2000 March Movies

High Fidelity

High Fidelity

  • 92%
  • R
  • 113 min
  • Comedy

High Fidelity follows the mid-life crisis of Rob (Cusack), a thirty-something record-store owner who must face the undeniable facts - he's growing up. In a hilarious homage to the music scene, Rob and the wacky, offbeat clerks that inhabit his store expound on the intricacies of life and song all the while trying to succeed in their adult relationships. This romantic comedy provides a touching and whimsical glimpse into the male view of the affairs of the heart

Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich

  • 84%
  • R
  • 131 min
  • Biography

Erin Brockovich is a stirring, funny and unconventional drama based on the true events of a twice-divorced mother of three young children who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins.

In a world where heroes are often in short supply, the story of Erin Brockovich is an inspirational reminder of the power of the human spirit. Her passion, tenacity and steadfast desire to fight for the rights of the underdog defied the odds ... her victory made even more sweet by the fact that while helping others, she in turn helped herself.

Final Destination

Final Destination

  • 34%
  • R
  • 98 min
  • Horror

Alex Browning, is embarking on a trip to Paris with his high school French class. In the plane's cabin, buckled-in and ready for take-off, Alex experiences a powerful premonition. He sees the plane explode in a fiery blaze moments after leaving the ground. Alex panics and insists that everyone get off the plane. In the melee than ensues, seven people including Alex, are forced to disembark the ill-fated aircraft. Back in the departure lounge, Alex and his friends Billy and Tod; Clear a young woman who instinctively heeded Alex's warning; Carter, whose derision of Alex's paranoia had him and his girlfriend Terry thrown off the plane; and Ms. Lewton, the teacher who volunteers to stay with the disembarking students, all watch as Alex's horrific premonition proves tragically accurate when the plane explodes in a catastrophic fireball. Ironically, even though Alex's intuition saves lives, after the crash he is plagued by both guilt and suspicion. Ominous portents of doom as well as the FBI, dog his every step. Alex comes to believe that somehow, he and the other survivors have briefly cheated death, but will not be able to evade their fate for very long. Clear befriends Alex, but no one, not even she, really believes his macabre theory -- not even as one by one, these fugitives from fate fall victim to the grim reaper.

The Road to El Dorado

The Road to El Dorado

  • 49%
  • PG
  • 83 min
  • Animation

Tulio (Kevin Kline) and Miguel (Kenneth Branagh), a pair of two-bit con men, believe they have found their path to fortune and glory when they win a map to El Dorado, the legendary City of Gold. There's only one problem -- they've wound up locked in the brig on a ship of the Spanish explorer Cortes. After a daring escape, with the help of a clever war horse named Altivo, they manage to stumble onto El Dorado ... only to find their troubles are just beginning.

The High Priest Tzekel-Kan (Armand Assante) proclaims them to be gods, plotting to use their fortuitous arrival to take power from the Chief (Edward James Olmos). To sustain the ruse and get the gold, Tulio and Miguel must enlist the aid of the beautiful native Chel (Rosie Perez), who matches them con-for-con. But time is running out, and even as they fulfill their dreams of gold, their friendship -- and the very fate of El Dorado -- hang in the balance.

The Ninth Gate

The Ninth Gate

    • R
    • 133 min
    • Mystery

    Dean Corso (Johnny Depp) is highly skilled at his work - locating rare books for wealthy collectors - a position that requires dexterity, cultural expertise, nerves of steel ... and few scruples. Corso is hired by eminent book-lover and scholar of demonology, Boris Balkan (Frank Langella), Corso's mission: to compare Balkan's newly acquired edition of the legendary manual of satanic invocation, The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of the Shadows, with the two remaining copies located in Europe, and ascertain the authenticity of the three books. From New York to Toledo, Portugal to Paris, Corso immerses himself in a labyrinth full of pitfalls and temptations, disturbing encounters, violence and mysterious deaths. Protected by an other-worldly creature (Emmanuelle Seigner) and guided by a force more powerful than himself, the hunter solves one by one the mysteries of the dreaded book and discovers the real purpose of his mission.

