2000 July Movies

X-Men

X-Men

  • 82%
  • PG-13
  • 104 min
  • Action

Based on the long-running Marvel comic book series, X-MEN takes place in the near future, as certain humans are evolving into mutants with special powers. In the Canadian wilderness, a young runaway mutant named Rogue (Anna Paquin) and a bad-tempered, quick-healing mutant with retractable metal claws called Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) are suddenly attacked by Sabertooth, one of Magneto's (Ian McKellen) powerful lackeys. Fortunately, Cyclops (James Marsden) and Storm (Halle Berry), students of the compassionate Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), interfere and bring them back to Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. Here Wolverine and Rogue learn more about the conflict between Xavier and the militant Magneto, who wants to power a device that will genetically alter humans, with possibly deadly results. Only Xavier's students can stop Magneto's plans. Director Bryan Singer (THE USUAL SUSPECTS) displays his expertise with an ensemble cast, accomplishing a feat by making the first live-action film about an entire group of superheroes. Hugh Jackman's portrayal of the ill-tempered Wolverine is dead-on, while Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are ideally matched in their Martin Luther King, Jr.- and Malcolm X-like roles. Smart and well-paced, X-MEN towers above most comic book movies.

Scary Movie

Scary Movie

  • 53%
  • R
  • 88 min
  • Comedy

It all starts with the murder of a beautiful high school classmate, after which a group of misguided teens - all played, of course, by 20-30 year old actors -discovers there is a killer among them. Heroine Cindy Campbell and her clique of clueless friends, including Buffy, Brenda, Bobby , Greg, Shorty and Ray, must protect themselves from danger .... and that pesky reporter Gail Hailstorm who just won't leave them alone! Sound familiar? It certainly is, but as the story gets under way, a series of gruesome and hilarious surprises blows the lid off the expected plot twists and turns them into something funny and twisted.

Pokemon: Power of One

Pokemon: Power of One

    • G
    • 84 min
    • Animation

    Ash Ketchum must put his skill to the test when he attempts to save the world from destruction. The Greedy Pokemon collector Lawrence III throws the universe into chaos after disrupting the balance of nature by capturing one of the Pokemon birds that rule the elements of fire, lightning and ice. Will Ash have what it takes to save the world?

    What Lies Beneath

    What Lies Beneath

    • 46%
    • PG-13
    • 130 min
    • Drama

    It had been a year since Dr. Norman Spencer (Harrison Ford) betrayed his beautiful wife Claire (Michelle Pfeiffer). But with Claire oblivious to the truth and the affair over, Norman's life and marriage seem perfect -- so perfect that when Claire tells him of hearing mysterious voices and seeing a young woman's wraithlike image in their home, he dismisses her mounting terror as delusion. However, as Claire moves closer to the truth, it becomes clear that this apparition will not be dismissed, and has come back for Dr. Norman Spencer ... and his beautiful wife.

    Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

    Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

      • PG-13
      • 106 min
      • Comedy

      Professor Sherman Klump is getting married. And the Klump family could not be more delighted. But Buddy Love...well, Buddy is another matter.

      Lovable Sherman thought he had seen the last of his alter-ego, but Buddy is back. Having done his best to keep Buddy buried in his subconscious, the portly and painfully-shy professor is horrified to find him resurfacing in untimely outbursts, and threatening his marriage plans to colleague Denise Gaines (Janet Jackson). Utilizing Denise's cutting-edge DNA research, Sherman decides to rid himself of his monstrous nemesis once and for all by extracting Buddy's DNA from his system.

      But Buddy will not go quietly, bursting full-bodied into Sherman's world and laying claim to the professor's astounding invention - a revolutionary youth serum. Desperate to keep the serum from Buddy, Sherman hides the serum in the Klump family home, thinking it will be safe. Buddy tracks the serum to the Klump home, where Denise's bachelorette party is in full swing. Buddy quickly manages to locate the "youth juice" and steals away. And so begins a race against time as Sherman battles to reclaim his formula, restore order to his family, and marry the woman he loves ... before all hell breaks loose.

      Thomas and the Magic Railroad

      Thomas and the Magic Railroad

      • 19%
      • G
      • 85 min
      • Adventure

      For almost two decades, a lively little train named Thomas the Tank Engine has been taking families on journeys of the imagination. The star of two television series - the internationally acclaimed "Thomas the Tank Engine" and the award-winning "Shining Time Station" - Thomas now speeds off on his biggest-ever adventure: an epic motion picture for all ages, a splendidly original family thriller set at a crossroads where a magical toy-world unlike any other meets up with the everyday world of human wishes.

      Thomas and the Magic Railroad brings one of the world's most beloved imaginary characters to the screen in a story that captures the thrills, comedy, poignancy and visual wit of his world as never before.

      The In Crowd

      The In Crowd

      • 2%
      • PG-13
      • 104 min
      • Drama

      Adrien is looking for a quiet, anonymous life as she re-enters society after spending time at a psychiatric hospital, learning to come to terms with her troubled past.

      Adrien's beauty and presence, however, gets her noticed by the "in-crowd" at the club - a clique of attractive and wealthy young people led by Brittany Foster. Brittany takes Adrien under her wing and introduces her to the others, including Brittany's beau, Matt. But when Matt shows an interest in Adrien, Brittany perceives a threat to her ranking as the group's leader - and reveals a sinister side.

      24 Hours in London

      24 Hours in London

        • R
        • 90 min
        • Crime

        Big time criminal Christian is on a mission to eliminate all his rival gangs in a slightly futuristic London. During one of the hits a witness survives and the police think they have the key to a successful arrest and conviction. Working for Christian are the usual band of over the top gangsters with no regard for the life of others. Written by Rob Hartill

        Anne Of Green Gables: The Continuing Story

        Anne Of Green Gables: The Continuing Story

          • Unrated
          • 180 min
          • Drama

          It's September, 1915. Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe have been engaged for some time, but life seems to always get in the way of them actually getting married. They eventually want to resettle back in Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, despite Green Gables' dilapidated condition and the fact that they do not own it. But their latest detour takes them to New York City as Gilbert's tenure at Bellevue Hospital has been extended. Anne, who has resisted moving to New York City in the past with him, decides to go this time. While pursuing her writing career, she gets a job as a junior editor at Winfield Publishing, where she meets the company's star writer, Jack Garrison, who aspires to write more serious works than the pulp fiction he is required to churn out for Winfield. But not only affecting Anne and Gilbert's life but that of everyone they know, World War I takes hold and further complicates matters. Their respective war efforts separate the couple. As Anne tries to reconnect with Gilbert, she meets up with some familiar faces, including Jack, who is keeping a secret about his family and his role in the war. Written by Huggo

          Beethoven's 3rd

          Beethoven's 3rd

            • G
            • 99 min
            • Family

            The Newton family from the original Beethoven movies are on vacation in Europe but do plan to join a Newton family reunion and to make sure one of their family members definitely makes it, they ship him to travel to the reunion with George Newton's brother Richard. Guess which family member it was? That's right, Beethoven! The giant mutt follows Richard Newton and his family of a nagging wife and two bratty kids as they hit the road to California in a huge, shiny - and expensive RV, equipped with a DVD player. Following them are two bumbling crooks who have hidden some secret codes on a DVD that they figure no one in the world will buy, but someone does: Richard. So now they've got a DVD holding top secret information and the crooks must get it back... Written by Dylan Self <[email protected]>