2008 August Movies (By Date)

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

  • 12%
  • PG-13
  • 114 min
  • Action

Explorer Rick O'Connell to combat the resurrected Han Emperor in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas.

Un Eté sans Point ni Coup Sur

Un Eté sans Point ni Coup Sur

    • Unrated
    • 104 min
    • Drama

    Martin is 12 years old and dreams of making the neighbourhood baseball team. When he gets cut, his father steps in and together they spend a summer full of hope and disappointment, line drives and foul balls.

    America the Beautiful

    America the Beautiful

    • 68%
    • R
    • 105 min
    • Documentary

    In a society where "celebutantes" like Paris Hilton dominate newsstands and models who weigh less than 90 pounds die from malnutrition, female body image is one of the more dire problems facing today's society. "America the Beautiful" illuminates the issue by covering every base. Child models, plastic surgery, celebrity worship, airbrushed advertising, dangerous cosmetics - no rock is left unturned.

    Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

    Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

      • NONE
      • 85 min
      • Action

      Jack Brooks is an angry, young plumber who has repressed the memory of witnessing his family's brutal murder. Only when he unknowingly awakens an ancient evil, is Jack forced to confront his past, deal with the monstrous reality of the present and discover the true purpose of his inner rage.

      One night, as Crowley bursts into a creature of legends, Jack finally discovers the true purpose of his rage as he attempts to save the lives of his classmates and learns that you can't run from your past...

      Small Voices: The Stories of Cambodia's Children

      Small Voices: The Stories of Cambodia's Children

        • Unrated
        • 83 min
        • Documentary

        Thirty years ago, the Khmer Rouge perpetrated genocide upon their own people. Attempting to create a classless society, they killed nearly 1.7 million people, primarily the adult, educated and artistic population. Three decades later, the children born to the uneducated, poverty-stricken survivors face a bleak future. With the farming lands in the countryside decimated, and little opportunity in the cities, thousands of children are struggling to survive. Abandoned by destitute family members, or forced to work in order to support themselves and relatives, these children are left vulnerable and exposed. On the streets of the capitol city of Phnom Penh, there are over 12,000 children living, begging and working. Through their eyes, their day-to-day heartbreak, dangers and hopes come to life. As we watch these snapshots of their lives, a common theme reveals itself: These children are desperate to be educated. Desperate to have a chance to change their lives but are lacking the resources to do it on their own. Charam is one of those children -- a twelve-year-old beggar who supports his mother and little sister while they live on the corner of a sidewalk. His life begins to change through the intervention of a local grassroots shelter -- the Cambodian Children's Fund. As he starts his journey to gain acceptance into the non-profit school, other stories of the CCF's children help reveal the issues plaguing Cambodia. Leakhena -- a 13- year- old girl from Battambang abandoned by her parents at a pagoda temple when they could no longer feed her. Meng Ly-- a 14-year-old boy from the Kandal farming provinces whose family cannot grow enough crops because they lack the right equipment. Layseng-- a 12 -year- old girl and Hov Nhagn-- a 13 -year- old boy, whose families were forced to leave the countryside and live at the city dump, working over twelve hour shifts picking through garbage looking for enough things to recycle in order to eat. They all share a common dream - school. In Cambodia, underpaid teachers charge students to attend class - making education a dream few can afford. Often a day's wage begging on the street or scavenging at the dump will only yield enough either for a day's food or a day in school. Shelters like CCF are trying to stem the tide of illiteracy and poverty, but are often under funded and over capacity. Despite the obstacles, Charam, Leakhena, Meng Ly, Layseng and Hov Nhagn are determined to chase their dreams and change the course of their lives forever.

        - Written by

        Anonymous

        In Search of a Midnight Kiss

        In Search of a Midnight Kiss

        • 85%
        • NONE
        • 90 min
        • Comedy

        "In Search of a Midnight Kiss" is a funny and bittersweet look at love, sex, and modern romance. With an unsold script, no concrete plans, and a love life reduced to getting caught in compromising positions (alone!), a twenty-nine-year aspiring writer, Wilson (Scoot McNairy) just had the worst year of his life. That is until his best friend, Jacob (Brian Matthew McGuire), browbeats him into posting a personal ad for New Year's Eve on Craig's List. When Vivian (Sara Simmonds), a sexy, sarcastic, and seemingly blind-date-from-hell responds, the two strangers embark on an unexpected, chaotic, and hilariously awkward journey through the black-and-white streets of Los Angeles hoping to meet the right one before the stroke of midnight. A truly original love letter to Los Angeles, "In Search of a Midnight Kiss" captures a lost downtown rarely seen on screen along with the hearts of critics and audiences alike.

        Sixty Six

        Sixty Six

          • PG-13
          • 93 min
          • Biography

          It is the summer of '66, and England is about to be consumed by World Cup Fever. For 12 year-old Bernie though, the biggest day of his life is looming: his Bar Mitzvah, and the day he becomes a man. However, Bernie's family are increasingly distracted by the threat of losing their business and their wayward older son, and the scale of Bernie's Bar Mitzvah diminishes daily. Worst of all the Cup Final is scheduled to take place on the same day and when England makes it through the qualifying rounds, Bernie's longed-for Bar Mitzvah looks set to be a complete disaster...

          Swing Vote

          Swing Vote

          • 38%
          • PG-13
          • 120 min
          • Comedy

          SWING VOTE follows the story of Bud Johnson (KEVIN COSTNER), an apathetic, beer-slinging, lovable loser, who is coasting through a life that has passed him by. The one bright spot is his precocious, over-achieving twelve year-old daughter Molly. She takes care of both of them, until one mischievous moment on Election Day, when she accidentally sets off a chain of events which culminates in the election coming down to one vote... her dad's.

          SWING VOTE is a comical look at the journey of one father and daughter who discover that everyone has the power to change the world.

          Kevin Costner and Jim Wilson are producing.

          Frozen Stupid

          Frozen Stupid

            • Unrated
            • 102 min
            • Comedy

            It's a Saturday, on a snowy Midwestern winter landscape, and Tony Norgard really wants to go ice fishing. But he is pressured to attend his mother-in-law's birthday party on the same day. To solve the dilemma, Tony feigns being ill and stays in bed. While his little white lie allows him the chance for a secret outing, it comes with a heavy price. Through the day, misfortune seems to meet him at every turn. When he meets up with his dad Frank, things get worse. Tony's lie seems to have put a curse on what should otherwise have been a simple day of fishing for everyone. Unaware of the charade, Tony's wife Lila happily goes about her day, sorry that her husband is at home, sick in bed, missing a great weekend of family fun. Tony befriends the spirited and very independent Stormy, a beautiful, yet rugged ice fisher woman. Stormy becomes one of the many unusual characters Tony meets in this frozen lake community of anglers. Through it all, even Tony is dwarfed by the magnitude of his compounding troubles. But he is an optimistic man and in his own way tries to put the best spin on the mess he has created. With hopeful confidence, Lila somehow manages to see past his ice-fishing antics. She remembers the honorable man she married, and armed with large amounts of grace, remains supportive. This comedy tells the tale of a cantankerous father and his bumbling but well-meaning son who share a joyous obsession for the age old art of ice fishing. Written by Richard Brauer

            Midnight Meat Train

            Midnight Meat Train

              • R
              • 100 min
              • Horror

              Based on Clive Barker's short story. Bradley Cooper stars as an inquisitive photographer who comes across Mahogany (Jones), a butcher who uses the subway system as his killing floor. But who is he killing for and where is he delivering the meat of his victims?