2007 July Movies

Shortcut to Happiness

Shortcut to Happiness

    • PG-13
    • 105 min
    • Comedy

    A down-and-out writer (Anthony Hopkins) sells his soul to the devil in exchange for fame and fortune.

    Sinbad: Son of a Preacher Man

    Sinbad: Son of a Preacher Man

      • 44 min
      • Comedy

      Experience veteran comedian Sinbad as he returns to his college town of Denver and performs at the Paramount Theatre for this next installment of his famed HBO Comedy Specials. Sinbad: Son of a Preacher Man is a self-styled monologue that comments on the perils of skiing, para-sailing during a bad vacation, fashion trends in lingerie, and more!

      Sugar Creek

      Sugar Creek

        • R
        • 95 min
        • Western

        It is 1889. Adam Stanton is in a dark box, alone. He is being dragged across earth and stone, the sound is maddening; on and on. He has no idea of how long he's been here. But suddenly, the dragging stops. He hears the approaching footsteps, the chimes of spurs against dirt. Then an axe is dragged across the lid, heavy metal against wood. With a loud crash, and the first light his blinded eyes have seen, Adam hears words that will haunt him for the next three days, "Come and see." With a hard push, Adam lifts the lid, breaking it free of the nails. He rises, squinting, a sore back. There is no one there. But then he sees them; five other boxes, coffins, surrounding his. Confusion and fear set in, and why are his feet bare? What Adam doesn't know; there is a legend, a dark horseman, who brings in men who have lived past their time. He pulls his victims into the valley in coffins and hunts them for three days. The locals fear him as a henchman for ol' sleuth foot, and the legend says, if you help the one he's hunting; the shoeless man, he will kill you as well. Adam meets a strange cast of characters on his journey. One by one, they all fall before the Horseman. As Adam slowly discovers his connection to this dark rider, he is found by a lost missionary, Christine. Through her help and the Horseman's wrath, Adam will learn that you can't escape the past. Some terrible things are never forgotten and need to be redeemed; and the worst possible sin is to do nothing at all. Written by Anonymous

        Talk to Me

        Talk to Me

        • 82%
        • R
        • 118 min
        • Biography

        "Talk to Me" is the powerful real-life story of Ralph Waldo "Petey" Green (Cheadle), an outspoken ex-con who talked his way into becoming an iconic radio personality in the 1960s, in Washington, D.C. Sparked by both the era's vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness, Petey openly courted controversy at a white-owned station. Relying on his producer Dewey Hughes (Ejiofor) to run interference, Petey's unprecedented "tell it like it is" on air style gave voice and spirit to the black community during an exciting and turbulent period in American history.

        Henson plays Petey's supportive lover Vernell. Cedric plays Nighthawk, an established radio personality with a more traditional style than Petey's. Epps plays Milo, Dewey's prison-inmate brother.

        Tekkonkinkreet

        Tekkonkinkreet

          • R
          • 111 min
          • Animation

          In Treasure Town, orphans Black and White rule the mean streets through violence and terror. These lost boys are direct opposites: Black being a streetwise punk who embodies everything wrong about the city, while White is a innocent dope, out of touch with the world around him. Together, they're unstoppable as they take on petty thugs, religious fanatics and brutal yakuza. But when a corporation called "Kiddy Kastle" tries to tear down and rebuild Treasure Town to fit its own goals, the boys must save the soul of their beloved city, that is if they can save themselves from inner demons. Based on Taiyo Matsumoto's serialized manga "Black and White"

          That's My Doc

          • 78%
          • Unrated
          • 98 min
          • Comedy

          The Boys from Baghdad High

            • Unrated
            • 88 min
            • Documentary

            During 2006-07, four students keep a video diary of their final year at Tariq bin Ziad High School in Baghdad. As violence escalates, the four prepare to take the National Exams they must pass in June to secure their diploma. They are Ali, a Kurd, Anmar, a Christian who starts the school year not having heard from his girlfriend for a few days, and a Shia and a Sunni - Hayder, a rap poet and songwriter, and Mohammad, fatherless, living with his mother and extended family. Amid explosions, gunfire, and power outages, they study, wrestle, play games, listen to music, dance, and talk boy talk. Mid-year, one moves north, safe but bored. Will they pass their exams? Will they live? Written by <[email protected]>

            The Camden 28

            The Camden 28

              • NONE
              • 83 min
              • Documentary

              What can a person do to end an immoral war? In 1971, 28 individuals intentionally risked prison while protesting the war in Vietnam. With archival materials, current interviews with former FBI agents involved in the case and scholars such as Howard Zinn, "The Camden 28" explores a watershed moment in the history of anti-war activism in the United States. This is a story about civil disobedience that has powerful relevance in our current political climate. "The Camden 28" will have its theatrical premiere at the Cinema Village in New York on Friday July 27, 2007.

              The Chances of the World Changing

                • Unrated
                • 99 min
                • Documentary

                An artist abandons his life's work to build an ark filled with hundreds of endangered animals. A story about time, death, art, love, and turtles.

                The Contractor

                The Contractor

                  • R
                  • 105 min
                  • Action

                  Retired CIA Black-Ops hit man James Jackson Dial is living his life in seclusion on his ranch in Montana when he is offered the chance to redeem himself by his former employer, Jeremy Collins. A few years ago, Dial was seconds away from taking down notorious terrorist cell leader Ali Mahmoud Jahar when when his carelessness allowed Jahar to escape, marking his mission as a failure. Now, Collins wants Dial to eliminate Jahar, who has been captured and is now in the custody of the police in London, England. Provided with a safe house, passports, and an assistant named Terry Winchell, Dial is off to London to finish what he started years ago. Disguised as a priest, Dial gets in position in a church's bell tower across the street from the building that Jahar is being brought into. When Jahar is brought out of his transport truck, his head is covered by a jacket, leaving Dial without a clean shot. Not wanting to fail again, Dial patiently waits for his opportunity. Moments later, Dial fatally shoots Jahar in the head. Because of a delay caused by a pair of cops, Winchell is late bringing the getaway car, and that brings attention to them fleeing the scene. After numerous attempts to stop the car, the police open fire, killing Winchell. The car, now out of control, comes to crashing stop, injuring Dial. On the run and bleeding profusely, Dial makes his way to the safe house, where he meets curious 12-year-old neighbor Emily Day, who lives with her grandmother. Emily helps Dial stop the bleeding. Even though Jahar was eliminated, the mission was a failure to Collins because Dial was observed fleeing the scene on a security camera. In the USA, Collins is being investigated for running a CIA Hit Squad, and if word gets back about Dial and the death of, Collins will be exposed. Stopping at nothing to keep his name clean, Collins frames Dial for the murder of Chief Inspector Andrew Windsor. Now a wanted man by Collins and the British police, Dial must do whatever it takes to prove his innocence, knowing that Inspector Annette Ballard, Windsor's vengeful daughter, is after him as well. Written by Todd Baldridge