2007 October Movies

King Corn

King Corn

  • 96%
  • NONE
  • 90 min
  • Documentary

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation.

In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat-and how we farm.

Kingdom of the Vampire

Kingdom of the Vampire

    • Unrated
    • 82 min
    • Horror

    In 1991, producer/director J.R. Bookwalter (THE DEAD NEXT DOOR) took his first leap into non-traditional filmmaking with the video-lensed KINGDOM OF THE VAMPIRE, a moody drama inspired by the '60s soap opera DARK SHADOWS he grew up watching as a kid. The gloomy tale of a young man and his overbearing vampire mother was certainly far from a financial or critical smash, but it helped pave the way for more successful chapters in the director's career such as OZONE (1994) and inspired a new generation of moviemakers to pick up camcorders and do it themselves. More than 15 years later, one of those moviemakers - Canadian actor/director Brett Kelly (MY DEAD GIRLFRIEND) - brings a fresh take on KINGDOM, improving on the original with an even more atmospheric and thrilling adaptation. Jeff works the night shift, then comes home to his domineering mother, who has the grisly habit of slaughtering neighborhood children to satisfy her insatiable bloodlust. Jeff is reluctant to reveal his true identity until he meets Nina, a young woman with a strange attraction for the introvert. But Jeff's not the only one with eyes for Nina... mother has other plans for her!

    - Written by

    Anonymous

    Knock. Knock.

      • Unrated
      • 20 min

      Chris is a comedian who has finally found some limited success on an Internet show he's created. During the taping of an episode gone terribly wrong, his ex-girlfriend, Karla shows up at the door. The only thing left to do now is to invite her in.

      - Written by

      Pete Pele

      KurĂ´zu zero

      Kurôzu zero

        • 130 min
        • Action

        The students of Suzuran High compete for the King of School title. An ex-graduate yakuza is sent to kill the son of a criminal group, but he can't make himself to do it as he reminds him of his youth.

        Kurt Cobain: About a Son

        Kurt Cobain: About a Son

          • NONE
          • 96 min
          • Documentary

          An intimate and moving meditation on the late musician and artist Kurt Cobain, based on more than 25 hours of previously unheard audiotaped interviews conducted with Cobain by noted music journalist Michael Azerrad for his book "Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana." In the film, Kurt Cobain recounts his own life - from his childhood and adolescence to his days of musical discovery and later dealings with explosive fame - and offers often piercing insights into his life, music, and times. The conversations heard in the film have never before been made public and they reveal a highly personal portrait of an artist much discussed but not particularly well understood.

          Laaga Chunari Mein Daag - The Journey of a Woman

          Laaga Chunari Mein Daag - The Journey of a Woman

            • NONE
            • 137 min
            • Drama

            English Translation: "The Tainted Veil - Journey of a Woman"

            Natasha (Rani Mukherjee) is the elder daughter of a close knit family. Content in their rural life, they are unable to see the dark shadow of despair which looms, when the family meets with severe financial crisis. In desperation, Natasha forsakes her dignity for the love of her family, and enters the dark and horrific world of flesh trade...

            Lagerfeld Confidential

            Lagerfeld Confidential

            • 43%
            • Unrated
            • 89 min
            • Documentary

            For the first time Karl Lagerfeld has agreed to let someone create an artwork on his every day life and to trust in the director. Until today there is no authorised biography existing and the memories who Karl Lagerfeld would compose stay perfectly confidential. After three years of work, and over three hundred hours of footage, Rodolphe Marconi discloses the daily life of the star through his personal lens as a filmmaker.

            Lake of Fire

            Lake of Fire

            • 94%
            • NONE
            • 152 min
            • Documentary

            Ever since Roe v. Wade, the United States has been deeply divided on the issue of abortion. In that landmark case, an unmarried pregnant woman was refused an abortion in Texas and, with the ensuing judicial challenge, won American women the right to safe, legal abortions. Ever since, proponents and opponents have lined up on either side of the issue, launching verbal abuse - and worse - at each other. As the religious right has increased in size and power in the past decade, the issue has become even more divisive - and violent.

            Let Others Suffer

              • Unrated
              • 87 min
              • Comedy

              A group of wannabe filmmakers sets out to make an important feminist documentary, "A Journey To Courage." Though initially well-meaning and impossibly earnest, they soon reveal themselves to be just a bunch of incompetent, delusional and manipulative liars. Written by OddSquad

              Lissi und der wilde Kaiser

              Lissi und der wilde Kaiser

                • G
                • 85 min
                • Animation

                A send-up of the Sissi trilogy.