2006 December Movies

Apocalypto (2006)

Apocalypto

  • 65%
  • R
  • 139 min
  • Action

From Academy Award® winning filmmaker Mel Gibson ("The Passion of The Christ," "Braveheart"), comes "Apocalypto": a heart stopping mythic action-adventure set against the turbulent end times of the once great Mayan civilization. When his idyllic existence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, a man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and...

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

The Pursuit of Happyness

  • 67%
  • PG-13
  • 117 min
  • Biography

In the moving drama The Pursuit of Happyness, Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a marginally employed salesman and a single father, struggling with the mother (Thandie Newton) of his five-year-old son (Jaden Smith). When they are evicted from their apartment, Gardner finds himself alone with his son in San Francisco and no place to go. Even when Gardner lands an intern position at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, it pays no money. Forced to live in shelters, enduring many hardships as he goes...

Blood Diamond (2006)

Blood Diamond

  • 62%
  • R
  • 143 min
  • Adventure

The African adventure is set in Sierra Leone circa 1999, a time when the nation was in the midst of a horrific civil war. DiCaprio plays the role of a smuggler who specializes in the sale of "blood diamonds," also known as "conflict diamonds" -- the precious stones used to finance rebellions, privateers and terrorists.

When the smuggler encounters an indigenous Mende farmer whose young son has disappeared into the RUF's army of child soldiers, the two men's fates become linked.

Rocky Balboa (2006)

Rocky Balboa

  • 76%
  • PG
  • 102 min
  • Drama

"Rocky Balboa" is the next story in the saga of Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa, one of Hollywood's most beloved characters. In the film, Rocky has long since retired but is drawn back to the boxing ring one last time. On the way he is challenged by a powerful new champion, by personal tragedy and ultimately by himself.

Black Snake Moan (2006)

Black Snake Moan

  • 66%
  • R
  • 116 min
  • Drama

Desire is a burning sickness for Rae (Ricci), a feverish need that eats at her soul, while making her the white-trash sexual target of every man and boy in her small Tennessee town. When her true love Ronnie (Timberlake) leaves for military service, Rae plunges into wild excess. Beaten, left for dead, she's taken in by Laz (Jackson) a reformed bluesman, a private self-contained black man who nurses deep anger of his own. Fiercely committed to his task of keeping her alive, Laz makes Rae his...

Eragon (2006)

Eragon

  • 16%
  • PG
  • 104 min
  • Action

Based on the Christopher Paolini-penned bestselling fantasy novel about a youth whose discovery of a dragon egg leads him to become a knight and battle an evil king. The medieval-set tale revolves around a farm boy who learns he is the last of a breed of benevolent Dragon Riders, whose magical powers derived from their bond with the beasts.

The Holiday (2006)

The Holiday

  • 47%
  • PG-13
  • 136 min
  • Comedy

"The Holiday" centers on an American woman (Diaz) with man troubles who crosses paths with a British villager (Winslet) with similar problems.

n writer/director Nancy Meyers' (Something's Gotta Give, What Women Want) The Holiday, two women on opposite sides of the globe, Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz) and Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet) find themselves in a similar predicament. Desperate for a change of scenery, the two women meet on the internet and swap houses for the Christmas holiday discovering...

The Good Shepherd (2006)

The Good Shepherd

  • 54%
  • R
  • 167 min
  • Drama

The tumultuous early history of one of the most covert and powerful government agencies in the world is viewed through the prism of one man's life in the espionage thriller "The Good Shepherd," starring Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie, directed by Robert De Niro.

Smokin' Aces (2006)

Smokin' Aces

  • 29%
  • R
  • 109 min
  • Action

An FBI agent (Reynolds) hunts for a Las Vegas stand up comedian (Piven) who has decided to squeal on the mob but, before he heads off for protective custody, decides to go to the casinos at Lake Tahoe for one last good time, drawing a crowd of assassins (including Affleck and Keys).

