2002 November Movies

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • 82%
  • PG
  • 161 min
  • Adventure

Harry is banished to his room while Uncle Vernon hosts important clients. A house-elf named Dobby shows up in Harry's room with the warning that terrible danger awaits at Hogwarts and not to return there. Harry refuses to believe him, but is locked in his room. He is rescued, however, by the Weasley brothers in a flying car. So Harry returns to Hogwarts despite Dobby's warning. Sure enough, Harry begins hearing an evil voice that nobody else seems to hear. The dreaded Chamber of Secrets is open...

8 Mile (2002)

8 Mile

  • 76%
  • R
  • 110 min
  • Drama

In the absence of nurturing parents, Jimmy and his friends - cool and charismatic Future (Mekhi Phifer), optimistic dreamer Sol (Omar Benson Miller), aspiring activist DJ Iz (De'Angelo Wilson) and slow but steady Cheddar Bob (Evan Jones) - have created their own family. Jimmy and his "crew" (Three One Third), live on hopes of "getting that big deal soon," while struggling to eke out a living at their dead end jobs and navigating the minefields of their turbulent personal relationships. As Jimmy...

Die Another Day (2002)

Die Another Day

  • 57%
  • PG-13
  • 133 min
  • Action

James Bond�s newest mission begins with a spectacular high-speed hovercraft chase through a minefield in the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea � and the action doesn�t let up until the credits roll. From Hong Kong to Cuba to London, Bond circles the world in his quest to unmask a traitor and prevent a war of catastrophic proportions. On his way he crosses paths with Jinx (Oscar�-winner Halle Berry) and Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike), who will play vital...

Treasure Planet (2002)

Treasure Planet

  • 69%
  • PG
  • 95 min
  • Animation

The classic Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island tale is transported to outer space in this Disney project, which finds a little boy named Jim Hawkins searching for the buried treasure of Captain Flint. He gets a group together and charters a ship, but they must get past Long John Silver, one of Captain Flint's pirates, to get the loot.

Solaris (2002)

Solaris

  • 66%
  • R
  • 99 min
  • Drama

Upon arrival at the space station orbiting an ocean world called Solaris a psychologist discovers that the commander of an expedition to the planet has died mysteriously. Other strange events soon start happening as well, such as the appearance of old acquaintances of the crew, including some who are dead.

The Emperor's Club (2002)

The Emperor's Club

  • 50%
  • PG-13
  • 109 min
  • Drama

Kevin Kline stars as Arthur Hundert, a dedicated and inspiring Classics professor who has devoted his life to teaching at an elite boys' prep school. When a new student, Sedgewick Bell (Hirsch), the headstrong son of a powerful senator, joins his class, Mr. Hundert's life is inexorably altered. It is a clash of wills and personalities as these two people seemingly battle for the hearts and souls of the other students at St. Benedictus. Spanning 20 years, the story resumes when Bell, now a...

The Friday After Next (2002)

The Friday After Next

    • R
    • 85 min
    • Comedy

    The third installment in the highly successful Friday series, Friday After Next finds Craig (Ice Cube) and Day-Day (Mike Epps) back in the old neighborhood where it all began. It�s Christmas time and a ghetto Santa Claus breaks into their run-down apartment, stealing all their presents, along with anything else he can stuff into his sack, including the rent money hidden in their stereo speakers. Their only hope to not get evicted before Christmas is to take jobs as unarmed security guards...

    Ted Bundy (2002)

    Ted Bundy

    • 41%
    • R
    • 99 min
    • Biography

    Docu-drama based on the life of Ted Bundy, a serial killer who killed at least 19 young women during the 1970's (though some sources say as many as 30 to 35 were murdered). Set from his college student years, to his first victims, his capture, escape from prison (twice), his final killing spree to his trial, conviction and execution.

    The Quiet American (2002)

    The Quiet American

      • R
      • 101 min
      • Drama

      Based on Graham Greene's novel of the same name, the story, set in the 1950s, revolves around a cynical British journalist and opium addict (Michael Caine) who has spent 20 years in French Indochina and has an increasing resentment of American colonialism in Vietnam. Part of that resentment includes his rivalry with a young American OSS operative (Brendan Fraser) over a beautiful Vietnamese woman.

