2002 February Movies

City Of God (2002)

City Of God

    • R
    • 130 min
    • Crime

    The main character in Cidade de Deus is not a person. It is a place. Cidade de Deus is a poor housing project started in the 60's that became one of the most dangerous places in Rio de Janeiro by the beginning of the 80's. In order to tell the story of the place the film tells us the stories of many characters. But all is seen through the eyes of the narrator: Busca-Pi, a poor black kid too frail and scared to become an outlaw but also to smart to be content with an underpaid job. He grows up...

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    • 76%
    • PG
    • 95 min
    • Comedy

    Toula Portokalos is 30, Greek, and works in her family's restaurant, Dancing Zorba's, in Chicago. All her father Gus wants is for her to get married to a nice Greek boy. But Toula is looking for more in life. Her mother convinces Gus to let her take some computer classes at college (making him think it's his idea). With those classes under her belt, she then takes over her aunt's travel agency (again making her father think it's his idea). She meets Ian Miller, a high school English teacher,...

    Queen Of The Damned (2002)

    Queen Of The Damned

    • 17%
    • R
    • 101 min
    • Fantasy

    Based on the book The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice, Damned continues the story of the Vampire Lestat, Tom Cruise's character in Interview With the Vampire. Lestat has become a rock star, but his music wakes up the 6,000-year-old queen of the vampires, Akasha (Aaliyah), who then decides she wants Lestat to help her get revenge on some of her former male followers and to co-rule the vampires with her.

    Big Fat Liar (2002)

    Big Fat Liar

    • 43%
    • PG
    • 88 min
    • Adventure

    A boy (Frankie Muniz) writes a school essay that ends up in the hands of a Hollywood producer, who turns it into a film. When the boy sees it, he and a friend (Amanda Bynes) head to Hollywood to claim the credit.

    John Q (2002)

    John Q

    • 23%
    • PG-13
    • 116 min
    • Crime

    Denzel Washington plays an unstable father who takes a hospital's emergency room hostage after he's told they can't give his son the heart transplant he needs because of insurance problems. Robert Duvall plays the hostage negotiator brought to the scene.

    Crossroads (2002)

    Crossroads

    • 14%
    • PG-13
    • 93 min
    • Adventure

    Described as Boys on the Side meets Duets, the story is about three childhood chums who are on different paths as they reach high school. Britney Spears, who will make her acting debut and sing in the film, plays a goody-goody straight-A student. Another girl becomes a cheerleader, while the third is a burnout. The trio eventually takes a cross-country road trip together, and along the way they meet a young aspiring musician who persuades them to come to L.A. to compete in a music contest.

    Rollerball (2002)

    Rollerball

    • 3%
    • PG-13
    • 98 min
    • Action

    The 1975 original starred James Caan as a roller-skating gladiator in the year 2005. The 2001 remake puts Chris Klein (American Pie, Election) on those wheels, as well as LL Cool J, in a fast-paced action smorgasbord full of car, motorcycle, and other high-speed chases.

    24 Hour Party People (2002)

    24 Hour Party People

    • 86%
    • R
    • 117 min
    • Biography

    Manchester, 1976. Tony Wilson (Steve Coogan) is an ambitious but frustrated local TV news reporter looking for a way to make his mark. After witnessing a life-changing concert by an unknown band known as the Sex Pistols, he persuades his station to televise one of their performances, and soon Manchester's punk groups are clamoring for him to manage them. Riding the wave of a musical revolution, Wilson and his friends create the legendary Factory Records label and The Hacienda club, and bands...

    Hart's War (2002)

    Hart's War

    • 60%
    • R
    • 125 min
    • Drama

    Tommy Hart is a law student before he enlists in World War II. During combat he is shot down over Europe and placed in a POW camp. When a black prisoner is accused of murdering a fellow soldier, Hart comes to his aid and defends him in the courtroom. The litigation transfixes the Germans and works in favor of the American POWs, who use the case as a diversion to help them escape.

