2005 October Movies

Waiting (2005)

Waiting

  • 31%
  • R
  • 93 min
  • Comedy

A hilarious comedy about frustrated waiters, stingy tippers and dicey food, Lions Gate Films' "Waiting" stars Ryan Reynolds, Justin Long and Anna Faris as young employees battling boredom at Shenanigan's, a generic chain restaurant.

A waiter for four years since high school, Dean (Justin Long) has never questioned his job at Shenanigan's. But when he learns that Chett, a high school classmate, now has a lucrative career in electrical engineering, he's thrown into turmoil about his dead-end...

Match Point (2005)

Match Point

  • 77%
  • R
  • 124 min
  • Crime

Chris Wilton, a young tennis instructor, becomes involved with a wealthy family, one member of which he's teaching tennis. This leads to his rise in the world of upper class people and his subsequent romantic involvement with two women. A clandestine affair follows, leading him into a ever deepening quagmire until the only way out for him is to contemplate doing away with one of the women.

Scarlett Johansson ("The Island"), Jonathan Rhys-Meyers ("Bend It Like Beckham"), Emily Mortimer...

Nanny McPhee (2005)

Nanny McPhee

  • 73%
  • PG
  • 98 min
  • Comedy

In this dark and witty fable, Thompson portrays a person of unsettling appearance and magical powers who enters the household of the recently widowed Mr. Brown (Firth) and attempts to tame his seven exceedingly ill-behaved children. The children, led by the oldest boy Simon ("Love Actually"'s Thomas Sangster), have managed to drive away 17 previous nannies and are certain that they will have no trouble with this one. But as Nanny McPhee takes control, they begin to notice that their vile...

Doom (2005)

Doom

  • 20%
  • R
  • 100 min
  • Action

Millions of devoted fans worldwide have been spellbound by the dark invention of its adventures . . . have awaited its every incarnation with urgent anticipation . . . and have devoted countless hours, days and weeks to conquering its hidden mysteries: Doom.

When the home-computer game "Doom" was first launched in 1993, no one could have foreseen the legion of fans it would create and the mania surrounding its every new permutation. "Doom" and its successive installments have transfixed...

BloodRayne (2005)

BloodRayne

  • 4%
  • R
  • 94 min
  • Action

In eighteenth century Romania, Rayne, a dhampir (half-human, half-vampire), prone to fits of blind blood rage but saddled with a compunction for humans, strives to avenge her mother's rape by her father, Kagan, King of Vampires. Two vampire hunters, Sebastian and Vladimir, from the Brimstone Society persuade her to join their cause.

Saw II (2005)

Saw II

  • 36%
  • R
  • 93 min
  • Horror

Jigsaw is back. The brilliant, disturbed mastermind who wreaked havoc on his victims in last year’s SAW is back for another round of horrifying life-or-death games. When a new murder victim is discovered with all the signs of Jigsaw’s hand, Detective Eric Mason (Donnie Wahlberg) begins a full investigation and apprehends Jigsaw with little effort. But for Jigsaw, getting caught is just another part of his nefarious plan. Eight more of his victims are already fighting for their lives – and...

The Legend of Zorro (2005)

The Legend of Zorro

  • 26%
  • PG
  • 126 min
  • Action

Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are re-united with director Martin Campbell in Columbia Pictures' epic adventure "The Legend of Zorro".

The year is 1850 and our swashbuckling crusader is challenged by the most dangerous mission of his life.

After fighting to help California become the 31st state of the Union, Zorro (Banderas) must live up to the promise he made his wife Elena (Zeta-Jones) - to give up his secret identity and live a normal life as Alejandro de la Vega. When he...

In Her Shoes (2005)

In Her Shoes

  • 75%
  • PG-13
  • 130 min
  • Comedy

Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is fun-loving and irresponsible. Her older sister Rose is a high-powered lawyer who watches Maggie's wild life with distain. When an attempt to live together fails miserably, they go off in different directions to find the missing pieces in their lives. Based on the book by Jennifer Weiner.

Alternately hilarious and heart-rending, "In Her Shoes" is about two sisters with nothing in common but size 8 ½ feet. After a calamitous falling out, they travel the bumpy road...

Elizabethtown (2005)

Elizabethtown

  • 28%
  • PG-13
  • 123 min
  • Comedy

A rich ensemble comedy with two central leads. The project is intended to be a love letter to the resilience of the life force and is a story of an unexpected romance that develops against the backdrop of a Southern patriarch's hilariously elaborate memorial.

Cameron Crowe's "Elizabethtown" follows the story of Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom), a man down on his luck, as he journeys to his roots in small-town Kentucky to bury his father. Drew finds new life in his interactions with his colorful...

