2008 September Movies (By Date)

Phantom Punch

Phantom Punch

    • NONE
    • 105 min
    • Biography

    The fascinating life story of Sonny Liston, the controversial heavyweight boxing champion of the world.

    Milk

    Milk

      • Unrated
      • 102 min
      • Documentary

      A high school graduate, Yusuf could not pass the university entrance exam. Writing poetry is his greatest passion and some of his poems are being printed in various obscure literary journals. But neither these poems, nor the rapidly falling price of the milk they sell, are being of any benefit to Yusuf and Zehra's lives. When Yusuf finds out about Zehra's secret affair with the town's stationmaster he gets disconcerted. Will he find the way to cope with his anxiety for the unknown future, the rapid change that he is going through and the pain of taking a step into adulthood and leaving his youth behind?

      - Written by

      Venice Film Festival

      Carnival of the Damned

        • Unrated
        • 116 min
        • Horror

        A 70's and 80's style feature, filmed and edited to look like the exploitation grindhouse films of that era, complete with trailers and film reel damage. The feature follows a series of exploitation trailers and popcorn ads to give you the feel of going to see a movie in the theater or drive-in, back in the day. Written by Chris Thompson

        The Morgue

        The Morgue

          • R
          • 84 min
          • Horror

          Six strangers find themselves dealing with the supernatural while stranded overnight in a rural morgue.

          Bait Shop

          Bait Shop

            • NONE
            • 85 min
            • Comedy

            Bill Engvall is a bait shop owner who has to make a balloon payment of $15,000 or else the bank will close his shop. Unable to make the payment from the proceeds of the shop, Bill must compete in the annual Bass Tournament, which he pathetically loses every year, to win the money.

            My Friends Tigger & Pooh: The Hundred Acre Wood Haunt

            My Friends Tigger & Pooh: The Hundred Acre Wood Haunt

              • Unrated
              • 72 min
              • Animation

              Join Pooh, Tigger, Darby and all your pals from the Hundred Acre Wood for this delightful treat full of fantas-terrific fun! It s fall, the time of year filled with surprises, and the gang needs YOU to use your super-sleuthing skills to answer a few tricky questions and solve some spooky-fun mysteries. Can Piglet s friends help him overcome his fear of thunder and lightning by playing the Flashidy Freeze game? And when a piece of the moon breaks off, will Eeyore really take a rocket-ship trip to fix it?! There s much more excitement in store, so get ready to laugh, play and sing along as you and your friends celebrate the harvest season and proudly proclaim, This mystery is history!

              Inju, The Beast in the Shadow

              Inju, The Beast in the Shadow

                • Unrated
                • 100 min
                • Thriller

                The writer and college professor, Alexandre Fayard, researches and gives lectures about the gruesome literary work of the mysterious Japanese writer Shundei Oe, considered by him to be the master of manipulation. In his underground detective novels, evil always prevails and Shundei Oe has never allowed anyone to see his face. His only image available is a frightening picture on the back of his best-sellers. Alex travels to Kyoto to promote his successful detective story that follows the same style of the Shundei Oe but with a positive message instead. He meets with his publisher, Ken Honda, from the publishing house Hakubunkan. While in an interview in a TV show, Alex receives a phone call from Shundei Oe that advises him to return to Paris, and Alex believes it is a marketing strategy of Ken. Then Alex and Ken go to a tea house where he meets the Masochist geisha Tamao, and Alex has a crush on her. Tamao discloses to Alex that she knows Shundei Oe and his real name is Hichiro Irata; further they were lovers when she rejected his proposal many years ago. From this moment on, Hichiro Irata loathed her and vanished. When she got pregnant by the wealthy and powerful business man Ryuji Mogi, Shundei Oe returned and stalked her. Alex decides to help Tamao and Ryuji Mogi against the menace of the deranged writer, and his mind is blurred between fiction and reality in dreadful nightmares.

                - Written by

                Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                The Pool

                The Pool

                • 96%
                • NONE
                • 95 min
                • Drama

                "The Pool" is a charming, elegantly shot fable set in neighborhoods of poverty and privilege in Goa, India. 18-year-old Venkatesh ekes out a living working in a hotel and pounding the pavement selling plastic bags. It's a far cry from his fantasy - to dive into the glimmering, David Hockney-esque swimming pool of an upper-class family. After he befriends the head of the household (Bollywood superstar Nana Patekar), and begins to pal around with his upstart daughter Ayesha, Venkatesh subtly but assertively sets his sights on a more comfortable way of life for himself and his friend, Jhangir.

                Comme les autres

                Comme les autres

                  • Unrated
                  • 90 min
                  • Comedy

                  Manu, a gay pediatrician in his forties, would be perfectly happy if he could adopt a child and bring him or her up with his partner, Philippe, a lawyer. Where the shoe pinches is that Philippe is pleased with his present life and will not have it spoiled by the invading presence of a wailing brat. Unable to find an agreement the two lovers part. Manu, although shaken, is single-minded about finding a surrogate mother, willing to give him the child he craves. Fina, an Argentine beauty trying to get a job, but held back because of her lack of immigrant papers, might do the job for him in exchange for a marriage of convenience. However, as Blaise Pascal would put it, "The heart has reasons that Reason cannot know". Written by Guy Bellinger

                  God on Trial

                  God on Trial

                    • Unrated
                    • 86 min
                    • Drama

                    Wondering about the meaning and modalities of their triage, presumably to live or burn, Jewish Auschwitz barrack mates start to debate on how or why God can allow (his) people to suffer such fatal misery, which even further divides a devout father and his liberal son. They eventually form a Thora court, which hears theological argumentation as well as practical considerations. Written by KGF Vissers