2004 September Movies

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...

Crash (2004)

Crash

  • 75%
  • R
  • 107 min
  • Drama

A provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial conflict in America, CRASH is that rare cinematic event - a film that challenges audiences to question their own prejudices. Diving headlong into the diverse melting pot of post-9/11 Los Angeles, this compelling urban drama tracks the volatile intersections of a multi-ethnic cast, examining fear and bigotry from multiple perspectives as characters careen in and out of one another’s lives. No one is safe in the battle zones of...

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.

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...

    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.

    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...

      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...

      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.

      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...

      First Daughter (2004)

      First Daughter

      • 8%
      • PG
      • 105 min
      • Comedy

      Samantha Mackenzie (Holmes) wants what every college freshman desires: to experience life away from home and parents. But it?s not going to be easy, because home for Sam is The White House and her dad (Keaton), is the President of the United States. Despite her fishbowl existence, Sam meets and falls for James (Blucas), the Resident Advisor in her dorm. As romance blossoms, Sam discovers her new beau is a secret service agent assigned to protect her.

      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.

      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.

      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,...

        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 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.

          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.

          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.

          Wimbledon (2004)

          Wimbledon

          • 61%
          • PG-13
          • 100 min
          • Comedy

          Peter Colt (Bettany) is an unlucky guy, scoring "love" both professionally and personally. Seeded near the bottom of the world tennis ranks, he manages to score a wild card, allowing him to play in the prestigious Wimbledon tournament. There, he meets and falls in love with American tennis star Lizzie Bradbury (Dunst). Fueled by a mixture of his newfound luck, love and on-court prowess, Peter works his way up the ranks of the tournament players and actually stands a chance of fulfilling his...

          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.