2008 Movies

The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight

  • 94%
  • PG-13
  • 152 min
  • Action

The follow-up to the action hit "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight" reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne. In the new film, Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of...

Iron Man (2008)

Iron Man

  • 93%
  • PG-13
  • 126 min
  • Action

Based on the long-running Marvel comic book series, "Iron Man" tells the story of Tony Stark, the enigmatic heir to the Stark Enterprises fortune. A driven inventor and executive who seems to have it all, Tony is haunted by his dark side. Though he commands his empire by day, by night he secretly becomes "Iron Man," the living embodiment of decades of defense spending and innovation. Strapping on billions of dollars worth of state-of-the-art armor and weaponry each night to fight crime,...

Bedtime Stories (2008)

Bedtime Stories

  • 25%
  • PG
  • 95 min
  • Comedy

An adventure comedy starring Adam Sandler as Skeeter Bronson, a hotel handyman whose life is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. He attempts to take advantage of the phenomenon, incorporating his own aspirations into one outlandish tale after another, but it's the kids' unexpected contributions that turn Skeeter's life upside down.

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

The Incredible Hulk

  • 67%
  • PG-13
  • 114 min
  • Action

"The Incredible Hulk," to be directed by Louis Leterrier, will return to the roots of the long-running comic series, combining a well-developed character storyline with incredible action and fun. Zak Penn, who previously collaborated with Marvel on X2 and this summer's smash hit X-Men: The Last Stand, is writing the script. The project is being produced by Avi Arad, Kevin Feige and Gale Ann Hurd and will be executive produced by Michael Helfant and Ari Arad.

The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

The Spiderwick Chronicles

  • 80%
  • PG
  • 97 min
  • Adventure

When the three Grace children -- troubled Jared; his bookish twin, Simon; and their sister, Mallory, a fencing jock -- move to the ancient Spiderwick mansion, they are at first none-too-enchanted by the rundown Victorian ... until they discover a Brownie, an enchanted creature, living in the walls. They soon find a book -- Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You -- that will open their eyes to the invisible, odd, and sometimes dangerous world of dragons and boggarts,...

Twilight (2008)

Twilight

  • 49%
  • PG-13
  • 120 min
  • Drama

"Twilight" is an action-packed, modern-day love story between a teenage girl and a vampire. Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) has always been a little bit different, never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother re-marries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesnt expect much of anything to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a boy...

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

  • 85%
  • R
  • 112 min
  • Comedy

From the comedic minds of the guys who brought you Knocked Up and The 40 Year-Old Virgin comes Universal Pictures' newest romantic disaster comedy - Forgetting Sarah Marshall starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader, Paul Rudd, Jack McBrayer and Jonah Hill. For anyone who has ever had their heart ripped out and cut into a billion pieces...here comes a hilarious, heartfelt look at relationships. Part romantic comedy, part disaster film, Forgetting Sarah Marshall...

Mamma Mia! (2008)

Mamma Mia!

  • 54%
  • PG-13
  • 108 min
  • Comedy

Meryl Streep will play the rebellious single mother of a bride-to-be who never met her father. The daughter invites three likely paternal candidates to her wedding, and the ensuing conflict triggers the performance of 22 Abba hits including "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All." Based on the crowd-pleasing musical that has played in 130 cities around the world and has grossed $1.6 billion since its 1999 opening.

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

The Other Boleyn Girl

  • 42%
  • PG-13
  • 115 min
  • Biography

Based on a novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" revolves around the ferociously ambitious Boleyn sisters, Mary (Johansson) and Anne (Portman), who are rivals for the bed and heart of 16th century English King Henry VIII (Eric Bana).

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history, "The Other Boleyn Girl" tells the story of two beautiful sisters, Anne (Natalie Portman) and Mary (Scarlett Johansson)...

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    • PG-13
    • 110 min
    • Action

    The sequel to the 2003 movie based on Mike Mignola's Dark Horse comic character.

    Ron Perlman returns to the title role as Hellboy, a humanoid creature born in the flames of Hell and brought to Earth as an infant. Raised in secret, the adolescent "HB" becomes an agent for the secret Bureau for Paranormal Research and Development (BPRD), a covert government agency which serves as the planet's line of defense against otherworldly evil. Selma Blair will also reprise the role of Liz Sherman, a...

    The Hurt Locker (2008)

    The Hurt Locker

    • 97%
    • R
    • 105 min
    • Drama

    "The Hurt Locker," winner of the 2008 Venice Film Festival SIGNIS Grand Prize, is a riveting, suspenseful portrait of the courage under fire of the military’s unrecognized heroes: the technicians of a bomb squad who volunteer to challenge the odds and save lives in one of the world’s most dangerous places. Three members of the Army’s elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad battle insurgents and each other as they search for and disarm a wave of roadside bombs on the streets of...

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

      • PG-13
      • 94 min
      • Drama

      Bruno's life is forever changed after he and his family move to a remote new home, and he strikes up a friendship with the only boy who appears to be around.

      The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

      The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

      • 72%
      • PG-13
      • 167 min
      • Drama

      "I was born under unusual circumstances." And so begins "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man’s life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with...

      Quantum of Solace (2008)

      Quantum of Solace

      • 65%
      • PG-13
      • 106 min
      • Action

      "Quantum of Solace" continues the high octane adventures of James Bond (Daniel Craig) in "Casino Royale."

      Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M (Judi Dench) interrogate Mr White (Jesper Christensen) who reveals the organisation which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.

      Forensic intelligence links an Mi6 traitor to a bank account in...

      Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)

      Sex and the City: The Movie

        • R
        • 145 min
        • Comedy

        The movie version of the long-running HBO series featuring the further exploits of Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes. The series was originally based on autobiographical columns written by Candace Bushnell.

        The House Bunny (2008)

        The House Bunny

        • 42%
        • PG-13
        • 98 min
        • Comedy

        "House Bunny" centers on a Playboy bunny (Faris) who gets kicked out of the Playboy Mansion and becomes the house mother to the lamest sorority on campus.

        McPhee plays a pregnant hippy, while Stone is president of the sorority. Willis plays an insecure young woman who wears a backbrace even though she could have had it removed years ago. Dennings portrays a pierced women's studies feminist, and Goodman plays the sister who keeps switching majors and should have graduated years ago. Wright is a...

        Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

        Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

        • 78%
        • PG-13
        • 123 min
        • Action

        In 1957, Indiana Jones is thrust back in action, venturing into the jungles of South America in a race against Soviet agents to find the mystical Crystal Skull.

        Taken (2008)

        Taken

        • 58%
        • PG-13
        • 91 min
        • Action

        “I don’t know you who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you’re looking for a ransom, I can tell you, I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills acquired over a very long career in the shadows, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that will be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you. And I will kill you.”

        With these...

        Tropic Thunder (2008)

        Tropic Thunder

        • 83%
        • R
        • 106 min
        • Action

        In the action-comedy "Tropic Thunder," Ben Stiller plays pampered action superstar Tugg Speedman, who is cast in the biggest, most expensive war movie ever produced. He sets out to Southeast Asia with a "Who's Who" of celebrity co-stars. They include Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), an intense, three-time Oscar-winning actor; Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black), star of the popular gross-out comedy franchise "The Fatties"; multi-platinum hiphop-star-turned-entrepreneur-turned-actor Alpa Chino (Brandon...

        Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

        Slumdog Millionaire

        • 94%
        • R
        • 120 min
        • Drama

        The film is the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”

        But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum...