2003 October Movies

Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)

Kill Bill Vol. 1

    • R
    • 111 min
    • Action

    A recently retired master assassin, The Bride (played by Thurman) is gunned down on her wedding day by Bill (David Carradine of the 1970s American TV series Kung Fu), her onetime boss and lover. She wakes up from a coma four years later and resolves to wreak vengeance by hunting down the killers in Bill's posse?a multinational Charlie's Angels-style trio called the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, played by Daryl Hannah, Lucy Liu and Vivica Fox. Eventually, one can safely assume, The Bride...

    Mystic River (2003)

    Mystic River

    • 87%
    • R
    • 138 min
    • Crime

    When they were kids growing up together in a rough section of Boston, Jimmy Markum (Sean Penn), Dave Boyle (Tim Robbins) and Sean Devine (Kevin Bacon) spent their days playing stickball on the street, the way most boys did in their blue-collar neighborhood of East Buckingham. Nothing much out of the ordinary ever happened, until a moment's decision drastically altered the course of each of their lives forever.

    Twenty-five years later, the three find themselves thrust back together by...

    School of Rock (2003)

    School of Rock

    • 92%
    • PG-13
    • 110 min
    • Comedy

    After being fired from his band, a guitarist and singer, Dewey Finn ends up getting a job as a fourth grade substitute teacher at a private school. With his free living ways, attitude and quirky antics he starts to influence the kids and at the same time he prepares them for a battle of the bands.

    Elf (2003)

    Elf

    • 84%
    • PG
    • 97 min
    • Comedy

    A human baby raised as an elf. A city where no one remembers the true meaning of Christmas. Will Ferrell (Saturday Night Live, Superstar) stars as Buddy, a human raised in the North Pole to be an elf. After wreaking havoc in the elf community due to his size, Buddy heads to New York City to find his place in the world, and track down his father. But life in the big city is not all sugarplums and candy canes. His father is a "Scrooge" and his eight-year-old stepbrother doesn't believe in Santa....

    Scary Movie 3 (2003)

    Scary Movie 3

    • 36%
    • PG-13
    • 84 min
    • Comedy

    Be warned. From the director of the 'Airplane!' comes the hilarious third instalment of the Scary Movie franchise. Now out of College, the hapless Cindy Campbell is a TV News Anchorwoman. Within a matter of days, Cindy is summoned to investigate the mysterious crop circles on Tom Logan's farm, and uncover the eerie secret behind the death of a close friend. Whilst on her journey, Cindy meets Orpheus, who explains to her that she is "The One" and prophecizes that she must help the President of...

    Wonderland (2003)

    Wonderland

    • 34%
    • R
    • 104 min
    • Crime

    On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call at 8763 Wonderland Avenue and soon discovered a grisly quadruple homicide, later compared to the gruesome slaughter at the Tate household at the hands of the Charles Manson family 10 years earlier. Ron Launius (Lucas), Billy Deverell (Nelson), Barbara Richardson (Wagner) and Joy Miller (Garofalo) were brutally murdered, and Ron's wife Susan (Applegate) was left in critical condition. The police investigation that...

    Out of Time (2003)

    Out of Time

    • 66%
    • PG-13
    • 105 min
    • Crime

    When the police chief (Washington) of a small Florida town "borrows" money from the evidence room so he can run away with a woman (Lathan) he's always been in love with, she quickly betrays him, revealing that she only began having an affair with him as a way to seek revenge. Now, with his reputation and career on the line, an otherwise good cop must resolve his life before he runs Out of Time.

    Runaway Jury (2003)

    Runaway Jury

    • 72%
    • PG-13
    • 127 min
    • Drama

    Set in New Orleans, this is the story of a mysterious man, Nick Easter (Cusack) gets himself not only on the jury of a landmark case against a gun manufacturer, but as the foreman, in an attempt to influence the other jury members to vote a certain way (in partnership with his girlfriend, Marlee, played by Weisz, who tries to swindle the attorneys outside the jury). The case involves the widow of a man killed in an office shooting suing the gun manufacturer of the weapon that was used, under...

    Brother Bear (2003)

    Brother Bear

    • 38%
    • G
    • 85 min
    • Animation

    In a tiny village, when the Earth was young and ice still covered the land, a headstrong teenager, Kenai, has an issue with bears. And why not -- the bears compete for the same food and land, loot his village, and ruin his coming of age ceremony. When his oldest brother is lost in a perilous battle with a ferocious grizzly, Kenai ignores the village teachings of brotherhood, choosing instead to track down the bear and satisfy his thirst for vengeance. Kenai, voiced by Joaquin Phoenix, is...

