1999 February Movies

Office Space (1999)

Office Space

  • 79%
  • R
  • 89 min
  • Comedy

Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) simply cannot endure another moment of the mind-numbing, soul-sucking routine and petty annoyances that assault him day after day at INITECH Corporation. When Peter finds a kindred spirit in a waitress, Joanna (Jennifer Aniston), who's suffering in her own employment purgatory, he realizes that life would be a lot more fun if he just got himself fired. So he hatches a scheme that surely will get him booted from his cursed cubicle and free him from the clutches of...

October Sky (1999)

October Sky

  • 90%
  • PG
  • 108 min
  • Biography

In Coalwood, West Virginia in 1957, all the boys grow up to be coal miners, and Homer Hickam has no reason to think he'll be any different. Too small to earn a football scholarship, Homer has no way out of his predetermined life - until the Soviet satellite Sputnik flies over the October sky and changes everything. Homer's world just got a lot bigger.

Though his father is a mine superintendent and has no greater wish than to see his sons follow in his footsteps, Homer dreams of bigger things...

Blast From The Past (1999)

Blast From The Past

  • 59%
  • PG-13
  • 112 min
  • Comedy

Adam was born in a steel bunker buried in his parent's backyard, an unforeseen product of the "duck-and-cover" era taken to its extreme. The son of brilliant-but-paranoid scientist Calvin Webber (Christopher Walken) and picture-perfect suburban wife Helen (Sissy Spacek), Adam's bizarre upbringing was the result of a major tactical mistake. In the midst of the fearsome Cuban Missile Crisis, the Webbers witnessed a blast they thought must be the Big One, but was actually a plane crashing into...

8MM (1999)

8MM

  • 22%
  • R
  • 123 min
  • Crime

Tom Welles (Nicolas Cage) is a surveillance specialist - what used to be known as a "private eye" - but his version of the profession is hardly the stuff of which legends are made. He has a modest, home-based practice in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he lives an existence remarkable only for its normalcy with wife Amy (Catherine Keener) and baby daughter, Cindy. Respected but still waiting for a big break that will improve his professional status, Welles spends most of his time on routine...

Payback (1999)

Payback

  • 53%
  • R
  • 100 min
  • Action

The heist goes smoothly enough. The cash is already hot. So when Porter (Mel Gibson) and Val (Gregg Henry) steal it, they're in the clear. Time comes around to split the take and Val makes three grave mistakes: he takes Porter's cut; he takes Porter's wife and tries to take Porter's life. Problem is, when you kill this guy, you better make sure he's dead.

Porter soon resurfaces, reborn with a serious case of tunnel-vision. He wants his cut and doesn't care what he has to do to get it. Now,...

Better Than Chocolate (1999)

Better Than Chocolate

  • 38%
  • R
  • 102 min
  • Comedy

Two attractive young lesbians, Maggie and Kim, meet in Vancouver, develop a passionate romance, and move in together. Complications ensue as Maggie's well-meaning but naive mother Lila also moves in and learns the truth about Maggie and Kim.

Asterix and Obelix Vs. Caesar (1999)

Asterix and Obelix Vs. Caesar

    • 109 min
    • Adventure

    Set in 50 B.C., Asterix and Obelix are living in a small but well-protected village in Gaul, where a magic potion concocted by Druids turns the townsfolk into mighty soldiers. When Roman troops carve a path through Gaul to reach the English Channel, Caesar and his aide de camp Detritus discover the secret elixir and capture the Druid leader who knows its formula, and Asterix and Obelix are sent off to rescue them.

    Message in a Bottle (1999)

    Message in a Bottle

    • 32%
    • PG-13
    • 131 min
    • Drama

    Following a hurtful divorce, Theresa Osborne (Robin Wright Penn) fills her life with caring for her son, Jason, and working as a researcher at the Chicago Tribune. Since the death of his wife Catherine, Garret has lead a solitary existence, except for his relationship with his father, Dodge (Paul Newman), who attempts to wrest his son away from his grief for Catherine.

    On a solitary holiday while Jason visits his father, Theresa is walking along a deserted stretch of coastline when she...

    My Favorite Martian (1999)

    My Favorite Martian

    • 12%
    • PG
    • 94 min
    • Comedy

    Ambitious television reporter Tim O'Hara (Jeff Daniels) stumbles upon a real-life Martian (Christopher Lloyd) whose space ship has crash-landed on Earth. Believing this is the story of the millennium and his chance for a Pulitzer Prize, Tim makes plans to expose the Martian who, posing as Tim's Uncle Martin, takes human form with plans of his own.

    Obviously, Uncle Martin doesn't want to be identified. In fact, all of Tim's efforts to divulge the truth are systematically thwarted by the...

