2008 January Movies

Cloverfield (2008)


  • 77%
  • PG-13
  • 90 min
  • Action

Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.

Rambo (2008)


    • R
    • 93 min
    • Action

    In Thailand, a group of Christian aid workers recruit John Rambo to guide them up the Salween River to deliver medical supplies to the Karen tribe of neighboring Burma (aka Myanmar). When the missionaries fail to return, Rambo is persuaded to take a group of mercenaries back into the war-torn border region to find them. What follows is a descent into hell on earth.

    Bolt (2008)


    • 88%
    • PG
    • 96 min
    • Animation

    From Walt Disney Pictures comes an animated comedy adventure featuring a super-dog named BOLT (voice of JOHN TRAVOLTA), whose days are filled with danger and intrigue-at least until the cameras stop rolling. When the star of a hit TV show is accidentally shipped from his Hollywood soundstage to New York City, he begins his biggest adventure yet-a cross-country journey through the real world to get back to his owner and co-star, Penny (voice of MILEY CYRUS). Armed only with the delusions that...

    Changeling (2008)


    • 62%
    • R
    • 141 min
    • Drama

    Angelina Jolie plays a woman whose son is abducted but retrieved; she suspects, however, that the returned child is not her kid. The woman must then confront corruption in the LAPD. The story is based on true events in 1920s Los Angeles.

    Let the Right One in (2008)

    Let the Right One in

    • 98%
    • R
    • 114 min
    • Drama

    Terrorized by bullies, lonely 12-year-old Oskar befriends a new neighbor, a mysterious young girl whose arrival coincides with a series of gruesome deaths and attacks. Though Oskar realizes that she's a vampire, his friendship with her is stronger than his fear.

    27 Dresses (2008)

    27 Dresses

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

    A young woman (Heigl) who has made a career out of being a bridesmaid but never a bride and faces her worst nightmare when her sister (Akerman) becomes engaged to the man of her dreams. Luckily, the wedding brings around the man (Marsden) who will change her bridesmaid status for good.

    Teeth (2008)


    • 79%
    • R
    • 93 min
    • Comedy

    High school student Dawn works hard at suppressing her budding sexuality by being the local chastity group's most active participant. Her taks is made even more difficult by her bad boy stepbrother Brad's increasingly provocative behavior at home. A stranger to her own body, innocent Dawn discovers she has a toothed vagina when she becomes the object of violence. As she struggles to comprehend her anatomical uniqueness, Dawn experiences both the pitfalls and the power of being a living example...

    The Fall (2008)

    The Fall

    • 59%
    • R
    • 117 min
    • Adventure

    In a hospital a little girl with a broken collar bone meets a bedridden man who starts telling her a fantastical story which reflects his state of mind. As time goes by fiction and reality start to intertwine in this uplifting epic fantasy.

    Transsiberian (2008)


    • 91%
    • R
    • 111 min
    • Crime

    "Transsiberian" revolves around an American couple, Roy (Harrelson) and Jessie (Mortimer), who travel on the famed Trans-Siberian train from China to Moscow. They soon encounter another couple, Abby (Mara) and her boyfriend, Carlos (Noriega), and what seems to be a simple train journey turns into a chase full of deception and murder.

    Wild Child (2008)

    Wild Child

    • 42%
    • PG-13
    • 98 min
    • Comedy

    Sixteen-year-old Poppy (Emma Roberts, Nancy Drew) is a self-obsessed, incorrigible brat who lives a pampered life in her L.A. world. Though she’s handed credit cards with unlimited balances and surrounded by countless hangers on, Poppy can’t escape the mounting frustration she feels with her family situation. And she makes sure that everyone knows it.

    Meet the Spartans (2008)

    Meet the Spartans

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

    After successfully skewering Hollywood's scariest movie (as two of the writers on "Scary Movie"), romantic comedy franchises ("Date Movie"), and Hollywood blockbusters ( "Epic Movie"), writers/directors/producers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer now set their sights on "300." The heroic Leonidas, armed with nothing by leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag group of 13 - count 'em, 13! -- Spartans to defend their homeland against the invading Persians (whose ranks include Ghost Rider,...

    Untraceable (2008)


    • 16%
    • R
    • 100 min
    • Crime

    The story of a technology-savvy serial killer who displays his graphic murders on his own website. The FBI Internet Crimes division must work quickly to track him down.

    Mad Money (2008)

    Mad Money

    • 22%
    • PG-13
    • 104 min
    • Comedy

    A crime caper where three working-class women conspire to rob their employer, narrated by one of the women. Based on a true story.

    A comedy about three ordinary women who form an unlikely friendship and decide to do something extraordinary -- rob one of the most secure banks in the world!

    Be Kind Rewind (2008)

    Be Kind Rewind

    • 66%
    • PG-13
    • 101 min
    • Comedy

    A man (Black) whose brain becomes magnetized unintentionally destroys every tape in his friend's video store. In order to satisfy the store's most loyal renter, an aging woman with signs of dementia, the two men set out to remake the lost films.

    Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

    Sunshine Cleaning

    • 72%
    • R
    • 102 min
    • Comedy

    A single mom and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy "Sunshine Cleaning." Directed by Christine Jeffs (Rain, Sylvia), this uplifting film about an average family that finds the path to its dreams in an unlikely setting screened in competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

    One Missed Call (2008)

    One Missed Call

      • PG-13
      • 87 min
      • Horror

      An English language remake of the Japanese thriller about a group of young people who start receiving voice mails from the future which includes the date, time and details of their deaths.

      Astérix aux jeux olympiques (2008)

      Astérix aux jeux olympiques

        • NR
        • 116 min
        • Adventure

        Astérix and Obélix have to win the Olympic Games in order to help their friend Alafolix marry Princess Irina (portrayed by supermodel Vanessa Hessler). Brutus (Benoît Poelvoorde) uses every trick in the book to have his own team win the game, and get rid of his father Julius Caesar (Alain Delon) in the process.

        Oxford Murders (2008)

        Oxford Murders

          • R
          • 108 min
          • Crime

          When an elderly woman is viciously murdered in Oxford, her body is discovered by two strangers whose lives are immediately changed forever: Arthur Seldom (John Hurt), a prestigious professor of logic, and Martin (Elijah Wood), a young graduate student who has just arrived at the university hoping to be Seldom’s pupil.

          It quickly becomes clear that hers is the first in a series of increasingly bizarre murders, with each victim’s corpse marked by strange symbols. Professor and student join...

          Easy Virtue (2008)

          Easy Virtue

          • 52%
          • PG-13
          • 93 min
          • Comedy

          A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future - blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window.

          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.