2011 May Movies

There Be Dragons

There Be Dragons

  • 11%
  • PG-13
  • 117 min
  • Biography

London-based investigative journalist Robert Torres visits Spain to research a book about Josemaría Escrivá, the controversial founder of Opus Dei. But Robert hits a wall, both professionally and personally, when his most promising source -- his own father, Manolo Torres, turns out to be his least cooperative one. Robert begins to unearth his father's toxic secrets when he learns that Manolo was not only born in the same Spanish town as Josemaría, but that they were childhood friends and attended the same seminary. The two men take radically different paths in life, with Josemaría dedicating his life to his faith while Manolo is swept into the brutal and tumultuous Spanish Civil War.

Tied to a Chair

Tied to a Chair

    • NONE
    • 94 min
    • Comedy

    Naomi Holbroke just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, or maybe for the first time in her life she may have been in exactly the right place at the right time. And indeed, by the end of the film, after a number of increasingly dangerous mishaps and an equal number of increasingly brilliant stratagems, Naomi has foiled the plot and saved the city. Naomi is an unlikely hero for a movie, but just as a lot of evil is done by people who are sure they are right, a lot of good can be done by someone who's used to being wrong. We need people like Naomi, though our dry cleaning bills will surely go up.

    Til Death Do Us Part

    Til Death Do Us Part

      • Unrated
      • 100 min
      • Drama

      There's a quiet village was troubled with a sudden disease, everyone was being panic. The son ,Deyi Zhao(acted by Aaron Guo) of the villager Zhuzhu Lao(acted by Ziru Tao) was infected, unfortunately. under the serious gaze of exclusion from the villagers, all the infected people and Deyi arrived at a deserted primary school ,since then, started a secluded life. thus, Zhuzhu Lao came to the primary school to take care of all the patients including his son with a kind of disturbed mood .he had thought that everybody in the little shelter would get on well with each other , but in fact, there was still somebody who's playing tricks existed in this school. The primary school had been filled with gloomy atmosphere until the appearance of Qinqin(acted by Ziyi Zhang).instead of a kind of sympathetic emotion ,Deyi and Qinqin fell in love, immediately .However, this love ,which was thought to be impossible ,didn't take the understanding and the best wishes from others. even worse was that the censure and gossip about them was aroused by this piece of affection. finally, they had to prove the worth of love by their lives.

      True Legend

      True Legend

      • 63%
      • R
      • 115 min
      • Action

      At the end of the Qing Dynasty, war hero Su Can leads a spectacularly daring raid on enemy forces before retiring home from his military life to his beloved wife and their newborn son. Six years later, his vengeful step-brother Yuang returns from war unrecognizably consumed by Dark Martial Arts and armed with his Five Venom Fist, which he wields to severely injure Su as payback for a long and dark family history. Su and his wife barely escape with their lives, but their son is now held captive by an increasingly psychotic Yuang. Over many long and difficult months, Su recovers from his injuries and once again hones his craft with the help of a mysterious Bearded Man and his apprentice, Lord Wushu, a Golden Monk of unimaginable martial arts virtuosity. But even with this training, Su is unable to save his wife’s life when she single-handedly stakes out to find their son. Utterly broken by grief, Su soon wanders the streets as a drunken beggar with no will to live. It is only when his son is once again threatened, this time by imperial Westerners out to shame the Chinese people, that an inebriated Su summons all his fighting skills to save the day and unwittingly forges a new style of martial arts forever known as The Drunken Fist!

      Tuesday, After Christmas

      Tuesday, After Christmas

      • 73%
      • NONE
      • 99 min
      • Drama

      Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past ten years, and Raluca the woman who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before Christmas.

      United Red Army

      United Red Army

      • 91%
      • NONE
      • 190 min
      • Crime

      "United Red Army" explores the political unrest of 1960s Japan, when mass student uprisings coincided with the beginnings of the far-left United Red Army group, which tortured and murdered its "deviant" members during a 1972 training session.

      Vito Bonafacci

      Vito Bonafacci

        • NONE
        • 97 min
        • Drama

        Vito has a fatal heart attack as he is exiting the front gate of his stately home. Upon death his mom confronts him, making it clear, via a lengthy diatribe, that his existence was one of the material realm of sensual gratification - money, power, status and pleasure seeking- rather than that which is transcendent, thus he has been condemned to eternal death. Eventually we discover that this death experience was a dream, which greatly unsettled Vito, precipitating him to seek the truth relative to life's purpose, and the afterlife. Vto has periods of contemplation and dialogue with the housekeeper, barber, gardener, and his wife in search of answers - Is there such a place as heaven? Does Hell exist? Am I a good person? etc. Vito's soul searching includes a flashback to his youth listening to his grandfather speaking to him about eternity. In the midst of this quest for truth, as Vito is driving down the driveway about to exit the front gate, it occurs to him that his day is repeating itself as in the dream. Certain events of the morning...such as him making a demeaning comment to Mike, who is washing Vito's Porsche, were precisely as they were in the dream - "his dream was becoming his realty." Frightened that if he continued to go through the gate he would, like the dream, have a fatal heart attack, and be condemned to eternal death. Frantically he returns to his house, prays and has an edifying flashback to his youth, in which death, which is currently crippling with fear, is being discussed. In a state of angst he calls for his friend, Father Dellos, asking him to come to his home. Upon arrival the the priest counsels him about the events of this "strange" morning, and hears his confession. Finally, Vito makes a third and final journey down the driveway.

        Waking Madison

        Waking Madison

          • NONE
          • 89 min
          • Drama

          The film centers on a woman who's determined to find a cure for her mental illness, and locks herself in her apartment for 30 days with no food, telephone or outside stimuli.

          We Are the Night

          We Are the Night

          • 62%
          • NONE
          • 100 min
          • Drama

          A sexy, suspenseful and adrenaline pumping vampire film, We Are the Night is an edgy tale of a provocative gang of female vampires living large, making their own rules and leaving a merciless trail of blood. The film centers on a 20-year-old Berlin native Lena (Karoline Herfurth) who gets by as a petty thief. On one of her nightly job runs through an underground club, she meets 250-year-old Louise (Nina Hoss). Don't let her age fool you. Louise is a glamorous vixen, who is not only the owner of the club, but also the leader of an unusual all-female vampire trio - the other two members being wild child Nora (Anna Fischer) and elegant Charolette (Jennifer Ulrich). Louise falls head over heels in love with the scruffy Lena and bites her during their first night together. Once bitten, Lena discovers the curse and the blessing of her new, eternal life. She revels in the glamour, parties and infinite freedom. But she quickly discovers that the endless blood thirst and murderous appetite of her new girlfriends come at a steep price. When Berlin police commissioner Tom Serner (Max Riemelt) begins investigating the women, it is just a matter of time before their day comes and events spiral out of control.

          Wretches & Jabberers

          Wretches & Jabberers

          • 82%
          • NONE
          • 94 min
          • Documentary

          Directed by Academy Award® winner Gerardine Wurzburg (Educating Peter), Wretchers & Jabberers follows two men with autism, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, who embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability and intelligence. Determined to put a new face on autism, the men travel to Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland, where at each stop they challenge public attitudes about autism and issue a hopeful message to reconsider competency. A poignant narrative of personal struggle that rings with intelligence, humor, hope and courage, Wretchers & Jabberers is about the life-sustaining power of relationships - the personal connections that people make through communication.