2008 Movies (By Date)

Guns in the Afternoon: The Life and Times of Kidco and Tribel

    • Unrated
    • 53 min

    'Guns in the Afternoon' tells the story of Kieron Bernard, a.k.a. Kidco: gang leader, gangster rapper and street hustler, who went to public school. Born the eldest son of a poor single mother with nine children, he was brought up in the West London council estate of Emlyn Gardens. He lived for music and imbued himself in American gangster rap culture. Kieron was the leader and inspiration for his gang of rappers, who called themselves 'Tribel'. He loved his mother more than life itself and, through his music, tried to raise her out of poverty in order to make her happy. He had made numerous trips to the United States of America, working on his new album, and was due to sign a record contract the week he was killed. He died in a shootout in a Nandos chicken restaurant in Shepherds Bush on 30th January 2002 after an argument over his haircut. His music prophetically expressed the violent world and life he led until his untimely death. He was 25 years old. Using his rap music as soundtrack, the film depicts the two different ways his family and his gang members deal with the tragedy of his senseless death. It explores the underworld of the urban black youth and the nihilistic world they occupy.

    - Written by

    Greenway, Daniel

    August 15th

      • Unrated
      • 20 min

      Based on a real life event, a young Chinese woman boards a bus with her boyfriend to head home to meet his parents. What was supposed to be a joyful holiday turns unpredictable when a pair of countryside crooks hijack their bus. Traveling through China's dangerous mountain passes, the passengers must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice for their own safety.

      - Written by

      Sundance Film Festival

      Barefoot to Jerusalem

        • Unrated
        • 89 min

        A shocking tragedy sends Mara down a dark path of sin, guilt, grace and redemption.

        - Written by

        Anonymous

        Etsba Elohim

          • Unrated
          • 90 min
          • Comedy

          A working-class guy meets the beautiful model from the billboard. But a few more people are involved. Here, the guy is married and his daughter has a crush on the weatherman. The weatherman wants to marry the cosmetics queen from the billboards. The cosmetics queen kind of likes the guy's sidekick. The sidekick kind of likes the guy's daughter, although she's in high school and the age difference would raise anyone's eyebrows.

          Good People

            • Unrated
            • 96 min

            A seemingly random string of murders begin to interweave itself into the disintegration of a patchwork family that has lost its cornerstone. With her husband dead, Misty must deal with the pressures of her step-family, while hiding her own past and building a new tomorrow for herself. However, the events of today are becoming more and more threatening, and the evening news is slowly losing the barrier that the TV screen once provided.

            - Written by

            Case Aiken

            The Dark Side of Fame with Piers Morgan

              • Unrated
              • 45 min

              Piers Morgan interviews celebrities about the downside of their experiences with fame.

              - Written by

              thomaswake16

              City of Vice

                • Unrated
                • 300 min

                Welcome to eighteenth century London - a world filled with prostitutes, pimps, gamblers and villains. In a time before the invention of modern policing procedures, Henry Fielding (Star Wars' Ian McDairmid) and his blind brother John (Game of Thrones' Iain Glen), battle the perilous streets of Covent Garden in their quest to clean up the crime-ridden city.

                The Moment of Truth

                  • Unrated
                  • 107 min

                  Game show contestants are given a polygraph test and asked hard-hitting questions in front of a live audience in order to win a cash prize.

                  - Written by

                  IMDb editor

                  Un novio para Yasmina

                    • Unrated
                    • 92 min
                    • Documentary

                    Lola loves weddings, even though her marriage is on the rocks and she suspects that her fiancé Jorge, has fallen in love with Yasmina. Yasmina is in a hurry to get married to Javi, a policeman who prefers to take his time. Alfredo is against the marriage, but would be ready to get married for friendship...or for money.

                    - Written by

                    The Film Catalogue

                    Last Call

                      • Unrated
                      • 93 min

                      Last Call is a snapshot of a night out in the big city. The eye of the camera moves through a collection of humorous and horrible moments between friends, lovers, relatives, colleagues, and total strangers, and then slows down to capture a moment that could alter the life of one of the characters forever. In a NYC dive bar over the course of one night, Last Call follows two different groups of people: A theatre director and his ensemble of young "nobody" actors, regulars at this bar, whose off-off-off-Broadway play closed tonight; and the owner of a small business, her brother, and her two employees, whose bankrupt business also closed tonight. All of them are at the bar to get drunk. Last Call opens at the end of what has clearly been an inebriated night. As Steven, the wheelchair-bound theatre director, rolls himself toward the door, his Life Chronometer, a "device" that indicates how much time he has left to live down to the second, comes out of his chest flashing. Time is running out for Steven. But just before his Chronometer hits zero, the scene fades, and we travel back to the beginning of the night. As the film pushes forward, its tempo set by a jukebox in the middle of the bar, we encounter relationships damaged beyond repair, people struggling to face their issues, and individuals trying to establish a connection. Mitch and Lali will stumble to come to terms with the end of their romance. Pete and Carrie will finally address the one issue that is driving them apart. Jay will work up the courage to talk to Lucy. And Holly will decide whether or not to give her ex-husband one more chance. Throughout the night, the Bartender-a single mom and former musician who was always one gig away from a record deal-treats the cast to double shots of Old Grand Dad and dispenses advice. As the place clears out, she volunteers to make sure the drunken director makes it home in one piece, bringing us back to where we began. To that moment when her seemingly random action may save his life... Last Call is about that sense of loneliness and vulnerability that one can feel even in a crowded bar in the most crowded city in the world. It is about people getting drunk and trying to escape issues in their lives. But reality chases them down, and inebriation only magnifies their struggle to connect.

                      - Written by

                      The Sullivan Project