2006 May Movies

The Promise

The Promise

    • PG-13
    • 103 min
    • Action

    A romantic tale of love, loyalty, ambition and destiny, The Promise marks acclaimed director Chen Kaige’s foray into the martial arts fantasy genre. Richly imagined and breathtakingly realized, the film follows the intertwined fates of a beautiful princess and the three men who fall in love with her: a general, his slave, and a rival Duke. Unbeknownst to the men, the princess made a pact with a goddess in her youth where she forsake the prospect of true love for The Promise of riches and power. Any man she loves, she will lose, a bargain which has hitherto bore no consequence for the princess, as haughty as she is lovely.

    But when a slave -- disguised as a mighty general – defends first her honor and then her life with unflinching valor, the princess feels something stir within her for the first time. With the awakening of passion, she realizes with dread what destiny holds for her.

    Enslaved to the fate that has befallen them, only the truest love of all can alter the course of their destiny...

    The Witches Hammer

    The Witches Hammer

      • R
      • 91 min
      • Horror

      Rebecca is brought back from the brink of death by top secret agency 'Project 571'. She is trained as a lethal assassin and sent on missions to kill that which she has become, a vampire. When Project 571 is destroyed by a gang of vampires, Rebecca is thrown into a quest for an ancient book powerful enough to raise the dead. Rebecca joins two priests on a journey to kill the master vampire Hugo Renoir before he can unleash the grotesque souls of the damned into our dimension. If Hugo is allowed to perform the ancient ceremony the earth shall forever pass into the realm of darkness. Along the way Rebecca must utilise her training to face Vampires, Demons and Witches all vying for the book and its awesome power. Written by Anonymous

      Trespassers

      Trespassers

        • Unrated
        • 83 min
        • Horror

        Tyler is a surfer who constantly searches for good surfing spots. When he's traveling through Mexico, he finds one of the best places he has ever seen. He invites his brother Colin to join him and his friends in surfing the wild Mexican waves. Colin gathers 4 friends and leaves for Mexico but is surprised that nor his brother nor his brother's friends are there. They start realizing that there's something wrong with the beach, a curse that says that no one will leave the beach alive... Written by dogsoldier_spoon

        Twelve and Holding

        Twelve and Holding

          • R
          • 90 min
          • Drama

          Rudy and Jacob Carges are two twin boys who are best friends, yet completely different. Rudy is athletic, brave and charismatic while his twin Jacob is quiet, timid and deeply affected by the unsightly birthmark on his face. Malee, a precocious only-child of a single, emotionally detached mother, and Leonard, an overweight boy from an obese family, make up the twins' close-knit group of friends. When Rudy dies protecting his tree house that the local trailer park boys, Jeff and Kenny, set on fire, Jacob, Malee and Leonard each deal with this tragic event in different ways.

          Two Coyotes

            • R
            • 83 min

            A drug runner takes over a lucrative drug business only to find his new found empire crumble when a deal goes bad.

            - Written by

            Anonymous

            Voyage en sol majeur

              • Unrated
              • 54 min
              • Documentary

              At ninety-one years of age, Aimé has decided to fulfil his dream journey to Morocco that he's been planning for 40 years. His director/photographer grandson travels with him. A journey both tender and bitter, filled with missed opportunities and fleeting pleasures. Like life itself.

              Wah-Wah

              Wah-Wah

              • 53%
              • R
              • 120 min
              • Drama

              "Wah-Wah" is a semi-autobiographical 'coming of age at the end of an Age' story, told through the eyes of young Ralph Compton. Set during the last gasp of the British Empire in Swaziland, South East Africa, in 1969, the plot focuses on the dysfunctional Compton family whose gradual disintegration mirrors the end of British rule.

              What is a Man Without a Mustache?

              What is a Man Without a Mustache?

                • NONE
                • 109 min
                • Comedy

                A young widow, an aging widower-returnee, and a priest from a bankrupt parish are struggling to come to terms with the post-war environment, complete with its prejudices, illusions, and unpleasant mentality. What follows is a romantic comedy set in rough landscape, about a woman who falls in love with a local priest. He is not blind to her love, but is unable to choose between the church and her, until the circumstances force him to make his choice.

                Woman with the Hungry Eyes

                Woman with the Hungry Eyes

                  • Unrated
                  • 100 min

                  The true story of the life of the movies first femme-fatale, Theda Bara, who made over 40 films, only a handful of which survive. Born in America, her film producers insisted she was an exotic foreigner, born in Egypt. Her most famous film was "Cleopatra" (Fox, 1917).

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                  Zidane - A 21st Century Portrait

                  Zidane - A 21st Century Portrait

                  • 65%
                  • Unrated
                  • 90 min
                  • Documentary

                  Halfway between a sports documentary and an conceptual art installation, "Zidane" consists in a full-length soccer game (Real Madrid vs. Villareal, April 23, 2005) entirely filmed from the perspective of soccer superstar Zinedine Zidane.