythmic pulse of hip-hop.

          When they discover they share a love of dance, they also discover a passion for each other. Now, these two young people must overcome not only their differences but also the opposition of their friends and families if their romance is going to survive.

          The Hurricane

          The Hurricane

            • NONE
            • 145 min
            • Biography

            Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a man whose dreams of winning the middleweight boxing title were destroyed when he was arrested along with another man for the murders of three people in a New Jersey bar. Wrongfully accused, Carter and John Artis were convicted and sentenced to three life terms in prison, where Carter decided to channel his frustration and despair by writing his own story from his cell.

            Years later, an alienated American youth living in Canada (Vicellous Reon Shannon) found direction and purpose for the first time in his life. Convinced of Carter's innocence, the teenager enlisted his social activist guardians: Terry Swinton (John Hannah), Lisa Peters (Deborah Kara Unger) and Sam Chaiton (Liev Schreiber), to mount a full-time campaign to get Carter released.

            Tra(sgre)dire

            Tra(sgre)dire

              • NR
              • 89 min
              • Comedy

              Carla, a young woman from Venice, visits London to find an apartment for herself and her boyfriend. Along the way she makes lots of friends.

              Supernova

              Supernova

              • 10%
              • PG-13
              • 91 min
              • Horror

              In the early 22st century, the crew of the medical rescue vessel Nightingale 229 has recently departed for a routine patrol of deep space. On this quiet, lonely ship, it's business as usual for Captain A.J. Marley (Robert Forster), co-pilot Nick Vanzant (James Spader), chief medical officer Kaela Evers (Angela Bassett), computer engineer Benj Sotomejor (Wilson Cruz), medical tech Yerzy Penalosa (Lou Diamond Phillips) and paramedic Danika Lund (Robin Tunney).

              The mission changes quickly, though, when they respond to a distress signal from a comet mining operation millions of light years away. Rescuing a mysterious young man, the crew is imperiled by the refugee and the alien artifact he's smuggled on board. To make matters worse, they are caught in the powerful cosmic whirlpool of a blue giant star about to implode (go "supernova").

              You Can Count on Me

              You Can Count on Me

              • 95%
              • R
              • 111 min
              • Drama

              A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.

              Fantasia 2000

              Fantasia 2000

              • 82%
              • G
              • 74 min
              • Animation

              "Fantasia/2000" continues and builds upon Walt Disney's original idea with the creation of a new musical program interpreted by a group of distinguished Disney artists and storytellers. Adding to the fun and entertainment, celebrity hosts from the various arts appear on screen to introduce each of the segments. Included in that prestigious group are Steve Martin, Itzhak Perlman, Bette Midler, Quincy Jones, James Earl Jones, Penn & Teller and Angela Lansbury. Maestros Leopold Stokowski and James Levine also make appearances.