2002 December Movies

Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

  • 96%
  • PG-13
  • 141 min
  • Biography

The true story of Frank Abagnale (Leonardo DiCaprio), the youngest man to make the FBI's most-wanted list for forgery. Frank posed at various times as a doctor, a lawyer, a pilot, and even an FBI agent. Throughout his life, he passed millions of dollars in bad checks and later, after finally being captured, escaped from prison. Frank Abagnale eventually became a consultant for the FBI, specializing in the field of white-collar crime.

The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers

  • 96%
  • PG-13
  • 179 min
  • Action

At the end of part one, the Fellowship was forced to divide. "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" traces the journey of Frodo (Wood) and Sam (Astin) as they venture deeper into the land of the enemy - with the mysterious Gollum (Serkis) serving as their guide - while their companions in the Fellowship, Aragorn (Mortensen), Legolas (Bloom) and Gimli (Davies), struggle to rescue the captured Hobbits Merry (Monaghan) and Pippin (Boyd). Their destinies now lie at Two Towers - Orthanc Tower in Isengard, where the corrupted wizard Saruman (Lee) waits, and Sauron's fortress at Barad-dur, deep within the dark lands of Mordor. In addition to Gollum, The Two Towers also introduces the people of Rohan, led by King Theoden (Hill), his niece Eowyn (Otto) and her brother Eomer (Urban); Faramir (Wenham), brother of Boromir; Wormtongue (Dourif); and the Ent, Treebeard.

Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York

  • 75%
  • R
  • 167 min
  • Crime

Based on a non-fiction book first printed in 1928, this sweeping tale follows the rise of Irish and Italian gangsters in New York, beginning in the Tammany Hall era and moving towards the 20th century. Leonardo DiCaprio plays the son of a murdered gangleader who swears vengeance upon the man who killed his father.

Equilibrium

Equilibrium

  • 37%
  • R
  • 107 min
  • Action

Set in a future society in which human emotion is forbidden and is suppressed by a required dose of the drug Prozium, the story follows the spiritual conversion of John Preston (Bale), an agent who must administer the drug. When he accidentally misses a dose, he becomes aware of his emotions and fights to overthrow the controlling regime. Taye Diggs plays Preston's partner.

Star Trek: Nemesis

Star Trek: Nemesis

    • PG-13
    • 117 min
    • Action

    On their way to Riker's and Troy's honeymoon, the Enterprise is sent near the neutral zone to Romulan space, and picks up a prototypic twin of android Data. Immediately they are further sent to Romulus, where a new praetor, Shinzon, a half-Reman cloned from Captain Picard, appears to want peace with the Federation. But then the crew detects a break-in on their computer systems, and Picard is captured by the Romulans because Shinzon needs him as his only matching supplier of genetic material. Picard and the Enterprise can escape, only to find themselves battling Shinzons completely cloaked Warbird, who is after the complete destruction of earth.

    Miss Congeniality

    Miss Congeniality

      • PG-13
      • 109 min
      • Action

      For her entire life, Gracie Hart has dreamed of emulating the career of her mother, Emily, a highly esteemed FBI agent who died in the line of duty. Unfortunately, Gracie's aggressive nature has branded her as a loose cannon, and the only one in the bureau who actually believes in her is fellow agent and friend, Eric Matthews. When a terrorist threatens to bomb the Miss United States pageant, the FBI rushes to find a female agent to go undercover as a contestant. Unfortunately, Gracie is the only female FBI agent who can "look the part" despite her complete lack of refinement and femininity. She prides herself in being "just one of the boys" and is horrified at the idea of becoming a girly girl. To assist her with the emergency assignment, the bureau enlists the help of Victor Melling, an obsessive and pompous pageant consultant, to transform Gracie from a "woman without a detectable smidgen of estrogen" to "Gracie Lou Freebush," glamorous beauty queen. Transformation complete, Gracie must get comfortable with the mercilessly driven and perfectly coifed contestants, infiltrate the pageant and thwart the terrorists.

      Adaptation

      Adaptation

      • 91%
      • R
      • 114 min
      • Comedy

      Based on the nonfiction novel The Orchid Thief, by Susan Orlean, which is itself based on the true story of John Laroche, a plant dealer who conspired with three Seminole Indians to clone rare orchids and sell them at exorbitant rates to plant collectors. But that's just the half of it. The movie also tells of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's (Being John Malkovich) attempts to adapt the novel to the big screen. In his effort to overcome writer's block, Kaufman seeks the help of his (fictional) brother, Donald.

      The Hot Chick

      The Hot Chick

      • 22%
      • PG-13
      • 97 min
      • Comedy

      A popular but very mean high-school girl wakes up to find that she's become ... a 30-year-old man, played by Rob Schneider. Eww. She must figure out how and why she became a man and how the heck to return to being a teenage girl.

      Maid In Manhattan

      Maid In Manhattan

      • 39%
      • PG-13
      • 105 min
      • Comedy

      Jennifer Lopez plays Marisa Ventura, a single mother in New York City who works as a maid at a four-star Manhattan hotel. When she meets Christopher Marshall (Ralph Fiennes), a Kennedy-like heir to a political dynasty and a senatorial hopeful, he mistakes her for a guest at the ritzy establishment. They go on a date, but when Marisa's true identity is revealed, it seems that the two are worlds apart.

      The 25th Hour

      The 25th Hour

        • R
        • 135 min
        • Crime

        About to start a seven-year jail term for dealing drugs, a young man attempts to make the most out of his last day of freedom. While roaming about the city with two close friends and his girlfriend, he takes a closer look at his life.