1997 June Movies

 (1997)

Hercules

  • 84%
  • G
  • 86 min
  • Animation

Hercules journeys from "zero to hero" as he discovers what it means to be a true hero and seeks to regain his rightful place among the gods of Mount Olympus.

Along the way, he matches wits with the cunning and comical hot-headed Hades, who will stop at nothing to take control of the Universe.

 (1997)

Batman & Robin

  • 11%
  • PG-13
  • 125 min
  • Action

There's a chill over Gotham City. A new nemesis has unleashed a cold front of crime on the beleaguered metropolis. And once again, the citizenry turns to its one hope, its lone nocturnal guardian, to free it from the icy grip of crime. Summoned by the glowing moon of the Bat-signal hovering against the night sky, Batman (GEORGE CLOONEY) roars from the reconstructed Batcave in a sleek, remodeled Batmobile towards the city.

Only now, he doesn't travel alone -- his daredevil partner, Robin (CHRIS O'DONNELL), speeds alongside him on his turbo-charged motorcycle, the Redbird -- a united team standing against a new reign of villainy, conceived with cold-blooded design by a shimmering, terrifying figure of destruction, Mr. Freeze (ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER).

Also loose on the streets is flower-power femme fatale Poison Ivy (UMA THURMAN), a vine-entwined beauty who can kill with her kiss . . . and plans world domination for her floral kindred.

When these two villains strike a partnership, it will take a powerhouse team to stop them. Armed with innovative gadgets, redesigned vehicles and an all-new awesome arsenal, the crimefighting duo of Batman and Robin reveal a new secret weapon -- a tough, limber and courageous new partner named Batgirl (ALICIA SILVERSTONE) -- who completes a triumphant trio fighting together to save Gotham City from its most deadly threat yet!

 (1997)

Face / Off

  • 91%
  • R
  • 138 min
  • Action

Relentless FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) must go dangerously undercover to investigate the location of a lethal biological weapon planted by his arch rival, the sadistic terrorist-for-hire Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage). After undergoing a radical surgical procedure, Archer literally "borrows" Troy's face and identity to carry out his mission. But things go awry when Troy, emerging from a coma, transforms into Archer and wreaks havoc upon his life, both at work and at home.

As the bomb continues to tick and the tension mounts, it becomes a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse as both Archer and Troy, ironically trapped in their enemy's body, try to save face their own.

 (1997)

Con Air

  • 55%
  • R
  • 115 min
  • Action

When a group of the most dangerous and notorious prisoners in the U.S. penal system are transferred to a new super-maximum security facility, the recently paroled Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) hitches a ride on the Con Air transportation flight. Anxious to see his wife Tricia (Monica Potter) -- after serving a sentence for unintentionally killing a man who had harassed her -- and striving to be home for the birthday of their 8-year-old daughter whom he's never met, Poe suddenly finds himself embroiled in a meticulously planned mid-air skyjacking masterminded by Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom (John Malkovich).

On the ground, U.S. Marshal Vince Larkin (John Cusack) faces impossible odds as he tries to avert the takeover and, at the same time, keep his overzealous superiors from blowing the aircraft and its passengers into oblivion. Poe becomes a reluctant hero when, along with Larkin, he must fight to stop Cyrus and his band of savage, hardened "lifers" from massacring everyone on board as the damaged plane careens toward disaster on the famed Las Vegas strip.

 (1997)

My Best Friend's Wedding

  • 71%
  • PG-13
  • 105 min
  • Comedy

Nine years ago, Julianne Potter and Michael O'Neal made that mysterious transition from lovers to "just friends." It is an arrangement that still appeals to Julianne, whose idea of commitment is measured in days rather than years, even if it left Michael still carrying the proverbial torch. Best friends since that fateful day in college, they made a pact that if neither had found someone to love by the age of 28, they would marry each other. It seemed like a goof at the time ... except that maybe one of them wasn't joking. Now it's their 28th year of life, and Michael just popped the question. There's only one problem: he popped it to someone else..

Julianne Potter never knew what she wanted until she saw it walking out of her life. Now, she has four days, and the benefits of a resourceful (if devious) mind, to get Michael back. You are cordially invited to the wedding of the year. Attire is formal. Protective gear is advised.

 (1997)

The Pillow Book

  • 67%
  • NONE
  • 126 min
  • Drama

Nagiko (Vivian Wu) is a Japanese model in search of pleasure and new cultural experience from various lovers. The film is a rich and artistic melding of dark modern drama with idealized Chinese and Japanese cultural themes and settings, and centers around body painting.

"Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" Cat Showdown

    • R
    • 30 min
    • Comedy

    Sabrina has blown her allowance, and Salem has maxed out his credit card over the phone, so they decide to enter a cat show to earn the prize money, but soon find themselves wrapped up in a blackmail scheme to force the judge to throw the competition, and, to avoid being caught, Sabrina has to transform herself into a contestant. Meanwhile, Hilda and Zelda seek out a magical perfume that will make Zelda repulsive to their love-sick mailman Dirk, and Hilda gets shrunk as a punishment for taking free samples in the magical "Full Moon" shop. Written by Arturo Domínguez

     (1997)

    12 Storeys

      • Unrated
      • 105 min
      • Comedy

      The film depicts 24 hours in a HDB block of residential flats in Singapore. There are three main storylines. San San, fat, silent, and alone, hears the ghost of her mother constantly upbraid her. Ah Gu, a tofu soup vendor, is at odds with Lily, his materialistic immigrant wife, who longs for something he cannot provide. Meng spouts every moralistic bromide of the striving middle class, but is unhinged by his teenage sister May ("Trixie" to her boyfriend) who won't study, parties all night, and seems doomed by youth culture.

       (1997)

      A Gun, a Car, a Blonde

        • Unrated
        • 107 min
        • Drama

        A wheelchair bound (Jim Metzler) paraplegic fantasizes about the new blonde (Andrea Thompson), who moves into the house across from him. His fantasy (which move into black and white film noir) involves his being a private detective out to help the poor blonde damsel in distress. In real life, he refuses to leave his home and is being taken for a ride by his over-sexed sister (Kay Lenz). Written by John Sacksteder <[email protected]>

         (1997)

        Airbag

          • 112 min
          • Action

          Mommy's boy Juantxo is engaged. Dragged to the party by his friends Konradin and Paco, he loses his expensive wedding ring inside the body of a prostitute. Mafioso whorehouse owner Villambrosa finds the ring. Meanwhile Villambrosa's rival gangster Souza sends "femme fatale" Fatima to check things out. Juantxo and his friends are trying to get the ring back and in the process get involved in the war between gangs..