Charlotte's Web (2006)

Charlotte's Web

  • 78%
  • G
  • 97 min
  • Comedy

A live-action/photo real CG animated feature adaptation of E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web" starring Dakota Fanning as Fern. Julia Roberts will lend her vocals in the lead role of Charlotte A. Cavatica, a spider and heroine of the book who goes out of her way to save Wilbur the pig's life by weaving miraculous words into her webs.

Also providing voices are Oprah Winfrey as Gussy the barn's maternal yet irreverent goose; John Cleese as Samuel the sheep; Steve Buscemi as the barn's sardonic Rat...

Dreamgirls (2006)

Dreamgirls

  • 78%
  • PG-13
  • 134 min
  • Drama

Based on the award-winning hit Broadway musical about a female singing group called the Dreamettes.

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)

Letters From Iwo Jima

  • 91%
  • R
  • 141 min
  • Drama

"Letters From Iwo Jima" revolves around the real-life Japanese General Tadamichi Kuribayashi, played by Ken Watanabe, who battled American troops for 40 days on the small island of Iwo Jima. It is the companion piece to Eastwood's other Iwo Jima film, Flags of Our Fathers.

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Notes on a Scandal

  • 87%
  • R
  • 98 min
  • Drama

When Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett) joins St. George's as the new art teacher, Barbara Covett (Judi Dench) senses a kindred spirit. But Barbara is not the only one drawn to her. Sheba begins an illicit affair and Barbara becomes the keeper of her secret. "Notes on a Scandal" is a story of loneliness, loyalty, envy and love.

We Are Marshall (2006)

We Are Marshall

  • 49%
  • PG
  • 124 min
  • Drama

The movie is about events following the 1970 plane crash that killed members of the West Virginia-based Marshall football team, along with most of its coaching staff, sports commentators and many of its local boosters.

McConaughey plays a determined coach named Jack Lengyel, who tries to rebuild the team. Fox is playing coach Red Dawson, who works with Lengyel.

The Painted Veil (2006)

The Painted Veil

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

Based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham, "The Painted Veil" follows a doctor and his adulterous wife, Kitty, as they move to a remote Chinese village to fight a cholera outbreak in the 1920s. While there, Kitty has a spiritual awakening and falls back in love with her husband after seeing his dedication to his work.

Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)

Arthur and the Invisibles

    • PG
    • 94 min
    • Animation

    Deep underground, the Minimoys are waiting... for a champion. Arthur's grandfather disappeared four years ago. All he left behind are his notebooks full of stories about little -- known African tribes-including the Minimoys, a miniature people who are all less than one inch tall. But the Minimoys can't possibly be real... can they?

    Arthur is about to find out, as he uncovers a hidden message that catapults him on an adventure wilder than he had ever imagined. In just three days, he must find...

    Turistas (2006)

    Turistas

      • R
      • 89 min
      • Horror

      "Turistas" follows six college students who, while backpacking across Brazil, get stranded in the jungles and imprisoned by a military group with a bloody agenda.

      After a terrifying bus accident maroons a diverse group of young adventure travelers in a remote Brazilian beach town, they slowly discover that the white sand beaches and lush jungles are concealing a darker, unsettling secret.

      It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006)

      It's a Boy Girl Thing

      • 63%
      • NONE
      • 120 min
      • Comedy

      Sworn enemies find themselves in each other's bodies, and use this to ruin each other's lives.

      Black Christmas (2006)

      Black Christmas

      • 14%
      • R
      • 84 min
      • Horror

      The remake of the 1974 film is about a killer who terrorizes a sorority house with phone calls before he begins to murder various sorority sisters during the holiday break.

      Factory Girl (2006)

      Factory Girl

        • R
        • 90 min
        • Biography

        "Factory Girl" is set in 1965, the year Edie Sedgwick met Andy Warhol and became known as his muse and later died of a barbiturate overdose in 1971 at the age of 28.