2008 January Movies

Rambo (2008)

Rambo

    • 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.

    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.

    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.

    Cloverfield (2008)

    Cloverfield

    • 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.

    Bolt (2008)

    Bolt

    • 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...

    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.

    Changeling (2008)

    Changeling

    • 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.

    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,...

    Transsiberian (2008)

    Transsiberian

    • 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.

    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.

    Untraceable (2008)

    Untraceable

    • 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.

    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.

    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.

      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...

        Welcome to the Sticks (2008)

        Welcome to the Sticks

          • NONE
          • 106 min
          • Comedy

          Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a seaside town, on the French Riviera, at any cost. The trouble is that he is caught red-handed while trying to scam an inspector. Philippe is immediately banished to the distant unheard of town of Bergues, in the Far North of France. Leaving his child...

          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.

            First Sunday (2008)

            First Sunday

            • 13%
            • PG-13
            • 96 min
            • Comedy

            In this hilarious comedy, Durell (Ice Cube) and LeeJohn (Tracy Morgan) are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. Instead, they end up spending the night in the presence of the Lord and are forced to deal with much more than they bargained for.

            The all-star cast also includes Katt Williams as Rickey, the flamboyant church choir-director, Chi...

            P.O.V. Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North (2008)

            "P.O.V." Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North

            • 50%
            • Unrated
            • 86 min
            • Documentary

            History finally gets rewritten as descendants of the largest slave-trading family in early America face their past, and present, as they explore their violent heritage across oceans and continents.

            $5 a Day (2008)

            $5 a Day

              • PG-13
              • 98 min
              • Comedy

              A road movie that pits a con artist against his more conservative son. Walken will play a conman proud of living like a king on $5 a day, and Nivola his offspring, who had been jailed for one of his father's crimes.