2008 December Movies

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...

Gran Torino (2008)

Gran Torino

    • R
    • 116 min
    • Drama

    Disgruntled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski (Eastwood) sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possesion: his 1972 Gran Torino.

    Revolutionary Road (2008)

    Revolutionary Road

    • 68%
    • R
    • 119 min
    • Drama

    Adapted from the revealing novel by Richard Yates, "Revolutionary Road" is an incisive portrait of an American marriage seen through the eyes of Frank (three-time Academy Award® nominee Leonardo DiCaprio) and April (five-time Academy Award® nominee Kate Winslet) Wheeler. Yates’ story of 1950’s America poses a question that has been reverberating through modern relationships ever since: can two people break away from the ordinary without breaking apart?

    The Reader (2008)

    The Reader

    • 61%
    • R
    • 123 min
    • Drama

    "The Reader" opens in post-WWII Germany when teenager Michael Berg becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair.

    Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from “The Odyssey”, "Huck Finn", and “The Lady with the Little Dog.” Despite their...

    Valkyrie (2008)

    Valkyrie

    • 62%
    • PG-13
    • 120 min
    • Drama

    In a country in the grips of evil, in a police state where every move is being watched, in a world where justice and honor have been subverted, a group of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power decide to take action. Tom Cruise stars in the suspense film, "Valkyrie," based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) and the daring and ingenious plot to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known. Director Bryan Singer ("The Usual Suspects," "X-Men,"...

    Punisher: War Zone (2008)

    Punisher: War Zone

    • 27%
    • R
    • 107 min
    • Action

    Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: Jigsaw. With the "Punisher Task Force" hot on his trail and the FBI unable to take Jigsaw in, Frank must stand up to the formidable army that Jigsaw has recruited before more of his evil deeds go unpunished.

    Seven Pounds (2008)

    Seven Pounds

    • 27%
    • PG-13
    • 118 min
    • Drama

    Academy Award® nominee Will Smith stars in the drama "Seven Pounds," re-teaming with the director and producers of "The Pursuit of Happyness" for the emotional story of a man who will change the lives of seven strangers.

    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.

    Yes Man (2008)

    Yes Man

    • 45%
    • PG-13
    • 104 min
    • Comedy

    A man (Carrey) who finds himself very depressed, and is always saying no. When friends ask him out, he always says no, "Yes Man" will explore what happens when he decides to say YES to every thing that comes his way.

    The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    • 21%
    • PG-13
    • 110 min
    • Drama

    A remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic about a humanoid alien named Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) who arrives on Earth accompanied by an indestructible, heavily armed robot and a warning to world leaders that their continued aggression will lead to annihilation by species watching from afar.

    Ip Man (2008)

    Ip Man

    • 84%
    • R
    • 106 min
    • Action

    The trio behind the cult hit Kill Zone -- director Wilson Yip, star Donnie Yen, and action choreographer Sammo Hung -- reteam for the award-winning action hit IP MAN. Yen (Hero, Seven Swords), currently Hong Kong’s biggest action star and gaining international recognition as the most diverse martial artist in the world, stars with Simon Yam (Bodyguards and Assassins, Tomb Raider) and Hiroyuki Ikeuchi (Tajomaru, Space Battleship) in the biopic based on the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the...

    The Spirit (2008)

    The Spirit

    • 14%
    • PG-13
    • 108 min
    • Action

    Adapted from the legendary comic strip, THE SPIRIT is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister FRANK MILLER (creator of 300 and SIN CITY). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the SPIRIT (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the OCTOPUS (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he's going to wipe out Spirit's beloved city as he pursues his own version of immortality. The Spirit tracks this...

    Marley & Me (2008)

    Marley & Me

    • 63%
    • PG
    • 120 min
    • Comedy

    An ambitious young reporter, John Grogan, and his wife, Jenny, also a reporter, move to a Florida, buy a house and adopt a Labrador puppy they name Marley. Marley quickly becomes a rollicking force of nature in their lives.

    Defiance (2008)

    Defiance

    • 57%
    • R
    • 136 min
    • Action

    Based on an extraordinary true story, "Defiance" is an epic tale of family, honor, vengeance and salvation in World War II. The year is 1941 and the Jews of Eastern Europe are being massacred by the thousands. Managing to escape certain death, three brothers take refuge in the dense surrounding woods they have known since childhood. There they begin their desperate battle against the Nazis. Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell star as brothers who turn a primitive struggle to survive...

    Inkheart (2008)

    Inkheart

    • 39%
    • PG
    • 105 min
    • Adventure

    Based on the book by Cornelia Funke, "Inkheart" is a timeless adventure tale of imagination that centers on Meggie, a young girl whose father has a secret ability to bring characters from books to life when he reads them aloud. But when a power-hungry villain from a rare children's fable kidnaps Meggie's father to bring others out of the boundaries of fiction, she and a disparate group of friends both real and magic embark on the kind of adventure she has only read about in books to save him...

    The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)

    The Yellow Handkerchief

    • 67%
    • PG-13
    • 102 min
    • Drama

    A love story at its core, THE YELLOW HANDKERCHIEF is about three strangers of two generations who embark on a road trip through post Katrina Louisiana. Along the way, relationships forge and change in a myriad of ways, leading to the possibility of second chances at life and love.

    Brett Hanson (William Hurt) dealing with a painful past, crosses paths with Martine (Kristen Stewart), a troubled teenager ,and her new ‘ride’ Gordy (Eddie Redmayne). The trio head out together, each motivated by...

    Ghajini (2008)

    Ghajini

      • PG-13
      • 183 min
      • Action

      Sanjay a rich tycoon suffering from short term memory loss due to being hit by a metal pole when trying to intervene on his girlfriend's murder. Because of this his memory can only last for 15 minutes and he doesn't remember events or incidents that have happened before in his life.

      Mister Lonely (2008)

      Mister Lonely

        • NONE
        • 112 min
        • Comedy

        In Paris, a young American (Luna) who works as a Michael Jackson lookalike meets Marilyn Monroe (Morton), who invites him to her commune in Scotland, where she lives with Charlie Chaplin (Lavant) and her daughter, Shirley Temple.

        Extreme Movie (2008)

        Extreme Movie

          • R
          • 75 min
          • Comedy

          Mike falls for the cutest girl in his class but finds he's looking for love in all the wrong places. Chuck loses his virginity with his girlfriend and finds she wants to take things much further, including farm animals and midgets. Barry is obsessed with building the perfect woman on his computer a la "Weird Science." Fred meets a girl online and goes to her home for role-playing sex games, only to realize he's in the wrong apartment. Mateus faces the aftermath of a crazy night of partying....

          Cadillac Records (2008)

          Cadillac Records

          • 68%
          • R
          • 108 min
          • Biography

          The period piece follows the rise and fall of Chess Records, which launched the careers of such R&B greats as Muddy Waters, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Chess, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, scoured the South, checking out the various blues scenes and selling records from the back of his Cadillac.