2004 April Movies

Mean Girls (2004)

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.

The Punisher (2004)

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...

The Girl Next Door (2004)

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...

Hellboy (2004)

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...

13 Going on 30 (2004)

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).

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Shaun of the Dead

  • 91%
  • R
  • 99 min
  • Comedy

An everyday tale of life, love and the living dead which centers on a group of friends who encounter a literal night from hell at their local pub resulting in a zombie holocaust.

Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)

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.

    Man on Fire (2004)

    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.

    Walking Tall (2004)

    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...

    Ella Enchanted (2004)

    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 (2004)

    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...

    Bobby Jones - Stroke of Genius (2004)

    Bobby Jones - Stroke of Genius

      • NONE
      • 120 min
      • Biography

      With a strong ensemble cast and inspiring true story, "Bobby Jones - Stroke of Genius" brings golf legend Bobby Jones? remarkable career to the screen. Jim Caviezel plays Jones, the extraordinarily talented but temperamental amateur who took the professional golf tour by storm in the mid 1920?s, eventually becoming the founder of the internationally renowned Augusta National Golf Club and its prestigious annual tournament "The Masters". The beautiful Claire Forlani plays his wife Mary Malone...

      Head in the Clouds (2004)

      Head in the Clouds

      • 15%
      • R
      • 132 min
      • Drama

      When 18 year old Guy Malyon takes up a scholarship at Cambridge University his world is forever changed following a passionate affair with a stunning, aristocratic but hedonistic fellow student, Gilda Besse, which takes him across Europe from the killing fields of Spain's Civil War to occupied France... before a dangerous secret threatens to tear them apart.

      Home On The Range (2004)

      Home On The Range

      • 54%
      • PG
      • 75 min
      • Animation

      A story about a family farm inhabited by a widow (Parker), her young daughter, and various and sundry farm animals. The widow owes 1000.00 mortgage on the farm and has no way to pay for it, and the cows get wind of the trouble. Fearing that they'll be sold to the local meat- packing plant, the cows, led by Dame Judi Dench (!) seek to find a way to earn the money. Enter the family horse, played by Cuba Gooding, Jr. He used to belong to a bounty hunter, and knows a great way to save the farm. You...

      Laws of Attraction (2004)

      Laws of Attraction

      • 17%
      • PG-13
      • 90 min
      • Comedy

      Maybe getting married first is the best way to fall in love. As divorce attorneys, Audrey and Daniel have seen love gone wrong in all its worst case scenarios. So, how bad could their chances be? Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan star in Laws of Attraction, directed by Peter Howitt (Sliding Doors). The script is based on a story by David Friendly, written by Aline Brosh McKenna, Karey Kirkpatrick, Robert Harling, Peter Howitt and Douglas McFerran.

      The Whole Ten Yards (2004)

      The Whole Ten Yards

        • PG-13
        • 97 min
        • Comedy

        Thanks to falsified dental records supplied by his former neighbor Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky, retired hitman Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski is now spending his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife Jill, when an uninvited and unwelcome connection to their past unexpectedly shows up on Jimmy and Jill's doorstep. It's Oz, and he's pleading with them to help him rescue his wife from a Hungarian mob. Together they have to go the whole nine yards...and then...

        "Power Rangers DinoThunder" White Thunder: Part 2

          • Unrated
          • 30 min
          • Action

          Trent, trying to make sense of the strange bracelet on his wrist, seems disoriented and isn't himself to say the least. Meanwhile, the Rangers find that there's a large dinozord egg that the White Ranger is obviously intending to use. Ironically, Cassidy, desperate for White Ranger footage, can't seem to stop running into Trent in her pursuit of someone who claims to have what she seeks. Connor and Kira search for the egg before it hatches and find that someone else got to it...

          A journey into bliss (2004)

          A journey into bliss

            • Unrated
            • 73 min
            • Fantasy

            The film deals loosely with the adventures of the grizzled Gustav who captains a ship – a giant floating ‘snailboat’ – with a crew of talking animals and lumbering sailors in blackface. It unspools like a perverse children’s story book, all at once cuddly cute, grotesquely obscene and beyond absurd as normal narrative logic shatters, giving way to an episodic, free-associative structure that one critic likened to “cinematic memory association.” (joergbuttgereit.com)

            After Midnight (2004)

            After Midnight

            • 60%
            • NONE
            • 92 min
            • Comedy

            In "After Midnight," the magical Mole Antonelliana (the cavernous Museum of Cinema in Turin, Italy) is the setting and inspiration for a very unlikely love story. One fateful evening, Martino, an avid cinephile and the museum's timid night watchman, comes to the aid of Amanda, an enchanting young fast-food cook on the run from the police after dousing her overbearing boss with hot oil. Martino's dreamy kingdom of silent movie characters becomes a sanctuary for Amanda, as she awaits rescue by...

            Alma (2004)

            Alma

              • Unrated
              • 94 min
              • Documentary

              Ruth Leitman's 1998 documentary examines the bond between Margie Thorpe and her eccentric mother Alma, both of whom live in the same Alabama town. Their complicated relationship includes a history of alcoholism, mental illness, and sexual abuse.