2006 October Movies

The Departed (2006)

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...

The Prestige (2006)

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.

Employee of the Month (2006)

Employee of the Month

  • 20%
  • PG-13
  • 103 min
  • Comedy

For customers of Super Club, the largest high-volume, bulk-discount retailer in the country, membership has its privileges. For workers at the cavernous store, the most coveted honor is the "Employee of the Month" award, and having one's photo immortalized on the wall of fame in the staff lounge.

Night at the Museum (2006)

Night at the Museum

  • 44%
  • PG
  • 108 min
  • Action

A bumbling security guard at the Museum of Natural History accidentally lets loose an ancient curse that causes the animals and insects on display to come to life and wreak havoc.

Little Children (2006)

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.

Flushed Away (2006)

Flushed Away

  • 72%
  • PG
  • 86 min
  • Animation

From the creators of "Chicken Run" and "The Wallace and Gromit Movie" comes this claymation feature which tells the story of an uptown rat who is flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment into the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new way of life. McKellen voices the story's antagonist, a villainous frog, while Serkis plays his hench-rat, Spike. Jackman will play Roddy, the pampered rat.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

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.

    Paprika (2006)

    Paprika

    • 83%
    • R
    • 90 min
    • Animation

    Satoshi Kon's new animé plays like a head-on collision between Hello Kitty and Philip K. Dick. The plot starts with a machine that lets therapists enter patients' dreams: When it's stolen, all hell breaks loose, and only a woman therapist (nicknamed "Paprika") seems able to stop it. Kon is a brilliant director by any standard and as the characters shuttle from dream to dream, nightmare to nightmare, Paprika becomes a thrilling tour-de-force of visual invention-every frame is packed with...

    Saw III (2006)

    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...

    Catch and Release (2006)

    Catch and Release

    • 21%
    • PG-13
    • 111 min
    • Comedy

    After the sudden death of her fiancé, Gray Wheeler (Garner) finds comfort in the company of his friends: lighthearted and comic Sam (Kevin Smith), hyper-responsible Dennis (Sam Jaeger), and, oddly enough, his old childhood buddy Fritz (Timothy Olyphant), an irresponsible playboy whom she'd previously pegged as one of the least reliable people in the world. As secrets about her supposedly perfect fiancé emerge, Gray comes to see new sides of the man she thought she knew, and at the same...

    Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

    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 Ultimate Gift (2006)

    The Ultimate Gift

    • 32%
    • PG
    • 114 min
    • Drama

    Jason thought his inheritance was the gift of money and lots of it... but Jason thought wrong. Based on the best-selling book "The Ultimate Gift" by Jim Stovall, the story sends trust fund baby Jason Stevens on an improbable journey of discovery, having to answer the ultimate question: "What is the relationship between wealth and happiness?"

    Jason had a very simple relationship with his impossibly wealthy Grandfather, Howard "Red" Stevens. He hated him. No heart-to-heart talks, no warm...

    The Marine (2006)

    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.

    The Grudge 2 (2006)

    The Grudge 2

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

    The sequel to the blockbuster horror remake of 2004.

    "The Grudge 2" delves into the secrets behind the grudge's wrath and introduces a seemingly unrelated host of new characters who find themselves connected by the same terrifying supernatural curse.

    Amber Tamblyn will play the younger sister of Sarah Michelle Gellar, who returns long enough to pass on the movie's supernatural curse. The sequel delves into the secrets behind the grudge's wrath and introduces a seemingly unrelated host of new...

    The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)

    The Butterfly Effect 2

      • NONE
      • 92 min
      • Drama

      After his girlfriend, Julie (Erica Durance), and two best friends are killed in a tragic auto accident, Nick (Eric Lively) struggles to cope with his loss and grief. Suffering from migraine-like seizures, Nick soon discovers that he has the power to change the past via his memories. However, his time-traveling attempts to alter the past and save his one true love have unexpected and dire consequen

      The History Boys (2006)

      The History Boys

      • 65%
      • R
      • 104 min
      • Comedy

      "The History Boys" tells the story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge.

      The Unknown Woman (2006)

      The Unknown Woman

        • R
        • 118 min
        • Drama

        In director Giuseppe Tornatore's (CINEMA PARADISO) haunting story of mystery and love, a Russian woman named Irena (Xenia Rappoport) calculatedly insinuates herself into the lives of a young, affluent Italian family. Stopping at nothing to become the couple's trusted maid and the beloved nanny to their fragile young daughter (Clara Dossena), Irena risks everything in her quest to uncover the truth about the family. Like an intricately constructed jigsaw puzzle, THE UNKNOWN WOMAN reveals piece...

        Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

        Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

        • 74%
        • NONE
        • 92 min
        • Comedy

        The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them.

        One Night With the King (2006)

        One Night With the King

        • 19%
        • PG
        • 123 min
        • Drama

        An epic motion picture set in an imaginative world of adventure, intrigue and romance, "One Night With the King" follows a young girl who rises from peasant to princess by going against the culture and seeking the King's heart rather than the riches of the kingdom.

        Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006)

        Trailer Park Boys: The Movie

        • 57%
        • R
        • 95 min
        • Comedy

        Set in a separate storyline not related to the "Trailer Park Boys" Television show, but with the same lovable characters. The boys get arrested for robbing an ATM machine and spend 18 months in jail. When the get out, they decide to pull off "The Big Dirty" which is to steal a large amount of coins because they are untraceable and quit their life of crime forever.