1996 July Movies

A Time to Kill (1996)

A Time to Kill

  • 67%
  • R
  • 149 min
  • Crime

Matthew McConaughey, a young, attractive and highly-skilled attorney is faced with the toughest case of his life, one that on many occassions may also threaten it. In the southern Mississippi town of Canton, the K.K.K. is active and the tension is high when the black majority is angered at the raping and slaying of a black man's 10-year-old daughter. Against Jake's advice, the distraught father takes revenge, gunning down the two criminals in the local courthouse. Racial hatred hightens with...

Kazaam (1996)


  • 4%
  • PG
  • 93 min
  • Comedy

Max Conner's (Francis Capra) world is in a serious tailspin. He's a skeptical young city kid who doesn't believe in anything that can't be easily explained. And his life is filled with one unexplainable event after another. However, everything changes one afternoon when he's chased by a gang of bullies through a condemned warehouse. There, while evading these tough guys, he accidentally knocks over a boom box-out from which emerges a huge and powerful 3,000-year-old genie named Kazaam...

Crash (1996)


  • 58%
  • NC-17
  • 90 min
  • Drama

Crash is the controversial thriller from David Cronenberg about the interwoven relationship of 12 very different Los Angeles residents after a deadly car accident. Writer James Ballard starts a journey into the abyss of human obsession, lust, and ruin.

The Frighteners (1996)

The Frighteners

  • 64%
  • R
  • 106 min
  • Comedy

Psychic investigator Frank Bannister can see and communicate with the dead after he witnesses his wife die in a car accident. Soon, mysterious deaths in his hometown baffle the local authorities and make Frank, himself, a suspect.

In order to prove his innocence, Frank joins a trio of friendly ghosts to unravel the mystery of a menacing phantom that is actually responsible for the deaths.

Kingpin (1996)


  • 50%
  • PG-13
  • 113 min
  • Comedy

Harrelson stars as a former bowling champion who, thanks to double-crossing bowling huckster Ernie McCracken (Bill Murray), finds himself reduced to a sleazy, small-time hustler. When he discovers a new protege (Randy Quaid) among the Amish of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the former champ thinks he has found his ticket back to the fast lane. A riotously funny road trip ensues as this hysterically mismatched duo sets out to con their way to a bowling tournament in Reno, Nevada.

Courage Under Fire (1996)

Courage Under Fire

  • 85%
  • R
  • 117 min
  • Drama

Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling (Denzel Washington) is a former Gulf-war armored tank commander sent home to Washington to a desk-job after his involvement a friendly-fire incident that took the lives of several of his own men which is still under investigation. Serling is ordered to review Capt. Karen Walden's (Meg Ryan) candidacy for a Medal of Honor, to be awarded, posthumously, to the Medevac pilot for her courage under fire."

Expected to expedite the inquiry and rubber-stamp the...

Multiplicity (1996)


  • 44%
  • PG-13
  • 117 min
  • Comedy

Doug Kinney (Michael Keaton) could use a miracle. A devoted husband, father and businessman, Doug is married to an adoring wife (Andie MacDowell), and a demanding job, both of which leave him little time to enjoy either. With too much to do and not nearly enough time, Doug is ready to snap until he meets world-renowned geneticist Dr. Owen Leeds (Harris Yulin) who offers him the chance to get control of his life by becoming the ultimate split personality and having himself cloned.

If life was...

Phenomenon (1996)


  • 50%
  • PG
  • 123 min
  • Drama

Everybody in the small town of Harmon knows George Malley (John Travolta) as a nice guy, a good auto mechanic, and a dependable friend. But on his 37th birthday George begins to change.

As a result of an extraordinary occurrence, George's seemingly unremarkable life takes a mystifying and wondrous turn. George has a sudden insatiable appetite for learning, and begins to comprehend the beauty and intelligence of the universe. Suspicious about the new-found power of George's mind, and...

Harriet the Spy (1996)

Harriet the Spy

  • 48%
  • PG
  • 100 min
  • Family

"Harriet the Spy" is about an 11-year-old girl who spies on her parents, neighbors and friends, avidly detailing their comings and goings into her secret journal. When Harriet's classmates find her notebook and read its remarkable contents out loud, her life is turned upside down. What's Harriet to do? Has she lost her friends forever? And even worse, does this mean the end of her days as a spy?

The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)

The Adventures of Pinocchio

  • 27%
  • NONE
  • 90 min
  • Fantasy

A nose that grows, a giant sea monster and a wild theme park where youthful patrons take the ultimate thrill ride are just some of the larger-than-life exploits that Pinocchio encounters during his quest to become a real boy.

