2011 December Movies

North Sea Texas

North Sea Texas

  • 81%
  • NR
  • 96 min
  • Drama

Pim lives in a run-down house in a dead-end street somewhere at the Belgian coast, together with his mother Yvette Bulteel. Life here smells of cold French fries, cheap cigarettes, vermouth and stale beer. Mother Yvette uses her fat Etienne with his lousy grey Fiat as a driver for the nights she has to “perform”. As a kid Pim dreams of a better life, imagining princesses and beauty queens. But when Pim turns 16 he dreams of Gino, the boy next door, instead. Ever since they were children there has been this tension between them. Now Gino is Pim’s motorcycling hero. Cold mockery, little humiliations and tiny bits of hope make up Pim’s life. No wonder he sometimes flees to his dream world.

In the Land of Blood and Honey

In the Land of Blood and Honey

  • 55%
  • R
  • 127 min
  • Drama

Set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War that tore the Balkan region apart in the 1990s, In the Land of Blood and Honey tells the story of Danijel (Goran Kosti) and Ajla (pronounced Ayla) (Zana Marjanovi), two Bosnians from different sides of a brutal ethnic conflict. Danijel, a Bosnian Serb police officer, and Ajla, a Bosnian Muslim artist, are together before the war, but their relationship is changed as violence engulfs the country. Months later, Danijel is serving under his father, General Nebojsa Vukojevich (Rade erbedija), as an officer in the Bosnian Serb Army. He and Ajla come face to face again when she is taken from the apartment she shares with her sister, Lejla (Vanesa Glodjo), and Lejla's infant child by troops under Danijel's command. As the conflict takes hold of their lives, their relationship changes, their motives and connection to one another become ambiguous and their allegiances grow uncertain. In the Land of Blood and Honey portrays the incredible emotional, moral and physical toll that the war takes on individuals as well as the consequences that stem from the lack of political will to intervene in a society stricken with conflict.

I Melt with You

I Melt with You

  • 12%
  • R
  • 125 min
  • Drama

Richard (Thomas Jane), Ron (Jeremy Piven), Jonathan (Rob Lowe) and Tim (Christian McKay) are old college friends that gather annually for a week in Big Sur to celebrate their friendship and catch-up on each other’s lives. They seem like typical men in their forties – all with careers, families, and enormous responsibilities – but like most people there is a lot more beneath the surface.

As the week progresses, they go down the rabbit hole of excess as mountains of drugs are consumed to a blaring rock 'n' roll soundtrack. Parties with much younger women spin out of control. Exhausted and run ragged, they bare their souls to one another revealing the disillusionment with their lives. As the truth emerges, the reunion takes a much darker turn when a promise from their past is brought to light. From director Mark Pellington, I Melt With You is a visually dazzling, wild and wooly trip deep into the male psyche, driven by four amazingly committed and profound performances.

Yellow

Yellow

    • 109 min
    • Drama

    Yellow is a searing take on modern society and the demands it makes on people. The film tells the story of Mary Holmes, (Heather Wahlquist, who also co-wrote the script), a young substitute teacher who escapes from her drudging everyday life by fantasizing bizarre parallel realities. We enter her hallucinatory world, peopled with Busby Berkeley dancers, Cirque du Soleil, Circus freaks, and human farm animals where nothing is quite what it seems. Yellow is a wildly inventive and visually dazzling head-trip from Cassavetes, whose previous films include The Notebook, John Q, and My Sister’s Keeper.

    A Warrior's Heart

    A Warrior's Heart

    • 17%
    • PG
    • 86 min
    • Action

    After his father’s death, high school lacrosse star Conor Sullivan becomes self-destructive but through a new love interest and his passion for this sport, Conor discovers the warrior within himself.

    Addiction Incorporated

    Addiction Incorporated

    • 75%
    • PG-13
    • 100 min
    • Documentary

    In 1980, a young scientist named Victor DeNoble was hired by a major tobacco company. Fourteen years later, he was testifying in front of Congress that, despite the sworn testimony of the industry's chief executives, nicotine was addictive... and the research he did could prove it. Addiction Incorporated tells the incredible true story of how one of the most important whistleblowers of our time dropped a bombshell on one of America's most powerful industries- a bombshell that still reverberates today. If you think you know the story, if you think you know the science, and if you think you know Big Tobacco's next steps, this incendiary documentary will prove you wrong on all counts.

    Angels Crest

    Angels Crest

    • 22%
    • R
    • 92 min
    • Drama

    In the working-class Rocky Mountain town of Angels Crest, young father Ethan (Thomas Dekker) is doing his best to raise his three-year-old son Nate. He has no choice—Nate’s mother (Lynn Collins) is an alcoholic. But one snowy day Ethan’s momentary lapse in judgment results in tragedy, catapulting the town’s tight-knit community into strange new directions as they try to decide where the blame lies.

    Answers to Nothing

    Answers to Nothing

    • 9%
    • R
    • 123 min
    • Drama

    Intertwining stories exploring the bad in the best of us and the good in the worst of us. Against the backdrop of a child abduction case we follow five days in the life of a woman whose determination to get pregnant keeps her from confronting her husband's infidelity, her best friend a single parent detective assigned to the case of the child abduction, a school teacher and his obsession with the missing child that pushes him to the edge of vigilantism, a beat cop grieving over the violent death of his wife, a recovering addict and her wheel chair bound brother preparing for the LA marathon, and a self-loathing African American TV writer's search for love.

    Bloodline

    Bloodline

      • R
      • 92 min
      • Horror

      Two journalists, Sandra and Marco, are sent to film a behind the scenes expose on a hardcore movie set. The set for the film is in the exact same location where, fifteen years before, Sandra's little sister was murdered by a serial killer called The Surgeon. Reluctant at first, Sandra will eventually face her fears by accepting the job, only to find herself involved in a new line of murders: who is the Surgeon copycat? And more important, why are his victims coming back to life only to kill again?

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      Bloody Mary 3D

      Bloody Mary 3D

        • NONE
        • 82 min
        • Horror

        Bloody Mary tells the story of the spirit of the titular character (as portrayed by lovely actress Veronica Ricci), who after shuffling off the mortal coil in 1904 via execution due to her alleged adultery, returns to exact revenge on the bloodline of her executioner. In this case that’s Matt Elias (actor Derek Jameson), the grandson of Mary’s murderer and an up-and-coming rockstar.