2008 July Movies

Eight Miles High

Eight Miles High

    • NONE
    • 114 min
    • Biography

    Life of 1960's-70's German Supermodel Uschi Obermeier, as she travels the world in a hippie Mercedes Benz bus.

    Emotional Arithmetic

    Emotional Arithmetic

    • 25%
    • NONE
    • 99 min
    • Drama

    "Emotional Arithmetic" tells the story of three people who formed a life-long bond while housed at a detention camp during World War II that are reunited some 35 years later after being separated from one another. Jakob Bronski, a young Jewish man, took a shine to two youngsters, Melanie and Christopher, while they were interred, by the Nazis, at Drancy, a housing complex on the outskirts of Paris that was used as a detention camp for Jews. Drancy operated as a way station; once there, having your name put on the wrong list meant relocation to a death camp. Their separation inflicts deep emotional wounds that grossly impact their lives in differing ways in the years leading up to their life-altering reunion. Now a beautiful woman in her 50's, Melanie Lansing Winters, wife of David Winters, balances her precarious emotional state with an innate sharp, deprecating wit. Jakob, now a senior citizen, is a heroic dissident and veteran of a Soviet psychiatric hospital. And her childhood friend, Christopher Lewis, a British novelist who has long carried a torch for Melanie, is haunted by the eternal question survivors ask themselves - "Why was I saved?" Melanie invites Jakob to stay with her at her home in Canada. Christopher accompanies Jakob there. With Melanie's marriage to David in shambles due to his compulsive infidelity, the pair's presence in the Winters' home revitalizes Melanie, but arouses unexpected reserves of jealousy in David, who is estranged from his and Melanie's grown son, Benjamin, a father himself to a young son, Timmy. On a balmy summer evening, the past explodes into the present in an unexpected and tender love story and its fatal consequences. The 'emotional arithmetic' of the title refers to the characters' struggle to face the past and move on.

    Emperor

    Emperor

      • R
      • 96 min
      • Crime

      Based on the novel, Emperor cocoons a fascinating murder mystery in an Asian crime thriller. Poh Sin, Victor and Felix grew up in the shadow of a major Malaysian crime figure. Their lives get complicated as a series of events suck Poh Sin and Victor deep into the triad world while they struggle to protect Felix from a similar fate. A triad war erupts with Hong Kong gangs over lucrative international human trafficking contracts, while personal ambitions take their own toll.

      The Malaysian police hound Victor over an alleged string of sex crimes and matters spiral out of control.

      Expired

      Expired

      • 57%
      • NONE
      • 107 min
      • Comedy

      A turbulent and intriguing love story between a meter maid and a parking officer in the city of Los Angeles.

      Faded Memories

      Faded Memories

        • PG-13
        • 88 min
        • Drama

        Do you remember the angst, insecurity and passion of your first love? Award-winning writer-director Anne-Sophie Dutoit wrote the original script at age 14 and now, just a little more than 2 years later, she makes her directorial and acting debuts.

        Falling for Grace

        Falling for Grace

          • PG-13
          • 98 min
          • Comedy

          Grace Tang is an ambitious Wall Street banker determined to work her way up the ladder of life and out of working-class Chinatown. Mistaken at an opera soiree as the heiress of a famous Hong Kong fashion dynasty, Grace is suddenly swept into the inner circle of Manhattan's elite and ushered into the arms of New York's most eligible bachelor. What follows is a whirlwind of romance and white lies, as Grace carefully negotiates her personal ties to Chinatown and the politics of Wall Street and high society.

          Freedom State

            • Comedy

            Written and directed by indie filmmaker Cullen Hoback, this high-concept comedy centers on the exploits of eight mental hospital patients who awaken to discover that they've just slept through the apocalypse. Determined to find the edge of the world, the former residents of Lost Acres load into a short, yellow bus and embark upon a cross-country journey to rescue potential survivors and plant the seeds for a new society, fashioned to their liking.

            Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control

            Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control

              • PG-13
              • 72 min
              • Action

              A spin-off of the Get Smart movie, centered on Bruce, a techie at CONTROL, and his nerdy analyst cohort, Lloyd.

              Ghost in the Shell 2.0

              Ghost in the Shell 2.0

              • 100%
              • Unrated
              • 85 min
              • Animation

              In the year 2029, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster'. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 is a reproduced version of its original 1995 counterpart. For the film's 2.0 release, all the original animations were re-created with the latest digital film and animation technologies.

              Ghouls

              Ghouls

                • R
                • 88 min
                • Horror

                Stefan invites his daughter, Jennifer, to travel to Romania for the funeral of his mother. His mystic girlfriend Liz travels with them to the cursed village of Pelosoara, where they are welcomed by Stefan's brother Vladimir, and Jennifer finds the locals are very peculiar people. Jennifer learns that she is the only woman from the bloodline of her father. At the funeral a stranger approaches and asks Jennifer to meet him in the square in one hour. When Jennifer arrives at the meeting place, she sees a creature devouring the man she was there to meet and is saved by Thomas. The man tells her that he is the last druid on Earth, protecting the world against the evil ancients. They were defeated by the druids in the past and banished to the spiritual world. That night, there was to be a reclamation ceremony where the evil queen possesses a vessel to open a vortex between the spiritual and the real world to bring the ancients back to Earth. But Jennifer is to find out that things are more complicated and she is more important than she realizes.

                - Written by

                Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil