2001 June Movies

The Fast and the Furious

The Fast and the Furious

  • 52%
  • PG-13
  • 106 min
  • Action

Loosely based on a Vibe magazine article, the movie is set in Los Angeles, where street youth gangs adapt Japanese sports cars into muscle cars and race them illegally. The two main plots of the movie are a Romeo and Juliet scenario about lovers from rival gangs and an undercover investigation of the highjacking ring.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

    • PG-13
    • 100 min
    • Action

    Lara Croft(Angelina Jolie) was born into wealth and groomed at the most elite schools. She travels to dangerous and mysterious locales around the globe in search of rare, lost crypts and long-forgotten empires. She speaks numerous languages, is highly trained for combat and answers to no one, obeying only a desire for adventure.

    A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

    A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

      • PG-13
      • 146 min
      • Adventure

      The film that might have been Stanley Kubrick's next project is now Steven Spielberg's next project. Set in a futuristic world flooded by melted polar ice caps, A.I. depicts a society largely dependent on computers and robots ("A.I." stands for "artifical intelligence"). But at its heart, it's a latter-day Pinocchio tale about a little boy robot (Haley Joel Osment) who's designed to serve as a surrogate son but wants to be the real thing. The big question on cinephiles' minds: Which will prevail, Kubrick's cool cerebral irony or Spielberg's warm sentimental streak? Or is there room for both?

      Swordfish

      Swordfish

      • 26%
      • R
      • 99 min
      • Action

      Gabriel Shear (John Travolta) and his beautiful partner Ginger (Halle Berry) lure Stanley Jobson (Hugh Jackman), one of the two best hackers on the planet and an ex-con busted for hacking, into an apparent cyber-heist by baiting him with the one thing he wants more than anything -- to be reunited with his daughter Holly, custody of whom he lost in a divorce.

      But once Stanley enters Gabriel's world, he realizes that nothing in this operation is what it seems and he has become a pawn in a plot that's a lot more sinister than a high-tech bank heist.

      Atlantis: The Lost Empire

      Atlantis: The Lost Empire

        • PG
        • 95 min
        • Animation

        The Lost Continent legend gets a new-old spin in a state-of-the-art animated epic that's been years in the making. Set in the early 1900s, this Jules Verne-style adventure follows intrepid explorer Milo Thatcher (voiced by Michael J. Fox), who joins a submarine mission in search of Atlantis. Images popping up on the Internet indicate that Disney has made another advance in the art of animation.

        Evolution

        Evolution

        • 42%
        • PG-13
        • 101 min
        • Comedy

        A meteor hits Planet Earth, and it brings one-celled organisms which have the capacity to evolve at an inconceivably fast rate. Initially they're kept in a cave, but four people (a professor at a community college, a geologist, a "wannabe" fireman, and a government scientist) must deal with what happens when and if they get out.

        Lagaan

        Lagaan

          • 224 min
          • Adventure

          LAGAAN... a story of extraordinary circumstances thrust upon ordinary people. The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.

          Baby Boy

          Baby Boy

          • 71%
          • R
          • 130 min
          • Comedy

          John Singleton's latest project is not a sequel to his 1991 film Boyz N the Hood, but it will focus on some of the same themes: Jody, a young black man who mooches off his mom for years and avoids taking care of his child, finally grows up and learns responsibility.

          Dr. Dolittle 2

          Dr. Dolittle 2

          • 42%
          • PG
          • 87 min
          • Comedy

          Eddie Murphy is back as Doctor Dolittle, the MD with the special ability to talk with animals. The first Doctor Dolittle, based on the book by Hugh Lofting, was made in 1967, but it was Murphy's version in 1998 that made a bundle at the box office and prompted a sequel. This time, it's up to Dr. Dolittle to save the Pacific Western Bear from extinction. The biggest problem? No bear couple. So the Doc searches until he finds Bruno the Bear, but will he be able to find him a mate in time to save the species?

          Pootie Tang

          Pootie Tang

          • 29%
          • PG-13
          • 81 min
          • Comedy

          Pootie Tang, the musician/actor/folk hero of the ghetto, is chronicled from his early childhood to his battles against the evil Corporate America, who try to steal his magic belt and make him sell out by endorsing addictive products to his people. Pootie must learn to find himself and defeat the evil corporation for all the young black children of America, supatime.