2006 October Movies

Blackbeard: Terror at Sea

Blackbeard: Terror at Sea

    • Unrated
    • 169 min
    • Drama

    In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the reputation, and his reputation has become legend. Now, for the first time, comes the true story of pirate Edward Teach, the man who terrorized the seas.

    Blood Tea and Red String

    Blood Tea and Red String

    • 91%
    • Unrated
    • 71 min
    • Animation

    Stop-motion fairy tale for adults. This dialogue free film tells the tale of the struggle between the aristocratic White Mice and the rustic Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak over the doll of their heart's desire. The Mice commission the Oak Dwellers to create a beautiful doll for them. When she is complete, the Creatures fall in love with her and refuse to give her up. Resorting to thievery the Mice abscond with her in the middle of the night. Meet fantastical creatures and view dazzling scenery as the Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak journey through this mystical land to reclaim their love. See the mice descend into debauchery as they become drunk on blood tea! See what happens when the Oak Dwellers eat the yellow fruit! Written by Anonymous

    Butcher House

    Butcher House

      • Unrated
      • 90 min
      • Horror

      In the 1960's at Arthur Kingston's old butcher house blood and guts were routine. That all changed one night when the blood spilled was human. At the hand of a murderous, rampaging butcher, two workers and the owner's son were killed. The factory was shut down. Decades pass. The massacre became a legend, but the abandoned butcher house still held the evil in its halls. As six teenagers explore the old butcher house, they unleash the horror that lies within. Written by Marc Porterfield

      C.B.D.: The Comic Book Diaries

        • Unrated
        • 100 min
        • Comedy

        An honest, colorful, sometimes bitter comedy about the frustrations of owning your own business. C.B.D.: The Comic Book Diaries is the story of John Burns and Pete Reynoso. Two owners of a struggling comic book store where nothing at all seems to sell, relationships end in the worst possible manner, employees are fired for smoking pot behind the store, shoplifters are abused before being set free and even the artists are quite literally dying. Has financial salvation for John and Pete arrived at last in the form of out-of work, has been, comic book artist Nick Levine? Will Nick's latest independent comic, entitled "Wargasm", finally put his career back on the right track? How much can Pete really charge people for the comic book of a now deceased, once famous artist? Anyone who has ever worked in retail, hung out in a comic book store, owned their own business, or seen their once loved hobby turned upside down in the name of commercialism will empathize with John and Pete's uphill battle to remain friends and somehow keep their business afloat. Written by Charles Marmian

        California Split

        California Split

          • R
          • 108 min
          • Comedy

          A pair of luckless gamblers drink, bet and talk, talk, talk their way from Tijuana to Reno in search of a winning hand or horse.

          Canes

          Canes

            • R
            • 90 min
            • Horror

            David Goodman is on the pick of his career as a PR executive when he suddenly loses his chance for a big promotion and, unfortunately, his sight at a street attack. Soon after a message is left on his answering machine about a doctor, named Guillermo List, who can help David to regain his eyesight and get his career back on track with only price... his soul.

            - Written by

            monkeyx

            Captain Sabertooth

            Captain Sabertooth

              • NONE
              • 75 min
              • Animation

              In a world where magic and the impossible happen everyday one man rules -- the meanest, baddest pirate of them all, the original king of the Seven Seas; Captain Sabertooth. Aboard his menacing ship, the Dark Lady, the Captain searches near and far to discover the long lost, legendary treasure trove of Gory Gabriel. Aiding him in his quest is Tiny, the world's youngest pirate who dreams that one day Captain Sabertooth will come to see that Tiny is a real pirate and a brave one too. Tiny is mesmerized by a beautiful local girl from Luna Bay, Veronica whose destiny entwines with his as their fates collide and together they must fight and stop both fate and the legend -- Captain Sabertooth.

              Catch a Fire

              Catch a Fire

              • 75%
              • PG-13
              • 102 min
              • Biography

              A political thriller based on the true story of Patrick Chamusso, an ordinary man forced to resort to terror in extraordinary circumstances. A story of one man's struggle amongst a nation's, set in a divided South Africa in the nineteen eighties, climaxing in the present day.

              Climates

              Climates

                • NONE
                • 101 min
                • Drama

                Winner of the prestigious Fipresci Award at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, "Climates" is internationally acclaimed writer-director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's sublime follow-up to his Cannes multi-award winner "Distant." Beautifully drawn and meticulously observed, the film vividly recalls the cinema of Italian master Michelangelo Antonioni with its poetic use of landscape and the incisive, exquisitely visual rendering of loneliness, loss and the often-elusive nature of happiness. During a sweltering summer vacation on the Aegean coast, the relationship between middle-aged professor Isa (played by Ceylan himself) and his younger, television producer girlfriend Bahar (the luminous Ebru Ceylan, Ceylan's real-life wife) brutally implodes. Back in Istanbul that fall, Isa rekindles a torrid affair with a previous lover.

                But when he learns that Bahar has left the city for a job in the snowy East, he follows her there to win her back. Boasting subtly powerful performances, heart-stoppingly stunning cinematography (Ceylan's first work in high definition) and densely textured sound design, "Climates" is the Turkish filmmaker's most gorgeous rumination yet on the fragility and complexity of human relationships.

                Cocaine Cowboys

                Cocaine Cowboys

                • 69%
                • R
                • 118 min
                • Documentary

                The cocaine trade of the '70s and '80s had an indelible impact on contemporary Miami. Smugglers and distributors forever changed a once sleepy retirement community into one of the world's most glamorous hot spots, the epicenter of a $20 billion annual business fed by Colombia's Medellin cartel. By the early '80s, Miami's tripled homicide rate had made it the murder capital of the country, for which a Time cover story dubbed the city "Paradise Lost."

                With "Cocaine Cowboys," filmmaker Billy Corben - whose first feature "Raw Deal: A Question Of Consent," was a sensation at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival - paints a dazzling portrait of a cultural explosion that still echoes as Hollywood myth, evidenced by the latest manifestation, NBC/Universal's "Miami Vice." Composer of the original "Miami Vice" theme, Jan Hammer, provides the score.