2006 August Movies

Invincible

Invincible

  • 71%
  • PG
  • 108 min
  • Biography

"Invincible" focuses on Vince Papale (Wahlberg), who in 1976 was a 30-year-old bartender who answered the call when incoming Philadelphia Eagles coach Dick Vermeil decided to shake up his team by holding an open tryout. Papale was among a swarm of fans, but he was the only one left standing by the end of the tryout.

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals

  • 22%
  • PG
  • 90 min
  • Animation

From Steve Oedekerk and Nickelodeon Movies, creators of "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius," and filmed entirely in CGI comes this hilarious look at what really happens in a barnyard when the farmer's back is turned. "The Barnyard" is a lighthearted tale centering around Otis (voiced by Kevin James), a carefree party cow, who enjoys singing, dancing and playing tricks on humans. Unlike his father Ben (voiced by Sam Elliott), the respected patriarch of the farm, and Miles, the wise old mule (voiced by Danny Glover), Otis is unconcerned about keeping the animals' humanlike talents a secret. But when suddenly put in the position of responsibility, the "udderly" irresponsible cow finds the courage to be a leader.

Pulse

Pulse

  • 10%
  • PG-13
  • 87 min
  • Horror

Based on the Japanese horror movie "Kairo," "Pulse" centers on a group of college students who discover that a computer hacker friend of theirs unwittingly pirated a strange wireless signal that opened a doorway for a terrifying evil to cross over into the world. As it spreads, everyone in its path is consumed, and the students must race to find a way to stop it.

How to Eat Fried Worms

How to Eat Fried Worms

  • 59%
  • PG
  • 83 min
  • Comedy

Based on Thomas Rockwell's novel, this is the story of a fifth grade boy who takes on a bully on the first day of the school year and accepts a dare that could change the balance of power within the class.

The Quiet

The Quiet

  • 22%
  • R
  • 96 min
  • Drama

Cuthbert stars in the project as a popular and beautiful girl in a typical middle-class family. She seems to have it all until a supposedly deaf orphan teenager comes to live with her family, sparking events that reveal her family is not at all what it seems to be.

Material Girls

Material Girls

  • 4%
  • PG
  • 97 min
  • Comedy

Two wealthy sisters, both heiresses to their family's cosmetics fortune, are given a wake-up call when a scandal and ensuing investigation strip them of their wealth.

Factotum

Factotum

  • 75%
  • R
  • 94 min
  • Comedy

Based on the novel by cult author Charles Bukowski and adapted by Hamer and Jim Stark, "Factotum" is the story of a man living on the edge; of a writer willing to risk everything to make sure his life is poetry. Henry Chinaski (Dillon) works in factories and warehouses to support what he really wants to do: drink, bet the horses, take up with women as rootless as he is and, above all write stories no one wants to publish.

The Pusher Trilogy

The Pusher Trilogy

    • NONE
    • 90 min
    • Crime

    The first film in Refn's gritty underworld trilogy, "Pusher" centers around Frank (Kim Bodnia), who revels in his job as a Copenhagen drug dealer. After a large drug deal goes wrong and he is arrested by the local police, Frank becomes a hunted man drawn into a world of violence and retribution. The second film in the trilogy, "Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands," follows Frank's long estranged business partner Tonny (Mads Mikkelsen), who returns to his father's stolen car business after a long stretch in prison. To his surprise, he finds he has become a father to a baby boy and tries to build a relationship with his cold-hearted father. After a deal with an associate goes wrong, Tonny has to decide which family ties are binding and which must be severed forever. In the final installation of the trilogy, "Pusher III: I'm the Angel of Death," drug king-pin Milo (Zlatko Buric), five days into rehab from his long term heroin habit, struggles to balance a dinner for 50 people for his only daughter's 25th birthday with a complicated drug deal with the hostile new generation of criminals from Albania. A main character in the previous two films, Milo has aged, seemingly having lost his taste for the violent life he once led. Milo's attempts to keep a tenuous grasp on the world around him become more and more strained, leading him to a choice of relative morality for which the cost proves greatest to himself and his new-found path toward reformation.

    Princesas

    Princesas

      • NONE
      • 113 min
      • Drama

      Director and screenwriter, Fernando Léon de Aranoa, gives us a moving yet sobering tale of two young prostitutes in Madrid in. Caye (Candela Peña) and Zule (Micaela Nevárez) develop a friendship based on their desire for a better life. Initially they meet when Zule, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, steals one of Caye's customers for a lower fee, but when she finds Zule badly beaten in her apartment, they quickly become each other's support system. The consequences and depressing reality of life on the street are explored, as we learn that Zule is selling herself to support her young son back home. She is even willing to put up with an abusive and manipulative boyfriend who promises to get her legal working papers, while Caye is trying to save up enough money for a breast lift to attract more customers. Even in their grim circumstances, they like to pretend they are princesses, to offer them a glimpse of hope, even though they work in an industry where they are objectified and abused by men.

      The Night Listener

      The Night Listener

      • 40%
      • R
      • 82 min
      • Crime

      "The Night Listener" is the story of a popular radio show host who, while trying to cope with a splintering romance, strikes up a telephone relationship with his biggest fan. When disturbing questions arise regarding the boy's identity, his life spins out of control.