2006 January Movies

American Scary

American Scary

    • 91 min
    • Documentary

    American Scary is a look at the nation's tradition of horror hosting, from Zacherley to A. Ghastlee Ghoul. With interviews and footage from major hosts from the 1950s to the present day, such as Zacherley, Vampira, Ghoulardi and others, along with memories from celebrities and fans who were influenced by these hosts, you'll follow this American folk art form from its glamorous beginnings, through repeated waves of popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, to its scrappy resurgence and survival in the current age of cable access and the Internet. American Scary looks to remind people how much fun local TV could be - and maybe could be again.

    American Stag

    American Stag

      • Unrated
      • 70 min
      • Documentary

      From the birth of cinema through the 1960s in the United States, most pornographic films were brief, black and white, anonymously produced films known as "stag films", "blue movies", or "smokers," so called because of the smoke-filled rooms where men would gather for private screenings. Initially shot on 35mm film, the advent of 16mm and 8mm consumer film stock allowed for production of about 1,000 of these films between 1915 and 1968. This film examines the "stag" film not as much for the subject matter or lack of production value, but as a metaphor and reflection of American popular culture. Featuring film footage from the largest private "stag" film collection in North America, American Stag is an amazing study of a subterranean phenomena of cinema in the western world. Featuring interviews with Adam Carolla, Melvin Van Peebles, Tommy Chong, Barbara Hammer, Linda Williams, Chris Gore, David Skal, and Rupert Jee.

      - Written by

      J. Smithton

      April's Shower

      April's Shower

        • R
        • 98 min
        • Comedy

        April's Shower is a comedy of love, romance, and expectation. On the morning of the shower, we meet Alex, a chef, put out by her effort to host the perfect shower and struggling with her tangled relationship with the bride to be. One by one, the eclectic guests trickle into Alex's house, bringing their own hilarious insecurities and peculiar life situations with them. As April, the bride-to-be, arrives, it becomes clear the secret Alex is hiding will affect not just the course of her life but that of almost everyone at the shower. In the end Alex unveils her secret, and a moment of chaos soon calms as the crazed crowd is forced to re-examine their own lives. April's Shower demands you ask how far you would go for true love and if you have the strength to live in your truth.

        Araf

        Araf

          • 97 min
          • Horror

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          Art of Fighting

          Art of Fighting

            • Unrated
            • 100 min
            • Comedy

            Adolescence is one long, drawn-out nightmare for Byeong-tae. Quiet and introverted, he makes a perfect target for his school’s vicious bullies, all the more so when they catch on that his father is a policeman. Badly beaten up on a regular basis, Byeong-tae seeks a capable teacher in matters of physical combat. His quest remains a dead end until the day the mysterious Oh drifts into town. Little is known about Oh other than that he has a shady past and seeks to leave Korea as soon as he can. That, and the fact that when push comes to shove, Oh’s placid and distant front dissolves and his true nature as a fighter of unmatched skill and effectiveness comes ferociously forward. Initially, Oh rebuffs Byeog-tae’s pleading for lessons, telling him that it’s best not to fight at all.

            Back to the Well: 'Clerks II'

              • Unrated
              • 90 min
              • Documentary

              Feature-length documentary about the making of Clerks II.

              Backlash

              Backlash

                • R
                • 87 min
                • Action

                CIA Agent Skye Gold races through the throngs of Caribbean Carnival pursued by a mystery avenger, in a heart-pumping action thriller.

                Baghdad ER

                Baghdad ER

                  • Unrated
                  • 64 min
                  • Documentary

                  Produced and directed by 11-time Emmy Award-winner Jon Alpert, this 64-minute verite documentary takes an unforgettable look inside the 86th Combat Support Hospital (CSH), the U.S. Army's premier medical facility in Iraq and former site of one of Saddam Hussein?s elite medical facilities. Shot over two months in the summer of 2005, the film puts a human face on the war's cold casualty statistics, as doctors and nurses fight to save the lives of wounded soldiers who are Medevaced (helicoptered) in a numbingly routine basis.

                  Beautiful Dreamer

                  Beautiful Dreamer

                    • PG
                    • 90 min
                    • Drama

                    Beautiful Dreamer is a heartwarming love story set in WWII. Joe, a recently-married military pilot whose plane is shot down, is listed as missing in action and assumed to be dead. But when his grief-stricken wife, Claire, meets a man in a nearby town with amazing similarities to him, she begins to search for answers. What she finds will challenge her love and commitment.

                    Bergman Island

                    Bergman Island

                    • 89%
                    • Unrated
                    • 174 min

                    All three documentaries is mainly shot in the home of Ingmar Bergman. This is the first time ever that a film maker has access to Ingmar Bergman in his home at the small island Fårö in the Baltic Sea. Bergman and the Cinema starts with Frenzy from 1944 and ends with Saraband from 2003. It contains unique behind-the-scenes material from Bergman's private archive. Bergman and the Theatre is about some of Bergman's 125 theatrical stagings and about his delight with the TV medium with successes as Scenes from a marriage. In Bergman and Fårö Island he talks about the childhood that shaped him. He shows where he shot his film Persona and fell in love - and he lists his worst demons!

                    - Written by

                    Anonymous