2005 January Movies

Hard Candy (2005)

Hard Candy

  • 68%
  • R
  • 99 min
  • Drama

A smart, charming teenage girl, Hayley probably shouldn't be going to a local coffee shop to meet Jeff, a 30-something fashion photographer she met on the Internet. But before she knows it, she's mixing drinks at Jeff's place and stripping for an impromptu photo shoot. It's Jeff's lucky night. But Hayley isn't as innocent as she looks, and the night takes a turn when she begins to impose a hard-hitting investigation on Jeff in an attempt to reveal his possibly scandalous past. HARD CANDY is an...

Elektra (2005)

Elektra

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

From the pages of Marvel Comics, creator of "X-Men" and "Spider-Man," comes "Elektra," the first action event movie of the year. In the ultimate battle between good and evil stands a warrior who makes the choice that tips the balance.

Jennifer Garner stars in the title role as a strong, mysterious and sexy action heroine – a lethal synthesis of grace and power. Not long after recovering from seemingly mortal wounds, Elektra has severed all ties with the world, living only for her next...

Coach Carter (2005)

Coach Carter

  • 65%
  • PG-13
  • 136 min
  • Drama

Inspired by a true-life story, "Coach Carter" is an inspirational account of a controversial high school basketball coach, who received both high praise and staunch criticism when he made national news in 1999 for benching his entire undefeated basketball team for poor academic performance.

Three (2005)

Three

    • NONE
    • 95 min
    • Adventure

    Wealthy businessman Jack and his beautiful trophy wife Jennifer find their holiday cruise cut short when their luxury cruiser catches fire and sinks. Shipwrecked on an idyllic island, Jennifer and the attractive boat-hand Manuel make a shelter as they await rescue. They are not alone for long, however, and when husband Jack emerges from the water a dangerous love triangle is formed. As Jack's jealousy grows it threatens the fragile equilibrium of their new world.

    Hide and Seek (2005)

    Hide and Seek

    • 13%
    • R
    • 101 min
    • Horror

    A widowed father desperately tries to break through to his nine year old daughter when she creates a creepy, maniacal imaginary friend with a terrifying vendetta. Imaginary friends can seem so real.

    Wolf Creek (2005)

    Wolf Creek

    • 53%
    • R
    • 99 min
    • Horror

    A chilling, factually-based, story of three road-trippers in remote Australia who are plunged into danger when they accept help from a friendly local.

    Chaos (2005)

    Chaos

      • NONE
      • 106 min
      • Action

      Two cops, a rookie (Phillippe) and a grizzled vet (Statham), pursue an accomplished bank robber.

      Are We There Yet? (2005)

      Are We There Yet?

      • 11%
      • PG
      • 89 min
      • Adventure

      Ice Cube stars as a successful bachelor whose life is turned upside down when he agrees to take the children of the single mother he is wooing (Long) from Portland, Ore., to Vancouver on the day before Thanksgiving.

      Alone In The Dark (2005)

      Alone In The Dark

      • 1%
      • R
      • 96 min
      • Action

      Edward Carnby, detective of the paranormal, unexplained and supernatural, investigates a mystery that brings him face to face with bizarre horrors that prove both psychologically disturbing and lethal, as he discovers that evil demons worshiped by an ancient culture called the Abskani are planning on coming back to life in the 21st century to once again take over the world... and only he and a young genius with an incredible memory (and his ex-girlfriend), Aline Cedrac, stand in their way....

      Pretty Persuasion (2005)

      Pretty Persuasion

      • 32%
      • NONE
      • 105 min
      • Comedy

      The film centers on a sexual harassment scandal that engulfs an exclusive Beverly Hills private school. Wood plays a teen who frames her teacher for sexual harassment. Woods plays the girl's father, Applegate is a reporter for a local news station, and Livingston plays a fellow teacher who also is a lawyer representing his colleague.

