2006 August Movies

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

Pan's Labyrinth

  • 95%
  • R
  • 112 min
  • Drama

In this fairy tale, a small family in Spain moves into an old house in 1943 after the rise of Fascism. Their eldest daughter, at age 12, falls in love with a fawn that lives in the old ruined labyrinth which resides behind their new decrepit home.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

  • 72%
  • PG-13
  • 108 min
  • Action

The film tells the story of NASCAR stock car racing sensation Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) whose "win at all costs" approach has made him a national hero. He and his loyal racing partner, childhood friend Cal Naughton Jr. (John C. Reilly), are a fearless duo -- dubbed "Thunder" and "Lightning" by their fans for their ability to finish so many races in the #1 and #2 positions, with Cal always in second place. When a flamboyant French Formula One driver, Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen), challenges...

The Illusionist (2006)

The Illusionist

  • 74%
  • PG-13
  • 110 min
  • Drama

"The Illusionist" is the story of a magician in turn-of-the-century Vienna who falls in love with a woman who becomes engaged to a prince. He then uses his powers to win her back and undermine the stability of the royal house of Vienna.

Accepted (2006)

Accepted

  • 37%
  • PG-13
  • 95 min
  • Comedy

The comedy centers on a teenager who finds a unique way to outsmart his parents.

Step Up (2006)

Step Up

  • 19%
  • PG-13
  • 98 min
  • Crime

Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum) is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks – and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day making it out of there. Nora (Jenna Dewan) is a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore's ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts -- and the only thing standing in the way of her obviously brilliant future is finding a great dance...

Brick (2006)

Brick

  • 80%
  • R
  • 110 min
  • Drama

Brendan Fry is a loner at his high school, someone who knows all the angles but has chosen to stay on the outside. When the girl he loves turns up dead, he plunges into the school's social strata like a fist through a honeycomb to find the "who" and "why," with the same single-minded devotion to his self-appointed task as the hard-boiled heroes of old.

Crank (2006)

Crank

  • 61%
  • R
  • 83 min
  • Action

Chev Chelios is about to begin his morning with an unexpected wake-up call. Groggy, practically unable to move and with a heart that's barely beating, he hears the voice of thug Ricky Verona, who reveals Chev has been poisoned in his sleep and only has an hour to live.

As it turns out, Chev is a hit man who freelances for a major West Coast syndicate. A run of the mill job the night before instead went awry: he let his target slip away in an effort to quit professional killing and start a new...

Snakes on a Plane (2006)

Snakes on a Plane

  • 68%
  • R
  • 101 min
  • Action

Samuel L. Jackson stars in the intense action feature Snakes On A Plane from director David Ellis (Final Destination 2, Cellular). Jackson plays an FBI agent who is escorting a witness on a flight from Hawaii to Los Angeles when an assassin releases hundreds of deadly snakes on a commercial airplane in order to eliminate the witness. The FBI agent, along with a rookie pilot, frightened crew and passengers must then band together in a desperate attempt to survive.

Little Man (2006)

Little Man

  • 12%
  • PG-13
  • 97 min
  • Comedy

Shawn Wayans will portray a man so anxious to become a father that he mistakes an extremely short-statured, baby-faced criminal on the run, played by Marlon Wayans, for his newly adopted son.

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

  • 32%
  • R
  • 122 min
  • Biography

Kidman stars as legendary photographer Diane Arbus. Set in New York in the late 1950s, the film explores an unlikely romance that leads Arbus into a strange new world, sparking her evolution into one of the most provocative and visionary photographers of all time.

Beerfest (2006)

Beerfest

  • 41%
  • R
  • 110 min
  • Comedy

"Beerfest" is the story of two brothers who go to Oktoberfest and stumble upon a super-secret centuries-old beer games competition.

World Trade Center (2006)

World Trade Center

  • 69%
  • PG-13
  • 128 min
  • Drama

Oliver Stone's drama about some of the heroes of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

Invincible (2006)

Invincible

  • 71%
  • PG
  • 108 min
  • Biography

"Invincible" focuses on Vince Papale (Wahlberg), who in 1976 was a 30-year-old bartender who answered the call when incoming Philadelphia Eagles coach Dick Vermeil decided to shake up his team by holding an open tryout. Papale was among a swarm of fans, but he was the only one left standing by the end of the tryout.

Half Nelson (2006)

Half Nelson

  • 90%
  • R
  • 107 min
  • Drama

An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals (2006)

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals

  • 22%
  • PG
  • 90 min
  • Animation

From Steve Oedekerk and Nickelodeon Movies, creators of "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius," and filmed entirely in CGI comes this hilarious look at what really happens in a barnyard when the farmer's back is turned. "The Barnyard" is a lighthearted tale centering around Otis (voiced by Kevin James), a carefree party cow, who enjoys singing, dancing and playing tricks on humans. Unlike his father Ben (voiced by Sam Elliott), the respected patriarch of the farm, and Miles, the wise old mule (voiced by...

Pulse (2006)

Pulse

  • 10%
  • PG-13
  • 87 min
  • Horror

Based on the Japanese horror movie "Kairo," "Pulse" centers on a group of college students who discover that a computer hacker friend of theirs unwittingly pirated a strange wireless signal that opened a doorway for a terrifying evil to cross over into the world. As it spreads, everyone in its path is consumed, and the students must race to find a way to stop it.

Zoom (2006)

Zoom

  • 3%
  • PG
  • 86 min
  • Action

In Revolution Studios' comedy "Zoom," Tim Allen plays Jack, formerly Captain Zoom, an out-of-shape former superhero who has lost his powers. Jack is reluctantly called back into action to turn a ragtag group of kids into a new generation of superheroes and save the world from certain destruction.

Hollywoodland (2006)

Hollywoodland

  • 69%
  • R
  • 126 min
  • Biography

A uniquely compelling exploration of fame and identity. The drama, inspired by one of Hollywood's most infamous real-life mysteries, follows a 1950s private detective (Academy Award winner Adrien Brody) who, investigating the mysterious death of "Superman" star George Reeves (Academy Award winner Ben Affleck), uncovers unexpected connections to his own life as the case turns ever more personal. The torrid affair Reeves had with the wife (Academy Award nominee Diane Lane) of a studio executive...

Taxidermia (2006)

Taxidermia

  • 81%
  • NONE
  • 91 min
  • Comedy

An extraordinarily uncommon tale that uses special effects to track three generations of men, including an obese award-winning speed eater, an embalmer of enormous cats and a man who shoots fire out of his penis.

48 Shades (2006)

48 Shades

    • Unrated
    • 96 min
    • Comedy

    Based on the award winning novel by Nick Earls, 48 Shades of Brown, this coming of age comedy is about a 16 year old, Dan, who must choose between going to Geneva with his parents for a year or move into a house with his young Aunt, Jacq, and her roommate, Naomi. He chooses the latter and now, in his final year of school has to come to terms with survival in an adult world and falling in love for the first time.

    - Written by

    steven