2004 September Movies

Downfall (2004)

Downfall

    • R
    • 150 min
    • Biography

    When writer-producer Bernd Eichinger read the galleys of historian Joachim Fest's book "Der Untergang" ("The Downfall: Inside Hitler's Bunker, The Last Days of the Third Reich"), he knew he had found the dramatic key to a film he had wanted to make for decades, but never thought possible due to its scope. Fess' book focuses on the final days of the Reich, and Eichinger saw that the horrifying epic of Hitler and his people during his twelve years in power was reflected in those last twelve days...

    Layer Cake (2004)

    Layer Cake

    • 81%
    • R
    • 104 min
    • Crime

    Based upon JJ Connelly's London crime novel, "Layer Cake" is about a successful cocaine dealer (Craig) who has earned a respected place among England's Mafia elite and plans an early retirement from the business. However, big boss Jimmy Price hands down a tough assignment: find Charlotte Ryder, the missing rich princess daughter of Jimmy's old pal Edward, a powerful construction business player and gossip papers socialite. Complicating matters are two million pounds' worth of Grade A ecstasy, a...

    Hotel Rwanda (2004)

    Hotel Rwanda

    • 90%
    • PG-13
    • 122 min
    • Biography

    Don Cheadle stars in the true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsis refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

    Shark Tale (2004)

    Shark Tale

    • 35%
    • PG
    • 92 min
    • Animation

    The sea underworld is shaken up when the son of the shark mob boss is found dead and a young fish named Oscar is found at the scene. Being a bottom feeder, Oscar takes advantage of the situation and makes himself look like he killed the finned mobster. Oscar soon comes to realize that his claim may have serious consequences.

    Shutter (2004)

    Shutter

      • NONE
      • 97 min
      • Horror

      Shutter is a 2004 Thai horror film by Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom; starring Ananda Everingham, Natthaweeranuch Thongmee, and Achita Sikamana. It focuses on mysterious images seen in developed pictures.The film was remade in the United States in 2008 under the same title.

      Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

      Resident Evil: Apocalypse

        • R
        • 94 min
        • Action

        A deadly virus has been unleashed on the population of Raccoon City. "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" is a terrifying adventure in survival horror. Milla Jovovich returns as Alice, one of only two survivors of the contained biochemical disaster in the first "Resident Evil," the $100 million hit that serves as a prologue to the all-out action and horror of "Resident Evil: Apocalypse". The film begins where the first film left off, with Alice in the heart of the ravaged and deadly Raccoon City. She...

        Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

        Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

        • 72%
        • PG
        • 107 min
        • Action

        Famous scientists around the world have mysteriously disappeared and Chronicle reporter Polly Perkins (Paltrow) along with ace aviator Sky Captain (Law) are on the investigation. Risking their lives as they travel to exotic places around world, can the fearless duo stop Dr. Totenkopf, the evil mastermind behind a plot to destroy the earth? Aided by Franky Cook (Jolie), commander of an all-female amphibious squadron, and technical genius Dex (Ribisi), Polly and Sky Captain may be our planet’s...

        Wicker Park (2004)

        Wicker Park

        • 23%
        • PG-13
        • 115 min
        • Drama

        Intricately moving back and forth in time and revealing the story from each character's perspective, Wicker Park is an intense psychological drama about a man (Hartnett) caught in an obsessive search for a woman he fell deeply in love with - a woman who then vanished without a trace. Two years after her disappearance, he catches a fleeting glimpse of her in a local bar and begins a twisting search to find her and discover what really happened.

        The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)

        The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

        • 41%
        • R
        • 98 min
        • Drama

        "The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things", is based on JT Leroy's critically acclaimed novel of the same name. The story is about Jeremiah, a child who is pulled from his foster home and thrown into a troubled life on the road with his teenage mother, Sarah. With Sarah, Jeremiah travels through the country roads of the U.S. and learns first hand about the troubles of the world.

        Cellular (2004)

        Cellular

        • 55%
        • PG-13
        • 94 min
        • Action

        A man recieves a random call on his cell phone, only to answer it and have a woman tell him she's been kidnapped, and she's going to be killed soon. The kidnappers have also gone after her husband and son, she tells the man. She needs serious help, but there's a problem ? she has no idea where she is. Cell phone batteries don't last forever, so the race is on.

        Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

        Dead Man's Shoes

        • 57%
        • NONE
        • 90 min
        • Crime

        A disaffected soldier (Considine) returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother (Kebbell) years ago.

        Vanity Fair (2004)

        Vanity Fair

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

        A big-screen version of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. Set in the 1840s, it centers on a lower-class girl, Becky Sharp (Witherspoon), who defies her poverty-stricken background to climb the London social ladder with her best friend, Amelia, by her side.

        I Heart Huckabees (2004)

        I Heart Huckabees

        • 62%
        • R
        • 105 min
        • Comedy

        Albert Markovski (Jason Schwartzman), head of the Open Spaces Coalition, has been experiencing an alarming series of coincidences the meaning of which escapes him. With the help of two Existential Detectives, Bernard and Vivian Jaffe (Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin), Albert examines his life, his relationships, and his conflict with Brad Stand (Jude Law), an executive climbing the corporate ladder at Huckabees, a popular chain of retail superstores.

        When Brad also hires the detectives, they...

        Birth (2004)

        Birth

        • 39%
        • R
        • 100 min
        • Drama

        Maverick young filmmaker Jonathan Glazer affirms the promise of his brilliant debut, "Sexy Beast," with his new film "Birth," teaming with Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman for a metaphysical love story that explores the space between what we know and what we feel. Kidman stars as Anna, a delicate young widow who is on the verge of a new life when a solemn little boy appears, claiming to be the reincarnation of her dead husband. As Anna, Kidman achieves a breathtaking emotional transparency to...

        The Sea Inside (2004)

        The Sea Inside

          • NONE
          • 125 min
          • Biography

          The real-life story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a 30 year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.

          Kinsey (2004)

          Kinsey

          • 90%
          • R
          • 118 min
          • Biography

          Academy Award-winner Bill Condon ("Gods and Monsters," "Chicago") explores the life of the pioneer of human sexuality research, Alfred Kinsey (Neeson). Spanning six decades from his childhood in the early 1900s to his death in 1956, the film turns the microscope on the man whose landmark studies on the sexual behaviors of the common man rocked a nation. The interviewer of tens of thousands, Kinsey subjected his own life and that of his researchers to the same type of analysis that produced his...

          The Libertine (2004)

          The Libertine

            • R
            • 110 min
            • Drama

            Johnny Depp stars in "The Libertine" as the scandalously decadent John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester. The film follows the Earl's adventures in London, from his passionate romance with a young actress, Elizabeth Barry (Samantha Morton), to the writing of a scurrilous play which blisteringly and bawdily lampoons the very monarch who commissioned it, Charles II (John Malkovich), leading to the Earl's banishment and eventual downfall.

            Laurence Dunmore makes an assured directorial debut,...

            A Dirty Shame (2004)

            A Dirty Shame

            • 53%
            • NC-17
            • 89 min
            • Comedy

            The film is about a working-class convenience store owner (Ullman) who suffers a concussion only to become a sex addict with wild urges.

            William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (2004)

            William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

            • 72%
            • R
            • 127 min
            • Drama

            In Venice, young Bassanio needs a loan of 3,000 ducats so he can properly woo a wealthy heiress of Venice named Portia. To get the necessary funds, Bassanio approaches his friend Antonio, a merchant. Antonio's money, unfortunately, is invested in merchant ships that are presently at sea; however, to help Bassanio, Antonio arranges for a short-term loan of the money from Shylock, a Jewish usurer. Shylock has a deep-seated hatred for Antonio because of the insulting treatment that Antonio has...

            The Forgotten (2004)

            The Forgotten

            • 31%
            • PG-13
            • 91 min
            • Drama

            A single mother, Telly Paretta (Moore), whose 8-year-old son has recently disappeared during an airplane crash (and whom she fears might be dead), seeks the help of a psychiatrist to cope with the pain of her grief, only to be told that her son is merely a figment of her imagination, with her mind making up eight years of false memories. When she meets a father (West) who has had another similar experience with his own disappearing daughter recently, the two team up to try to find the answers...