2008 August Movies

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...

Pineapple Express (2008)

Pineapple Express

  • 68%
  • R
  • 112 min
  • Action

Follows a pair of pot-smoking buddies who get mixed up with a drug gang.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

  • 82%
  • PG-13
  • 96 min
  • Drama

A painter enters a relationship with two American tourists. Conflict begins with the painter's jealous ex-girlfriend.

A film the director described only as a "love letter to Barcelona."

Disaster Movie (2008)

Disaster Movie

  • 2%
  • PG-13
  • 90 min
  • Comedy

In "Disaster Movie," the filmmaking team behind the hits "Scary Movie," "Date Movie," "Epic Movie" and "Meet the Spartans" this time puts its unique, inimitable stamp on one of the biggest and most bloated movie genres of all time - the disaster film.

"Disaster Movie" follows the comic misadventures of a group of ridiculously attractive twenty-somethings during one fateful night as they try to make their way to safety while every known natural disaster and catastrophic event - asteroids,...

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...

Death Race (2008)

Death Race

  • 43%
  • R
  • 89 min
  • Action

A penitentiary full of felons has inspired the jailers to create a grisly pastime ripe for lucrative kickbacks. Now, adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for televised violence and a spectacular arena come together to form the Death Race.

Three-time speedway champion Jensen Ames is an expert at survival in the harsh landscape that has become our country. Just as he thinks he has turned his life around, the ex-con is framed for a gruesome murder he didn't commit. Forced to don the...

Bottle Shock (2008)

Bottle Shock

  • 48%
  • PG-13
  • 110 min
  • Comedy

The story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as "Judgment of Paris".

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

  • 64%
  • PG-13
  • 117 min
  • Comedy

In "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2," based on Ann Brashares' best-selling series of novels, four young women continue the journey toward adulthood that began with "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Now three years later, these lifelong friends embark on separate paths for their first year of college and the summer beyond, but remain in touch by sharing their experiences with each other as they always have--with honesty and humor. Discovering their individual strengths, fears, talents...

Babylon A.D. (2008)

Babylon A.D.

  • 6%
  • PG-13
  • 90 min
  • Action

A veteran-turned-mercenary (Vin Diesel) agrees to escort a woman from Russia to Germany, not realizing that she's the host for an organism that a cult wants to harvest into a genetically-modified Messiah. Based on the novel by Maurice G. Dantec.

Midnight Meat Train (2008)

Midnight Meat Train

    • R
    • 100 min
    • Horror

    Based on Clive Barker's short story. Bradley Cooper stars as an inquisitive photographer who comes across Mahogany (Jones), a butcher who uses the subway system as his killing floor. But who is he killing for and where is he delivering the meat of his victims?

    Mirrors (2008)


    • 14%
    • R
    • 110 min
    • Horror

    An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.

    The Rocker (2008)

    The Rocker

    • 41%
    • PG-13
    • 102 min
    • Comedy

    "The Rocker" is Robert "Fish" Fishman, the drummer for an eighties hair band. He's living the rock n' roll dream... until he is kicked out of the group. Twenty years later, the desperate rocker joins his nephew's band, "A.D.D.," finally reclaiming the rock-god throne he's always thought he deserved -- while taking his much younger bandmates along for the ride of their lives.

    Swing Vote (2008)

    Swing Vote

    • 38%
    • PG-13
    • 120 min
    • Comedy

    SWING VOTE follows the story of Bud Johnson (KEVIN COSTNER), an apathetic, beer-slinging, lovable loser, who is coasting through a life that has passed him by. The one bright spot is his precocious, over-achieving twelve year-old daughter Molly. She takes care of both of them, until one mischievous moment on Election Day, when she accidentally sets off a chain of events which culminates in the election coming down to one vote... her dad's.

    SWING VOTE is a comical look at the journey of one...

    Traitor (2008)


    • 63%
    • PG-13
    • 110 min
    • Action

    The story centers on a CIA operative working undercover with a terrorist group who becomes a terrorist suspect. Cheadle is the undercover agent, while Pearce is an FBI agent investigating terrorist activities.

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    • 18%
    • PG
    • 98 min
    • Animation

    On the front lines of an intergalactic struggle between good and evil, fans young and old will join such favorite characters as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padmé Amidala, along with brand-new heroes like Anakin's padawan learner, Ahsoka. Sinister villains - led by Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous - are poised to rule the galaxy. Stakes are high, and the fate of the "Star Wars" universe rests in the hands of the daring Jedi Knights. Their exploits lead to the action-packed...

    À l'aventure (2008)

    À l'aventure

      • 104 min
      • Drama

      Fed up with her present lifestyle, and more particularly sexually unsatisfied by her boyfriend Fred, Sandrine decides to find a new way in life. Intrigued by her friend Sophie, who tells her about her sexual experimentations, she will find, through various encounters, new pleasures and new experiences, whether physical or spiritual.

      2007 Academy Award Nominated Short Films: Live Action

        • 227 min
        • Short

        A collection of the 2007 Academy Award nominated live action and animated short films. The live action shorts include "At Night," "Il Supplente" ("The Substitute"), "Le Mozart Des Pickpockets" ("The Mozart of Pickpockets"), "Tanghi Argentini," "The Tonto Woman." The animated shorts include "I Met the Walrus," "Madame Tutli-Putli," "Meme Les Pigeons Vont Au Paradis" ("Even Pigeons Go to Heaven"), "My Love" ("Moya Lyubov"), "Peter & The Wolf."

        20th Century Boys - Chapter 1: Beginning of the End (2008)

        20th Century Boys - Chapter 1: Beginning of the End

        • 33%
        • Unrated
        • 142 min
        • Adventure

        In 1969, Kenji, an elementary school kid and his friends built a secret base during their summer holidays. They fantasized that they had to fight villains who were out to conquer the world and wrote them in the Book of Prophecies. Years later in 1997, Kenji becomes a convenience store manager and leads a regular life after giving up his dreams to become a rock star. His boring life is suddenly turned upside down when his old classmate dies mysteriously and an entire family in the neighbourhood...

        24 Cuadros de Terror (2008)

        24 Cuadros de Terror

          • R
          • 90 min
          • Horror
          9to5: Days in Porn (2008)

          9to5: Days in Porn

            • Unrated
            • 113 min
            • Documentary

            9to5 - Days in Porn focuses on the people behind a controversial and multi-billion dollar industry "The Adult Entertainment industry". It depicts their stories, each one different, unadorned and authentic, without glorification or prejudice. It delivers deep insight into their personal lives - from glamorous to grotesque - strange, fascinating, offensive, absurd and sometimes funny moments all at once. Written by Jens Hoffmann