2005 July Movies (By Title)

A Good Band is Easy to Kill (2005)

A Good Band is Easy to Kill

    • Unrated
    • 89 min
    • Documentary

    After eight years, Beulah called it quits. In support of YOKO, their fourth and final album, the band embarked upon a twenty-three city tour in the fall of 2003. They journeyed eight thousand miles throughout the US and Canada, kicking off what would prove to be the last days of "the best band you never heard."

    - Written by

    Christopher J. Nance

    A Stranger of Mine (2005)

    A Stranger of Mine

      • Unrated
      • 98 min
      • Comedy

      In one long Friday evening, Takeshi Miyata, a straight-arrow businessman, will encounter a number of people (some only fleetingly) who have intertwining fates. After six months he is still mourning the loss of his girlfriend, Ayumi and is lured from his apartment when his childhood friend, the detective Yusuke Kanda, telephones invoking Ayumi's name. Arriving late at the appointed restaurant, Kanda says Ayumi is getting married and chides Miyata over not finding a new girlfriend. He then...

      Aristide and the Endless Revolution (2005)

      Aristide and the Endless Revolution

      • 100%
      • Unrated
      • 84 min
      • Documentary

      Only an hour south of Miami, the elected president of the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation, Jean Bertrand Aristide, has twice been forced from office with the complicity of the international community. An intelligent and engrossing examination of the oft-suppressed story of the 2004 coup d'etat in Haiti, Rossier's film investigates the events that led to the second violent expulsion of Aristide from Haiti, and reveals the tangled web of hope, deceit, and political violence...

      Attack of the Sabretooth (2005)

      Attack of the Sabretooth

        • R
        • 90 min
        • Adventure

        In the Fiji islands, the greedy and unscrupulous owner of the Valalola Resort Primal Park invites investors and guests for an opening party of his compound composed of hotel and zoo aiming to find partners for his discoveries. When a bunch of college smalltime thieves puts a virus in the security system to participate in a scavenger hunt, the greatest attractions of the zoo - sabretoothes from the prehistoric age developed from DNA found in fossils - escape, killing the hosts and guards for...

        Avenge But One of My Two Eyes (2005)

        Avenge But One of My Two Eyes

          • Unrated
          • 100 min
          • Documentary

          Shot in the Occupied Territories by Israeli director Avi Mograbi, this controversial documentary film draws parallels between the Israeli - Palestinian situation today and the enduring myths of Samson and Masada. Mograbi offers a powerful, at times chilling, lament of the continuing cycles of violence rooted in the past and threatening to engulf everyone's future. With the roots of so much real-world conflict left unexamined by today's restless media, this film reminds us just how vital...

          Back to You and Me (2005)

          Back to You and Me

            • G
            • 92 min
            • Documentary

            Dr. Syd has a good practice in the big city but a bad day when her terminal patient finally passes away. Her surgeon boyfriend, who has been sarcastically nick named "Mr. Personality" and "Settle For" by Syd's best friend (Nurse Brenda), takes this opportunity to offer support and destroys it by telling Syd dying is part of life and she'd be a better doctor if she stayed more remote from her patients and, oh, by the way, "can I come over tonight"? He is surprised when she says...

            Bad News Bears (2005)

            Bad News Bears

            • 46%
            • PG-13
            • 114 min
            • Comedy

            When Billy Bob Thornton was Santa, he was bad. Now, as he becomes the coach of 12 bungling ballplayers, he's even worse.

            In "Bad News Bears," grizzled former professional baseball player Morris Buttermaker (Thornton) is bribed by a straitlaced lawyer (Marcia Gay Harden) to coach the Bears, a woefully inept youth baseball team. Buttermaker's got to find a way to drive this gang of 12 misfits to a championship against their hated rivals: the Yankees and their overbearing coach (Greg...

            Bill Maher: I'm Swiss (2005)

            Bill Maher: I'm Swiss

              • Unrated
              • 99 min
              • Comedy

              Political comedy about the Government (domestic and foreign policies), the president, the public's own ignorance and faults, and so forth. He also makes some hilarious detours in his own renditions of rap lyrics read out in proper, coherent (non-Ebonic) language. There are also some very poignant pieces on Bush, religion, drugs (notably marijuana), which then link to homeland security. Unlike a comedian like George Carlin who may go from topics in the 'big world' in his act to things in the...

