2008 February Movies

Barbie Mariposa and Her Butterfly Fairy Friends

Barbie Mariposa and Her Butterfly Fairy Friends

    • Unrated
    • 75 min
    • Animation

    Mariposa, the beautiful butterfly fairy, loves her home in the sparkling land of Flutterfield, but she dreams of seeing the world outside. It seems that she's destined only to dream, but when the Queen of Flutterfield is poisoned by the evil fairy Henna and the world's magical protective lights begin to go out, it's up to Mariposa and her friends to adventure beyond Flutterfield's borders and find a way to save their home. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi

    Bekushiru: 2077 Nihon sakoku

    Bekushiru: 2077 Nihon sakoku

      • PG-13
      • 109 min
      • Animation

      Japan, 2077: A female agent named Vexille is dispatched to Tokyo to investigate whether Japanese are developing robotic technology, which has been banned by the U.N. due to its potential threat to humankind.

      Blindsight

      Blindsight

        • PG
        • 104 min
        • Documentary

        A documentary on a climb up Mount Everest by students of Tibet's only school for the blind.

        Bone Eater

        Bone Eater

          • PG-13
          • 90 min
          • Horror

          In Sweet Water, the ambitious entrepreneur Dick Krantz is constructing a resort in the middle of the desert under the protest of the Katonahs. When three workers find some Indian relics and bones in a ditch in the site, they accidentally release the giant skeleton like creature known as Bone Eater and their bones are devoured by the monster. The half-breed Sheriff Steve Evans a.k.a. Running Wolf is in charge of the investigation of the disappearance of the workers, being pressed by Krantz to arrest the protesters. But the Bone Eater attacks and kills other locals, while Chief Storm Cloud seeks an ancient Tomahawk capable of destroying the evil creature. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

          Bonneville

          Bonneville

            • PG
            • 93 min
            • Comedy

            When the life she knew suddenly changes, Arvilla Holden finds herself at an emotional crossroads. Hijacking her two best friends, Carol and Margene, she sets off in a vintage '66 Bonneville convertible across the great American West on what turns out to be the journey of a lifetime. A friendly trucker who becomes an unlikely suitor.

            Borderline

            Borderline

              • Unrated
              • 110 min
              • Drama

              Borderline, a film version of the novels Borderline and La Brèche, tells the story of Kiki at various stages of her life. With her mother institutionalized, she is raised by her grandmother, where left to her own devices, she takes refuge in school. Her life before 30 is a far cry from fairy-tale. Sex and alcohol are her only outlets and her daily reality. She goes through men one after another.

              Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame

              Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame

              • 82%
              • PG
              • 81 min
              • Drama

              A young girl zealously wants to go to school and learn to read and write. Almost everywhere she is met with hostility or indifference. The only young boy who takes her to his school is thrown out by the teacher, because helping her prevented him from coming in time. - It must not go unnoticed that the schoolgirls and the female teacher are likewise hostile toward this girl. None of them want her in the classroom. On her way home she and other girls are taken as prisoners by boys playing talibans. They tear her school book to pieces (or rather what was left of it after the schoolgirls had done the same thing.) The "taliban boys" threaten to stone their girl prisoners (although in this movie there is little real physical violence against girls). The girl's attempts end in complete failure. (Whatever moods of the scenes throughout the entire movie, the acting by the central girl is really impressive.) Written by Max Scharnberg, Stockholm, Sweden

              Caramel

              Caramel

              • 92%
              • NONE
              • 95 min
              • Comedy

              In Beirut, five women meet regularly in a beauty salon, a colorful and sensual microcosm of the city where several generations come into contact, talk and confide in each other. In the salon, their intimate and liberated conversations revolve around men, sex and motherhood, between haircuts and sugar waxing with caramel.

              Chicago 10

              Chicago 10

              • 81%
              • R
              • 100 min
              • Documentary

              Archival footage, animation, and music are used to look back at the eight anti-war protesters who were put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

              Chop Shop

              Chop Shop

              • 96%
              • NONE
              • 84 min
              • Drama

              Alejandro, a tough and ambitious Latino street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, young Alejandro struggles to make a better life for himself and his 16-year-old sister, Isamar