1998 September Movies

Ronin (1998)

Ronin

  • 68%
  • R
  • 122 min
  • Action

Six strangers, experts in munitions, surveillance and covert operations, meet in a musty warehouse in the heart of Paris. Field soldiers during the Cold War, some hold dark secrets that could topple governments. Sam (Robert De Niro), an American, is well-versed in the language of weapons and the strategy of battle. Also present are driver Larry (Skipp Sudduth), also an American, English weapons specialist Spence (Sean Bean), Eastern Bloc electronics specialist Gregor (Stellan Skarsgard),...

Elizabeth (1998)

Elizabeth

  • 82%
  • R
  • 124 min
  • Drama

In England, 1554, Queen Mary (Kathy Burke) dies and young Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett), her youngest half-sister is proclaimed Queen. Elizabeth must address grave problems that face England, including Bankruptcy, French aggression and the political correctness of her love life.

While learning the ways of the monarchy, Elizabeth must walk a fine political line and use an appropriate amount of ferocity to establish herself firmly in the throne. In the end, Elizabeth emerges as the legendary Virgin...

Pleasantville (1998)

Pleasantville

  • 86%
  • PG-13
  • 124 min
  • Comedy

David Wagner (Tobey Maguire) is a Nineties kid with a Fifties addiction. He's hooked on reruns of a classic television show called "Pleasantville," set in a simple place where everyone is swell and perky. David immerses himself in "Pleasantville" as an innocent escape from the trouble-plagued real world that he must share with his ultra-hip, totally popular twin sister, Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon). But one evening, life takes a bizarre twist when a peculiar repairman (Don Knotts) gives him a...

Rush Hour (1998)

Rush Hour

  • 61%
  • PG-13
  • 98 min
  • Action

Jackie Chan is Inspector Lee, a Hong Kong Detective who helps confiscate millions of dollars worth of stolen Chinese artifacts from Crime Lord Juntao. Seeking revenge, Juntao kidnaps the eleven year old daughter of the Chinese consul when he moves to America. Chan is sent as a diplomatic advisor and finds himself paired up with a Los Angeles cop (Chris Tucker) - a man who works alone, and wants to stay that way.

Rounders (1998)

Rounders

  • 64%
  • R
  • 121 min
  • Crime

A law school student (Matt Damon) loses his tuition money and everything else he has saved in a high stakes poker game. Learning his lesson (he thinks), he vows to his girl friend (Mol Gretchen) to give up playing forever. That lasts until his best friend (Edward Norton), a notorious card shark, is released from prison and drags him back into the circuit to pay debts he has incurred to a Russian mobster (John Malkovich). John Turturro also appears as a career poker player and Martin Landau...

Very Bad Things (1998)

Very Bad Things

  • 44%
  • R
  • 100 min
  • Comedy

The only thing that Kyle Fisher (Jon Favreau) wants is to marry the woman he loves, Laura Garrety (Cameron Diaz). All Laura wants is the wedding of her dreams. But before Kyle staggers down the aisle with his beautiful, controlling bride, his buddies decide to give their friend one last night of freedom, male bonding and debauchery.

Urban Legend (1998)

Urban Legend

  • 20%
  • R
  • 99 min
  • Horror

Everybody's heard them... yet they have no traceable source. There's no proof they really happened... yet they can't necessarily be proven false. They're urban legends, contemporary tall tales and bits of macabre mythology that emerge from the underground and take on colorful lives of their own. Like a virus they spread quickly, develop a stubborn staying power as they are passed by whisper from person to person, then come to rest firmly wedged in our collective consciousness. Did Mikey from...

The Red Violin (1998)

The Red Violin

    • R
    • 131 min
    • Drama

    The Red Violin chronicles the journey of a legendary musical instrument -- a violin famous for its unusual reddish hue. Placed on the auction block in modem-day Montreal, after traveling around the globe for over three-hundred years, the violin comes to the attention of expert Charles Moritz (Samuel L. Jackson,) who mounts an investigation to authenticate the enigmatic instrument and establish its true worth.

    Simon Birch (1998)

    Simon Birch

    • 44%
    • PG
    • 114 min
    • Comedy

    Simon Birch (Ian Michael Smith) was the smallest delivery ever recorded in the history of Gravestown Memorial Hospital. The doctors proclaimed Simon a miracle, and ever since, he's been quick to remind anyone who forgets. Simon's certain he's going to be a hero ... he's just not sure how. In the meantime, he argues about faith with his tyrannical Sunday school teacher (Jan Hooks) and by-the-Book priest (David Strathairn), rides sidecar on the bike of his best friend Joe (Joseph Mazzello), and...

