2002 January Movies

The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)

The Count Of Monte Cristo

  • 73%
  • PG-13
  • 131 min
  • Action

A young sailor, Edmond Dantes (Jim Caviezel), falsely accused of treason, is imprisoned without trail on an island fortress. He orchestrates an elaborate escape and sets out to discover treasure on the isle of Monte Cristo, all the while swearing revenge on his captors.

A Walk to Remember (2002)

A Walk to Remember

  • 27%
  • PG
  • 101 min
  • Drama

Based on the 1999 novel by Nicholas Sparks, which was set in the 1950s, the story is about a modern-day small-town romance in North Carolina between two teenagers: the only son of a wealthy family and the town minister's quiet daughter. When they both join the town's Christmas pageant, the unlikely pair meet and fall in love.

Secretary (2002)

Secretary

  • 75%
  • R
  • 104 min
  • Comedy

Lee Holloway (Maggie Gyllenhaal) has a few strikes against her when she applies for a secretarial position at the law office of E. Edward Grey (James Spader). First, she was released only recently from a mental institution; second, after only one day back with her dysfunctional suburban family, she has already succumbed again to her secret, self-destructive habit. Although she's never had a job in her life, Lee is hired by the mysterious lawyer Mr. Grey. At first the work seems quite normal,...

Orange County (2002)

Orange County

  • 46%
  • PG-13
  • 82 min
  • Comedy

A high-school student is rejected by every college on his list, not because of his own shortcomings but because of his ridiculously inept guidance counselor, who sends the wrong transcripts. Colin Hanks (yes, that's Tom's son) stars as an Orange County kid who just wants to get into Stanford and become a writer. To fix the transcript problem, he enlists his slacker brother, Jack Black, who drives him to the school to talk to the dean of admissions.

Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre (2002)

Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre

    • PG
    • 107 min
    • Adventure

    The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra bets against the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, that her people are still great, even if the times of the Pharaohs has long passed. She vows (against all logic) to build a new palace for Caesar within three months. Since all her architects are either busy otherwise or too conservative in style, this ambivalent honor falls to Edifis. He is to build the palace and be covered in gold or, if not, his fate is to be eaten by crocodiles. Edifis calls upon an old friend to...

    The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

    The Mothman Prophecies

    • 53%
    • PG-13
    • 119 min
    • Drama

    Based on the John A. Keel book by the same title, this film chronicles strange UFO occurrences which Keel reported to have taken place in the 1960s. Richard Gere plays a reporter investigating the strange happenings, which take place in a small town in West Virginia.

    Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)

    Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

      • PG-13
      • 81 min
      • Action

      A one-man show with Oedekerk as director, screenwriter, and star, Kung Pow! is a martial arts spoof that borrows footage from other martial arts films and combines it with new footage featuring Oedekerk as the kung fu hero.

      The Good Girl (2002)

      The Good Girl

      • 81%
      • R
      • 94 min
      • Comedy

      Jennifer Aniston plays Justine, a small-town Texas store clerk trapped in a stale marriage with a husband, Phil, who she suspects is infertile due to his chronic pot smoking. Frustrated and feeling neglected, she finds a seemingly kindred spirit in Holden (Jake Gyllenhaal), a younger clerk claiming to be named after the famous J.D. Salinger character. Before long, the two begin an affair, but things become complicated when she gets pregnant and her husband's best friend, Bubba (Tim Blake...

      Buying The Cow (2002)

      Buying The Cow

        • R
        • 88 min
        • Comedy

        Unable to face pressure from his girlfriend to get married, a young man copes by hitting the singles scene � bars, clubs, and the like � hard.

        May (2002)

        May

        • 69%
        • R
        • 93 min
        • Drama

        May is a young strange girl who had a very disturbed childhood and does not still know the meaning of true friendship or love. She works at a pet clinic and lives alone with her only "true friend"; a doll her mother gave her when she was a little girl. When she fails to find the "perfect man" that will make her happy, she decides to construct him herself, using parts from different people.

