2004 December Movies

Ocean's Twelve

Ocean's Twelve

  • 55%
  • PG-13
  • 120 min
  • Crime

In this sequel to the blockbuster hit Ocean's Eleven, rival cat burglars who are masters of their craft team up to outfox the beautiful FBI agent one of them is in love with.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's the Phantom of the Opera

Andrew Lloyd Webber's the Phantom of the Opera

    • PG-13
    • 143 min
    • Drama

    Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a disfigured musical genius (Gerard Butler) who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with the lovely Christine (Emmy Rossum), the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents.

    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

    • 72%
    • PG
    • 107 min
    • Adventure

    Based on the bestselling book series by Daniel Handler, the "Snicket" saga revolves around a pint-sized trio of orphans named Sunny, Klaus and Violet who find themselves fobbed off on a series of odd people, including Lemony Snicket, who narrates each of what has grown to a series of eight books since Handler debuted the first title in 1999. The recurring bad guy is a distant family relative named Count Olaf, who initially takes in the kids but clearly is trying to separate them from a family inheritance.

    Million Dollar Baby

    Million Dollar Baby

    • 91%
    • PG-13
    • 132 min
    • Drama

    A hardened fighter-cum-trainer works with a determined woman in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer.

    The Aviator

    The Aviator

    • 87%
    • PG-13
    • 169 min
    • Biography

    "The Aviator" tells the story of aviation pioneer Howard Hughes (DiCaprio), the eccentric billionaire industrialist and Hollywood film mogul famous for romancing some of the world's most beautiful women. The drama recounts the years of his life from the late 1920s through the 1940s, an epoch when Hughes was directing movies and test flying innovative aircraft he designed and created. It also chronicles Hughes' struggle with his physical disabilities and phobias, and his increasingly erratic, obsessive-compulsive behavior that led him ultimately to isolate himself from his associates and withdraw from the world.

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    • 56%
    • R
    • 118 min
    • Adventure

    Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew -- Team Zissou -- set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly non-existant Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. They are joined on their voyage by a young airline co-pilot who may or may not be Zissou's son (Owen Wilson), a beautiful journalist (Cate Blanchett) assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and Zissou's estranged wife and co-producer, Eleanor (Anjelica Huston).

    They face overwhelming complications including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy.

    Blade: Trinity

    Blade: Trinity

    • 26%
    • R
    • 114 min
    • Action

    Wesley Snipes returns as the day-walking vampire hunter in the explosive third and final film in the Blade franchise, Blade: Trinity. For years, Blade has fought against the vampires in the cover of night, with the world above unaware of the brutal ongoing war. But now, after falling into the crosshairs of the FBI, he is forced out into the daylight, where he is driven to join forces with a clan of human vampire hunters he never knew existed – The Nightstalkers. Together with Abigail (Jessica Biel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Hannibal (Ryan Reynolds), two deftly trained Nightstalkers, Blade follows a trail of blood to the an ancient creature that is also hunting him … the original vampire, Dracula. Blade: Trinity is written and directed by David S. Goyer, who has written all three films in the trilogy, based on characters created in the comic book.

    Closer

    Closer

    • 68%
    • R
    • 98 min
    • Drama

    Academy Award-winning director Mike Nichols follows the triumphant "Angels in America" with Closer. A bitingly funny and honest look at modern relationships, Closer is the story of four strangers (Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen) -- their chance meetings, instant attractions and casual betrayals.

    Set in contemporary London, Closer is funny and powerful, and reminiscent of such Nichols’ classics as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Carnal Knowledge.

    Hotel Rwanda

    Hotel Rwanda

    • 90%
    • PG-13
    • 122 min
    • Biography

    Don Cheadle stars in the true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsis refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

    Meet the Fockers

    Meet the Fockers

    • 38%
    • PG-13
    • 95 min
    • Comedy

    The makers and stars behind the runaway hit of 2000, "Meet the Parents," are re-united in the follow-up comedy, "Meet the Fockers". Now that Greg Focker (Stiller) is "in" with his soon-to-be in-laws, Jack (De Niro) and Dina Byrnes, it looks like smooth sailing for him and his fiancée, Pam (Polo). But that's before Pam's parents meet Greg's parents, the Fockers. The hyper-relaxed Fockers and the tightly-wound Byrneses are woefully mismatched from the start, and no matter how hard Greg and Pam try, there is just no bringing their families together--which all adds up to a disastrously funny time of "getting to know you."