1998 May Movies

Godzilla (1998)

Godzilla

  • 25%
  • PG-13
  • 139 min
  • Action

A devastating, blinding flash of white light fills the Eastern sky. Thousands of miles away, the Pacific Ocean churns, engulfing a freighter with wicked speed. Ships off both U.S. coasts capsize and are dragged into an inexplicably roiling sea. On another part of the globe, giant footprints plow an ominous path through miles of Panamanian forests, Tahitian villages and Jamaican beaches. What is the source of all this mysterious, far-flung mayhem? Godzilla, the undisputed king of movie monsters,...

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • 50%
  • NONE
  • 118 min
  • Adventure

Sportswriter Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his corpulent Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) head for Las Vegas with a load of mind-bending pharmaceuticals and herbal remedies - on a savage journey to the heart of the American Dream.

Duke may call it an assignment. Gonzo may believe it's a sacred mission to protect his client. Whatever "it" is, it's moving, and fast.

Deep Impact (1998)

Deep Impact

  • 48%
  • PG-13
  • 120 min
  • Action

Fourteen-year-old Leo Beiderman (Elijah Wood) did not expect to make an earth-shattering discovery when he joined his high school astronomy club. He didn't expect to make any discoveries at all; he simply hoped that classmate Sarah Hotchner (Leelee Sobieski) would discover him. Yet a photograph he takes through his small telescope makes him co-discoverer of Comet Wolf-Beiderman ... a comet that scientists determine is on a fatal collision course with the Earth.

In the weeks and months that...

Almost Heroes (1998)

Almost Heroes

  • 8%
  • PG-13
  • 90 min
  • Adventure

n the annals of American history, two names are known for laying claim to the uncharted American West. Two names stand above all others as the intrepid explorers who forged across the unknown wilds of the Louisiana Purchase, blazing a course through the untamed country to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Two names and two names alone: Lewis and Clark. Wrong. Now the true history of the race to express our country's Manifest Destiny from sea to shining sea can finally be told. To the pantheon of...

He Got Game (1998)

He Got Game

  • 80%
  • R
  • 131 min
  • Drama

a prisoner who suddenly finds himself temporarily paroled, and with the promise of a commuted sentence, if he can accomplish one task: he must persuade his estranged son Jesus (Ray Allen) - the #1 high school basketball player in America - to sign with Big State, the Governor's alma mater.

Hope Floats (1998)

Hope Floats

  • 24%
  • PG-13
  • 114 min
  • Drama

Birdee Pruitt(Sandra Bullock) seems to have it all. She's been married for years to her handsome high school sweetheart, and has a brilliant and sensitive child. But when her picture perfect life comes crashing down around her, Birdee must start over. With no place else to turn, the former beauty queen, along with daughter Bernice (Mae Whitman), heads back home ... to Smithville, Texas. There Birdee's life becomes even more complicated as she tries to deal with a mother (Gene Rowlands) she must...

Les Miserables (1998)

Les Miserables

  • 74%
  • PG-13
  • 134 min
  • Crime

Les Miserables is an epic tale of love, honor and obsession played out against the dramatic backdrop of early 19th century France. It tells the story of Jean Valjean, whose theft of a loaf of bread condemns him to an unjust prison sentence and a life on the run. An act of forgiveness, however, changes the course of his life forever.

Seul contre tous (1998)

Seul contre tous

    • NONE
    • 93 min
    • Crime

    The Butcher (known from Noe's short film Carne) has done some time in jail after beating up the guy who tried to seduce his teenage mentally-handicapped daughter. Now he wants to start a new life. He leaves his daughter in an institution and moves to Lille suburbs with his mistress. She promised him a new butcher shop. She lied. The butcher decides to go back to Paris and find his daughter.

    The Horse Whisperer (1998)

    The Horse Whisperer

    • 73%
    • PG-13
    • 164 min
    • Drama

    14-year-old Grace MacLean (Scarlett Johansson) is emotionally and physically scarred after suffering a terrible riding accident while astride her prized horse, Pilgrim. Realizing that the fates of her daughter and the horse are inextricably linked, Grace's mother, Annie (Kristin Scott Thomas), launches an all-out campaign to find a "horse whisperer," someone with a unique gift for curing troubled horses. She learns of Tom Booker (Robert Redford) known to be a legend for this sort of work and...

