2007 November Movies

 (2007)

Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story

  • 100%
  • Unrated
  • 82 min
  • Documentary

Documentary on famed Hollywood director and producer - and supreme showman - William Castle. Castle made his mark in the decade from the mid-1950s to the mid 1960s with a series of low-budget but highly popular and profitable horror films. The list includes Macabre (1958), House on Haunted Hill (1959), Homicidal (1961) and many others. Castle always had to have a gimmick to go with his movies. These included having nurses on duty in the lobby should anyone need medical assistance or giving everyone a $1000 insurance policy should anyone die of fright. Castle's greatest success came as he producer of Rosemary's Baby (1968). All in all he is fondly remembered by those who knew and worked with him. Written by garykmcd

 (2007)

Stages

  • 44%
  • Unrated
  • 80 min
  • Documentary

STAGES is a film about Roos and Martin, who are divorced but haven't become detached yet. When their 17-year old son Isaac withdraws ever deeper into silent isolation, they try to find a solution. Their attempts to find a solution for Isaac fail due to their frustrations from the past and their inability to listen to one another.

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 (2007)

Steam

    • NR
    • 120 min
    • Drama

    Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.

     (2007)

    Stranded: I Have Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains

    • 91%
    • NONE
    • 126 min
    • Documentary

    For the first time ever, survivors of the famous 1972 Andes plane crash tell in their own words their harrowing story of survival.

    The actual survivors of the 1972 Andes plane crash have finally spoken, and you will be captivated by their words. Gonzalo Arijon, a neighbor and friend of many of the survivors, has put together a documentary called "Stranded: I Have Come from a Plane that Crashed on the Mountains" that retells the story and illuminates it with commentary from all the survivors. The result is the closest one could possibly get to empathizing with that situation and gaining any sort of understanding of how life changes when you are stranded in the mountains for over 70 days.

    The film tells it from right as they are getting on the plane until their eventual rescue, leaving very little out. It runs a bit too long, but it's worth it for the emotional impact. You need to have some familiarity with the monotony of the survivors' lives for those two months to truly appreciate their rescue.

     (2007)

    Strength and Honour

      • NONE
      • 104 min
      • Action

      Michael Madsen (Olivier Assayas' upcoming BOARDING GATE, KILL BILL, RESERVOIR DOGS) stars as Sean Kelleher, an Irish-American boxer who accidentally kills his friend in the ring and promises his wife that he will never box again. However, years later, when he discovers that his only son is dying of the same hereditary heart disorder which has taken his wife, he is forced to break his promise in order to raise the substantial funds need for the surgery that could save his son's life. The grieving boxer must battle his arch rival Smasher O'Driscoll (Vinnie Jones, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, SNATCH), with the help of his boxing coach (Richard Chamberlain, I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY, "The Thorn Birds"). STRENGTH AND HONOR is a human drama of love and friendship, sacrifice and devotion, set against the violent underground world of bare-knuckle boxing.

       (2007)

      Suck My Geek!

        • Unrated
        • 52 min
        • Documentary

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         (2007)

        Sugar Creek

          • R
          • 95 min
          • Western

          It is 1889. Adam Stanton is in a dark box, alone. He is being dragged across earth and stone, the sound is maddening; on and on. He has no idea of how long he's been here. But suddenly, the dragging stops. He hears the approaching footsteps, the chimes of spurs against dirt. Then an axe is dragged across the lid, heavy metal against wood. With a loud crash, and the first light his blinded eyes have seen, Adam hears words that will haunt him for the next three days, "Come and see." With a hard push, Adam lifts the lid, breaking it free of the nails. He rises, squinting, a sore back. There is no one there. But then he sees them; five other boxes, coffins, surrounding his. Confusion and fear set in, and why are his feet bare? What Adam doesn't know; there is a legend, a dark horseman, who brings in men who have lived past their time. He pulls his victims into the valley in coffins and hunts them for three days. The locals fear him as a henchman for ol' sleuth foot, and the legend says, if you help the one he's hunting; the shoeless man, he will kill you as well. Adam meets a strange cast of characters on his journey. One by one, they all fall before the Horseman. As Adam slowly discovers his connection to this dark rider, he is found by a lost missionary, Christine. Through her help and the Horseman's wrath, Adam will learn that you can't escape the past. Some terrible things are never forgotten and need to be redeemed; and the worst possible sin is to do nothing at all. Written by Anonymous

           (2007)

          Surviving with Wolves

            • Unrated
            • 118 min
            • Drama

            In 1942, the young Jewish girl Misha, her Russian mother Gerusha and her German father Reuven hide from the Germans in a small house in Ardennes, Belgium. Misha is very connected to her mother that advises her that if one day a person comes to her saying "love of my life", she would follow him or her without any question. When her parents are captured by the Nazis, Misha is delivered to a German family and the abusive matriarch gives a bad treatment to the girl. However, she finds support in the family of Ernest and his deranged wife Marthe that supplies groceries to foster family. Misha loves Ernest's dogs and the old man gives a compass to her and tells that her parents have been sent to East to forced labor. When the old couple is denounced for sheltering the girl and arrested by the Germans, Misha flees through the woods heading east. Along her journey seeking out her parents, she lives and survives with pack of wolves and crosses Germany, Poland reaching Ukraine. When she sees that Brussels have been released by the allied force, she returns to her hometown and reaches it in March 1945 almost dead, sick and with lice and malnourished. However, Ernest identifies the girl that does not accept that her parents had died in the concentration camp of Sonnenburg. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

             (2007)

            The Border

              • Unrated
              • 114 min
              • Drama

              The young man must set up a clear border between Finland and Russia, white and red, enemy and friend, us and them. While the task seems clear he finds out the execution of his command in concrete situations is very difficult. Right choices turn out to be wrong ones and correcting them make things worse.

               (2007)

              The Evil Woods

                • 83 min
                • Horror

                A group of teenagers take a weekend camping trip to party, have fun and relax. After pitching tent in a desolate area, they become panicked when a stranger startles them and warns of the killer ghost in the woods.