Pursued by the evil showman Lorenzini (Udo Kier), Pinocchio must learn to sidestep the enticing traps set for him by the cunning Felinet (Bebe Neuwirth), and her partner in crime Volpe (Rob Schneider).

Finally with the help of a wickedly funny, wisecracking cricket...

Black Day Blue Night (1996)

Black Day Blue Night

    • R
    • 93 min
    • Adventure

    A wife's husband is cheating on her. She decides to go on a road trip with her husband's other woman. While driving the two women pick up a hitchhiker. The man they pick up may be a robber and murderer on the run from the cops. A policeman who is tracking the hitchhiker has a close eye on them, but the question is why?

    Don't Look Back (1996)

    Don't Look Back

      • R
      • 90 min
      • Action

      Drug addict Jesse think he's found the answer to all his problems in the form of a breifcase full of money. However, the money isn't his and stealing it from right under the nose of a gang's hitman isn't a good idea. With his new wealth, Jesse heads home to the coastal region where he grew up. There he meets up with childhood friends, but the bad guys are hot in his trail, so now everyone's in danger. Written by Rob Hartill

      Fled (1996)


      • 14%
      • R
      • 105 min
      • Action

      Piper (Laurence Fishburne) and Dodge (Stephen Baldwin) are escaped convicts on the run from the mob and the police. Strangers handcuffed together, their prison work detail was interrupted by a sudden hail of bullets that put them on the run.

      Dodge is a smart-mouthed computer hacker doing Federal time for using his computer to steal millions from a Cuban crime syndicate. Besides the money, he downloaded enough evidence to bring down their empire. Now the Cubans want their money and the disk....

      Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996)

      Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion

        • Unrated
        • 99 min
        • Action

        A strange meteor lands in Japan unleashing hundreds of insect-like "legion" creatures which find their way into Tokyo. When the military fails to control the situation, Gamera shows up to deal with the ever-evolving space adversary. Written by Alex Smits

        Joe's Apartment (1996)

        Joe's Apartment

        • 19%
        • PG-13
        • 78 min
        • Comedy

        Fresh off the bus from Iowa, Joe (Jerry O'Connell) is just trying to make it in New York, but he's got no job, no girl and, worst of all, he's just moved into a slummy, squalid, seedy little box of an apartment that he shares with 50,000 roommates, an army of roaches - that don't just think and talk, but they also sing and dance!

        His new roommates are determined to save Joe from the ills of the big city, including a landlord who is trying to get rid of him, and help him woo the girl of his...

        Kizzu ritân (1996)

        Kizzu ritân

          • 107 min
          • Drama

          Shinji and Masaru spend most of their school days harassing fellow classmates and playing pranks. They drop out and Shinji becomes a small-time boxer, while Masaru joins up with a local Yakuza gang. However, the world is a tough place...

          L'appartement (1996)


            • R
            • 116 min
            • Drama

            A stylish suspense thriller that confounds the audience while presenting them with an extraordinary and elusive mystery. Max is a former playboy who has decided to settle down by marrying his current love, Muriel. However, during a business trip, Max catches a glimpse of the great lost love of his life, reviving his wanderlust and sending him off on a chase of the elusive Lisa, whom he had overheard suggesting to a friend that her lover, Daniel, had killed someone for her. Soon, Max is trying...

            Me wo tojite daite (1996)

            Me wo tojite daite

              • Unrated
              • 90 min
              • Drama

              Amane is a Japanese office worker, a victim of the big business machine and the concrete jungle of a Japanese big city. He has a girlfriend, Juri, but she is not very exciting. Amane is driving home when he accidentally runs over a woman. He visits her in hospital but she doesn't accept any offers of compensation, and disappears. He becomes obsessed with her, and he eventually finds her: her name is Hanabusa and she is a hostess in a club, but there is a twist: it's a transvestite...

              Miami Hustle (1996)

              Miami Hustle

                • R
                • 81 min
                • Romance

                Marsha, a con artist with a conscience, has agreed to take on an unusual scheme in order to pay off a debt to a lawyer who helped out her brother. An elderly millionaire is about to die, and the entire fortune has been willed to a stripper named Jean, who is unaware of the windfall awaiting her. Marsha's task is to get to know Jean well enough that she can impersonate her at the reading of the will and take the inheritance for herself. Taking a job at the same strip club, the pair soon...

                Night Train to Venice (1996)

                Night Train to Venice

                  • 98 min
                  • Mystery

                  A young man on his way to Venice to deliver his book exposing the neo-Nazi movement is suddenly stalked by a stranger, trailed by a pack of wild dogs and nearly killed.