    Waking Ned Devine (1998)

    Waking Ned Devine

    • 83%
    • PG
    • 87 min
    • Comedy

    Jackie and Michael find out someone in their tiny Irish village won the lottery. They find Ned, the winner of the ticket, had died of shock from winning. Since Ned has no next of kin, Jackie and Michael come up with a plan to claim the ticket. Things get complicated when the claim inspector shows up in person.

    SLC Punk! (1998)

    SLC Punk!

      • R
      • 97 min
      • Comedy

      Anarchy in the land of Zion! SLC Punk! is a subversive comedy which tells the story of Stevo (Matthew Lillard) and his best friend, Heroin Bob (Michael Goorjian), who are the only two dedicated punk rockers in God-fearing Salt Lake City, Utah, in the thoroughly Reagan-ized early 1980s. Stevo and Bob have unwittingly graduated from college and are embarking upon a career of beer parties, street fights, and wanton sex in strict accordance with their anarchist credo. This agenda conflicts with the...

      Thursday (1998)

      Thursday

      • 33%
      • R
      • 84 min
      • Action

      Casey has given up drug dealing for a suburban idyll in Houston, a job as an architect and a new wife. They are even planning to adopt a child. But Casey's past arrives on the doorstep in the shape of Nick, an old business partner. And all hell breaks loose!

      Celebrity (1998)

      Celebrity

      • 41%
      • R
      • 113 min
      • Comedy

      When a reporter (Kenneth Branagh) is assigned to the celebrity beat, he anticipates a little excitement. But he never expected this. Quickly, he finds himself on a collision course with four of the most outrageous people he's ever met: a sensuous starlet (Melanie Griffith), an out-of-control movie star (Leonardo DiCaprio), an aspiring actress (Winona Ryder) and a sexy supermodel (Charlize Theron). Together they're going to take him for an unforgettable walk on the wild side of fame and fortune.

      One True Thing (1998)

      One True Thing

      • 89%
      • R
      • 127 min
      • Drama

      Few moments in life are as powerful, emotionally charged or rife with humor as returning home to visit your parents as an adult. For ambitious New Yorker Ellen Gulden, the journey back to her quaint hometown in the midst of a crisis is all of those things. But it also becomes an unexpected battle for reconciliation and redemption - a search not only for the secret truth of her parents' lives but for the purpose of her own.

      In this tender and ultimately uplifting tale -- a woman is forced to...

      Permanent Midnight (1998)

      Permanent Midnight

      • 59%
      • R
      • 88 min
      • Biography

      Comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who listens patiently to Stahl's flashback. Other women in Stahl's life are his British wife Sandra and his agent Vola.

      "Soldier of Fortune, Inc." Wild Card

        • Unrated
        • 60 min
        • Action
        15 Amore (1998)

        15 Amore

          • Unrated
          • 92 min
          • Drama

          Peace within war. An adult voice narrates a story of childhood during World War II when he lived with his mother, brother, and sister on an estate in Australia's Hunter Valley, his father away fighting, and two Italian prisoners of war staying with them, in effect being his papa. They are joined by Jewish refugees from Berlin, a mother and daughter. There's heat between the German daughter, Rachel, and Joseph, one of the Italians, and there's an attraction between Dorothy, the...

          A Hero Never Dies (1998)

          A Hero Never Dies

            • R
            • 86 min
            • Drama

            Jack and Martin are members of rival Chinese triads in the middle of a gang war. Both of their gang leaders like to get advice from a fortune teller living in Thailand. On one such trip, Martin's gang ambushes Jack's at a Thai hotel. There is a spectacular shootout, in which both Martin and Jack are severely wounded. The leader of Jack's gang was at the hotel, unlike Martin's, and escapes. Afterwards, both gang leaders, Mr. Fong of Martin's and Mr. Yam of Jack's,...

            A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)

            A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries

            • 77%
            • R
            • 127 min
            • Drama

            This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotionless slice-of-life story. Jones here is portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero and now successful author who obviously drinks too much and is starting to experience health problems. Living in France with his wife, daughter, and an adopted son, the family travels an unconventional road that leaves all of them as outsiders to others. Preaching a sexual freedom, his daughter's sexual acceptance begins at an...

            Addams Family Reunion (1998)

            Addams Family Reunion

              • PG
              • 91 min
              • Comedy

              Gomez and Morticia are horrified to discover that Grandpa and Grandma Addams have a rare disease that is slowly turning them "normal". The only chance they have of curing them is to organise a family reunion, hoping that someone knows a home remedy. Unfortunately, due to a printing error, the family arrives at the reunion of an ordinary family named Adams (with one D). While Gomez and Morticia, oblivious to the mistake, search for a cure amongst a family divided by the wish to...