2004 October Movies

Saw (2004)

Saw

  • 48%
  • R
  • 100 min
  • Crime

Two strangers awaken, chained side-by-side to the wall of a filthy bathroom. Neither knows how they came to this awful predicament, nor what might await them. But the man lying on the floor and missing part of his head might be a clue. Soon, they'll discover they are the latest victims of a maniac who makes his own amusement by pitting two strangers in gory, life-and-death situations.

Sideways (2004)

Sideways

  • 96%
  • R
  • 124 min
  • Comedy

Miles Faymond, a failed writer who teaches junior high school english takes his best friend, former hot actor Jack on a weeklong drive up to 'wine country' in California. There they explore the nature of their failures and question their relationships. Jack, about to get married, has an affair and wonders whether he should call it off. Miles, recently divorced, questions whether or not he made the right choice.

The Grudge (2004)

The Grudge

  • 39%
  • PG-13
  • 88 min
  • Horror

An English-language remake of the Japanese horror thriller "Ju-On". "The Grudge" is about a murderous supernatural curse born of a grudge held by someone who dies angry. The curse passes like a virus to its victims.

Finding Neverland (2004)

Finding Neverland

  • 83%
  • PG
  • 100 min
  • Biography

Director Marc Forster's follow-up to "Monster's Ball" is "Finding Neverland," a tale of magic and fantasy inspired by the life of James Barrie, the real-life author of the children's classic Peter Pan. Set in London in 1904, the film follows Barrie's creative journey to bring Peter Pan to life, from his first inspiration for the story up until the play's premiere at the Duke of York's Theatre - a night that will change not only Barrie's own life, but the lives of everyone close to him.

Team America: World Police (2004)

Team America: World Police

  • 77%
  • R
  • 114 min
  • Action

Team America, an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability, learns that a power hungry dictator is brokering weapons of mass destruction to terrorists. The heroes embark upon a harrowing mission to save the world. To infiltrate the terrorist network, Team America recruits Gary Johnston, a rising star on Broadway, to go undercover. Although initially reluctant to sacrifice his promising career, Gary realizes that his acting gift is needed for a higher cause. With the...

Ray (2004)

Ray

  • 81%
  • PG-13
  • 152 min
  • Biography

"Ray" is the never-before-told, musical biographical drama of American legend Ray Charles. Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide...

Friday Night Lights (2004)

Friday Night Lights

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

Friday Night Lights chronicles the entire 1988 season of the Permian High Panthers of Odessa, Texas, with football players, coaches, mothers, fathers, pastors, boosters, fans and families struggling with ongoing personal conflicts while the team fights for a state championship.

A town for sale, Odessa, Texas has seen better days--the financial bust evident in its boarded-up shops and broken lives. Yet one hope sustains the community where, once a week during the fall, the town and its...

A Very Long Engagement (2004)

A Very Long Engagement

  • 78%
  • R
  • 133 min
  • Drama

From the director and star of Amelie(Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Audrey Tautou) comes a very different love story, A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT, based on the acclaimed novel by Sebastien Japrisot. Screenplay adaptation by Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Guillaume Laurant. The film is set in France near the end of World War I in the deadly trenches of the Somme, in the gilded Parisian halls of power, and in the modest home of an indomitable provincial girl. It tells the story of this young woman's relentless, moving...

Taxi (2004)

Taxi

  • 10%
  • PG-13
  • 97 min
  • Action

"Chicago’s" Queen Latifah and "Saturday Night Live’s" Jimmy Fallon team up in this non-stop action-comedy. Latifah is New York’s fastest cabbie whose skills behind the wheel and souped-up car help an overeager undercover cop (Fallon) pursue a gang of female bank robbers.

Ladder 49 (2004)

Ladder 49

  • 40%
  • PG-13
  • 115 min
  • Action

Trapped in a fire that looks likely to kill him, a fireman (Phoenix) takes the opportunity to look back over his life, career and marriage, while he waits for his company, Ladder 49, to rescue him, if they can.

