2006 August Movies

Vanished

Vanished

    • Unrated
    • 96 min
    • Horror

    Eight school friends innocently join together to play a game that, if played well, promised to make their greatest dreams come true. But, they soon discover that mistakes may cost them more than even their dreams could tell.

    VIO-LENCE: Blood and Dirt

    VIO-LENCE: Blood and Dirt

      • Unrated
      • 100 min
      • Documentary

      Product Description For the first time ever, the complete history of Bay Area Thrash Legends VIO-LENCE. Presented in a 90 minute documentary and directed by TALES FROM THE PIT creator, Jerry Allen, BLOOD AND DIRT takes you on a trip of bad attitudes, bloody knuckles and brutal music. From their early DEATH PENALTY days to the infamous Centennial Hall Riot to Thrash of the Titans to their last show at The Pound SF in 2003, it's all here. See interviews with all members of Vio as well as commentary by fans, friends, journalists and their thrash brothers, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, FORBIDDEN and DEATH ANGEL. Witness ultra rare video footage shot by the band themselves as well as live clips from different eras of their short but legendary history. Also included is a bonus disc, featuring their crushing THRASH OF THE TITANS performance as songs from their sold out Slim's show and more.... Written by Metallian Productions

      Viva Pedro

      Viva Pedro

        • NONE
        • Documentary

        Sony Pictures Classics presents "Viva Pedro," the theatrical re-release of eight of celebrated auteur Pedro Almodóvar's greatest films.

        Waltzing Anna

        Waltzing Anna

          • PG-13
          • 108 min
          • Comedy

          "Waltzing Anna," the story of an unscrupulous doctor's change of heart, is set to be released in select cities nationwide on August 11th, 2006. The film stars Robert Capelli Jr. ("Mail Order Bride") as Dr. Charlie Keegan, a partner in a New York City medical practice that thrives on the bureaucracy of the insurance system and naiveté of its elderly patients. Charlie's lawyer, played by Artie Lange ("Howard Stern," "Mad TV"), is unable to prevent the medical board from reprimanding him. For six months, he is forced to work in an upstate nursing home- Shady Pines. Charlie wanted to do his time and get out. Instead, his new patients and an unexpected romance with the compassionate nurse Jill, played by Emmanuelle Chriqui ("In the Mix"), transform him into a sympathetic man who fights for the care and protection of the people he once neglected. With memorable performances by Pat Hingle ("Batman," "Splendor in the Grass," "Norma Rae") and Betsy Palmer ("Friday the 13th") as the lovable Mo and Anna, "Waltzing Anna" is sure to capture the hearts of moviegoers across the country. Rounding out the casts are Grant Shaud ("Murphy Brown"), Paige Turco, Casey Siemaszko and several more familiar faces.

          Woman on the Beach

          Woman on the Beach

          • 89%
          • Unrated
          • 127 min
          • Comedy

          Filmmaker Joong-rae, suffering from writer's block, takes a trip to the coast with his production designer Chang-wook, who brings along the vivacious Moon-sook. Soon after their arrival, Moon-sook falls for Joong-rae's advances; however, the fickle hero can't commit and he awkwardly parts with her. What had been a sardonic Jules and Jim turns into a burlesque Vertigo when Joong-rae returns to the coastal resort and attempts to recreate the original romance with a woman who resembles Moon-sook, until his jilted lover shows up... Deemed by many critics to be Hong Sang-soo's most sheerly enjoyable and satisfying film, Woman on the Beach satirizes the misalignment of art and life, as the mysteries of the heart and the mysteries of artistic creation collide in ways that are both ironic and affecting.