2004 January Movies

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

  • 33%
  • R
  • 113 min
  • Sci-Fi

Some people want to forget the past. Others want to change it. Ashton Kutcher (Just Married) stars as Evan Treborn, who ties his emotional scars in adulthood to the frequent blackouts he had as a child. As he begins to unravel intensely personal truths about his childhood circle of friends, Evan decides to risk everything in a bold attempt to change the past, hoping to save the people he loves even if it means destroying everything he knows.

Along Came Polly

Along Came Polly

  • 25%
  • PG-13
  • 90 min
  • Comedy

Ben Stiller portrays risk-averse Reuben Feffer, whose best-laid plans for life and love zoom wildly off track when his wife (Messing) dumps him on their honeymoon for a scuba instructor (Azaria). Stunned, humiliated and in the grip of acute indigestion, Reuben plans to play it safer than ever. But a chance encounter with an adventure-craving, globe-trotting friend from middle school (Aniston) shoots him into a whirlwind of extreme sports, spicy foods, ferrets, salsa dancing and living in the moment.

Chasing Liberty

Chasing Liberty

  • 19%
  • PG-13
  • 110 min
  • Comedy

Budding teenage beauty Anna Foster (Moore) wants the American dream: life and liberty to pursue happiness. But as the only child of the President of the United States, every detail of Anna's life is constantly monitored by the media, the public and her very protective parents

The Perfect Score

The Perfect Score

  • 17%
  • PG-13
  • 93 min
  • Comedy

A group of seven high school seniors, made up of two girls (Johansson and Christensen) and five boys (Evans, Nam and three others), decide to break into the Princeton Testing Center, so they can steal the answers to their upcoming SAT tests and all get perfect scores.

Torque

Torque

  • 23%
  • PG-13
  • 81 min
  • Action

Trey Wallace (Ice Cube), leader of the Machine, one of the most feared biker gangs in the country, squares off against another gang, the Hellions, in this action flick set in the world of motorcycle racing.

Speak

Speak

    • PG-13
    • 89 min
    • Drama

    After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak.

    Anatomie de L'enfer

    Anatomie de L'enfer

      • 77 min
      • Drama

      A man rescues a woman from a suicide attempt in a gay nightclub. Walking the streets together, she propositions him: She'll pay him to visit her at her isolated house for four consecutive nights. There he will silently watch her. He's reluctant, but agrees. As the four nights progress, they become more intimate with each other, and a mutual fascination/revulsion develops. By the end of the four-day "contract", these two total strangers will have had a profound impact on each other.

      The Big Bounce

      The Big Bounce

      • 16%
      • PG-13
      • 107 min
      • Comedy

      In "The Big Bounce," a comedy caper staring Owen Wilson and Morgan Freeman based on the novel by legendary crime fiction writer Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty, Out Of Sight, Jackie Brown), Owen Wilson plays Jack Ryan, a surfer and likeable drifter trying to loot the fortune of a wealthy developer Ray Ritchie (Sinese) with Ray's slinky mistress Nancy Hayes (Foster) and rival businessman, District Judge Walter Crewes (Freeman) who's out for revenge. Jack soon finds that on the exotic North Shore of O'ahu, temptation is everywhere and in paradise he gets more than he bargained for in Nancy, an opportunist who uses seduction as her weapon of choice. It doesn't get any sweeter than this: Jack is seduced by a tropical island, a beautiful woman and a lot of cash

      The Battle of Algiers

      The Battle of Algiers

        • NONE
        • 121 min
        • Crime

        Shot on location, and starring actual FLN rebels, "The Battle of Algiers" is one of the most viciously realistic films of all time. Initially banned by the French government, it quickly won wide acclaim: an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film and garnishing 11 international awards. Struggling to rid their country of French colonialism, Ali L Pointed and his terrorist group painting the streets of Casbah red with the blood of their enemies. Children shoot soldiers at point blank range. Women plant bombs in cafes. Soon the entire Arab population builds to a mad fervor. French Colonel Phillipe Mathieu, a highly decorated officer, is called upon to quash the uprising. But Algiers is on fire and the battle has just begun.

        Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!

        Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!

        • 52%
        • PG-13
        • 96 min
        • Comedy

        In "Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!," Kate Bosworth stars as Rosalee Futch, a grocery clerk living in rural West Virginia. But even a small-town girl can have big dreams, and Rosalee's is to someday ... somehow ... meet her big-screen idol Tad Hamilton (Duhamel). The "somehow" arrives in the form of a contest -- the grand prize: a date with Tad Hamilton -- and the "someday" is now. Rosalee wins, much to the chagrin of her best friend and co-worker Pete (Grace), who is deeply, hopelessly -- and secretly -- in love with Rosalee. The "Win a Date" contest was cooked up by Tad's agent, Richard Levy (Nathan Lane), and his manager, also named Richard Levy (Sean Hayes), to clean up Tad's bad-boy image. Someone should have told them to be careful what you wish for. When Tad meets Rosalee and gets a taste of what he's been missing in the "real world," he decides he wants seconds and moves to West Virginia, turning Rosalee's dream come true into a nightmare for Richard Levy, Richard Levy and, most of all, Pete.