      Chek law dak gung (2002)

      Chek law dak gung

        • R
        • 92 min
        • Action

        A mysterious woman, known as Madame M, kidnaps forty pre-teen girls and transports them to a remote island to train them as the most deadly assassins. CIA operative Jack Chen follows the case for 6 years with no leads, but when a series of assassinations begin to occur, Jack suspects that Madame M is back in business.

        Twilight Samurai (2002)

        Twilight Samurai

          • NONE
          • 129 min
          • Drama

          Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of his two daughters and senile mother. New prospects seem to open up when the beautiful Tomoe, a childhood friend, comes back into he and his daughters' life, but as the Japanese feudal system unravels, Seibei is still bound by the code of honor of the samurai and by his own sense of social precedence. How can he find a way to do...

          "Dawson's Creek" Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell

            • Unrated
            • 43 min
            • Drama

            Audrey gets a little too drunk before a concert with 'Hells Belles' band at Hell's Kitchen, and ends up making a scene and trashing the place. C.J., who was there on a "non-date" with Jen, tries to give her a little comfort and end up taking her back to his place. Meanwhile, Jack attends Professor Freeman's book signing and tells him the moment for Jack to make his move has passed as Freeman informs him that he has quit teaching to concentrate on his writing...

            "Young Lions" Kickboxer on Trial

              • Unrated
              • Drama
              A Loving Father (2002)

              A Loving Father

                • Unrated
                • 103 min
                • Documentary

                A father and his estranged son hit the road under less than ideal circumstances in Jacob Berger's 2002 film A Loving Father. Famed novelist Leo Shepherd (Gerard Depardieu) has just been notified, via his daughter Virginia (Sylvie Testud), that he is to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. His son Paul (Guillaume Depardieu) also learns of his father's good fortune and attempts to call with his congratulations -- adulations that fall on deaf ears due to a falling out Paul had with his...

                Anita and Me (2002)

                Anita and Me

                • 67%
                • Unrated
                • 93 min
                • Comedy

                Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter and her dysfunctional family. Anita is 14, blonde and beautiful - exactly what Meena thinks she wants to be. She becomes part of Anita's world, but events do not run smoothly. Meena's growing up - and that brings plenty of changes. ...

                Ardor (2002)

                Ardor

                  • Unrated
                  • 112 min
                  • Documentary

                  In revenge for her husband's infidelity, a young beautiful housewife, Mi-heun, starts an affair with an attractive young doctor, In-gyu. Despite her husband's efforts to regain her love and the disapproval by the conservative little town, Mi-huen gradually finds happiness and satisfaction in the affair and decides to turn her back on her quiet life.

                  - Written by

                  Cat D. Kehl

                  BBC Life of Mammals - Däggdjurens liv (2002)

                  BBC Life of Mammals - Däggdjurens liv

                    • Unrated
                    • 500 min
                    • Documentary

                    David Attenborough's comprehensive study of how a remarkable group of animals evolved - a group that includes ourselves.

                    Blue Gender: The Warrior (2002)

                    Blue Gender: The Warrior

                      • NONE
                      • 90 min
                      • Animation

                      In the future, mankind is driven from Earth by monstrous, insect-like creatures known only as the Blue. After 22 years in suspended animation, Yuji Kaido awakens to a nightmarish reality where the survival of all humanity rests in his hands.

                      Bond Girls Are Forever (2002)

                      Bond Girls Are Forever

                        • Unrated
                        • 46 min
                        • Documentary

                        Through vintage film clips of past Bond movie epics, and with the participation of several former "Bond Girls" as interviewees (among them Dr. No's Ursula Andress and Diamonds Are Forever's Jill St. John), the documentary traced the evolution of the typical James Bond heroine from decorative damsel in distress to gutsy (but still decorative) participant in the action.

                        Borderline (2002)

                        Borderline

                          • R
                          • 94 min
                          • Crime

                          Psychiatrist Dr. Lila Colleti is divorcing her husband and is devastated when he wins custody of their two little girls, whom he gets largely because Lila's job, being a psychiatrist for the criminally insane at the local prison, is a potentially dangerous one that forces her to keep long, erratic hours. When one of Lila's patients, Ed Baikman, is released into a half-way house, he decides under the delusional influence of his psychosis to help her out by murdering her ex-husband and...