2001 June Movies

Bully (2001)

Bully

  • 54%
  • NONE
  • 113 min
  • Crime

Based on Jim Schutze's book Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge, the movie is the true story of Bobby Kent (Stahl), a high school bully, and a group of Florida teenagers who, led by the Bobby's best friend (Renfro) and his girlfriend (Miner), lure Bobby out into a Florida swamp and beat him to death with baseball bats. It is headed by controversial director Larry Clark (Kids).

The Fast and the Furious (2001)

The Fast and the Furious

  • 52%
  • PG-13
  • 106 min
  • Action

Loosely based on a Vibe magazine article, the movie is set in Los Angeles, where street youth gangs adapt Japanese sports cars into muscle cars and race them illegally. The two main plots of the movie are a Romeo and Juliet scenario about lovers from rival gangs and an undercover investigation of the highjacking ring.

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

    • PG-13
    • 146 min
    • Adventure

    The film that might have been Stanley Kubrick's next project is now Steven Spielberg's next project. Set in a futuristic world flooded by melted polar ice caps, A.I. depicts a society largely dependent on computers and robots ("A.I." stands for "artifical intelligence"). But at its heart, it's a latter-day Pinocchio tale about a little boy robot (Haley Joel Osment) who's designed to serve as a surrogate son but wants to be the real thing. The big question on cinephiles' minds: Which will...

    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

      • PG-13
      • 100 min
      • Action

      Lara Croft(Angelina Jolie) was born into wealth and groomed at the most elite schools. She travels to dangerous and mysterious locales around the globe in search of rare, lost crypts and long-forgotten empires. She speaks numerous languages, is highly trained for combat and answers to no one, obeying only a desire for adventure.

      Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

      Y Tu Mama Tambien

      • 91%
      • NONE
      • 106 min
      • Drama

      Abandoned by their girlfriends for the summer, teenagers Tenoch and Julio meet the older Luisa at a wedding. Trying to be impressive, the friends tell Luisa they are headed on a road trip to a beautiful, secret beach called Boca del Cielo. Intrigued with their story and desperate to escape, Luisa asks if she can join them on their trip. Soon the three are headed out of Mexico City, making their way toward the fictional destination. Along the way, seduction, argument and the contrast of the...

      Evolution (2001)

      Evolution

      • 42%
      • PG-13
      • 101 min
      • Comedy

      A meteor hits Planet Earth, and it brings one-celled organisms which have the capacity to evolve at an inconceivably fast rate. Initially they're kept in a cave, but four people (a professor at a community college, a geologist, a "wannabe" fireman, and a government scientist) must deal with what happens when and if they get out.

      Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

      Atlantis: The Lost Empire

        • PG
        • 95 min
        • Animation

        The Lost Continent legend gets a new-old spin in a state-of-the-art animated epic that's been years in the making. Set in the early 1900s, this Jules Verne-style adventure follows intrepid explorer Milo Thatcher (voiced by Michael J. Fox), who joins a submarine mission in search of Atlantis. Images popping up on the Internet indicate that Disney has made another advance in the art of animation.

        Swordfish (2001)

        Swordfish

        • 26%
        • R
        • 99 min
        • Action

        Gabriel Shear (John Travolta) and his beautiful partner Ginger (Halle Berry) lure Stanley Jobson (Hugh Jackman), one of the two best hackers on the planet and an ex-con busted for hacking, into an apparent cyber-heist by baiting him with the one thing he wants more than anything -- to be reunited with his daughter Holly, custody of whom he lost in a divorce.

        But once Stanley enters Gabriel's world, he realizes that nothing in this operation is what it seems and he has become a pawn in a plot...

        Baby Boy (2001)

        Baby Boy

        • 71%
        • R
        • 130 min
        • Comedy

        John Singleton's latest project is not a sequel to his 1991 film Boyz N the Hood, but it will focus on some of the same themes: Jody, a young black man who mooches off his mom for years and avoids taking care of his child, finally grows up and learns responsibility.

