2008 October Movies

Ashes of Time Redux

Ashes of Time Redux

  • 78%
  • R
  • 93 min
  • Drama

From Director Wong Kar Wai comes the definitive version of "Ashes of Time," an epic martial arts masterpiece of larger-than-life characters, reathtaking landscapes and exquisite fight scenes. The story centers on Ouyang Feng (Leslie Cheung), a heartbroken and cynical man who spends his days alone in the desert, connecting expert swordsmen with those seeking revenge and willing to pay for it. As Ouyang narrates his tale, interweaving the stories of his unusual clients, old friends and future foes, he begins to realize the mistakes of his own past, and how his fear of rejection may have led him to a life of exile.

Assembly

Assembly

    • 124 min
    • Action

    Follows a soldier trying to gain recognition for comrades who died in 1948, at a turning point in the civil war between the communists and the nationalist forces of the Kuomintang (KMT).

    B.O.H.I.C.A.

    B.O.H.I.C.A.

      • 91 min
      • Drama

      The film takes place over 24 hours on a patch of desert in American-occupied Afghanistan, where four US Army Reservists are stuck on a meaningless mission guarding a radio tower. Dying of boredom rather than enemy fire, the monotony is broken when the US Air Force mistakenly air-drops a keg of beer and these Weekend Warriors embark upon an afternoon of booze, banter, and bonding. But as night falls, the reality of war interrupts the drunken respite, as an Afghani militia attacks their station.

      "B.O.H.I.C.A." is at once recognition of the absurdity and futility of war and an acknowledgement of the men and women who are compelled to fight it.

      Ballast

      Ballast

      • 92%
      • NONE
      • 96 min
      • Drama

      A single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. An act of violence thrusts them into the world of an emotionally devastated highway store owner, awakening the fury of a bitter and longstanding conflict.

      Billy: The Early Years

      Billy: The Early Years

        • PG
        • 87 min
        • Biography

        Most of us know Billy Graham as the self-assured and charismatic preacher who became one of the most important figures of 20th Century Christianity. Now, with the release of "Billy: The Early Years", we meet Billy as the earnest and promising young man at the crossroads of faith and doubt, ultimately facing the moment of decision that launched one of history’s most powerful evangelistic careers.

        Most compellingly, the film paints its portrait of Graham against the backdrop of his relationship with Charles Templeton, another gifted young preacher who’s faith could not withstand the onslaught of scientific skepticism. He and Graham parted ways and in the film, Templeton comes to personify the rising tide of disbelief into which Graham launched his crusades.

        Filmed in Tennessee, "Billy: The Early Years" captures the feel of the Depression-era tent revival where Graham heeded the altar call, and follows him through the doubt and resolution of the next decade. The film was directed by the versatile actor/director Robby Benson – the voice of The Beast in Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast". The movie’s power lays in its honest portrayal of Billy’s struggle with the ideas represented in Templeton’s eventual unbelief and shows how Billy’s faith, so dramatically portrayed in the film, goes on to change the face of modern evangelism.

        Birds of America

        Birds of America

          • R
          • 89 min
          • Comedy

          The story centers on a husband (Perry) struggling with life in a repressive career and community and enduring headaches caused by his free-spirited brother (Foster) and sister (Goodwin). Swank will play a supporting role as the all-too-perfect neighbor of Perry's harried character.

          Blessed

          Blessed

            • Unrated
            • 83 min
            • Documentary

            A successful city trader suddenly loses everything he truly cares about. Seeking comfort in isolation on a remote island, his life is turned upside down by the arrival of a little girl.

            - Written by

            Roald, Norway

            Blue Gold: World Water Wars

            Blue Gold: World Water Wars

              • Unrated
              • 90 min
              • Documentary

              Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Can the human race survive? Written by Sam Bozzo

              Bone Creek

                • Unrated
                • 120 min
                • Fantasy

                Nora, an exchange student from Australia, is out photographing the fall splendor of rural North Carolina when she becomes lost. Then her car stalls. A mysterious woman, Effie, offers to help, so Nora follows her to a remote cabin. But there is no phone. Instead of calling for a two truck, Effie tells Nora stories about a blues musician turned moonshiner, but Effie's stories turn out to be more than simple folk tales. Written by Edwards

                Break-Up Date

                  • Unrated
                  • 90 min
                  • Documentary

                  What was your worst break-up? How did you get over it? Who do you date next? Why online dating? Why speed dating? Why Cuddle Parties? Why are there more single people out there now than there ever have been before? The new documentary Break-Up Date attempts to answer these questions by following regular people who are at that awkward and uncertain time between relationships when one is confronted with the dating world that favors appearance over substance. Featuring candid and funny interviews with filmmakers, authors, dating coaches, divorce attorneys and talk show hosts, Break-Up Date is like a romantic comedy in documentary form; a smarter, more insightful alternative to the empty-headed dating realty shows on television. This is a movie everyone can relate to, whether you want to or not. Written by Collin Souter