2008 Movies (By Date)

 (2008)

The Disappeared

  • 64%
  • 92 min
  • Horror

Matthew blames himself for the mysterious disappearance of his younger brother Tom. He was partying at his London council flat when Tom went missing. With police at a dead end, Matthew starts hearing chilling voices on the recording of a news conference and begins questioning his sanity. Blamed and ignored by his troubled father, he visits a clairvoyant who reveals a history of missing children in the area. When his best friend Simon's sister is also abducted, the ghostly voices guide him to the shocking truth. For in an underground labyrinth he is confronted by a satanic killer and terrifying knowledge that dark forces are manipulating destiny. In the tradition of The Omen and The 6th Sense comes a superbly acted and thrilling British supernatural shocker. Bound to attract critical attention and key awards, The Disappeared will put debut director Johnny Kevorkian on the genre map as a major discovery.

 (2008)

Killer Movie

    • R
    • 91 min
    • Comedy

    A reality TV director copes with a spoiled celebutante and a show gone haywire when a masked killer starts bumping off the crew in this slasher-movie satire from a director who did time working on "The Simple Life.

     (2008)

    Teenage Angst

      • Unrated
      • 63 min
      • Documentary

      At an elite private boarding school, four students form a clique to sneak out of school after hours, to meet, drink and play. Trying to escape the golden cage, which their wealthy parents have stuck them in, they search for the extreme. Over time, their excessive games grow more and more violent, eventually turning against the weakest of their group: Leibnitz. As Dyrbusch (leader of the pack) and Bogatsch (the executive power) continue torturing Leibnitz, he voluntarily endures because he's unable to dispose of his tormentors, on one hand being afraid to lose their "friendship," and on the other hand, due to potential consequences which may arise from his parents. Konstantin, the opportunist, is the only one who sees through the immorality of their games, but he hesitates too long, not wishing to endanger the alleged common destiny that the boys in this school appear to have: their clique. They are swept deeper and deeper into the downward spiral of their own violence and peer pressure, until the unavoidable happens...

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       (2008)

      As God Commands

        • 103 min
        • Drama

        The film is the story of the relationship between a neo-Nazi and alcoholic man, Rino Zena and his 11-year-old son Cristiano. They live on the margins of the society in a town in North Italy. Their only friend is Quattro Formaggi, a mentally ill man with whom they kinda form a surrogate family. A dark, long night of rain, lighting and desperation will change their lives forever.

         (2008)

        The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality & Relationships

          • NONE
          • 55 min
          • Documentary

          Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has emerged as one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries, assuming an unprecedented role in the mainstream of our popular culture at the same time that its content has become more extreme and harsh, more overtly sexist and racist. This eye-opening and disturbing film tackles the complexity behind this seeming paradox, placing the voices of critics, producers, and performers alongside the observations of men and women as they candidly discuss the role pornography has played in shaping their sexual imaginations and relationships. Honest and non-judgmental, The Price of Pleasure moves beyond the liberal versus conservative debates so common in the culture to paint a myth-busting and nuanced portrait of how pleasure and pain, commerce and power, liberty and responsibility have become intertwined in the most intimate area of our lives. An ideal tool for initiating classroom discussion about this notoriously difficult subject. DVD contains two version: an unexpurgated version (including explicit "hardcore" pornographic images) and a special "blurred" version edited for the classroom. DVD extras include an interview with Noam Chomsky about how and why he accepted an interview with Hustler magazine in 2004, and his candid view on pornography.

           (2008)

          Plaguers

            • R
            • 86 min
            • Horror

            When a band of sexy space pirates hijack a fuel-transport vessel bound for Earth, an alien virus known only as "Thanatos" is accidentally released. The contagion mutates its victims, transforming them one after another into ravenous, demonic creatures. Pirates and crew must join together to destroy the undead PLAGUERS as the ship nears Earth, threatening to infect the entire planet. Written by Brad Sykes

             (2008)

            American Violet

            • 74%
            • PG-13
            • 120 min
            • Drama

            Based on real events and set in a small Texas town in the midst of the 2000 Bush/Gore Presidential election, "American Violet" tells the astonishing story of Dee Roberts (critically hailed newcomer Nicole Beharie), a 24 year old African-American single mother of four who is wrongfully swept up in a drug raid.

            Damage Done

              • Drama

              Damage Done is the story of a man whose inability to deal with the losses of his past leads him into a desperate attempt to save a woman whose life is out of control.

               (2008)

              The Eleventh Hour

                • 93 min
                • Action

                An ex-Navy SEAL, Michael Adams, (Matthew Reese) was captured during a raid to free Japanese prisoners from a North Korean prison camp. He endures the North Koreans torture for three years -- seen only as flashbacks -- then released back into civilian life. A renegade North Korean General wants revenge for the raid on his camp, he follows Adams back to the United States with a plot to manipulate the former soldier into assassinating the leader of the raid, now a United States senator, Mason Chambers (K. Danor Gerald). The General targets Adams' estranged wife, Rachel (Jennifer Klekas) has her attacked so a doctor on the North Koreans payroll can insert a bomb into her head. Then Adam is captured, given the assignment and warned he must assassinate the senator within 12 hours or the bomb will detonate.

                 (2008)

                Freezer Burn: The Invasion of Laxdale

                  • R
                  • 90 min
                  • Action

                  FREEZER BURN is an action comedy - aimed at a young male audience. Disguised as executives from a Dutch Oil Company, Aliens from outer space buy a local farming company and promise to create jobs for the failing farming town. Their goal is to use crop circles to heat up the temperature of the earth and eventually turn the entire planet into a Club-Med for extra-terrestrials. Green plays the reluctant town hero and Glover will play the villain and leader of the Aliens. Written by Anonymous