Shall We Dance? (2004)

Shall We Dance?

    • PG-13
    • 106 min
    • Comedy

    For longer than he can remember, John Clark (RICHARD GERE) has led a dull existence.... and even with a successful career, charming wife (SUSAN SARANDON) and loving family, he still feels something is missing as he makes his mind-numbing commute through the city each day.

    But one night, on his evening ride home, he looks up to see a beautiful woman (JENNIFER LOPEZ) staring through the window of a dance studio. Haunted by her gaze, John impulsively jumps off the train and signs up for dance...

    Alfie (2004)

    Alfie

    • 49%
    • R
    • 103 min
    • Comedy

    A stylish reinvention of the 1960's classic "Alfie," this film is a humorous, sexy and often touching tale of a philosophical womanizer (Law) who is forced to question his seemingly carefree existence.

    3-Iron (2004)

    3-Iron

    • 87%
    • R
    • 90 min
    • Crime

    Tae-suk (JAE Hee) drifts around on his motorcycle looking for empty houses to stay in. He goes from door to door and puts up flyers in the keyholes of each house. He later breaks into the house where the flyer has not been removed, assuming that the owner is away...

    The Final Cut (2004)

    The Final Cut

    • 37%
    • R
    • 104 min
    • Sci-Fi

    A Zoë Chip is a chip placed in your brain at birth to record your entire life. When you die, the footage from your life is edited into a "Rememory"-- a film shown at your funeral pieced together by an editor. A toy for the privileged, Zoë Chips are changing the face of human interaction, but there are those who are against this emerging technology, and believe that memories are meant to fade. Alan Hackman (Williams) is the best "cutter" in the business, his ability to grant the corrupt...

    "The South Bank Show" Malcolm Arnold: Toward the Unknown Region: Part 2

      • Unrated
      • 53 min
      • Documentary

      'Donnie Darko': Production Diary

      • 91%
      • R
      • 53 min
      • Documentary
      7 Zwerge (2004)

      7 Zwerge

        • 95 min
        • Comedy

        The Seven Dwarves live deep within a female-free-zone of the Enchanted Forest, but they cannot resist the innocent charms of Snow White when she enters their world. So when the evil queen abducts her, it is up to the dwarves to save her life.

        Admissions (2004)

        Admissions

          • PG
          • 84 min
          • Drama

          The Brighton has a traumatic drama in the breast of their family: the twenty years old Emily Brighton is retarded due to a fall when she was one, and her overprotective mother Martha Brighton blames her negligence for the accident. The seventeen years old Evie Brighton loves her sister and reads poems and stories for Emily. Their father Harry Brighton, a bank investor, lives in the basement with his models of trains and railroads. Evie mysteriously sabotages her interviews for different...

          Agnes and his Brothers (2004)

          Agnes and his Brothers

          • 42%
          • NONE
          • 111 min
          • Comedy

          Agnes and his brothers have little in common, except an eccentric old father, relationship problems that are totally screwing up their lives, and the distinct possibility those two things are connected. Hans-Jörg conceals his sexual frustration behind his meek librarian appearance. Werner is much more successful at political combat than family diplomacy. Agnes is haunted by the mother she never knew and perhaps too nostalgic about her past as a man. Despite her efforts, transgendered Agnes...

          Al-Ghazali: The Alchemist of Happiness (2004)

          Al-Ghazali: The Alchemist of Happiness

            • Unrated
            • 80 min
            • Documentary

            Exploring the life and impact of the greatest spiritual and legal philosopher in Islamic history, this film examines Ghazali's existential crisis of faith that arose from his rejection of religious dogmatism, and reveals profound parallels with our own times. Ghazali became known as the Proof of Islam and his path of love and spiritual excellence overcame the pitfalls of the organised religion of his day. His path was largely abandoned by early 20th century Muslim reformers for the more...