2005 November Movies

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • 88%
  • PG-13
  • 154 min
  • Adventure

The pivotal fourth novel in the seven-part tale of Harry Potter's training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event that's supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that...

Rent (2005)

Rent

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

Based on Puccini's classic opera La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's revolutionary rock opera "Rent" tells the story of a group of Bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent in the gritty background of New York's East Village. "Measuring their lives in love," these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, ilness and the AIDS epidemic.

One of the longest running shows on Broadway, "Rent" was the winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drame, the...

Zathura (2005)

Zathura

  • 75%
  • PG
  • 101 min
  • Action

"Zathura" is the story of two young brothers who are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is magically hurtled through space. The story is based on the book Zathura by children's author Chris Van Allsburg.

Aeon Flux (2005)

Aeon Flux

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

Based on the MTV animated series created by Peter Chung, Aeon Flux is set 400 years in the future, when disease has wiped out the majority of the earth's population except for one walled, protected city-state, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists.

The story centers on Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron), the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion - led by The Handler (Frances McDormand). When Aeon is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of...

Chicken Little (2005)

Chicken Little

  • 36%
  • G
  • 80 min
  • Animation

This time the sky really is falling in Walt Disney Pictures’ new computer animated film "Chicken Little". This epic tale presents a new twist to the classic fable of a young chicken who causes widespread panic when he mistakes a falling acorn for a piece of the sky. In this hilarious adventure, Chicken Little is determined to restore his reputation. But just as things are starting to go his way, a real piece of the sky lands on his head! Suspense, chaos, and plenty of laughs ensue as Chicken...

Just Friends (2005)

Just Friends

  • 42%
  • PG-13
  • 94 min
  • Comedy

The romantic comedy Just Friends stars Ryan Reynolds as a former high school geek turned trendy Los Angeles music executive. When he gets stranded in his New Jersey home town due to bad weather with a superstar singer he is trying to sign, he finds himself reunited with his high school crush and discovers she is his true love. The film co-stars Anna Faris (Scary Movie), Amy Smart (Road Trip) and Chris Klein (American Pie) and is being directed by Roger Kumble (Cruel Intentions). Just Friends is...

Jarhead (2005)

Jarhead

  • 61%
  • R
  • 127 min
  • Biography

Jarhead (the self-imposed moniker of the Marines) follows "Swoff" (Gyllenhaal), a third-generation enlistee, from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, sporting a sniper's rifle and a hundred-pound ruck on his back through Middle East deserts with no cover from intolerable heat or from Iraqi soldiers, always potentially just over the next horizon. Swoff and his fellow Marines sustain themselves with sardonic humanity and wicked comedy on blazing desert fields in a country they don't...

Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)

Yours, Mine & Ours

  • 6%
  • PG
  • 88 min
  • Comedy

A widowed Coast Guard Admiral and a widow handbag designer fall in love and marry, much to the dismay of her 10 and his 8 children. In this family comedy, single parents Frank (Dennis Quaid) and Helen (Rene Russo) plan to tie the knot... but with 18 children between them trying to sabotage the marriage, they discover that weddings – and families – can’t be built in a day.

Syriana (2005)

Syriana

  • 72%
  • R
  • 123 min
  • Drama

An adaptation of the Robert Baer memoir "See No Evil: The True Story of a Foot Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism." Clooney will play Baer, who spent 20 years in the trenches for the CIA. The title is a geographical term, referring to the Middle East hot spots that have proved so volatile to U.S. security.

Babam Ve Oglum (2005)

Babam Ve Oglum

    • 108 min
    • Drama

    A Turkish man, whose wife died while giving birth to his son during a military coup, finally returns home. Estranged from his father for turning his back on the family farm, he takes his 8 year-old and tries to repair relations.

    Derailed (2005)

    Derailed

    • 20%
    • R
    • 110 min
    • Drama

    "Derailed" is a suspense thriller about ad exec and family man Charles Schine (Clive Owen) who meets business woman, Lucinda (Jennifer Aniston), on the commuter train to Chicago. Flirtation quickly escalates, but their fling turns dangerous when a violent criminal, LaRoche (Vincent Cassel), blackmails them, promising to reveal their indiscretion and threatening their families if they to not pay him. With their lives thrown terrifyingly off-course, they must figure out how to turn the tables on...

    Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

    Get Rich or Die Tryin'

    • 17%
    • R
    • 134 min
    • Biography

    Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, one of the biggest and most popular stars in hip-hop, is the charismatic driving force behind “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” a hard-hitting drama directed by six-time Oscar nominee Jim Sheridan about an orphaned street kid who makes his mark in the drug trade but finally dares to leave the violence behind and become the rap artist he was meant to be.

    In this drama enriched by parallels to Jackson’s own life, Marcus (Jackson) has always known he was going to...

    Lovewrecked (2005)

    Lovewrecked

      • PG
      • 83 min
      • Adventure

      "Lovewrecked" tells the story of Jenny (Amanda Bynes), an eighteen year-old girl who is ecstatic when she finds that her favorite rock star, Jason (Chris Carmack), is a guest at the tropical resort where she is working for the summer. When Jason falls off a cruise ship, Jenny dives in to save him, and the two raft their way onto a nearby "desert island" -- actually just a stone's throw from a luxury resort. However, Jenny wants to spend some time alone with Jason, so she lets him continue to...

      The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

      The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

        • R
        • 120 min
        • Adventure

        A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of west Texas. The body is found and reburied in Van Horn's town cemetery. Pete Perkins, a local ranch foreman, kidnaps a Border Patrolman and forces him to disinter the body. With his captive in tow and the body tied to a mule, Pete undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico.

        "Wild West Tech" Grim Reaper

          • R
          • 60 min
          • Documentary

          The show discusses causes of death in the west which was a constant companion. The show opens with the Binder Inn in Kansas which was the site of up to 25 murders. A group of people pretending to be a family ran a store which killed travelers. People traveling west often were not heard from for weeks, months, years, or never due to the lack of communications and the few people there. Joe "Bunko" Kelly of Portland Oregan shanghaied sailors for ships in the late 1800's and many...

          50 Cent: Refuse 2 Die (2005)

          50 Cent: Refuse 2 Die

            • Unrated
            • 81 min
            • Documentary

            50 Cent: Refuse to Die documents the early life and the subsequent successful career of the rap star 50 Cent. The documentary, by New Line Productions, showcases how the rapper lost none of his substantial street cred even as he began to socialize with the most famous people in the world. The film consists of interviews with people who knew him in his pre-fame days, as well as those who were with him when he began to see the rewards of his music career. This film was released to video the day...

            8MM 2 (2005)

            8MM 2

              • R
              • 106 min
              • Drama

              David Huxley, low-born self-made legal counsel at the US embassy in Budapest, may expect his career to be boosted by his impending marriage to Tish, daughter of old money tycoon and ambassador to Hungary Harrington. But when the happy couple spends a night of hot sex at a spa, including a threesome with an exhibitionist model, they are secretly filmed, and the suspect is found murdered in their hotel. To handle the blackmail, they venture into a sex club where porno movies are made. Tish...

              A Letter to the Prime Minister

                • Unrated
                • 71 min
                • Documentary

                Offering a singular take on the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, 'A Letter to the Prime Minister' follows Jo Wilding on her remarkable journey of the last few years, in solidarity with the people of Iraq. Narrated as a letter to Tony Blair and using original diary extracts, from her challenging of the legality of the devastating economic sanctions imposed on the country, through to her activities in Baghdad before and during the 2003 Invasion, the film traces the non-violent...

                A Side, B Side, Sea Side (2005)

                A Side, B Side, Sea Side

                  • Unrated
                  • 89 min
                  • Drama

                  Chen Tian is a schoolgirl in Hong Kong about to leave for Beijing for college. Before she leaves for good, she decides to spend an unforgettable trip with her best friends in a distant fishing village. There she discovers love for the first time. The encounter ever so brief, but has left something she can take away with her forever. At the same fishing village, Ah Mei, a girl who's had a tough time in the big city, comes back home to the village to revisit her past. She finds herself...

                  Always - Sunset on Third Street (2005)

                  Always - Sunset on Third Street

                    • Unrated
                    • 133 min
                    • Drama

                    Leaving her provincial home, teenage Mutsuko arrives in Tokyo by train to take a job in a major automotive company but finds that she is employed by a small auto repair shop owned by Norifumi Suzuki. Suzuki's hair-trigger temper is held somewhat in check by the motherly instincts of his wife, Tomoe, and his young son Ippei immediately bonds with Mutsuko as if she were his older sister. The Suzuki shop lies almost in the shadow of the Tokyo Tower as it rises steadily above the skyline...