2000 September Movies

Remember the Titans

Remember the Titans

  • 73%
  • PG
  • 113 min
  • Biography

In 1971 high school football was everything to the people of Alexandria, Virginia. But when the local school board was forced to integrate an all black school with an all white school, the very foundation of football's great tradition was put to the test. In what was a potentially volatile situation with far reaching consequences, a black coach - Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) - was brought up from South Carolina and hired as head coach of the T.C. Williams High Titans over Bill Yoast (Will Patton), a white coach with several years seniority and a steadfast following.

As Boone and Yoast learned to work together, they found they had much more than football in common. Both were men of integrity and honor, with a strong work ethic. Although from vastly different backgrounds, these two coaches not only molded a group of angry, unfocused boys into a dynamic, winning team, but helped to guide them into becoming responsible, caring young men. Their determination to work together and win was a triumph of the spirit and brought together a town torn by prejudice and intolerance; their love of the game initiated a lifelong friendship.

Almost Famous

Almost Famous

  • 88%
  • R
  • 122 min
  • Drama

When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater-fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup) and lead singer Jeff Bebe (Jason Lee)William embarks on an eye-opening journey with the band's tour, despite the objections of his protective mother (Frances McDormand). With the help of the lovely "band aid" Penny Lane (Kate Hudson), William finds himself drawn into the band's inner circle. But as he becomes less an observer and more a participant in the band's dynamics, the fledgling reporter loses the objectivity to tell his story honestly, and learns a lifechanging lesson about the importance of family-the ones we inherit, and the ones we create.

Best In Show

Best In Show

  • 95%
  • PG-13
  • 90 min
  • Comedy

Christopher Guest, who made Waiting for Guffman and co-wrote and co-starred in This Is Spinal Tap, returns with another mockumentary, this time set in the comically cutthroat world of dog show competition (as if a straight documentary on the subject wouldn't be funny enough). Expect the fancy canines to take a back seat to their pompous owners when the scratching and clawing for first prize starts.

Highlander: Endgame

Highlander: Endgame

  • 11%
  • R
  • 87 min
  • Action

Highlander: Endgame provides the exciting and unexpected final chapter in the legend that has rocked the fantasy genre world. But with this last installment, the Highlander story also returns to its original roots: revitalizing the mix of imaginative storytelling, inventive action, rousing anthem rock, dizzying time- shifts across the eons, and roiling conflict between morality and immortality that characterized the cult classic film that began the enduring fascination with the Clan MacLeod.

The Way of the Gun

The Way of the Gun

  • 48%
  • R
  • 118 min
  • Action

Longtime partners Parker (Ryan Phillippe) and Longbaugh (Benicio Del Toro) are hoping for a quick and nonviolent payoff when they abduct Robin (Juliette Lewis), a young woman carrying the child of a wealthy Southwestern couple. But kidnapping proves to be much more complicated, logistically and psychologically, than other felonies they've committed. Parker is increasingly drawn to the mysterious Robin, whose imminent delivery date awakens strong feelings in him. Tensions rise between Parker and Longbaugh, a ruthlessly decisive man who knows Parker's sentimental impulses could land them in big trouble. As the moment for the ransom exchange approaches, Parker and Longbaugh must battle not only well-armed opponents, but also their own conflicted emotions.

Woman On Top

Woman On Top

  • 34%
  • R
  • 92 min
  • Comedy

Isabella (Cruz) and Toninho (Ben�cio) are blissfully happy living in a port city in Bahia, on the northeastern coast of Brazil. Isabella loves Toninho madly, and she stirs his passions with meals that she has learned to cook with native spices, natural herbs, local ingredients and a magic all her own that turns them into extraordinary gifts to the senses.

Duets

Duets

  • 20%
  • R
  • 112 min
  • Comedy

"Duets" is a road-trip film about six individuals who throw off the binds of their pre-determined lives and strive to fulfill their dreams. The metaphor for this is Karaoke _ the courage to stand up, sing and be free. They are: a waitress (BELLO) from Wheeling, West Virginia desperate to get to California to become a recording star, an ex-con (BRAUGHER) unwilling to bend to the rules of society who sings with the voice of an angel, a salesman (GIAMATTI) who melts down while chasing the American Dream, a seasoned Karaoke hustler (LEWIS) who is disconnected from everybody and everything, an innocent Vegas showgirl (PALTROW) searching for family and love, and a young down-on-his-luck cab driver (SPEEDMAN). Each is searching for the meaning of life.

Pollock

Pollock

    • R
    • 122 min
    • Biography

    A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock.

    Bait

    Bait

    • 26%
    • R
    • 119 min
    • Action

    Forty-two million in gold has been stolen from the Federal Reserve and only one of the thieves was caught. To catch the mastermind behind the heist of the decade, the U.S. Treasury Department is going to need fresh bait.

    Landing in jail for a petty theft crime, Alvin finds himself sharing a cell with John Jaster (ROBERT PASTORELLI), the incarcerated half of the pair of high-tech thieves responsible for the missing gold. His partner, Bristol (DOUG HUTCHISON), is still at large. Alvin wants only to get out of prison and start fresh with his girlfriend, Lisa (KIMBERLY ELISE), and when the Feds, led by U.S. Treasury investigator Clenteen (DAVID MORSE), set him loose on a sketchy deal, he thinks his luck has finally changed.

    Saving Grace

    Saving Grace

    • 63%
    • R
    • 93 min
    • Comedy

    Grace Trevethen, whose late husband jumped out of a plane without a parachute, has been left with a manor on the Cornish Coast - and the massive, suffocating mountain of debt her husband had been secretly amassing. Now, with creditors and repossessors on her heels, Grace is faced with the prospect of losing everything.

    When Grace is asked to tend an ailing, if illicit, plant belonging to the manor's soon-to-be-sacked caretaker Matthew, she gets the outrageous idea to use her renowned green thumb to make some serious money and pay off her debts? Working with Matthew, Grace transforms her orchid hothouse into a prodigiously lucrative enterprise of another kind.