        Narc (2002)

        Narc

        • 83%
        • R
        • 105 min
        • Crime

        The story centers on narcotics officer Nick Tellis (Jason Patric), who is assigned to investigate the murder of a young rookie cop and teams with the killed cop's former partner, Lt. Henry Oak (Ray Liotta). As Tellis gets closer to learning the truth, he discovers that he has been set up.

        D-Tox (2002)

        D-Tox

        • 15%
        • R
        • 96 min
        • Crime

        Along with nine other troubled cops, Malloy (Jeffrey Wright) is exiled to the isolated clinic in the frozen wilds of Wyoming as a last chance for redemption, where the waiting list is getting shorter by the minute. There, stripped of their defenses -- including badges and weapons -- they can dry out and begin to face their futures. But the therapeutic sanctuary soon becomes a nightmarish prison, as Malloy is haunted by a series of disturbing voices and grisly visions. When a major snowstorm...

        Snow Dogs (2002)

        Snow Dogs

        • 24%
        • PG
        • 95 min
        • Adventure

        The world's greatest team of sled dogs � Diesel, Scooper, Nana, Yodel, Sniff, Mack, Duchess, and Demon � is about to get a new owner: Miami dentist Ted Jones (Cuba Gooding Jr.). When Ted finds out that he's been named in a will, he travels to Alaska, thinking he's going to be rich, but his dreams of wealth turn to mush � he's been left the racing dogs, who have got it in for him. Making matters even worse is the crusty mountain man Thunder Jack (James Coburn), who can't wait...

        Bloody Sunday (2002)

        Bloody Sunday

        • 92%
        • R
        • 107 min
        • Drama

        A protest march in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1972 - led by civil rights activist Ivan Cooper was fired upon by British troops, killing 13 and wounding 14 more.

        8 Women (2002)

        8 Women

          • R
          • 111 min
          • Musical

          At an isolated mansion in the snowy countryside of 1950s France, a family is gathered for the holiday season... But there will be no celebration - their beloved patriarch has been murdered! The killer can only be one of the eight women closest to the man of the house. Was it his powerful wife? His spinster sister-in-law? His miserly mother-in-law? Maybe the insolent chambermaid or the loyal housekeeper? Could it possibly have been one of his two pretty young daughters? A surprise visit from the...

          The Salton Sea (2002)

          The Salton Sea

          • 62%
          • R
          • 103 min
          • Crime

          After the murder of his beloved wife, a man (Val Kilmer) in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn" (Peter Sarsgaard), becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette (Deborah Kara Unger) from her own demons, and gets entangled in a web of deceit full of unexpected twists and turns.

          Real Women Have Curves (2002)

          Real Women Have Curves

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

          The age-old battle between a mother�s irrationality and a teenager�s willfulness heats up when high school teacher, Mr. Guzman (GEORGE LOPEZ) comes to their home to talk about the importance of Ana�s further education. Ana�s father, Raul (JORGE CEVERA, JR) is sympathetic, her grandfather (FELIPE DE ALBA) is adoring of her dreams, but not mom. Ana needs to start working, now! Carmen started working at a very young age, so why shouldn�t Ana? Carmen married young and...

          .com for Murder (2002)

          .com for Murder

            • 96 min
            • Horror

            This high-tech, psychological thriller is set in the shadowy world of the Internet. Sondra Brummel is recovering from a skiing accident in her boyfriend's mansion, and accidently contacts a possible killer in an Internet chatroom. She and her friend Misty enter a virtual game that that becomes all too real.

            10 Tiny Love Stories (2002)

            10 Tiny Love Stories

              • 96 min
              • Drama

              Ten women give monologues about the men of their lives: the last lover, the one that left, the man who wasn't enough, the man who was cruel, the man who died, and the man she married.

              100 Mile Rule (2002)

              100 Mile Rule

              • 60%
              • R
              • 98 min
              • Comedy

              A dark comedy about three salesmen from Detroit who come to Los Angeles for a two week seminar and get themselves involved in a world of trouble when their 'fun' snowballs into a roller-coaster ride of secrets, guilt, peer pressure and stupidity. Written by Wendi Lampassi <[email protected]>