    200 Cigarettes (1999)

    200 Cigarettes

    • 29%
    • R
    • 101 min
    • Comedy

    A comedy set in New York's East Village on New Year's Eve 1981, "200 Cigarettes" follows various young couples and friends whose lives will intersect at a party that night in a downtown loft. Anyone who has been on the town the last night of the year knows the familiar feelings: sentimental recollections, uncertainty about the future and fear that time is running out are mingled with the excitement of a cold winter night and the anticipation of a new love when the clock strikes 12. In "200...

    The Other Sister (1999)

    The Other Sister

    • 29%
    • PG-13
    • 124 min
    • Comedy

    24-four year old Carla Tate (Juliette Lewis) is a slightly mentally challenged young woman who, after years of special education at a private boarding school, has successfully transcended many of her limitations -- except that of her over-protective mother, Elizabeth (Diane Keaton).

    When Carla graduates and returns home with dreams and ambitions, her need for personal fulfillment begins to express itself in ways her mother is unable to accept. When she falls in love for the first time, Carla...

    Aimée & Jaguar (1999)

    Aimée & Jaguar

      • 125 min
      • Romance

      Berlin 1943/44 ("The Battle of Berlin"). Felice, an intelligent and courageous Jewish woman who lives under a false name, belongs to an underground organization. Lilly, a devoted mother of four, though an occasional unfaithful wife, is desperate for love. An unusual and passionate love between them blossoms despite the danger of persecution and nightly bombing raids. The Gestapo is on Felice's trail. Her friends flee, she decides to sit out the war with Lilly. One hot day in August 1944, the...

      Alice in Wonderland (1999)

      Alice in Wonderland

      • 33%
      • G
      • 150 min
      • Adventure

      Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole into a whimsical Wonderland, where she meets characters like the delightful Cheshire Cat, the clumsy White Knight, a rude caterpillar, and the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts and can grow ten feet tall or shrink to three inches. But will she ever be able to return home? Written by Anonymous

      An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999)

      An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster

        • G
        • 78 min
        • Animation

        An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster was the second direct-to-video sequel to An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island and the 4th and last film in the An American Tail tetralogy, starring Thomas Alexander Dekker as the main character, the young Fievel Mousekewitz. This film was released on July 25, 2000. The ending of this film shows Fievel falling asleep which may mark that there wouldn't be another American Tail film.

        And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story (1999)

        And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story

          • Unrated
          • 120 min
          • Drama

          Based on the autobiography of Sonny Bono, this film focuses on the volatile relationship between Sonny (Jay Underwood) and Cher (Renee Faia) during the early 60's to their divorce in the late 70's.

          Behind the Mask (1999)

          Behind the Mask

            • Unrated
            • 90 min
            • Drama

            Dr. Bob Shushan is an overworked and absent father who runs a centre for the mentally and physically challenged. When Shushan suffers a heart attack, his life is saved by James Jones, a young patient at the center. The two men forge a friendship and help each other rekindle the father-son bond that has been missing in their lives. Written by P. Gray

            Besieged (1999)

            Besieged

            • 75%
            • 93 min
            • Drama

            When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, gifts, and music, declaring passionately that he loves her, would go to Africa with her, would do anything for her. "What do you know of Africa?," she asks, then, in anguish, shouts, "Get my husband out of jail!" The rest of the film plays out the...

            Boh lee chun (1999)

            Boh lee chun

              • PG-13
              • 121 min
              • Action

              When Ah Bu, a girl from a small fishing town in Taiwan, finds a glass bottle with a romantic message, she travels to Hong Kong to find her prince charming. As it turns out, her prince charming, Albert, happens to be gay. But all is not lost when Ah Bu meets the dashing Chi Wu. Meanwhile, Ah Bu's boyfriend from Taiwan comes looking for her, as the action and romance follow Ah Bu back to Taiwan.

              Breakfast of Champions (1999)

              Breakfast of Champions

              • 26%
              • R
              • 110 min
              • Comedy

              "Breakfast of Champions," the dark comedy based on #1 best-selling author Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s classic novel. "Breakfast of Champions" tells the story of Dwayne Hoover (Bruce Willis), the most important man in Midland City, who is on the verge of a mid-life crisis. As Dwayne's identity as the most respected business man in Midland City begins to unravel in his own mind, the town can't seem to get enough of his approval and advice as leader of a vast financial empire which controls the city. At...

              Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

              Buena Vista Social Club

              • 91%
              • G
              • 105 min
              • Documentary

              Legends of Cuban music perform with Ry Cooder in this lively documentary. Combining fabulous performance footage with intimate profiles, this rollicking, music-filled film is essential for world music fans.