2008 Movies (By Date)

Senseless (2008)

Senseless

    • R
    • 87 min
    • Crime

    Elliott Gast (Jason Behr) is quickly climbing the corporate ladder of international commerce, negotiating deals to generate large fortunes for giant corporations. His success makes him the target for political extremists who kidnap him and broadcast his imprisonment and mutilation over the internet as macabre reality show and fundraiser.

    Reformat the Planet (2008)

    Reformat the Planet

      • Documentary

      'Blip Festival: Reformat the Planet' is a feature length documentary which delves into the movement known as ChipTunes, a vibrant underground scene based around creating new, original music using old video game hardware. Familiar devices such as the Nintendo Game Boy and Nintendo Entertainment System are pushed in new directions with startling results. Using New York as a microcosm for a larger global movement, 'Reformat the Planet' maps out the genesis of the first annual Blip Festival, a four...

      Spy School (2008)

      Spy School

        • PG
        • 86 min
        • Adventure

        Spy School is the story of a twelve year old boy known for telling tall tales who overhears a plot to kidnap the President's daughter. When he goes public with his story, no one believes him, and he is forced to save her on his own.

        Hair India (2008)

        Hair India

          • Unrated
          • 75 min
          • Documentary

          The journey of a young Indian woman's hair, donated to the Temple to be then converted into exquisite hair extensions in Italy. This same hair will then return to India to satisfy the whim of a successful career woman in Bombay. A story of the cult of beauty in the era of globalization. An original view of today's India with its contradictions. A kaleidoscope of modernity, economic expansion and ancient traditions. Written by Raffaele Brunetti

          The Meerkats (2008)

          The Meerkats

          • 73%
          • G
          • 83 min
          • Documentary

          Kolo is a young meerkat with a big sense of adventure. Deep in the hostile desert of the Kalahari, he and his family have created a home, but growing up is his greatest challenge of all. With danger lurking in every corner – including ravenous lions, limited food, and poisonous snakes – he’ll find out how to adapt to his wild environment and thrive. Narrated by Paul Newman, The Meerkats is a beautifully filmed and inspiring look at how in a land of giants, these little creatures stand...

          War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave (2008)

          War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave

            • R
            • 90 min
            • Action

            Two years after the Martian invasion, George Herbert's worst fears are realized: The Aliens have returned. As a second wave of Martian walkers lay waste to what's left of Earth, an alliance of military forces prepares a daring attack on the Red Planet itself. Once again, the future of mankind hangs in the balance. Written by Eric Forsberg

            The Judge and the General (2008)

            The Judge and the General

              • Unrated
              • 84 min

              When in 1998 Chilean judge Juan Guzmán was assigned the first criminal cases against the country's ex-dictator, General Augusto Pinochet, no one expected much. Guzmán had supported Pinochet's 1973 coup against the democratically elected president, Salvador Allende, and had worked as a judge during Pinochet's dictatorship. The filmmakers trace Guzmán descent into what he calls "the abyss," where he uncovers the past - including his own role in the tragedy.

              ...

              The Forgotten Woman (2008)

              The Forgotten Woman

                • Unrated
                • 88 min
                • Documentary

                Inspired by the 2006 Academy Award® nominee for Best Foreign Language film, "Water," this documentary tells the story of some of the 20 million Indian widows who are abandoned by their families and literally turned out into the streets when their husbands died. "Water" was a fictional recounting of this terrible tradition, set in 1938. "The Forgotten Woman" is true, and happening today. Written by Anonymous

                Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008)

                Patti Smith: Dream of Life

                • 65%
                • NONE
                • 109 min
                • Documentary

                When people ask her "how does it feel to be a rock icon?" Patti Smith says she "always thinks of Mount Rushmore." Twelve years in the making, artist/photographer Steven Sebring's directorial debut takes a lyrical, stream-of-consciousness approach that is exactly right in his affecting portrait of the "rock 'n' roll Joan of Arc" (Stephen Holden, The NY Times) who can bring a crowd of devotees to their feet chanting "Glor-i-a!" as effectively as she can share her pain over the early death of her...

                Live Fast, Die Young

                  • Drama

                  After an A-list star accidentally dies at a Christmas party, a group of ten Hollywood insiders seek redemption.

