2001 July Movies

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

  • 68%
  • PG-13
  • 96 min
  • Comedy

Blonde is the story of a young woman who is dumped when her boyfriend decides to go to law school at Harvard and thinks he needs to find a girlfriend who is more acceptable for his new status. Determined to show him that she has brains and not just looks, she starts law school too and is eventually called on to represent a Beverly Hills murder suspect.

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

  • 44%
  • PG-13
  • 106 min
  • Animation

Though the movie is based on the popular video game series created by Square Soft, it reportedly will not feature characters or storylines from any of the games. What is known is the plot follows the adventures of our heroine, Aki, and centers around an alien race that invades Earth in the year 2065 with a plan to take over the planet. The movie is destined to raise the standard by which all animation will be judged by using revolutionary technology that will bring the "virtual actors" (computer generated characters with life-like skin colors, textures and facial expression) to life.

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

  • 45%
  • PG-13
  • 119 min
  • Action

This version of Planet of the Apes is neither a remake of the 1968 original nor a sequel to the first five films and subsequent television show (all inspired by Pierre Boulle's 1963 novel). Mark Wahlberg plays Leo Davidson, an Air Force astronaut whose chip crash-lands on a planet ruled by simians and worked by human slaves. Helena Bonham Carter plays a sympathetic ape who eventually joins Wahlberg's posse which includes Estella Warren as they try to escape from the apes, led by an evil general (Tim Roth) and his first-in-command (Michael Clarke Duncan). Look for Charlton Heston, the star of the original, in a humorous supporting role.

Jurassic Park III

Jurassic Park III

  • 50%
  • PG-13
  • 92 min
  • Action

The plot, according to the official site, is this: "Anxious to fund research for his new theory of velociraptor intelligence, renowned paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) is persuaded by a wealthy adventurer (William H. Macy) and his wife (T�a Leoni) to accompany them on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna. This infamous island, once InGen's site B, has become both a primordial breeding ground for John Hammond's magnificent creations and a magnet for thrill-seekers eager to encounter them. When a tragic accident maroons the party of seven, Grant discovers the true reason his deceptive hosts have invited him along."

Scary Movie 2

Scary Movie 2

  • 15%
  • R
  • 83 min
  • Comedy

The films opens with a standout, send-up spoof of "The Exorcist," featuring James Woods as the non conventional priest Father McFelly, assigned to purge a head twisting Natasha Lyonne of an other worldly poltergeist. Then, picking up where they left off, the Wayans comically reunite with heroine Cindy Campbell, now a prospering college coed. A mad professor (Tim Curry) stealthily recruits her and her group of thrill seeking classmates for a weekend getaway under the auspices of a scientific experiment. As the ever shocking and often extra-curricular activities of the weekend unfold, the hilarious surprises keep the fun coming.

Bully

Bully

  • 54%
  • NONE
  • 113 min
  • Crime

Based on Jim Schutze's book Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge, the movie is the true story of Bobby Kent (Stahl), a high school bully, and a group of Florida teenagers who, led by the Bobby's best friend (Renfro) and his girlfriend (Miner), lure Bobby out into a Florida swamp and beat him to death with baseball bats. It is headed by controversial director Larry Clark (Kids).

The Score

The Score

  • 73%
  • R
  • 124 min
  • Action

Nick Wells (Robert De Niro) is ready to retire from crime. He'll settle down with his girlfriend, Diane (Angela Bassett), and focus on running his legitimate business: a Montreal jazz club. But Max (Marlon Brando), his fence, friend and financial partner, has other plans for him.

Persuading Nick to violate two of his most important rules - always work alone and never operate in the city where you live - Max teams him up with Jack Teller (Edward Norton). A young, aggressive and talented thief, Jack needs Nick's safe-cracking talents to make his first big score: a prize worth millions locked behind the walls of Montreal's Customs House.

America's Sweethearts

America's Sweethearts

  • 31%
  • PG-13
  • 102 min
  • Comedy

A veteran publicist (Billy Crystal) tries desperately to push along a troubled film starring an A-list couple, Eddie and Gwen (John Cusack, Catherine Zeta-Jones), who have just suffered a messy and very public split. Julia Roberts plays their personal assistant, who finds that her relationship with Eddie could be more than just professional.

Cats and Dogs

Cats and Dogs

    • PG
    • 87 min
    • Action

    Unbeknownst to humans, the struggle for world domination between cats and dogs has been held in check by an uneasy truce. But that period of peace is about to disintegrate. A power-mad Persian cat, Mr. Tinkles, has broken from the fray to lead a massive feline movement against man's best friend. The crack canine agents, who have been protecting the entire human race, are in trouble. One of their top field dogs has been put out of commission and they have been forced to employ the use of a rookie Beagle puppy agent named Lou.

    As the maniacal Mr. Tinkles and his army of highly trained soldiers begin a mass mobilization, the fate of humankind rests in the paws of a young pup that has yet to prove himself in battle. With mercenaries, assassins and secret agents running amok, will puppy love and ingenuity be enough to save the world?

    This isn't cute. This isn't cuddly. This is war!

    Loser

    Loser

      • PG-13
      • 98 min
      • Comedy

      Paul Tannek (Jason Biggs) is a small town scholarship student in the big city having trouble fitting in at his New York college. With his plaid hunter's cap and kind, good-natured personality, Paul is an outsider among the self-anointed, sophisticated hipster crowd. As for his pot-smoking, girl-chasing roommates, Paul's need to study takes a back seat to their overwhelming desire to party. Roommate Chris can only offer a floundering Paul this piece of advice: "For your own good, just try to be not so much like you."