2002 December Movies

The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers

  • 96%
  • PG-13
  • 179 min
  • Action

At the end of part one, the Fellowship was forced to divide. "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" traces the journey of Frodo (Wood) and Sam (Astin) as they venture deeper into the land of the enemy - with the mysterious Gollum (Serkis) serving as their guide - while their companions in the Fellowship, Aragorn (Mortensen), Legolas (Bloom) and Gimli (Davies), struggle to rescue the captured Hobbits Merry (Monaghan) and Pippin (Boyd). Their destinies now lie at Two Towers - Orthanc Tower in...

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Catch Me If You Can

  • 96%
  • PG-13
  • 141 min
  • Biography

The true story of Frank Abagnale (Leonardo DiCaprio), the youngest man to make the FBI's most-wanted list for forgery. Frank posed at various times as a doctor, a lawyer, a pilot, and even an FBI agent. Throughout his life, he passed millions of dollars in bad checks and later, after finally being captured, escaped from prison. Frank Abagnale eventually became a consultant for the FBI, specializing in the field of white-collar crime.

Chicago (2002)

Chicago

  • 87%
  • PG-13
  • 113 min
  • Comedy

Roxie Hart is a married chorus girl with hopes of being a headliner in Vaudeville. Velma Kelly is a former headliner. What do these two have in common? They both are murderesses. Roxie killed her lover when he walked out on her, and Velma killed her husband and sister, who were having an affair. Chicago's newspapers love the nitty-gritty and Velma is at the top of the headlines. But then Roxie comes along and Velma is old news. They find themselves competing for not only the press' attention,...

Gangs of New York (2002)

Gangs of New York

  • 75%
  • R
  • 167 min
  • Crime

Based on a non-fiction book first printed in 1928, this sweeping tale follows the rise of Irish and Italian gangsters in New York, beginning in the Tammany Hall era and moving towards the 20th century. Leonardo DiCaprio plays the son of a murdered gangleader who swears vengeance upon the man who killed his father.

Equilibrium (2002)

Equilibrium

  • 37%
  • R
  • 107 min
  • Action

Set in a future society in which human emotion is forbidden and is suppressed by a required dose of the drug Prozium, the story follows the spiritual conversion of John Preston (Bale), an agent who must administer the drug. When he accidentally misses a dose, he becomes aware of his emotions and fights to overthrow the controlling regime. Taye Diggs plays Preston's partner.

The Hours (2002)

The Hours

  • 81%
  • PG-13
  • 110 min
  • Drama

Based on Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, Hours draws on the life and work of Virginia Woolf to tell the story of three women: Woolf, who is portrayed in the throes of writing Mrs. Dalloway and contemplating suicide; Laura Brown, a young wife and mother in the suffocating confines of her tidy little life in Los Angeles in 1949; and Clarissa Vaughn, who is giving a party in the present in New York for her closest friend, Richard, an award-winning writer dying...

Adaptation (2002)

Adaptation

  • 91%
  • R
  • 114 min
  • Comedy

Based on the nonfiction novel The Orchid Thief, by Susan Orlean, which is itself based on the true story of John Laroche, a plant dealer who conspired with three Seminole Indians to clone rare orchids and sell them at exorbitant rates to plant collectors. But that's just the half of it. The movie also tells of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's (Being John Malkovich) attempts to adapt the novel to the big screen. In his effort to overcome writer's block, Kaufman seeks the help of his (fictional)...

Maid In Manhattan (2002)

Maid In Manhattan

  • 39%
  • PG-13
  • 105 min
  • Comedy

Jennifer Lopez plays Marisa Ventura, a single mother in New York City who works as a maid at a four-star Manhattan hotel. When she meets Christopher Marshall (Ralph Fiennes), a Kennedy-like heir to a political dynasty and a senatorial hopeful, he mistakes her for a guest at the ritzy establishment. They go on a date, but when Marisa's true identity is revealed, it seems that the two are worlds apart.

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

Star Trek: Nemesis

    • PG-13
    • 117 min
    • Action

    On their way to Riker's and Troy's honeymoon, the Enterprise is sent near the neutral zone to Romulan space, and picks up a prototypic twin of android Data. Immediately they are further sent to Romulus, where a new praetor, Shinzon, a half-Reman cloned from Captain Picard, appears to want peace with the Federation. But then the crew detects a break-in on their computer systems, and Picard is captured by the Romulans because Shinzon needs him as his only matching supplier of genetic material....

