2001 November Movies

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • 80%
  • PG
  • 152 min
  • Adventure

Based on the popular first book of the series by J.K. Rowling, in the normal human world--the world of "Muggles"--Harry is a nobody, treated like dirt by the aunt and uncle who begrudgingly inherited him when his parents were killed by the evil Voldemort. A mysterious letter, delivered by the friendly giant Hagrid, wrenches Harry from his dreary, Muggle-ridden existence. It is an acceptance letter to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Soon enough, Harry finds himself at Hogwarts with his owl Hedwig and in the world of wizards, he is famous as a survivor of the wizard who tried to kill him.

Monsters Inc.

Monsters Inc.

    • G
    • 92 min
    • Animation

    In the realm of things that go bump in the night ? another animated flick from Pixar (Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life), this comedy-adventure tells the story of a large, furry, spotted, and horned James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) and his best friend and roommate, a green, opinionated, feisty little one-eyed monster (Billy Crystal), who audition for spots under children's beds. They then must capture the children's screams, that provide the energy on which the monsters live. When the two accidently transport a little girl (Mary Gibbs) back to their realm ? an absolute no-no ? they are exiled from their land by the factory's mean crablike CEO (James Coburn) and are forced to live in the human world.

    Shallow Hal

    Shallow Hal

    • 51%
    • PG-13
    • 114 min
    • Comedy

    A 9-year-old boy is advised by his dying father to date pretty young women, and he does. But when the man (Jack Black of High Fidelity) approaches middle age, he becomes enamored with a plain woman (Gwyneth Paltrow) who weighs over 300 pounds, but is blessed with inner beauty.

    Spy Game

    Spy Game

    • 66%
    • R
    • 126 min
    • Action

    During his last day at the CIA, a veteran agent (Robert Redford) must mastermind the rescue of his prot�g� (Brad Pitt), who's been captured by the Chinese while on a personal mission. The movie is filmed as a series of flashbacks, showing the history and relationship between the spies.

    Behind Enemy Lines

    Behind Enemy Lines

    • 37%
    • PG-13
    • 106 min
    • Action

    Owen Wilson is a top naval aviator who is frustrated that he hasn't seen any fighting action. Gene Hackman is an admiral who tells Wilson that he's not ready for combat. When Wilson flies over a section of Eastern Europe and photographs some graves he's not supposed to see, he gets to see what air combat is like first-hand. After being shot down behind enemy lines, Hackman vows to save his pilot and goes in after him.

    The Man Who Wasn't There

    The Man Who Wasn't There

    • 81%
    • R
    • 116 min
    • Crime

    Set in 1949 Santa Rosa, Calif., and shot in black and white, the Coen brothers' latest is a film noir about a barber (Billy Bob Thornton) who decides to blackmail the man (James Gandolfini) who's having an affair with his wife (Frances McDormand).

    The One

    The One

    • 14%
    • PG-13
    • 87 min
    • Action

    As a man (Li) travels through parallel universes he kills the other universe's equivalent of himself. These bizarre self-destructive/self-consuming acts make the man stronger. Now he is en route to our universe to kill the version of himself (also Li) that's here. Of course, the guy in our universe has no idea he's coming � to kick his own ass.

    Out Cold

    Out Cold

    • 8%
    • PG-13
    • 89 min
    • Comedy

    Snowboarding buddies Rick (Jason London), Luke (Zach Galifianakis), Anthony (Flex Alexander) and Pig Pen (Derek Hamilton) are living large on Alaska's Bull Mountain, where partying hard, looking for girls, and having a good time is what life is all about. But when town founder Papa Muntz dies, his son Ted (Willie Garson) decides to sell the mountain to slick Colorado ski mogul John Majors (Lee Majors). Everyone is bummed by his plans to turn the boarding mountain into an espresso-and-tofu ski resort, and it's up to our heroes � along with Majors's beautiful, rebellious daughters, Inga and Anna � to keep Bull Mountain yuppie-free. Featuring stunts by real-life snowboarding champions including Todd Richards, Rio Tahara, Tara Dakides, and Rob "Sluggo" Boyce.

    In the Bedroom

    In the Bedroom

    • 93%
    • R
    • 130 min
    • Crime

    Set in modern-day Maine, the story is about a young man (Nick Stahl) who is snaring lobsters the summer before he's about to head to college to study architecture. He's also dating a woman (Marisa Tomei) ten years his senior, but the pair seem perfectly happy, and even his successful, upper-middle-class parents (Tom Wilkinson, who plays the town doctor, and Sissy Spacek, who teaches a high school choir group) approve, until the woman's estranged husband shows up, followed by tragic results.

    Life As A House

    Life As A House

    • 47%
    • R
    • 125 min
    • Drama

    When a man (Kevin Kline) learns he is dying he sets out to fulfill his dream of building his own house. For help he turns to his estranged son (Hayden Christensen) and his ex-wife (Kristin Scott Thomas) in an attempt to salvage relationships with them before it's too late.