2002 February Movies

Crossroads

Crossroads

  • 14%
  • PG-13
  • 93 min
  • Adventure

Described as Boys on the Side meets Duets, the story is about three childhood chums who are on different paths as they reach high school. Britney Spears, who will make her acting debut and sing in the film, plays a goody-goody straight-A student. Another girl becomes a cheerleader, while the third is a burnout. The trio eventually takes a cross-country road trip together, and along the way they meet a young aspiring musician who persuades them to come to L.A. to compete in a music contest.

Queen Of The Damned

Queen Of The Damned

  • 17%
  • R
  • 101 min
  • Fantasy

Based on the book The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice, Damned continues the story of the Vampire Lestat, Tom Cruise's character in Interview With the Vampire. Lestat has become a rock star, but his music wakes up the 6,000-year-old queen of the vampires, Akasha (Aaliyah), who then decides she wants Lestat to help her get revenge on some of her former male followers and to co-rule the vampires with her.

Monster's Ball

Monster's Ball

  • 85%
  • R
  • 111 min
  • Drama

Set in the contemporary South, the story centers on three generations of racists and the interracial love story that affects them. Hank (Billy Bob Thornton) and his 20-something son, Sonny (Heath Ledger), work for the local department of corrections, where they are preparing the electric chair for a black inmate (Sean "P. Diddy" Combs). Hank eventually meets the convict's widow, Leticia (Halle Berry), and falls for her. She moves in with Hank only to discover his connection to her husband.

John Q

John Q

  • 23%
  • PG-13
  • 116 min
  • Crime

Denzel Washington plays an unstable father who takes a hospital's emergency room hostage after he's told they can't give his son the heart transplant he needs because of insurance problems. Robert Duvall plays the hostage negotiator brought to the scene.

Big Fat Liar

Big Fat Liar

  • 43%
  • PG
  • 88 min
  • Adventure

A boy (Frankie Muniz) writes a school essay that ends up in the hands of a Hollywood producer, who turns it into a film. When the boy sees it, he and a friend (Amanda Bynes) head to Hollywood to claim the credit.

Rollerball

Rollerball

  • 3%
  • PG-13
  • 98 min
  • Action

The 1975 original starred James Caan as a roller-skating gladiator in the year 2005. The 2001 remake puts Chris Klein (American Pie, Election) on those wheels, as well as LL Cool J, in a fast-paced action smorgasbord full of car, motorcycle, and other high-speed chases.

Hart's War

Hart's War

  • 60%
  • R
  • 125 min
  • Drama

Tommy Hart is a law student before he enlists in World War II. During combat he is shot down over Europe and placed in a POW camp. When a black prisoner is accused of murdering a fellow soldier, Hart comes to his aid and defends him in the courtroom. The litigation transfixes the Germans and works in favor of the American POWs, who use the case as a diversion to help them escape.

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

  • 18%
  • R
  • 108 min
  • Action

After losing his wife and child in a bomb explosion, federal officer Ben Stride (Arnold Schwarzenegger) becomes obsessed with capturing their killer.

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

  • 7%
  • PG-13
  • 104 min
  • Drama

A doctor thinks that his late ex-wife is trying to speak to him via the near-death experiences of his patients.

Slackers

Slackers

  • 10%
  • R
  • 86 min
  • Comedy

A college geek in love with a popular girl stumbles on a scam run by three slacker dudes who get good grades without doing any work. The geek blackmails the slackers into setting him up with the girl.