The Proposition (2005)

The Proposition

  • 87%
  • R
  • 104 min
  • Crime

In this uncompromising Australian period drama, conscience competes with loyalty and love spurs revenge. Three brothers fight for their place in a beautiful, brutal landscape, but one must be forsaken to save another in the unconscionable "Proposition".

Set in the 1880s, the film opens in the middle of a frenzied gunfight between the police and a gang of outlaws. Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce) and his brother Mikey are captured by Captain Stanley (Ray Winstone). Together with their formidable...

Cache (2005)

Cache

    • R
    • 121 min
    • Drama

    Georges (Auteil), a television talk show host, and his wife Anne (Binoche), are living the perfect life of modern comfort and security. One day, their idyll is disrupted in the form of a mysterious videotape that appears on their doorstep. On it they are being filmed by a hidden camera from across the street with no clues as to who shot it, or why. As more tapes arrive containing images that are disturbingly intimate and increasingly personal, Georges launches into an investigation of his...

    The Squid and the Whale (2005)

    The Squid and the Whale

    • 94%
    • R
    • 81 min
    • Comedy

    Bernard Berkman, the patriarch of an eccentric Brooklyn family, claims to have been a famous novelist but is now reduced to teaching. His wife Joan discovers a literary talent of her own, and it breaks up the family, leaving the two teenage sons, Walt, 16, and Frank, 12, divided between their parents. The wife starts an affair with her younger son's tennis coach, while the husband starts sleeping with a student whom his elder son is courting.

    Havoc (2005)

    Havoc

    • 45%
    • R
    • 85 min
    • Crime

    "Havoc" is Academy Award-winning writer Stephen Gaghan's ("Traffic") searing vision of teen culture as it clashes with the real world of urban Latino gangsters. Compelling and comic, contemporary and tragic, Gaghan's music-driven tale follows two beautiful girls on their journey from the safety of their suburban homes into the dangerous underworld of East L.A., where they learn that even innocent actions have consequences.

    Feast (2005)

    Feast

    • 56%
    • R
    • 95 min
    • Action

    A group of strangers gather in a bar where they're attacked and systematically killed by monsters. The film was a product of "Project Greenlight", the program created by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Chris Moore to showcase new talent.

    The World's Fastest Indian (2005)

    The World's Fastest Indian

    • 82%
    • PG-13
    • 127 min
    • Biography

    Centers on the life of Burt Monro, a New Zealander who invested several decades building a 1920 Indian motorcycle. He then traveled to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, where he set the land-speed world record in the 1970s.

    The Fog (2005)

    The Fog

    • 4%
    • PG-13
    • 100 min
    • Horror

    In Revolution Studios' horror-thriller "The Fog" there really is something out there in the dark. One hundred years ago, in a thick, eerie fog off the rocky coast of Northern California, a horrible shipwreck occured under mysterious circumstances. Now, shrouded in darkness, the ghosts of the long-dead sailors have returned from their watery graves to exact their bloody, merciless revenge.

    Where the Truth Lies (2005)

    Where the Truth Lies

    • 41%
    • NC-17
    • 107 min
    • Crime

    Based on the acclaimed novel by Rupert Holmes, "Where the Truth Lies" is a provocative film about interconnected lives that are shattered by ill-fated acts of deception and ambition. Shifting effortlessly between mob-run clubs of the mid-50's and glamorous Hollywood Hills mansions of 1972, the film explores the dark, beguiling, and inevitably destructive side of fame and fortune. The result is a tense and atmospheric mystery that uses cinematic sleight-of-hand to challenge any preconceptions...

    Fragile: A Ghost Story (2005)

    Fragile: A Ghost Story

      • PG-13
      • 93 min
      • Thriller

      Calista Flockhart toplines as a nurse who takes a new job at a desolate children's hospital during its closing days. She struggles to keep the kids safe and uncovers the mystery behind apparent attacks of an unknown origin that hurts the kids so that they cannot leave the premises. Directed by Jaume Balagueró.

      The River King (2005)

      The River King

        • R
        • 95 min
        • Drama

        Initially ruled as a suicide, a detective suspects that a student's death was a hazing incident gone too far, but a mysterious series of events leads him to uncover more than he bargained for.

        Two For the Money (2005)

        Two For the Money

        • 22%
        • R
        • 122 min
        • Drama

        Two For the Money is a drama of high stakes set in the adrenalized world of wheeler-dealers whose fortunes are won and lost betting on sports. Matthew McConaughey stars as Brandon Lane, a former college football star whose uncanny ability to predict the outcome of a game introduces him to an unexpected new career when his gridiron glory is sidelined by a crushing injury.

        Brandon's talent makes him a prime candidate for recruitment by Walter Abraham (Oscar®-winner Al Pacino), the head of...