    The Hot Chick (2002)

    The Hot Chick

    • 22%
    • PG-13
    • 97 min
    • Comedy

    A popular but very mean high-school girl wakes up to find that she's become ... a 30-year-old man, played by Rob Schneider. Eww. She must figure out how and why she became a man and how the heck to return to being a teenage girl.

    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

    • 79%
    • R
    • 113 min
    • Biography

    Based upon the memoir by the same name, this comical biography chronicles the life of Chucks Barris (Sam Rockwell), the man who created The Dating Game and hosted The Gong Show, and who was rumored ? only half-jokingly ? to have led a double life as an assassin for the CIA. The movie marks the directorial debut of George Clooney.

    The 25th Hour (2002)

    The 25th Hour

      • R
      • 135 min
      • Crime

      About to start a seven-year jail term for dealing drugs, a young man attempts to make the most out of his last day of freedom. While roaming about the city with two close friends and his girlfriend, he takes a closer look at his life.

      Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

      Nicholas Nickleby

      • 77%
      • PG
      • 132 min
      • Drama

      Charles Dickens� most beloved novels come some of his most unforgettable characters, vibrantly brought to life by a star-studded, award-winning cast.

      In Nicholas Nickleby, young Nicholas and his family have enjoyed a comfortable life � but then again, this is Dickens. Nicholas� father dies, the family is left penniless, and Nicholas, his sister, and mother venture to London to seek help from their Uncle Ralph. Unfortunately, Ralph�s only intentions are to break up the...

      Two Weeks Notice (2002)

      Two Weeks Notice

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

      Hugh Grant plays billionaire George Wade, who depends on his brilliant attorney, Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock), to not only run his company but his life, too. George treats Lucy more like a nanny than a lawyer � and finally Lucy Kelson has had enough. George agrees to let her out of her contract but only if she finds a replacement. Lucy hires an ambitious young lawyer (Alicia Witt), but when she is set to leave, George realizes that he may be in love with her.

      Antwone Fisher (2002)

      Antwone Fisher

      • 79%
      • PG-13
      • 120 min
      • Biography

      Denzel Washington, who has starred in two autobiographical flicks (Malcolm X and last year's The Hurricane), takes on another project that is based on a real person, this time Antwone Fisher. Fisher was an angry sailor in the Navy, on the verge of being booted for repeated fights before turning his life around with the help of a Navy psychiatrist (Denzel Washington). The change led him to search for the family that abandoned him as a baby. Fisher later went on to work as a Sony Pictures...

      Infernal Affairs (2002)

      Infernal Affairs

        • R
        • 101 min
        • Crime

        Directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak and headlined by Asian superstars Andy Lau and Tony Leung, INFERNAL AFFAIRS is a tightly wound thriller which centers on two Hong Kong police officers - one a gang mole on the force and the other an undercover cop in the gang - who share the same objectives and who find their destinies intertwined in this high-octane police actioner.

        In Cantonese with English subtitles.

        Drumline (2002)

        Drumline

        • 82%
        • PG-13
        • 118 min
        • Comedy

        A young street drummer from Harlem, N.Y., receives a scholarship to attend a Southern university; of course, he initially has trouble fitting in, but eventually, his skills help him lead the school's band to victory. Orlando Jones will play the school's band director.

        Dark Blue (2002)

        Dark Blue

        • 58%
        • R
        • 118 min
        • Crime

        Set in the Los Angeles Police Department in April 1992, Dark Blue is a dramatic thriller that takes place just days before the acquittal of four white officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King and the subsequent L.A. riots. In this racially-charged climate, the LAPD's elite Special Investigations Squad (SIS) is assigned a high-profile quadruple homicide. As they work the case, veteran detective Eldon Perry (Kurt Russell), known for his tough street tactics and fiery temper, tutors...

        Analyze That (2002)

        Analyze That

        • 27%
        • R
        • 96 min
        • Comedy

        The mafia's Paul Vitti (De Niro) is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out. Naturally, he returns to his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel (Crystal) for help and finds that Sobel needs some serious help himself as he has inherited the family practice, as well as an excess stock of stress.

        Spider (2002)

        Spider

        • 85%
        • R
        • 98 min
        • Drama

        A man attempts to rebuild his life after spending time in a mental hospital. Desperately searching London's East End, he tries to sort through his dark and confusing past.