              Black Swans (2005)

              Black Swans

                • Unrated
                • 95 min
                • Drama

                Two passionate people, Marleen and Vince, embark on a scorching love affair. They are sucked down by the fierceness of their feelings and literally drown in them..

                Blood of a Champion (2005)

                Blood of a Champion

                  • Action

                  Shadow, a once-promising boxer, finds it hard to readjust to civilian life after spending ten years in prison. Offered the chance to fight again

                  Blood Relic (2005)

                  Blood Relic

                    • R
                    • 86 min
                    • Horror

                    In 1983, the aviator Hank kills three sailors in a military airbase while wearing a voodoo talisman that he found in a mission in Granada. He hides the object in an electrical box and twenty-two years later, he is released from the asylum where he had been hosted considered mentally sane again. Meanwhile, the former base is transformed in an aviation museum owned by the idealistic Harry, who is facing financial difficulties to keep the establishment working and problems with his partner and...

                    Bob Dylan: No Direction Home (2005)

                    Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

                    • 93%
                    • Unrated
                    • 208 min
                    • Documentary

                    Portrait of an artist as a young man. Roughly chronological, using archival footage intercut with recent interviews, a story takes shape of Bob Dylan's (b. 1941) coming of age from 1961 to 1966 as a singer, songwriter, performer, and star. He takes from others: singing styles, chord changes, and rare records. He keeps moving: on stage, around New York City and on tour, from Suze Rotolo to Joan Baez and on, from songs of topical witness to songs of raucous independence, from folk to rock....

                    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

                    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

                    • 83%
                    • PG
                    • 115 min
                    • Adventure

                    Acclaimed director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the beloved Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, about eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (Depp) and Charlie, a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka's extraordinary factory. Long isolated from his own family, Wonka launches a worldwide contest to select an heir to his candy empire. Five lucky children, including Charlie, draw golden tickets from Wonka chocolate bars and win a...

                    Close to Home (2005)

                    Close to Home

                      • NONE
                      • 98 min
                      • Drama

                      "Close to Home" places the Israel-Palestine conflict into the background and the social lives of young Israeli female soldiers into the foreground. "Close to Home" is much more a story of life and growing up than one with a political message. It is not about governments but how the decisions of politicians and religious leaders set the stage for the drama that is young adulthood. The two central characters, Mirit and Smadar are thrown together by the commanding officer of their unit, and are...

                      Code 68 (2005)

                      Code 68

                        • Unrated
                        • 93 min
                        • Drama

                        Anne Buridan is about thirty years old and likes challenges. Her last challenge is to make a movie on May 68. It's a challenge, not only because she will be forced to face a story that is not hers, but specially because her new boyfriend, Blaise, doesn't understand this idea, even more, he hates people that have participated at this event. Anne Buridan is a methodical person and even a bit obsessive. Nothing and nobody will make her turn away from her project. She starts to meet people that...

                        Comatose

                          • R
                          • 90 min
                          • Horror

                          CryBaby

                            • Unrated
                            • Short

                            A young lad revisits his abusive past and is confronted with his unborn child's abusive future.

                            Dark Water (2005)

                            Dark Water

                            • 46%
                            • PG-13
                            • 103 min
                            • Drama

                            Acclaimed director Walter Salles ( Central Station, The Motorcycle Diaries ) helms and Academy-award-winner Jennifer Connelly stars in DARK WATER, a psychological thriller featuring a stellar cast, including Academy Award-nominees John C. Reilly, Tim Roth, and Pete Postlethwaite, as well as Dougray Scott and newcomer Ariel Gade. Based on a film by the creators of the Japanese version of The Ring comes this haunting, chilling film about a young mother who goes to extreme lengths to solve a...

                            Dracula III: Legacy (2005)

                            Dracula III: Legacy

                              • R
                              • 90 min
                              • Horror

                              In the near future, Uffizi and Luke travel to the remote reaches of war torn Romania to rescue Elizabeth and finish the vampire once and for all. Along the way, they encounter TV news journalist and a corps of rebels trying to fight the vampire uprising which plagues their country.

                              Drawing Restraint 9 (2005)

                              Drawing Restraint 9

                              • 57%
                              • NONE
                              • 135 min
                              • Fantasy

                              The latest film from experimental artist Matthew Barney concerns the theme of self-imposed limitation, continuing his interest in religious rite, this time focusing on Shinto. The soundtrack is by Icelandic pop star Björk.