    Radio (2003)

    Radio

    • 36%
    • PG
    • 109 min
    • Drama

    This is the decades-long story of the relationship between a prominent high school football coach (Harris) in a small South Carolina town and the illiterate, mentally-challenged man nicknamed Radio (Gooding) whom he mentors, who before that had always been the target of jokes and teasing by the community. Although their friendship raises some eyebrows at first, Radio's growth under the coach's guidance ultimately inspires the local townsfolk, from 1964 when he first starts helping the Hanna...

    The Singing Detective (2003)

    The Singing Detective

    • 39%
    • R
    • 109 min
    • Comedy

    The story is about a crime novelist (Downey Jr.) who languishes in his hospital bed and occupies his time by mapping out a screenplay in his head about a cynical private investigator who doubles as a singer in a dance band. Heavily medicated, his plot weaves with childhood memories and soon he is living in a film noir hell constructed by his own psyche.

    The Human Stain (2003)

    The Human Stain

    • 43%
    • R
    • 106 min
    • Drama

    Set in the summer of 1998 during the Clinton impeachment scandal the story is about Dr. Coleman Silk, a classics professor at a small New England college town. Silks life is shattered by accusations of racism and his personal life crumbles as more and more revelations are made. Nathan Zuckerman, a novelist, is intrigued by Silks story and investigates his life while Silk embroils himself in an affair with a woman half his age.

    In America (2003)

    In America

    • 89%
    • PG-13
    • 105 min
    • Drama

    With their two young daughters in tow, Johnny and Sarah emigrate from Ireland to New York City in pursuit of a dream. The family uses ingenuity and sheer strength of will to make the most of their new life. Ultimately it is their kindness to a stranger and that stranger?s response in return that builds their new home.

    Sylvia (2003)

    Sylvia

    • 37%
    • R
    • 109 min
    • Biography

    This is the true story of the romance and marriage of American poet/novelist Sylvia Plath (Paltrow) and English poet Ted Hughes (Craig). Born in Boston during the Great Depression, Plath first attended Smith College, which was also the setting for her first suicide attempt. Receiving a Fulbright scholarship, she traveled to England to attend Cambridge, where she met a dashing young poet who would win her heart, and ultimately become her husband. Their marriage was rocky, however, and they...

    Beyond Borders (2003)

    Beyond Borders

    • 14%
    • R
    • 127 min
    • Adventure

    Set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots, this thrilling romantic adventure stars Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie as Sarah Jordan, a sheltered American socialite living in London. When she meets Nick Callahan (Owen), a renegade doctor, his commitment to humanitarian efforts in war-torn nations moves her deeply. Driven by her passion for Nick and his life's work, Sarah risks everything to embark on a perilous journey that leads to the volatile far corners of the earth.

    "Cold Case" The Runner

      • Unrated
      • 50 min
      • Crime

      Detective Lily opens the 1973 case of a young 21 year old cop, who was shot to death 3 times, a tape is brought in which contained the sound of the shooting, the cop's last words before he ...

      "Unsolved History" Salem Witch Trials

        • Unrated
        • 60 min

        A recreation of the events that took place during the Salem Witch Trials.

        - Written by

        Anonymous

        2LDK (2003)

        2LDK

          • NONE
          • 70 min
          • Drama

          Nozomi and Lana share an apartment in Tokyo. They have both auditioned for the same role in a movie, and know that the shortlist has been cut down to just the two of them. As they wait the night before finding out who will get the role, their personality clashes erupt into an all-out battle.

          3 Blind Mice (2003)

          3 Blind Mice

            • R
            • 89 min
            • Crime

            Thomas is a talented computer programmer living in a vibrant, urban metropolis. Lonely and unsure about life, he finds solitude in the world of internet chat rooms, webcam sites and virtual communication. One evening, Thomas witnesses the brutal murder of a webcam friend and in a vain attempt to protect her he becomes the prime suspect in the homicide. Determined to prove his innocence, Thomas teams up with Claire, a specialist in internet crimes to uncover the truth. To expose the murderer,...

            A Touch of Spice (2003)

            A Touch of Spice

              • NONE
              • 108 min
              • Comedy

              Fanis, a 40 year-old astrophysics professor, journeys back to his childhood home in Greece. In affectionate, uplifting scenes, the film shows Fanis' relationship with his beloved grandfather as his grandfather recalls the suffering he endured when he was thrown out of Turkey at an early age, and the difficulties the family faced as they adjusted to life in Greece.