2008 February Movies (By Date)

 (2008)

Trip to Asia - Die Suche nach dem Einklang

    • Unrated
    • 108 min
    • Documentary

    Director Thomas Grube (RHYTHM IS IT!) and his accomplished film crew accompany the Berlin Philharmonic on a concert tour into six pulsating, dynamic Asian metropolises, juxtaposing centuries-old traditions against the breathtaking speed of Asian modernization. An inspired examination of the cultural clash between western traditions and far-eastern philosophy, between the modernity of Europe and Asia, this compelling new film takes audiences on a journey into the confidential and private inner life of one of the world's leading orchestras: a backstage pass into the complicated lives of the artists and diverse musical personalities within this distinguished community. TRIP TO ASIA tells the story of the struggle between individual and community, the timeless search for harmony within oneself and with one's neighbours: A unique musical excursion into the overlapping spheres of melancholy, enthusiasm, loneliness and yearning, an adventure told through fascinating cinematic imagery brought together with a dynamic sound and musical experience that creates this universal story of humankind and society into a breathtaking motion picture experience. Written by BOOMTOWN MEDIA

     (2008)

    The Bank Job

    • 79%
    • R
    • 110 min
    • Crime

    "The Bank Job" was inspired by a real-life 1971 London bank robbery that was never solved. A band of thieves tunneled their way into a safe deposit vault, taking millions of dollars in cash and jewelry. The robbery made headlines for several days, but then all reporting stopped as a result of a government gag order. In "Bank Job," the crime involves murder, corruption and a sex scandal with links to the royal family. Ultimately, the thieves are among the most innocent involved.

     (2008)

    The Big Shot-Caller

    • 17%
    • 90 min
    • Drama

    As a child, Jamie Lesser watched ‘Strictly Ballroom’ ninety-seven times a day and dreamed of becoming a salsa dancer. But in ‘real life’, his social awkwardness, failed love life and severe near-sightedness got in his way. After insurmountable disappointments, he turns to his estranged sister, Lianne, a streetwise, self-proclaimed hip hop dancing dynamo, who inspires him to follow his dream, reclaim his self-esteem and become what he was truly meant to be. A triumphant, heart-warming story played by real-life brother and sister David and Marlene Rhein (who also directs), and featuring the beats of the break out salsa band La Excelencia.

     (2008)

    Triad Wars

      • R
      • 112 min
      • Action

      In the midst of a violent gang war one powerful triad leader is faced with losing a grip on his power. As his empire slowly crumbles and his trust of those closest to him dwindles violence escalates as the triad starts clashing with other triads among the Hong Kong community. Face with his only option he'll resort to violent ways to regain his status and reclaim the respect of his triad. Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

       (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) Boleyn who, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII (Eric Bana). While both women eventually share the king's bed, only one will ascend to the throne for a brief and turbulent reign that ends tragically with a swing of the executioner's sword.

       (2008)

      Sherman’s Way

        • NONE
        • 159 min
        • Comedy

        A real crowd-pleaser, "Sherman’s Way" starts with two strangers forced into a road trip of convenience only to veer off the path into a quirky exploration of friendship, fatherhood and the universal task of finding one’s place in the world – a world in which one wrong turn can change your destination.

         (2008)

        Heaven's Heart

          • 95 min
          • Drama

          A happily married couple discovers just what kind of lasting implications a simple conversation can have after bringing up a taboo subject over dinner with friends and discovering a division they never knew existed. Lars and Susanna have been married for years, yet their love today is as strong as it was the first day they locked eyes. They both have great jobs, drive nice cars, and share a spacious home with their teenage daughter -- who is about to strike out on her own. Susanna's friends Ann and Ulf serve as almost a mirror image of herself and her husband; both are highly intelligent, financially secure, and extremely well-spoken. One night, as the two couples sit down for dinner together, Susanna steers the conversation toward the affairs of a close colleague. Much to Susanna's surprise, the topic elicits fierce reactions from her dining partners. As the debate about the subject grows increasingly passionate, fundamental splits are revealed that may run too far and too deep to mend. Could it be that the future relationships between these longtime friends -- and perhaps even the couples themselves -- have finally reached the breaking point after so many years of contentment and joy?

           (2008)

          Little Chenier: A Cajun Story

            • NONE
            • 120 min
            • Drama

            LITTLE CHENIER: A CAJUN STORY is the story of a young man who lives a simple life on a houseboat in the Louisiana bayou with his mentally handicapped brother until one is accused of a crime in the small town.

             (2008)

            The Leap Years

              • Unrated
              • 103 min
              • Romance

              Li-ann, a dreamer, is a strong believer of the soul mate theory and rejects all men, especially her best friend KS, till she falls in love with Jeremy, at first sight. They tour Chinatown, Singapore, together on February 29 1980. Unfortunately, she is heartbroken when he tells her he is engaged. He decides to make up to her by meeting her same time, same place, every leap year. Their love spans twenty years, as they realize the pain of love until they take the leap of faith...and the leap of love... Written by Jezebelle Rao

               (2008)

              Killing Ariel

                • Unrated
                • 86 min
                • Horror

                One night, a female demon attacks Rick, a contentedly married man. Under the spell of the demon, he takes a beautiful young woman, Ariel, off to an isolated house for a weekend fling. There, bizarre and frightening things happen, and accidentally Rick kills Ariel. But she won't stay dead. He soon realizes that she is the demon that first attacked him. He defends himself by killing her again. And again. But no matter how many times he kills her, she keeps coming back