2005 November Movies

Chicken Little

Chicken Little

  • 36%
  • G
  • 80 min
  • Animation

This time the sky really is falling in Walt Disney Pictures’ new computer animated film "Chicken Little". This epic tale presents a new twist to the classic fable of a young chicken who causes widespread panic when he mistakes a falling acorn for a piece of the sky. In this hilarious adventure, Chicken Little is determined to restore his reputation. But just as things are starting to go his way, a real piece of the sky lands on his head! Suspense, chaos, and plenty of laughs ensue as Chicken Little and his band of misfit friends, Abby Mallard (aka Ugly Duckling), Runt of the Litter and Fish Out of Water, attempt to save the world without sending the town into a whole new panic. This time, when it comes to saving the world, it helps to be a little chicken.

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

  • 17%
  • R
  • 134 min
  • Biography

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, one of the biggest and most popular stars in hip-hop, is the charismatic driving force behind “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” a hard-hitting drama directed by six-time Oscar nominee Jim Sheridan about an orphaned street kid who makes his mark in the drug trade but finally dares to leave the violence behind and become the rap artist he was meant to be.

In this drama enriched by parallels to Jackson’s own life, Marcus (Jackson) has always known he was going to be a rapper, but when his mother is murdered, he turns to dealing -- hustling drugs pays the rent. Only his grandmother (Viola Davis), girlfriend Charlene (Joy Bryant), and violent-but-loyal friend Bama (Terrence Howard) keep him grounded as his world spirals out of control. As Marcus applies the same manic intensity to his writing as he does to dealing, he finds that writing down his words helps him to stay sane. For years, he endures this living hell until a tragedy that nearly kills him forces Marcus to change his life.

Derailed

Derailed

  • 20%
  • R
  • 110 min
  • Drama

"Derailed" is a suspense thriller about ad exec and family man Charles Schine (Clive Owen) who meets business woman, Lucinda (Jennifer Aniston), on the commuter train to Chicago. Flirtation quickly escalates, but their fling turns dangerous when a violent criminal, LaRoche (Vincent Cassel), blackmails them, promising to reveal their indiscretion and threatening their families if they to not pay him. With their lives thrown terrifyingly off-course, they must figure out how to turn the tables on LaRoche and save their families.

Havoc

Havoc

  • 45%
  • R
  • 85 min
  • Crime

"Havoc" is Academy Award-winning writer Stephen Gaghan's ("Traffic") searing vision of teen culture as it clashes with the real world of urban Latino gangsters. Compelling and comic, contemporary and tragic, Gaghan's music-driven tale follows two beautiful girls on their journey from the safety of their suburban homes into the dangerous underworld of East L.A., where they learn that even innocent actions have consequences.

The Libertine

The Libertine

    • R
    • 110 min
    • Drama

    Johnny Depp stars in "The Libertine" as the scandalously decadent John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester. The film follows the Earl's adventures in London, from his passionate romance with a young actress, Elizabeth Barry (Samantha Morton), to the writing of a scurrilous play which blisteringly and bawdily lampoons the very monarch who commissioned it, Charles II (John Malkovich), leading to the Earl's banishment and eventual downfall.

    Laurence Dunmore makes an assured directorial debut, creating a period atmosphere that combines the dark debauched underbelly of London with the allure and glamour of the Restoration court.

    Breakfast on Pluto

    Breakfast on Pluto

    • 57%
    • R
    • 129 min
    • Comedy

    Set in the 1970's, Breakfast on Pluto follows the exploits of Patrick Braden (Murphy), an endearing, but deceptively tough young man. Abandoned as a baby in his small Irish hometown and aware from a very early age that he is different, Patrick survives this harsh environment with the aid of his wit and charm, plus a sweet refusal to let anyone and anything change who he is.

    Jordan weaves a wonderfully surreal and magical tale to bring us this funny, moving and poignant rites of passage account of a young man enduring the trials and tribulations he faces with a smile and unwavering faith in the inherent goodness in us all.

    The Ice Harvest

    The Ice Harvest

    • 46%
    • R
    • 88 min
    • Comedy

    It's Christmas Eve in rainy, icebound Wichita, Kansas, and this year Charlie Arglist (John Cusack) just might have something to celebrate. Charlie, an attorney for the sleazy businesses of Wichita, and his unsavory associate, the steely Vic Cavenaugh (Billy Bob Thornton), have just successfully embezzled $2,147,000 from Kansas City boss Bill Guerrard (Randy Quaid).

    Even so, the real prize for Charlie would be the stunning Renata (Connie Nielsen), who runs the Sweet Cage strip club. Charlie's fondest Christmas wish is to slip out of town with Renata. But, as daylight fades and a storm whirls, everyone from Charlie's drinking buddy Pete Van Heuten (Oliver Platt) to the local police begin to wonder just what exactly is in Charlie's Christmas stocking. For Charlie, the 12 hours of Christmas Eve are filled with nonstop twists and turns, both on the ice and off.

    Pulse

    Pulse

      • NONE
      • 118 min
      • Horror

      A website, which at first appears to be merely a scary hoax with an irresistible marketing ploy, turns out to be run by a sinister and deadly force. As people repeatedly tap into the site's frightening images of the dead, the supernatural force begins controlling their lives.

      "Wild West Tech" Grim Reaper

        • R
        • 60 min
        • Documentary

        The show discusses causes of death in the west which was a constant companion. The show opens with the Binder Inn in Kansas which was the site of up to 25 murders. A group of people pretending to be a family ran a store which killed travelers. People traveling west often were not heard from for weeks, months, years, or never due to the lack of communications and the few people there. Joe "Bunko" Kelly of Portland Oregan shanghaied sailors for ships in the late 1800's and many were killed. He provided a crew of 25 for a ship from men dead from drinking formaldehyde they took for alcohol. In 1831 the advent of the mechanical reaper was one of many advances that were dangerous and often lead to death or injury. The 1896 intentional crashing of two locomotives in Texas lead to 2 killed and two dozen injured. The primary cause of death for cowboys was being dragged to death by horses. It is estimated that one of seventeen die on the Oregon Trail. Feuds were common leading to many deaths such as the cattle versus sheep issue in Arizona. Written by Anonymous

        39 Pounds of Love

        39 Pounds of Love

        • 61%
        • NONE
        • 70 min
        • Documentary

        Ami, who weighs only 39 pounds, works in Israel as a 3D animator and creates his art despite the fact that his bodily motion is limited to a single finger on his left hand and in doing so, continues to redefine notions of a "limited" life.

        The film follows Ami's journey in search of the doctor who predicted his early demise. Along his journey, Ami attempts to come to terms with another major incident from his past and to complete a lifelong dream: To finally ride a Harley Davidson.

        "39 Pounds of Love" is an emotional roller coaster, a fascinating, humorous and truly inspirational ride through life with someone who embodies the very term, Carpe Diem (Seize the day).