      Lila Says (2005)

      Lila Says

      • 68%
      • NONE
      • 89 min
      • Crime

      "Lila Says" is based on a book that caused much controversy in France. Nineteen-year-old quiet poet Chimo (Mohammed Khouas) falls for Lila (Vahina Giacante), a gorgeous, blonde girl who just moved in with her creepy aunt in an Arab ghetto. One day Lila asks Chimo to look up her skirt -- if he can handle it. Meanwhile, Mouloud (Karim Benhadou), the loud leader of a rival gang, also sets his sights on Lila. Their game of sexual discovery leads to an unexpected look at tolerance, self-hatred, and...

      Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School (2005)

      Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School

        • PG-13
        • 103 min
        • Comedy

        A widowed man's life turns upside down when he embarks on a journey to find a dying man's long lost love.

        Must Love Dogs (2005)

        Must Love Dogs

        • 35%
        • PG-13
        • 88 min
        • Comedy

        Must Love Dogs tells the story of Sarah Nolan (Diane Lane), a newly divorced woman cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of hilariously disastrous mismatches and first dates, Sarah begins to trust her own instincts again and learns that, no matter what, it’s never a good idea to give up on love.

        Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

        Assault on Precinct 13

        • 60%
        • R
        • 109 min
        • Action

        Fishburne plays a notorious mobster temporarily incarcerated on New Year's Eve at Precinct 13, a soon-to-close police station. As a rogue gang tries to free him, a cop (Hawke) must command a crew of policemen and prisoners to defend the station.

        The Upside of Anger (2005)

        The Upside of Anger

        • 75%
        • R
        • 116 min
        • Comedy

        Kevin Costner, Joan Allen, Erika Christensen, Evan Rachel Wood, Keri Russell and Alicia Witt headline a stellar ensemble cast in the critically acclaimed Sundance festival hit The Upside of Anger. Allen stars as the sharp-witted Terry Wolfmeyer, a suburban wife and mother who is left to raise her four headstrong daughters when her husband unexpectedly disappears. Things get even more hectic when Terry falls for her neighbor Denny (Costner), a once-great baseball star turned radio DJ, and her...

        Racing Stripes (2005)

        Racing Stripes

        • 35%
        • PG
        • 102 min
        • Adventure

        The story of an abandoned baby zebra (Muniz) that grows up believing he's a racehorse. With the help of barnyard friends and teenage girl who dreams of being a jockey, he overcomes prejudice and self-doubt to pursue his dream of running with thoroughbreds.

        4:30 (2005)

        4:30

        • 86%
        • Unrated
        • 93 min
        • Documentary

        "4:30" traces the relationship between Xiao Wu, an eleven year old Chinese Boy and his tenant Jung, a thirty-something Korean man. Told entirely from the perspective of the boy, Xiao Wu, this story of two very different characters is less about friendship than about a shared experience and appreciation of solitude. "4:30" starts with Xiao sneaking to the room of Jung in the early hours of the morning, and stealing from the Korean man. Just as getting intoxicated is a habit for...

        A Simple Curve (2005)

        A Simple Curve

        • 57%
        • Unrated
        • 91 min
        • Drama

        Widowed father and his twenty-seven year old son, Jim and Caleb, run a custom furniture business in the Slocan Valley area of British Columbia. Jim is the craftsman, who will do whatever is necessary to produce a quality piece, regardless of cost to the company or his customer's wants. Caleb is the business person, who tries to reign Jim in, realizing that if he cannot do so that the business will fail. Into their lives returns Matthew, an old friend of Caleb's parents, who go back...

        A Story from Bhutan: The Making of 'Travellers & Magicians'

        • 93%
        • Unrated
        • 42 min
        • Documentary
        A Thousand Roads (2005)

        A Thousand Roads

          • 40 min
          • Short

          "Though we journey down a thousand roads, all our roads lead home." The lives of four Native Americans take a significant turn as they confront the crises that arise in a single day. A young Inupiat girl, a Navajo gang banger, a Mohawk stockbroker, and a Quechuan healer journey through the epic landscapes of Alaska, New Mexico, Manhattan, and Peru, drawing strength from their tribal past to transcend the challenges of the day and embrace the promises that await them.