2006 October Movies

The Departed

The Departed

  • 93%
  • R
  • 150 min
  • Crime

Based on the Chinese-linguage Hong Kong gangster film of the same name ("Wu jian dao"), "Infernal Affairs" will be reset in Boston amid Irish-American mobsters and the cops who are their nemeses. The film was written by William Monahan. Damon would play a gangster who has infiltrated the Boston police department as part of its cadet class and has been steadily rising through the ranks. DiCaprio will play a cop who's been deep undercover inside the mob and is starting to come unglued. Each side works feverishly to flush the mole out, with deadly consequences.

The Prestige

The Prestige

  • 76%
  • PG-13
  • 128 min
  • Drama

Bale and Jackman will play rival magicians in turn-of-the-century London who battle each other for trade secrets. The title refers to the residue left after a magician's successful trick.

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

  • 55%
  • PG-13
  • 123 min
  • Biography

Kirsten Dunst portrays the young Austrian princess, who, as a teenager, becomes Queen of France. Jason Schwartzman portrays her indifferent husband Louis XVI. Other members of the ensemble, portraying various members of the elitist court of Versailles include Rip Torn (in the role of King Louis XV), Judy Davis (as the Comtesse de Noailles), Steve Coogan (as Mercy), Asia Argento (playing the Comtesse du Barry), Marianne Faithful (Maria-Teresa), Aurore Clement (Duchesse de Chartres), Molly Shannon (Aunt Victoire) and Shirley Henderson (Aunt Sophie).

Little Children

Little Children

  • 80%
  • R
  • 130 min
  • Drama

Based on the book by Tom Perrotta, "Little Children" is about two recently married couples living in the same community, whose lives become interconnected in dangerous ways.

Babel

Babel

  • 69%
  • R
  • 143 min
  • Drama

Armed with a Winchester rifle, two Morrocan boys set out to look after their family's herd of goats. In the silent echoes of the desert, they decide to test the rifle... but the bullet goes farther than they thought it would.

Saw III

Saw III

  • 28%
  • R
  • 107 min
  • Crime

Jigsaw has disappeared.

With his new apprentice Amanda (Shawnee Smith), the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detectives scramble to locate him, Doctor Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) is unaware that she is about to become the latest pawn on his vicious chessboard.

One night, after finishing a shift at her hospital, Lynn is kidnapped and taken to an abandoned warehouse where she meets Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), bedridden and on the verge of death. She is told that she must keep the madman alive for as long as it takes Jeff (Angus Macfayden), another of his victims, to complete a game of his own. Racing against the ticking clock of Jigsaw's own heartbeat, Lynn and Jeff struggle to make it through each of their vicious tests, unaware that he has a much bigger plan for both of them...

Shortbus

Shortbus

  • 66%
  • NONE
  • 101 min
  • Comedy

"Shortbus" explores the lives of several characters living in present-day New York as they navigate the comic and tragic intersections between love and sex. Male and female, straight and gay, the characters find one and other -- and eventually find themselves -- when they all converge at a weekly underground salon called "Shortbus," a mad nexus of art, music, politics, and polysexual carnality.

The Marine

The Marine

  • 20%
  • PG-13
  • 91 min
  • Action

WWE wrestling champion John Cena makes his motion picture debut in this rugged action thriller. Cena is John Triton, a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged - against his will -- from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when his wife (Kelly Carlson) is kidnapped by a murderous gang led by the merciless Rome (Robert Patrick). With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission.

Flags of Our Fathers

Flags of Our Fathers

  • 73%
  • R
  • 132 min
  • Drama

The film is based on James Bradley's book "Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima".

The Battle of Iwo Jima, which took place in winter 1945, was a turning point in the Pacific theater. About 6,000 Americans died and 17,000 were wounded during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

The battle produced one of the most enduring images of WWII: a photograph of U.S. servicemen raising an U.S. flag on the flank of Mount Suribachi, the island's commanding high point.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

    • R
    • 91 min
    • Horror

    The origins of the legendary horror character Leatherface will finally be revealed in the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning". The film, which is set years before the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" movie, stars Jordana Brewster and is being directed by Jonathan Liebesman.