2000 November Movies

Held for Ransom

Held for Ransom

    • Unrated
    • 88 min
    • Thriller

    In rural Florida, white trash JD, his wife Rita and their mate John murder a bus driver so they can kidnap five high-school students and demand $250,000 ransom per head. The kids are held captive end constantly threatened by JD and wife in their miserable swamp home in alligator country. The brothers Glenn (a cocky, dumb but popular jock captain) and Bruce (nice and bright) Kirkland and Dexter Martin, neglected son of a penniless Newyorker and the class's boxing-ball, must overcome or at least control their strife to deal with JD's envy-driven abuse. The girls must play in to his adulterous appetite. The ransom is questionable, so a matter of anguish for the parents. Several family secrets play a crucial part in the outcome. Written by KGF Vissers

    Hybrid

    Hybrid

    • 87%
    • PG-13
    • 92 min
    • Documentary

    A documentary about Milford Beeghly, a radical farmer in the 1930's who pioneered the process of genetically enhanced crops - considered a madman, this documentary is an astonishing portrait of one man's obsessive vision with plants. The film balances the science of farming with the sad neglect of Milford's family. The director uses actual 16 mm footage from the 1930's, animated sequences and interview footage with Milford himself (who is larger than life) from his final years. Written by S. Hill

    Im Juli.

    Im Juli.

      • 99 min
      • Adventure

      Can Daniel follow the sun from Hamburg to the Bosporus by Friday to meet his love?

      Island of the Dead

      Island of the Dead

        • R
        • 91 min
        • Horror

        The people of New York have been burying their unknown dead on Hart Island since 1869. Now real estate tycoon Rupert King wants to build what he calls "Hope City", supposedly to help the poor and homeless of the city "get a leg up", on this same island, with no thought of the current million or so "residents". Accompanied by a New York cop looking for a missing girl's body and some reluctant employees of the Department of Corrections, King makes his way to the island for the ground-breaking ceremony. But when his personal assistant goes missing, and night falls on the island, dark secrets are revealed, not only about the island itself, but King's "noble" plans for it as well. And the island's residents, with their souls in the form of countless and lethal flies, have no intention of being ignored. Written by EllenRipley112

        Johnny the Partisan

        Johnny the Partisan

          • Unrated
          • 135 min

          After the 8th September 1943 north of Italy is occupied by Germans. Italian army collapsed and the soldiers are escaped to the mountains trying to set up a resistance. Many civilians did the same and Johnny, an English literature student, is among them. Johnny avoids to band together the red partisans (communists) and tries to be part of the azure bands (former regular soldiers). But in both cases he is deluded by the partisan bands and discovers that the partisan war is less poetic and genuine that he thought. At one point anyway the partisans free Alba from Germans. When the city falls again in German hands Johnny escape with Ettore and Pierre. But, one after another, German army and Italian fascists captures the partisans and Johnny will pass the winter alone and isolated. He then finds the way to participate to one of the last attack to occupants, in fact the war will be over two months later.

          - Written by

          1felco

          Labor Pains

            • R
            • 89 min
            • Romance

            Sarah (Kyra Sedgwick) is a New York City columnist who falls in love with -- and quickly gets pregnant by -- Ryan (Rob Morrow), a free-spirited artist who promptly vanishes for eight months. Ryan, of course, has no idea he's going to be a father, and neither do her protective parents (Mary Tyler Moore and Robert Klein). The pregnancy is hidden until her zany best friend Lulu (Lela Rochon) spills the beans when Sarah is unable to sign the adoption papers while in the hospital during labor. When Ryan arrives at the hospital, he's confronted by Sarah, her parents, Lulu, the coming baby, and the woman Ryan is living with.

            Lan yan huo

              • Unrated
              • 88 min
              Les muses orphelines

              Les muses orphelines

                • Unrated
                • 107 min
                • Drama
                Love Torn in a Dream

                Love Torn in a Dream

                  • Unrated
                  • 123 min

                  Raul Ruiz's Love Torn in a Dream is introduced with a fake newsreel, taking place in postwar France, in which the cast of the film meet with the producer, who explains the film's complex weave of nine narratives. A diagram in which each story is represented by a letter of the alphabet explicates the intertwining of the nine tales. As the producer explains each actor's role, the film begins. The stories, rooted in folklore, bump up against each other as the film leaps back and forth in time.

                  Masquerade

                    • R
                    • 94 min
                    • Comedy

                    After moving to LA, a young woman (Simbi Khali) starts a romance with a man (Cress Williams) she met on the internet. Trouble brews when she discovers that a friend (Kellita Smith) also is attracted to him.