2004 April Movies

Mean Girls

Mean Girls

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

A girl who grew up in many places returns to an Illinois public high school, falls for the wrong guy, and experiences humiliation from her female classmates.

Kill Bill Vol. 2

Kill Bill Vol. 2

    • R
    • 136 min
    • Action

    The second film in the two-part "Kill Bill" series, the first being Kill Bill: Volume 1. Uma Thurman is going to "Kill Bill," in Quentin Tarantino's latest film about a former assassin betrayed by her boss, Bill (Carradine). Four years after surviving a bullet in the head, the bride (Thurman) emerges from a coma and swears revenge on her former master and his deadly squad of international assassins, played by Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah, Vivica A. Fox and Michael Madsen.

    The Girl Next Door

    The Girl Next Door

    • 55%
    • R
    • 109 min
    • Comedy

    Eighteen-year-old Matthew Kidman (Emile Hirsch) is a straight-arrow over-achiever who has never really lived life, until he falls for his new neighbor, the beautiful and seemingly innocent Danielle (Elisha Cuthbert). When Matthew discovers this perfect "girl next door" is a one-time porn star, his sheltered existence begins to spin out of control. Ultimately, Danielle helps Matthew emerge from his shell and discover that sometimes you have to risk everything for the person you love - as he helps her rediscover her innocence.

    The Punisher

    The Punisher

    • 29%
    • R
    • 124 min
    • Action

    "The Punisher" tells the story of FBI undercover agent, Frank Castle, who until now has beat considerable odds. A former Special Forces operative, he is finally moving out of the field and into a desk job -- and a normal life with his wife and son. Then Castle's world is shaken to its core by a nightmare he has longed feared: his family is executed as a repercussion from his final undercover assignment. With unparalleled intensity, ferocious intelligence and fearless actions, Castle seeks to punish the murderers -- and finds the one thing he least expected: redemption. Marvel Comics' "The Punisher" made his first appearance over 25 years ago as a supporting character. The hero proved so popular with readers that he could not be contained in a peripheral role and by the 1990's he was starring in as many as three titles a month. In 2000, "The Punisher" reemerged as one of Marvel Comics' highest selling solo books and remains a top seller for the Company.

    13 Going on 30

    13 Going on 30

    • 64%
    • PG-13
    • 98 min
    • Comedy

    This comedy fantasy is about a gawky girl, Jenna, who is picked on by her peers and classmates for being too eager to be liked and popular. Locked in a closet on her 13th birthday (after an embarassing round of the "7 minutes in heaven" kissing game), she makes a wish to become "thirty, flirty and thriving", and when she gets out of her entrapment, she discovers that she's skipped ahead 17 years to become a sexy and successful advertising agency executive (Garner).

    Man on Fire

    Man on Fire

    • 39%
    • NONE
    • 146 min
    • Action

    Oscar winner Denzel Washington stars as a government operative / soldier of fortune, who has pretty much given up on life. In Mexico City, he reluctantly agrees to take a job to protect a child (Dakota Fanning) whose parents are threatened by a wave of kidnappings. He eventually becomes close to the child and their relationship reawakens and rekindles his spirit. When she is abducted, his fiery rage is unleashed on those he feels responsible, and he stops at nothing to save her.

    Hellboy

    Hellboy

    • 81%
    • PG-13
    • 122 min
    • Action

    From visionary writer/director Guillermo del Toro ("Blade II," "The Devil's Backbone") comes "Hellboy," a supernatural action adventure based on Mike Mignola's popular Dark Horse Comics series of the same name. Born in the flames of hell, and brought to our world in a pagan ritual, the fierce red hero, Hellboy (Perlman), was saved by his friend and mentor, the benevolent Dr. Broom (Hurt). Raised in Broom's Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, Hellboy joins the likes of the "Mer-Man" Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman (Blair), the woman he loves who can psychically control fire, and Myers, the FBI agent who is his rival for Liz's affections. Together, our heroes must come to terms with fantastic powers that prove to be both a blessing and a curse. In the process they discover that their abilities serve to benefit mankind but may also keep them forever isolated from the society that only they can protect.

    Walking Tall

    Walking Tall

    • 24%
    • PG-13
    • 86 min
    • Action

    In Walking Tall, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson plays Chris Vaughn, a retired soldier who returns to his hometown to make a new life for himself, only to discover his wealthy high school rival, Jay Hamilton (McDonough), has closed the once-prosperous lumber mill and turned the town's resources towards his own criminal gains. The place Chris grew up is now overrun with crime, drugs, and violence. Enlisting the help of his old pal Ray Templeton (Knoxville), Chris gets elected sheriff and vows to shut down Hamilton's operations. His actions endanger his family and threaten his own life, but Chris refuses to back down until his hometown once again feels like home.

    Ella Enchanted

    Ella Enchanted

    • 50%
    • PG
    • 95 min
    • Comedy

    Set in a fantasy world filled with ogres, giants and wicked stepsisters, this is the story of Ella of Frell (Hathaway), a young woman who is given the "gift of obediance" by a fairy. She soon learns that it's more of a curse when she is often left at the mercy of unscrupulous people. Ella goes on a quest to free herself from the curse that threatens to separate her from her true love, Prince Charmont (Dancy). Can Ella break the curse in time to live happily ever after?

    The Alamo

    The Alamo

    • 30%
    • PG-13
    • 122 min
    • Drama

    Where myth meets history... where legend meets reality... the roads cross at San Antonio de Bexar and the small, ruined mission there: The Alamo. In the spring of 1836, nearly 200 Texans - men of all races who believed in the future of Texas - held the fort for 13 days under siege by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, rule of Mexico and commander of its forces. Led by three men - the young brash Col. William Travis; the violent, passionate James Bowie; and the larger-than-life living legend David Crockett - the Texans and their deeds at the Alamo would pass into history as General Sam Houston's rallying cry for Texas independence and into legend for their symbolic significance.