2005 April Movies

It's All Gone Pete Tong

It's All Gone Pete Tong

  • 77%
  • R
  • 90 min
  • Comedy

It's All Gone Pete Tong (a commonly-used Cockney expression for "it's all gone wrong") begins as an irreverent look at the life of a world-famous dance party DJ -- with the requisite wild parties, excesses and pitfalls that accompany fame and power. The story then takes an unexpected turn, and ends up a redemptive study of a music pioneer who, against fate, finds a whole new rhythm for his life.

At the height of his career, DJ Frankie Wilde, played by British comedian Paul Kaye (The BBC's 'Dennis Pennis " and 'Two Thousand Acres Of Sky"), suffers the ultimate occupational hazard: he goes completely deaf. Frankie loses his wife, record deal and, most tragically, his music, finally isolating himself in his villa under a pile of self-pity and a mountain of drugs.

But Frankie meets the enchanting Penelope (Beatriz Batarda), who opens him up to a whole new world and reconnects Frankie with the almighty beat that had defined him. Frankie's return to the top of the scene and his eventual disappearance is the stuff of legends.

House of D

House of D

    • PG-13
    • 97 min
    • Comedy

    A comical and touching story of a man looking back at his childhood in 1970s Greenwich Village, Lions Gate Films' HOUSE OF D is the feature film writing and directing debut of actor David Duchovny, starring Duchovny, Anton Yelchin, Robin Williams, Téa Leoni, Frank Langella and Erykah Badu.

    An American artist living a bohemian existence in Paris, Tom Warshaw (David Duchovny) is trying to make sense of his troubled adult life by reflecting upon his extraordinary childhood...The year is 1973, and thirteen-year-old Greenwich Village native Tommy Warshaw (Anton Yelchin) is on the brink of becoming a man. While his bereaved single mother (Téa Leoni) continues to mourn the death of his father, Tommy escapes his own grief by causing trouble at school and making afternoon meat deliveries with his best friend Pappas (Robin Williams), a mentally challenged janitor. Following the romantic advice offered by Lady (Erykah Badu) - incarcerated in the infamous Greenwich Village Women's House of Detention for shadowy reasons - Tommy even experiences his first taste of love. Yet when an unexpected tragedy radically alters his world, Tommy must make a life-defining choice - one that will compel the adult Tom Warshaw, thirty years later, to confront his unfinished past.

    Vividly capturing the spirit of youth in all its joy and heartbreak, HOUSE OF D examines with humor and pathos a boy's harrowing coming of age and the manner in which it defines his adulthood. Sensitively directed by Duchovny and bolstered by affectionate portrayals from a talented cast, HOUSE OF D is a winning, hopeful story about overcoming loss and coming to terms with one's past.

    Palindromes

    Palindromes

      • NONE
      • 100 min
      • Comedy

      Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.

      Bad Boy Bubby

      Bad Boy Bubby

        • 114 min
        • Comedy

        Bad Boy Bubby is just that: a bad boy. So bad, in fact, that his mother has kept him locked in their house for his entire thirty years, convincing him that the air outside is poisonous. After a visit from his estranged father, circumstances force Bubby into the waiting world, a place which is just as unusual to him as he is to the world.

        "Scrubs" My Drive By

          • R
          • 24 min
          • Comedy

          Turk claims that he does not desire attention like Cox. To prove him wrong, Cox takes the credit when Turk saves a man's life. Meanwhile, Elliot tries *not* to ruin her relationship, and it's a battle of wits between Kelso and the Janitor.

          "The American Experience" Mary Pickford

            • Unrated
            • 90 min
            • Documentary

            14 Hours

              • Unrated
              • 88 min
              • Drama

              While Tropical Storm Allison brings one of the worst floods to hit Houston rages outside, the staff of Hermann hospital races against time to ensure hundreds of patients are evacuated safely.

              3-Iron

              3-Iron

                • R
                • 90 min
                • Crime

                Tae-suk (JAE Hee) drifts around on his motorcycle looking for empty houses to stay in. He goes from door to door and puts up flyers in the keyholes of each house. He later breaks into the house where the flyer has not been removed, assuming that the owner is away...

                A Hole in My Heart

                A Hole in My Heart

                  • NONE
                  • 98 min
                  • Drama

                  "A Hole in My Heart" is a brave, shocking cinematic experience intimately filmed in a cramped Swedish apartment and following a total of four characters through acts of physical degradation, sensual perversity and emotional isolation. Bonded commonalities emerge among them, procuring each a sense of comfort for the present and something less than fear for the future.

                  A fearless filmmaking exercise from start to finish, "A Hole in My Heart" is exceedingly kinetic yet always in control of its own shock value. An extreme but somehow more authentic version of the worldwide craze for "reality TV," the images young Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson puts on screen are never easy to look at but even more difficult to turn away from.

                  "A Hole in My Heart" is the fourth feature from internationally-renowned Swedish filmmaker Lukas Moodysson. It stars Thorsten Flinck, Sanna Brading, Goran Marjanovic and Bjorn Almroth in his feature-film debut.

                  "A Hole in My Heart" - written and directed by Moodysson ("Together," "Lilya 4-Ever") and produced by Lars Jönsson of Memfis Film ("Breaking the Waves," "Dogville") - is disturbing, provocative, chaotic, frequently abhorrent and ultimately a breathtaking piece of independent film that cannot be stricken from the memory.

                  A Tout De Suite

                  A Tout De Suite

                    • NONE
                    • 95 min
                    • Crime

                    Heroine Lili hangs up the phone after hearing her lover say "We're coming right now," she knows in her heart of hearts what she hadn't faced up to before: that this man she loves, this "prince" from nowhere, is a hoodlum. He has just robbed a bank and a man got killed. It's the mid-1970s. Lili is nineteen years old. Right now, as if in a waking dream, she falls headlong from the tight, narrow space of her father's uptown apartment, where she provides refuge for her lover, into a weaving world of escape - Spain, Morocco, Greece - and from being an almost well-behaved girl into the life she's always wanted.