2002 August Movies

Signs (2002)

Signs

  • 74%
  • PG-13
  • 106 min
  • Drama

A widowed Pennsylvania farmer, Graham Hess (Mel Gibson), discovers strange 500-foot crop circles in his corn fields. Were they created by pranksters or ? aliens? Along with his brother, Merrill (Joaquin Phoenix), and his two children, daughter Bo (Abigail Breslin) and son Morgan (Rory Culkin), Graham searches for the answer, and it's not long before others are searching, too.

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

  • 74%
  • PG
  • 100 min
  • Action

This time around, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara) find themselves on a mysterious island, where they meet an eccentric scientist (Steve Buscemi) and his odd genetic creations, all the while battling a pair of rival spy siblings, Gary (Matt O'Leary) and Gerti (Emily Osment) Giggles. When the kids find themselves in trouble, mom and dad (Carla Gugino, Antonio Banderas) spring into action, and even their superspy grandparents (Ricardo Montalban, Holland Taylor) lend a hand.

Frida (2002)

Frida

  • 76%
  • R
  • 123 min
  • Biography

This biopic of painter Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek) follows her various relationships � with her husband, the painter Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina); with Leon Trotsky; and with various women � and traces her rise to fame in the art world and her tragic personal life.

xXx (2002)

xXx

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

Vin Diesel reunites with the director (Rob Cohen) and the producer (Neal H.Moritz) of the blockbuster The Fast and the Furious. Diesel stars as Xander "XXX" Cage, the notorious underground thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson) forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring and avoid going to prison. Betting XXX can succeed where other conventional spies have failed, Gibbons sends XXX...

Ken Park (2002)

Ken Park

  • 43%
  • NC-17
  • 96 min
  • Drama

Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his enormously pregnant mother. Peaches looks after her devoutly religious father, but yearns for freedom. They're all rather tight, or so they claim. But they spend precious little time together and none of them seems to know much about one another's family...

One Hour Photo (2002)

One Hour Photo

  • 81%
  • R
  • 96 min
  • Drama

An employee (Robin Williams) at a one-hour photo lab grows obsessed with a suburban family who drops off some pictures and begins to stalk them.

Blue Crush (2002)

Blue Crush

  • 61%
  • PG-13
  • 104 min
  • Drama

Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her board. Living in a beach shack with three roommates including her rebellious younger sister, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Rip Masters surf competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with no one's blessing but her own, Anne Marie finds all she needs in the adrenaline-charged surf scene ... until pro quarterback Matt Tollman comes along. Like it or not, Anne Marie starts losing her balance -...

Femme Fatale (2002)

Femme Fatale

  • 48%
  • R
  • 114 min
  • Crime

A movie in the vein of French film noirs of the '40s, the story centers on a woman who tries to straighten out her life, only to have her past come back to haunt her. Antonio Banderas plays a member of the paparazzi.

Lilya 4-Ever (2002)

Lilya 4-Ever

    • R
    • 109 min
    • Crime

    Set in a dismal suburb somewhere in the former Soviet Union (possibly Estonia, where it was filmed), this is the story of a teenage girl named Lilya (Akinshina) whose best friend is a glue-sniffing street urchin, Volodya (Bogucharsky), and whose mother has recently run away to live in America, abandoning her. Eager to start a new life, Lilya is excited when her new boyfriend, Andrei (Ponommaryov), asks her to move to Sweden with him, but she doesn't get what she bargained for when she gets...

    Blood Work (2002)

    Blood Work

    • 53%
    • R
    • 110 min
    • Action

    Retired FBI director Terry McCaleb (Eastwood), who has recently had a heart transplant, is hired by Graciela Rivers (De Jesus), to investigate the death of her sister, Gloria, who happens to have given McCaleb his heart. On the case, he soon deducts that the killer, who staged the murder to look like a random robbery, may actually be a serial killer Terry was trailing for years in the FBI. Can the elderly and feeble McCaleb, who had intended to spend his retirement living on his boat in the Los...

    Simone (2002)

    Simone

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

    Al Pacino plays a movie producer whose lead actress (Winona Ryder) suddenly drops out of his latest film. Without letting the public know, he use a revolutionary program from a scientist to replace the actress with a fully computer-generated starlet, named Simone. As audiences worlwide are swept up by her instant success, he cannot bear to admit his fraud to the world or to himself, hiding her "true identity" from the prying press and studio brass, until his invention threatens to ruin his life.

    Undisputed (2002)

    Undisputed

    • 48%
    • R
    • 96 min
    • Action

    James "Iceman" Chambers (Ving Rhames), the heavyweight boxing champ, is accused of raping a woman and winds up in jail. An old-time gangster (Peter Falk) arranges a bout between Chambers and the prison boxing champ, Monroe Hutchen (Wesley Snipes).

    The Master Of Disguise (2002)

    The Master Of Disguise

    • 1%
    • PG
    • 80 min
    • Comedy

    Dana Carvey plays Pistachio Disguisey, the last in a long line of a family of (you guessed it) masters of disguise, which stretches back 2000 years with roots in Europe. When Fabbrizio (James Brolin), his father, is kidnapped by the evil Devlin Bowman (Brent Spiner), who plans to steal the world's most precious treasures, Pistachio has to harness his innate gifts with the help of his assistant (Jennifer Esposito) to save his parents and the world.

    The Guru (2002)

    The Guru

    • 57%
    • R
    • 91 min
    • Comedy

    A young man from India comes to America in search of fame and fortune, but upon settling in New York, he finds his goal isn't as easily attainable as he expected. Almost by accident, he becomes a guru who teaches spiritual enlightenment through sex. Heather Graham and Marisa Tomei are in talks to play the two women involved in the guru's life, with Graham playing his love interest and Tomei as a woman who aids his rise to fame.

    Fear Dot Com (2002)

    Fear Dot Com

      • R
      • 101 min
      • Horror

      Two college grads land an entry level mafia job driving a retiring Don's car cross country. Unaware that they're transporting a cache' of money, along with Jimmy Hoffa's finger (street valued at $25 mil), they find themselves thwarting pursuers as they manipulate their way out west.

      13 Moons (2002)

      13 Moons

        • R
        • 93 min
        • Comedy

        Can you solve the mystery of the 13 moons?

        A Perfect Match (2002)

        A Perfect Match

          • Unrated
          • 101 min
          • Comedy

          Despite the fact that she works at a professional matchmaking firm, Hyo Jin cannot seem to find her Perfect match. When it comes to finding matches for other people, her advice is right on; but when it comes to herself...

          Agnivarsha: The Fire and the Rain (2002)

          Agnivarsha: The Fire and the Rain

            • Unrated
            • 130 min
            • Drama

            This is the story of wronged and misunderstood Arvasu (Milind Soman), a brahman by caste, who has become a performing actor. He loves Nittilai (Sonali Kulkarni), who reciprocates his love, but seeks approval of her father and her village's elders before marrying him. Arvasu's brother is Parvasu (Jackie Shroff) who has been conducting a major prayer ceremony to appease Devraj Indra (Amitabh Bachchan) so that their region may get rain. Arvasu's father is Raibhya (Mohan Agashe),...

            Avenging Angelo (2002)

            Avenging Angelo

            • 13%
            • 97 min
            • Action

            A woman who has recently discovered that she is the daughter of Angelo, a major mafia boss, decides to wreak vengeance when he is killed by a hitman. She's aided by his faithful bodyguard, with whom she soon falls in love.

            Between Strangers (2002)

            Between Strangers

            • 25%
            • 95 min
            • Drama

            A housewife, a famous cellist and a photojournalist wrestle with painful personal demons.