    Quest for Camelot (1998)

    Quest for Camelot

    • 36%
    • G
    • 86 min
    • Animation

    Join the adventures of Kayley (Jessalyn Gilsig, with singing by Andrea Corr), a lively and strong-willed girl, and Garrett (Cary Elwes, sung by Bryan White), a young blind man. Together they begin a quest to stop the evil Ruber (Gary Oldman) from capturing King Arthur's (Pierce Brosnan) magical sword Excalibur and, with it, the kingdom of Camelot. Kayley and Garrett must also rescue the kidnapped Lady Juliana (Jane Seymour), Kayley's beautiful widowed mother.

    With the blessing of Merlin the...

    Black Dog (1998)

    Black Dog

    • 10%
    • PG-13
    • 88 min
    • Action

    Swayze is Jack Crews, a professional trucker who lost his license and went to prison after a fatal accident. Stripped of his livelihood, Jack is forced back behind the wheel to deliver an illegal shipment of guns to the man who holds his family hostage.

    But there are a lot of determined folks who don't want him to deliver his illicit cargo and Jack is forced to dodge one deadly obstacle after another, and confront his past demons, to prove to his wife and daughter that he can provide for them...

    The Opposite of Sex (1998)

    The Opposite of Sex

    • 80%
    • R
    • 105 min
    • Comedy

    The story of Dedee Truitt (Christina Ricci), a sixteen-year-old girl who runs away from her troubled Louisiana home one summer to live with her rich half brother Bill (Martin Donovan). She soon wreaks havoc in the lives of everyone she encounters, from Bill's new boyfriend Matt (Ivan Sergei) to his sexually repressed best friend Lucia (Lisa Kudrow).

    The Last Days of Disco (1998)

    The Last Days of Disco

    • 71%
    • R
    • 113 min
    • Comedy

    Two recent Hampshire College graduates (Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale) escape at night from their jobs as assistants in a publishing house to the most popular dance club of the moment during disco's last days in the very early 1980s. There they fall in with a group of slightly older guys (Chris Eigeman, MattKeeslar, Mackenzie Astin and Robert Sean Leonard) who were friends and antagonists at Harvard.

    Africa's Elephant Kingdom (1998)

    Africa's Elephant Kingdom

      • Unrated
      • 40 min
      • Documentary

      This film explores an elephant clan's search for food and water as seen through the eyes of one old bull.

      Anna Magdalena (1998)

      Anna Magdalena

        • Unrated
        • 97 min
        • Comedy

        Scruffy but irresistibly attractive Yau Muk-yan, without a job or a place to live, moves in with sensitive, shy piano tuner Chan Kar-fu. Both are disturbed, then obsessed, by the amateurish piano playing of upstairs neighbour Mok Man-yee. Obsession turns to romance, and romance to fantasy. The film is structured in four "movements": two themes (Yau Muk-yan, Mok Man-yee), a duet (Yau Muk-yan & Mok Man-yee), and a set of variations (a wild fantasy of Chan Kar-fu in his new novel)....

        Berkeley Square (1998)

        Berkeley Square

          • Unrated
          • 510 min
          • Drama

          Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.

          Bulworth (1998)

          Bulworth

          • 75%
          • R
          • 108 min
          • Comedy

          In the waning days of the California primary election campaign of 1996, President Bill Clinton has run unopposed in the Democratic Party, and Bob Dole has already secured the Republican nomination. Incumbent United States Senator Jay Bulworth is holding off a challenger. He hasn't eaten or slept in several days. In the midst of a nervous breakdown, Bulworth arranges his own suicide by hiring a hit man to assassinate him during the final campaign weekend - after making a deal with a corrupt...

          Curse of the Puppet Master (1998)

          Curse of the Puppet Master

            • R
            • 90 min
            • Horror

            Robert "Tank" begins to work for Dr. Magrew sculpting a puppet for the Doctor to bring to life using the work of Andre Toulon. Robert begins to fall in love with the Doctors daughter, Jane. Unbeknownst to Robert the Doctor is trying to create a "perfect race" of puppet humans. Jane discovers a "matt puppet" which is from his first assistant. She comes back just in time to see her father, cut up by the puppets, has succeeded in putting a living human, Robert, into...

            Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)

            Dancer, Texas Pop. 81

            • 80%
            • PG
            • 97 min
            • Comedy

            Four soon-to-be high-school graduates in the small Texas town of Dancer contemplate a long-planned move to L.A.

            The other 77 inhabitants of Dance feel threatened as they watch the four from the sidelines and offer advice, place bets and generally attempt to derail the exodus.

            De Poolse bruid (1998)

            De Poolse bruid

              • Unrated
              • 89 min
              • Drama

              Drama on the dawning love between a Polish woman and a farmer from Groningen. Anna is forced to work in a brothel, but manages to escape. She's found, exhausted and scared, by Henk (the farmer) who offers her a place to stay, but her past chases her. Written by Anonymous