        Lagaan (2001)

        Lagaan

          • 224 min
          • Adventure

          LAGAAN... a story of extraordinary circumstances thrust upon ordinary people. The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.

          The Animal (2001)

          The Animal

          • 30%
          • PG-13
          • 83 min
          • Comedy

          Co-written by and starring SNL alumnus Rob Schneider, The Animal tells of a man who received animal parts as transplants after a near-fatal car crash in the mountains. When he returns from the wilderness, he soon finds himself taking on the traits of these animals.

          Pootie Tang (2001)

          Pootie Tang

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

          Pootie Tang, the musician/actor/folk hero of the ghetto, is chronicled from his early childhood to his battles against the evil Corporate America, who try to steal his magic belt and make him sell out by endorsing addictive products to his people. Pootie must learn to find himself and defeat the evil corporation for all the young black children of America, supatime.

          Crazy/Beautiful (2001)

          Crazy/Beautiful

            • PG-13
            • 99 min
            • Drama

            At Pacific Palisades High, an impoverished Latino (Hernandez) falls in love with a toubled rich girl (Dunst). The story revolves around the cultural and class differences that problematize the pair's relationship.

            Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

            Dr. Dolittle 2

            • 42%
            • PG
            • 87 min
            • Comedy

            Eddie Murphy is back as Doctor Dolittle, the MD with the special ability to talk with animals. The first Doctor Dolittle, based on the book by Hugh Lofting, was made in 1967, but it was Murphy's version in 1998 that made a bundle at the box office and prompted a sequel. This time, it's up to Dr. Dolittle to save the Pacific Western Bear from extinction. The biggest problem? No bear couple. So the Doc searches until he finds Bruno the Bear, but will he be able to find him a mate in time to save...

            A Partilha (2001)

            A Partilha

              • Unrated
              • 96 min
              • Comedy

              In modern Rio de Janeiro, four very different sisters get together for the first time in years, following their mother's death. Among other items in their agenda is splitting (the title- "A Partilha") their mother's inheritance among the four sisters. Written by HoMordomo

              A Place in the World (2001)

              A Place in the World

                • Unrated
                • 126 min
                • Documentary

                The film describes the life of homeless people who form a community in the center of modern-day Moscow. It relates the story of six couples who love each other and try to remain together despite the poverty and despair of their existence.

                An American Rhapsody (2001)

                An American Rhapsody

                • 55%
                • 106 min
                • Drama

                A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter then decides to travel to Budapest to discover her identity.

                Another Life (2001)

                Another Life

                  • Unrated
                  • 101 min
                  • Crime

                  Just before the outbreak of World War I, Edith Graydon married her boyfriend Percy Thomson. He survives the war but theirs is not a happy marriage. She doesn't really love him and he feels it every day. He's also possessive and their daily life is a constant battle. She meets and falls in love with Frederick Bywaters, her sister's one-time boyfriend. They have a long affair and her desperate attempts to get either a formal separation of divorce from her husband falls on deaf...

                  Arachnid (2001)

                  Arachnid

                    • 95 min
                    • Adventure

                    A group of scientists on a secret expedition travel to a South Pacific Island in search of the cause of an unknown deadly virus. When their plane crash lands, stranding them in the tropical locale, they discover a strange substance scattered about the island. As they make their way through the jungle, it becomes all to clear that the source of the material is not from the world.

                    Avalanche Alley (2001)

                    Avalanche Alley

                      • PG-13
                      • 90 min
                      • Drama

                      Rick is not having a good day. His small ski resort is going bankrupt and potential investors have pulled out. His resort manager is a drunk. His young, beautiful, and possibly unfaithful wife is buried alive in an ice tomb. And last, but not least, an avalanche is going to bury the lodge if he doesn't disarm 7 bombs in less than two hours... But it's a great day for boarding! Written by Anonymous