2002 January Movies

A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

    • PG-13
    • 135 min
    • Biography

    This film tracks the true-life story of John Forbes Nash Jr. (Russell Crowe), the man who established the Nobel Prize-winning Game Theory of economics. Nash's personal trials include marital struggles and recovery from paranoid schizophrenia.

    Black Hawk Down

    Black Hawk Down

      • R
      • 144 min
      • Drama

      This film is based on the novel Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War, by Mark Bowden, which tells the true story of the Oct. 3, 1993, Battle of Mogadishu during the Somalian Civil War. This battle was the longest sustained ground attack involving American soldiers since the Vietnam War. The mission to abduct two of Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's lieutenants was designed to take 60 minutes but ended up lasting 15 hours. The attack resulted in two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters being shot down and the deaths of 18 Americans and hundreds of Somalians.

      A Walk to Remember

      A Walk to Remember

      • 27%
      • PG
      • 101 min
      • Drama

      Based on the 1999 novel by Nicholas Sparks, which was set in the 1950s, the story is about a modern-day small-town romance in North Carolina between two teenagers: the only son of a wealthy family and the town minister's quiet daughter. When they both join the town's Christmas pageant, the unlikely pair meet and fall in love.

      I Am Sam

      I Am Sam

        • PG-13
        • 132 min
        • Drama

        Sam (Sean Penn), who has the mind of a 7-year-old, watches his daughter being taken away from him by social services. He seeks the assistance of a workaholic lawyer (Michelle Pfeiffer) and inadvertently teaches her that family is more important than career.

        Gosford Park

        Gosford Park

          • R
          • 137 min
          • Drama

          Robert Altman's latest is a British murder mystery satire that's drawn comparisons to Jean Renoir's classic Rules of the Game and Ten Little Indians, based on the novel by Agatha Christie. The scene is 1930s England, where an aristocratic family and their friends enjoy a hunting party weekend. But are there killers among them? The film features multiple storylines, showing the fairly boring lives of the rich and famous upstairs, and the more intriguing ones of the servants downstairs.

          Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

          Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

            • PG-13
            • 81 min
            • Action

            A one-man show with Oedekerk as director, screenwriter, and star, Kung Pow! is a martial arts spoof that borrows footage from other martial arts films and combines it with new footage featuring Oedekerk as the kung fu hero.

            Brotherhood of the Wolf

            Brotherhood of the Wolf

              • R
              • 137 min
              • Action

              In 18th-century France, King Louis XV assigns a young detective to investigate a spate of murdered peasants, gruesome crimes that legend says were the work of a mysterious monster.

              Session 9

              Session 9

                • R
                • 100 min
                • Horror

                The horrifying adventures of a team of asbestos removal workers who undertake a project at an abandoned insane asylum.

                Orange County

                Orange County

                • 46%
                • PG-13
                • 82 min
                • Comedy

                A high-school student is rejected by every college on his list, not because of his own shortcomings but because of his ridiculously inept guidance counselor, who sends the wrong transcripts. Colin Hanks (yes, that's Tom's son) stars as an Orange County kid who just wants to get into Stanford and become a writer. To fix the transcript problem, he enlists his slacker brother, Jack Black, who drives him to the school to talk to the dean of admissions.

                Snow Dogs

                Snow Dogs

                • 24%
                • PG
                • 95 min
                • Adventure

                The world's greatest team of sled dogs � Diesel, Scooper, Nana, Yodel, Sniff, Mack, Duchess, and Demon � is about to get a new owner: Miami dentist Ted Jones (Cuba Gooding Jr.). When Ted finds out that he's been named in a will, he travels to Alaska, thinking he's going to be rich, but his dreams of wealth turn to mush � he's been left the racing dogs, who have got it in for him. Making matters even worse is the crusty mountain man Thunder Jack (James Coburn), who can't wait for the city slicker to hotfoot it back to warmer climes. As Ted's life goes to the dogs, he vows to learn to mush, no matter what it takes.