                  The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008)

                  The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond

                  • 26%
                  • PG-13
                  • 102 min
                  • Drama

                  After returning from studies overseas, Fisher falls in love with Jimmy (Evans), the down-and-out son of an alcoholic father (Strathairn) and an insane mother who works at a store on her family's plantation. She tries to pass him off as an upper-class suitor to appease the spinster aunt (Ann-Margret) who controls her family's fortune, but when she loses a diamond, it places their tenuous relationship in further jeopardy. Burstyn is attached to play Fisher's mother.

                  The Sea Wall (2008)

                  The Sea Wall

                    • G
                    • 115 min
                    • Drama

                    The film centers around a young French widow and her two adolescent children attempt to carve out a meager life for themselves by farming rice fields alongside the ocean in French Indo-China in the 1930's. Their efforts are hampered each year by the presence of the sea, which invariably floods the fields with saltwater and wipes out the crops. In desperation, the mother realizes that their only hope lies in the construction of a sea wall to prevent continued flooding, but the mother must cut a...

                    Antarctica (2008)

                    Antarctica

                    • 50%
                    • R
                    • 110 min
                    • Drama

                    "Antarctica" is a unique romantic comedy set in Tel Aviv that ignores politics - and reality - to focus on its characters' domestic and romantic problems, including a "Jewish mother from hell," who is marvelously played by a man, in homage to 70's cult film star, Divine. The main character is about to hit his thirtieth birthday and feels he's lost his spark, when he meets a handsome journalist, who brings warmth and humor to a life that is heading towards a big chill.

                    We Are From The Future (2008)

                    We Are From The Future

                      • Unrated
                      • 116 min
                      • War

                      My iz budushchego, or We Are from the Future, is a movie about time travel. Four 21st century treasure seekers are transported back into the middle of a WWII battle in Russia. The movie's genres are action, drama, fantasy, and romance. The movie will leave you captivated.

                      - Written by

                      Naomi

                      Lezione ventuno (2008)

                      Lezione ventuno

                        • G
                        • 92 min
                        • Drama

                        A student takes a bizarre trip through the Italian Alps after being inspired by a professor's lecture on Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" from his Ninth Symphony.

                        Genova (2008)

                        Genova

                          • NONE
                          • 94 min
                          • Drama

                          The coming-of-age story concerns a British man who moves with his two American daughters to Italy as he tries to recover from his wife's death.

                          AC/DC: No Bull (2008)

                          AC/DC: No Bull

                            • Unrated
                            • 120 min

                            Filmed Live at the Plaza de Toros, Madrid 1996, this editors cut includes Back in black/ shot down in flames/ thunderstruck/ girls got thythm/ hard as a rock/ shoot to thrill/ boogie man/ hail caesar/ hells bells/ dog eat dog/ the jack/ ballbreaker/ rock and roll ain't noise pollution/ dirty deeds done dirt cheap/ you shook me all night long/ whole lotta roise/ tnt/ let there be rock/ highway to hell/ for those about to rock (we salute you)

                            Tactical Unit: Human Nature (2008)

                            Tactical Unit: Human Nature

                              • Unrated
                              • 88 min
                              • Action

                              A gambling police officer himself confronting a group of Mainland Chinese robbers.

                              - Written by

                              FrankRizzo

                              Happy Holidays (2008)

                              Happy Holidays

                                • 103 min
                                • Comedy

                                "Happy Holidays" is a film that takes a comedic look at what happens when three childhood friends unexpectedly reunite in their Connecticut hometown right before Christmas. It's a story about growing up, growing apart, and eventually finding common ground. It's also about perception vs. reality, and how more often than not we make things much more difficult for ourselves than they need to be. In the film, the lead characters have conflicting perspectives on life: Alden is a recent convert to...

                                Hemingway's Garden of Eden (2008)

                                Hemingway's Garden of Eden

                                • 4%
                                • R
                                • 111 min
                                • Drama

                                An adaptation of Nobel laureate Ernest Hemingway’s novel, The Garden of Eden, which was published posthumously in 1986 to great success. The novel remains one of the author’s most debated novels and is considered a departure from Hemingway’s usual work as it is widely accepted the novel is far more reflective of his personal life, perhaps even semi-autobiographical. The fact the book was not published until after Hemingway’s suicide has sparked debate as to whether the erotic nature of...