    Mission to Mars

    Mission to Mars

    • 25%
    • PG
    • 114 min
    • Adventure

    In 2020, NASA has successfully landed a team of astronauts on Mars. Shorlty after their arrival on the Red Planet, however, the explorers encountered something bizarre, shocking and chilling that hastens a catastrophic and mysterious disaster that decimates the crew -- but not before Graham is able to send one last cryptic message back to Earth.

    Haunted by the horrifying last communication from the astronauts, NASA hurriedly launches a rescue mission to investigate and retrieve any survivors. This Mars Recovery Mission face nearly insurmountable dangers on their journey through space and make an amazing discovery when they finally reach Mars.

    Romeo Must Die

    Romeo Must Die

    • 33%
    • R
    • 115 min
    • Action

    The story of fathers and sons, of the importance of blood, of star-crossed lovers willing to risk their lives for their love. Two warring families, one Chinese, one African American, are fighting for control of the Oakland waterfront. It's an eye for an eye as members of each gang keep turning up dead--including the son of Ch'u Sing, the Chinese gang leader, which escalates the war to epic proportions. Into this fray comes Han Sing (Jet Li), Ch'u's other son, a cop who has escaped from a Hong Kong prison where he was serving time for not arresting his father and brother. Han soon becomes a little too friendly with Trish O'Day (Aaliyah), the daughter of Isaak O'Day (Delroy Lindo), the leader of the African American gang. The growing romance between Han and Trish parallels the growing body count.

    Whatever It Takes

    Whatever It Takes

    • 16%
    • PG-13
    • 94 min
    • Comedy

    When two couples weave a web of fake e-mails, plotted phone calls and contrived double dates, they mess with fate and mess everything up in the edgy, outrageous WHATEVER IT TAKES.

    Here On Earth

    Here On Earth

    • 17%
    • PG-13
    • 96 min
    • Drama

    Kelley Morse (Klein),normally would never have crossed paths with the residents of a small town near his posh private school. But when he takes his shiny new Mercedes out for a drive, he locks horns with some of the locals, including Jasper (Hartnett). As Jasper's willful girlfriend Samantha (Sobieski) looks on, Kelley and Jasper engage in a dangerous car race that turns disastrous, leaving a popular diner owned by Samantha's mother in ruins. Kelley and Jasper are sentenced to rebuild the diner. Not only does this ruin Kelley's summer plans, he also must board at the home of his rival, Jasper. Kelley begins to fulfill his "sentence," but refuses to have anything to do with Jasper and his parents. The romantic triangle that develops are only the beginning of a new journey for Kelley, Samantha and Jasper, as they ultimately make life-changing discoveries about themselves and each other.

    My Dog Skip

    My Dog Skip

    • 73%
    • PG
    • 95 min
    • Drama

    After shy and introverted Willie Morris (Frankie Muniz) watches his local idol ship off to war, his mother decides that he needs a new friend and gives him a Jack Russel terrier puppy, that Willie delightedly names Skip, for his birthday. Skip's outgoing personality helps Willie to build a friendship with Rivers Applewhite (Caitlin Wachs), the prettiest girl in school. Skip then further serves as matchmaker for Willie and Rivers at the movie theater, and lends a paw after Willie is challenged by Big Boy Wilkinson (Bradley Coryell), Henjie Henick (Daylan Honeycutt) and Spit McGee (Cody Linley) to prove his worth in a football game. With Skip's canine help, Willie starts becoming "one of the boys."

    But when Willie takes out his disappointment with his recently returned idol on Skip, the pup runs away. The dog's disappearance and subsequent recovery teach Willie the strength of forgiveness. Ultimately, it is a dog's love that teaches Willie Morris lifelong lessons of the human spirit.