2008 December Movies

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

  • 25%
  • PG
  • 95 min
  • Comedy

An adventure comedy starring Adam Sandler as Skeeter Bronson, a hotel handyman whose life is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. He attempts to take advantage of the phenomenon, incorporating his own aspirations into one outlandish tale after another, but it's the kids' unexpected contributions that turn Skeeter's life upside down.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still

  • 21%
  • PG-13
  • 110 min
  • Drama

A remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic about a humanoid alien named Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) who arrives on Earth accompanied by an indestructible, heavily armed robot and a warning to world leaders that their continued aggression will lead to annihilation by species watching from afar.

The Spirit

The Spirit

  • 14%
  • PG-13
  • 108 min
  • Action

Adapted from the legendary comic strip, THE SPIRIT is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister FRANK MILLER (creator of 300 and SIN CITY). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the SPIRIT (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the OCTOPUS (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he's going to wipe out Spirit's beloved city as he pursues his own version of immortality. The Spirit tracks this cold-hearted killer from Central City's rundown warehouses, to the damp catacombs, to the windswept waterfront ... all the while facing a bevy of beautiful women who either want to seduce, love or kill our masked crusader. Surrounding him at every turn are ELLEN DOLAN (Sarah Paulson), the whip-smart girl-next-door; SILKEN FLOSS (Scarlett Johansson), a punk secretary and frigid vixen; PLASTER OF PARIS (Paz Vega), a murderous French nightclub dancer; LORELEI (Jaime King), a phantom siren; and MORGENSTERN (Stana Katic), a sexy young cop. Then of course, there's SAND SAREF (Eva Mendes), the jewel thief with dangerous curves. She's the love of his life turned bad. Will he save her or will she kill him?

Doubt

Doubt

  • 78%
  • PG-13
  • 104 min
  • Drama

John Patrick Shanley brings his Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play to the screen as a gripping story about the quest for truth, the forces of change, and the devastating consequences of blind justice in an age defined by moral conviction.

It's 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A vibrant, charismatic priest, Father Flynn (Academy Award® winner Philip Seymour Hoffman), is trying to upend the schools' strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep), the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community, and indeed, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James (Academy Award® nominee Amy Adams), a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn which threatens to tear apart the community with irrevocable consequence.

Academy Award® winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley ("Moonstruck") adapted his own play for the screen and directs "Doubt," starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis. The film is produced by Scott Rudin and Mark Roybal, with Celia Costas as executive producer.

Frost/Nixon

Frost/Nixon

  • 92%
  • R
  • 122 min
  • Drama

Adaptation of the hit Peter Morgan play based on a series of televised interviews that David Frost secured with former President Nixon in 1977. The final interview ended with Nixon tacitly admitting his guilt regarding his role in the Watergate scandal. Frank Langella and Michael Sheen are reprising their Broadway roles as Nixon and Frost, respectively.

The Black Balloon

The Black Balloon

  • 88%
  • PG-13
  • 97 min
  • Drama

When Thomas (Rhys Wakefield) and his family move to a new home and he has to start at a new school, all he wants is to fit in. When his pregnant mother (Toni Collette) has to take things easy, his father Simon (Erik Thomson) puts him in charge of his autistic older brother Charlie (Luke Ford). Thomas, with the help of his new girlfriend Jackie (Gemma Ward), faces his biggest challenge yet. Charlie's unusual antics take Thomas on an emotional journey that causes his pent-up frustrations about his brother to pour out - in a story that is funny, confronting, and ultimately heart-warming.

Extreme Movie

Extreme Movie

    • R
    • 75 min
    • Comedy

    Mike falls for the cutest girl in his class but finds he's looking for love in all the wrong places. Chuck loses his virginity with his girlfriend and finds she wants to take things much further, including farm animals and midgets. Barry is obsessed with building the perfect woman on his computer a la "Weird Science." Fred meets a girl online and goes to her home for role-playing sex games, only to realize he's in the wrong apartment. Mateus faces the aftermath of a crazy night of partying. Griffin falls in love with an electric vagina. All while a TV talk show host spoofs TV public service announcements about teen sex.

    Ghajini

    Ghajini

      • PG-13
      • 183 min
      • Action

      Sanjay a rich tycoon suffering from short term memory loss due to being hit by a metal pole when trying to intervene on his girlfriend's murder. Because of this his memory can only last for 15 minutes and he doesn't remember events or incidents that have happened before in his life.

      Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

      Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

        • NONE
        • 167 min
        • Comedy

        Writer/director Aditya Chopra proves that love knows no distinction in this colorful romance concerning an average, kindhearted Punjab Power employee who enters into a glorious romance with a vivacious and beautiful young artist. To look at Surinder Sahni (Shahrukh Khan), one might presume that the honest, hard-working man has led a mundane, loveless life. Perhaps that was so, until recently. When Surinder meets the fun loving Taani (Anushka Sharma), the sparks begin to fly and the two polar opposites find themselves drawn together by fate. But while the road to romance isn't always easy, for every teardrop shed there's an infinite flash of overwhelming bliss.

        The films plot about a 'dancer' is being kept top secret!

        Timecrimes

        Timecrimes

          • R
          • 88 min
          • Sci-Fi

          Lauded short film director Vigalondo makes his feature debut with this tense, unstoppable vision of science and natural law gone awry. A man who accidentally travels back into the past and meets himself. A naked girl in the middle of the forest. A mysterious stranger with his face wrapped in a pink bandage. A disquieting mansion on the top of a hill. All of them pieces of an unpredictable jigsaw puzzle where terror, drama and suspense will lead to an unthinkable crime. Who's the murderer? Who's the victim? "Timecrimes" takes a bold, difficult premise and brings the rarely-tread time travel framework to pulse-pounding but intelligent new heights.