2007 January Movies

 (2007)

Stan Lee Presents: Mosaic

    • PG
    • 72 min
    • Action

    Maggie Nelson (voiced by Academy-Award®-winner Anna Paquin of THE PIANO, X-MEN) is a student at the High School Of Dramatic Arts and a rising star of the New York stage. But when she is caught between a freak electrical storm and a mysterious rune stone, Maggie discovers that she has the uncanny ability to shape-shift like a chameleon. Now Maggie must stop the plot of an alchemic madman from an ancient race that walk hidden among us. Why has her Interpol agent father been abducted? What can a sexy teenage actress dare to do with the powers of DNA replication? And will the world's most unlikely new superhero save the day without flunking her midterms?

     (2007)

    Starting Out in the Evening

    • 86%
    • NONE
    • 111 min
    • Drama

    Langella plays Leonard Schiller, a once-famous New York writer who is both shaken and emboldened when a beautiful graduate student(Lauren Ambrose) invades his solitude to mine his life for her thesis about his novels.

    The screenplay was adapted by Wagner and Fred Parness from the PenFaulkner Award-nominated novel by Brian Morton.

     (2007)

    Steal A Pencil for Me

    • 95%
    • NONE
    • 94 min
    • Documentary

    A unique and incredible love story, "Steal A Pencil for Me" is a compelling documentary about the power of love and the ability of human kind to rise above unimaginable suffering. 1943: Holland is under total Nazi occupation. In Amsterdam, Jack Polak, an unassuming accountant, first meets Ina Soep at a birthday party - a 20-year-old beauty from a wealthy diamond manufacturing family who instantly steals his heart. But Jack's pursuit of love will be complicated; he is poor and married to Manja, a flirtatious and mercurial spouse. When the Jews are being deported, the husband, the wife and the lover find themselves at the same concentration camp, actually living in the same barracks. When Jack's wife objects to the "lover" in spite of their unhappy marriage, Jack and Ina resort to writing secret love letters, which sustain them throughout the horrible circumstances of the war. Jack: "I'm a very special Holocaust survivor. I was in the camps with my wife and my girlfriend; and believe me, it wasn't easy."

     (2007)

    Steel Trap

      • R
      • 93 min
      • Horror

      Five people are invited to a VIP party in a skyscraper and quickly learn they've fallen into the trap of a vengeful maniac.

       (2007)

      Still Small Voices

        • PG-13
        • 90 min
        • Drama

        After suffering the stillbirth of her child, MICHAEL SUMMER returns to her job as a 911 operator and tries to lose herself in work. She starts to unravel when she receives an emergency call from a terrified child she believes is the dead girl from her reoccurring nightmare. The girl's cryptic words haunt her until she becomes obsessed with finding out who the girl was and how she died. When a menacing stranger starts stalking her, Michael realizes the little girl wasn't the only one that slipped through the mysterious door that's opened up to her. As she follows the clues to the girl's home town, she discovers no one, not even the girl's parents, knows the truth about her death. Now Michael believes the menacing stranger stalking her is the girl's murderer and will stop at nothing to prevent her from finding out the truth. When Michael finally places the last piece of the puzzle into place, the picture she sees is too horrific for her to comprehend. Written by Anonymous

         (2007)

        Strange Culture

        • 91%
        • NONE
        • 75 min
        • Documentary

        The surreal legal nightmare of internationally acclaimed artist and professor Steve Kurtz began when his wife, Hope, died in her sleep of heart failure. Medics arrived, became suspicious of Kurtz's art, and called the FBI. Within hours the artist was detained as a suspected bioterrorist, as dozens of agents in Hazmat suits sifted through his work and impounded his computers, manuscripts, books, cat, and even his wife's body.

        Today Kurtz and his long-time collaborator Dr. Robert Ferrell, former Chair of the Genetics Department at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, await a trial date.

         (2007)

        Super Sweet 16: The Movie

          • Unrated
          • 86 min
          • Comedy

          Jacquie and Sara were best friends forever. They shared everything, including the same birthday, which they always celebrated together. This year, however, after a huge falling out the two teens wind up competing against each other to see who can have the better and more extravagant sweet 16 birthday party. Written by wikipedia

           (2007)

          Superheroes

            • Unrated
            • 87 min
            • Drama

            Set in New York in the Summer of 2005, this film is about the relationship between two Americans: a wounded Iraqi War veteran who struggles to live with his psychological and physical scars, and a young filmmaker who accompanies him to a cabin in the Catskills to document his story. Written by Alan Brown

             (2007)

            Surfwise

            • 98%
            • R
            • 93 min
            • Documentary

            "Surfwise" is a lively documentary that delves into the life of legendary Malibu surfer Dorian 'Doc' Paskowitz. A successful doctor, Paskowitz 'dropped out' of normal society in the 1960s and traveled to Israel , where he is credited as having introduced the sport of surfing. He went on to raise nine children (eight of them boys) in a cramped motor home, home schooling all of them in the ways of health and fitness, sexuality, and above all surfing. This is their family's story-one that needs to be seen to be believed.

             (2007)

            Take the city. Control it all

              • Unrated
              • 107 min
              • Crime

              A Parisian criminal gang fall apart after challenges to the gang's leader lessen his influence.