    Rabbit Proof Fence (2002)

    Rabbit Proof Fence

      • PG
      • 94 min
      • Adventure

      Three aboriginal sisters in Australia in the 1930s are taken from their homes by the government to be trained as servants for a white family. They escape and walk across the Outback with a rabbit-proof fence as their only guide, trying to find their way home.

      Dragonfly (2002)

      Dragonfly

      • 7%
      • PG-13
      • 104 min
      • Drama

      A doctor thinks that his late ex-wife is trying to speak to him via the near-death experiences of his patients.

      Collateral Damage (2002)

      Collateral Damage

      • 18%
      • R
      • 108 min
      • Action

      After losing his wife and child in a bomb explosion, federal officer Ben Stride (Arnold Schwarzenegger) becomes obsessed with capturing their killer.

      Return to Neverland (2002)

      Return to Neverland

        • G
        • 72 min
        • Animation

        "Return to Never Land" opens a new chapter in Walt Disney�s classic �Peter Pan�, as once more we take a magical journey to a place where we never grow up. And even though some years have passed since we last visited, that wonderful world is unchanged. Peter Pan is there, along with Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, and villainous Captain Hook. But Wendy left Never Land, grew up and now she has two children of her own. World War II is raging and has come to the very heart of London. Wendy tries...

        Slackers (2002)

        Slackers

        • 10%
        • R
        • 86 min
        • Comedy

        A college geek in love with a popular girl stumbles on a scam run by three slacker dudes who get good grades without doing any work. The geek blackmails the slackers into setting him up with the girl.

        "Ally McBeal" A Kick in the Head

          • R
          • 45 min
          • Comedy

          Maddie Harrington shows up on Ally's doorstep and announces she is Ally's daughter. Ally had donated an egg for a study years ago, and the clinic accidentally gave them to a man named Robert Harrington. Maddie had run away from her aunt Bonnie Boone, who shows up to bring her home. Bonnie sings TV show themes at the bar. Ally and Bonnie argue, and later that evening over-hears Maddie and Victor talking about Maddie's feelings. Everyone decides that Maddie will stay with Ally on...

          10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)

          10,000 Black Men Named George

            • R
            • 90 min
            • Drama

            In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact Pullman porters were often called "George" by white passengers, which was considered a racial slur.

            2009: Lost Memories (2002)

            2009: Lost Memories

            • 33%
            • R
            • 136 min
            • Action

            There are breakpoints in the history, the result of a single event may change the whole course. In 1909, an assassination attempt of a Japanese governor fails. Now, in 2009, Korea is just another state of Japan's Empire & Seoul has become a major city. A Korean resistance group fights for liberty, independence & the restoration of true history. Two cops, Japanese & Korean, investigate the group.

            A Charlie Brown Valentine (2002)

            A Charlie Brown Valentine

              • G
              • 74 min
              • Animation

              Valentine's Day with the Peanuts gang: Charlie Brown tries to muster up the courage to ask the little red-haired girl to the school dance. Lucy demands kisses and chocolates from Schroeder. Snoppy writes bad poetry while Sally wants to make Linus her sweet baboo. Marcie grapples with her crush on Charlie Brown, and Peppermint Patty hopes Charlie Brown will take her as his date to the dance. Written by Woodyanders

              A Little Inside (2002)

              A Little Inside

                • PG
                • 95 min
                • Comedy

                When he unexpectedly becomes a single parent, an aspiring professional baseball player (Benjamin King) trades in his bat for a socket wrench and becomes a small-town mechanic. But when he tries to convince his young daughter (Hallie Kate Eisenberg) to play Little League ball, King is disappointed to learn that she prefers ballet shoes to cleats. Can he accept his daughter for who she is and take another swing at his dreams?

                A Peck on the Cheek (2002)

                A Peck on the Cheek

                  • Unrated
                  • 123 min
                  • Drama

                  Dhileepan and Shyama are Tamil-speaking residents of Mankulam, Sri Lanka, who get married with the blessings of their respective families. After the marriage, Shyama confides that she would like to be a mother of 8 children, but is stunned when her husband tells her that he cannot father any children until there is peace between the mainstream and the Tamils in this country. Nevertheless, they do get intimate, resulting in Shyama getting pregnant. Dhileepan goes into hiding because of his...