2008 July Movies

The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight

  • 94%
  • PG-13
  • 152 min
  • Action

The follow-up to the action hit "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight" reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne. In the new film, Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of...

Mamma Mia! (2008)

Mamma Mia!

  • 54%
  • PG-13
  • 108 min
  • Comedy

Meryl Streep will play the rebellious single mother of a bride-to-be who never met her father. The daughter invites three likely paternal candidates to her wedding, and the ensuing conflict triggers the performance of 22 Abba hits including "Dancing Queen," "Take a Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All." Based on the crowd-pleasing musical that has played in 130 cities around the world and has grossed $1.6 billion since its 1999 opening.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    • PG-13
    • 110 min
    • Action

    The sequel to the 2003 movie based on Mike Mignola's Dark Horse comic character.

    Ron Perlman returns to the title role as Hellboy, a humanoid creature born in the flames of Hell and brought to Earth as an infant. Raised in secret, the adolescent "HB" becomes an agent for the secret Bureau for Paranormal Research and Development (BPRD), a covert government agency which serves as the planet's line of defense against otherworldly evil. Selma Blair will also reprise the role of Liz Sherman, a...

    The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

    The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

    • 12%
    • PG-13
    • 114 min
    • Action

    Explorer Rick O'Connell to combat the resurrected Han Emperor in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas.

    Hancock (2008)

    Hancock

    • 41%
    • PG-13
    • 92 min
    • Action

    "Hancock" centers on a tortured superhero (Will Smith) who crash-lands in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, and tries to transform himself by romancing an alluring housewife, causing chaos in the city.

    Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

    Journey to the Center of the Earth

    • 61%
    • PG
    • 92 min
    • Action

    When a group of kids find Jules Verne's original manuscript for his book "Journey to the Center of the Earth," they discover that he actually took the trip himself, and using the manuscript as a map, they follow his course into the earth's core.

    Ponyo (2008)

    Ponyo

    • 92%
    • G
    • 101 min
    • Animation

    Acclaimed anime master Hayao Miyazaki returns for his ninth animated feature with "Ponyo," which deals with a friendship between a five-year-old boy and a goldfish princess that yearns to be human.

    Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (2008)

    Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

      • PG-13
      • 100 min
      • Comedy

      Based on Louise Rennison's 1999 best-selling young-adult novel, the story centers on a 16-year-old girl who keeps a diary about the ups and downs of being a teenager, including the things she learns about kissing.

      The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

      The X-Files: I Want to Believe

        • PG-13
        • 104 min
        • Drama

        In grand "X-Files" manner, the film's storyline is being kept under wraps, known only to top studio brass and the film's principals. This much can be revealed: The supernatural thriller is a stand-alone story in the tradition of some of the show's most acclaimed and beloved episodes, and takes the always-complicated relationship between Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson) in unexpected directions. Mulder continues his unshakable quest for the truth, and Scully, the passionate,...

        Red Cliff (2008)

        Red Cliff

          • R
          • 148 min
          • Action

          The film is based on the events during the Three Kingdoms period in Ancient China in which specifically told in the title, The Battle of Red Cliffs.

          Repo! the Genetic Opera! (2008)

          Repo! the Genetic Opera!

            • R
            • 98 min
            • Comedy

            A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.

            The Burning Plain (2008)

            The Burning Plain

            • 36%
            • R
            • 106 min
            • Crime

            "The Burning Plain" weaves together two storylines taking place in the past and present. Basinger will play Gina, the mother of Charlize Theron's character as seen in childhood. Theron will play Sylvia, who tries to find common ground with her parents after a turbulent childhood. The two narratives eventually converge.

            The Wackness (2008)

            The Wackness

            • 69%
            • R
            • 110 min
            • Comedy

            It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop and wafting with the sweet aroma of marijuana--but change is in the air. The newly- inaugurated mayor, Rudy Giuliani, is beginning to implement his anti-fun initiatives against "crimes" like noisy portable radios, graffiti and public drunkenness. Set against this backdrop, Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) spends his last summer before college selling dope throughout New York City, trading it with his shrink (Ben Kingsley) for...

            Felon (2008)

            Felon

            • 61%
            • R
            • 104 min
            • Crime

            A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.

            The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)

            The Good, the Bad, the Weird

              • R
              • 130 min
              • Action

              Set in the 1930s Manchurian desert where lawlessness rules and many different ethnic groups clash, three Korean men fatefully meet each other on a train. The train’s diverse passengers and imminent danger with guns and knives everywhere serves as a microcosm of the turbulent times. Do-won (JUNG Woo-sung) is a bounty hunter who tracks down any criminals with rewards on their heads. Chang-yi (LEE Byung-hun) is the leader of a group of tough-as-nails bandits. He cannot stand to be the second...

              Brideshead Revisited (2008)

              Brideshead Revisited

              • 63%
              • PG-13
              • 134 min
              • Drama

              The memoirs of Captain Charles Ryder who is stationed at Brideshead Castle during WWII and remembers his involvement with the owners of the Brideshead estate: the aristocratic yet Catholic Flyte family and in particular brother and sister Sebastian and Julia.

              100 Feet (2008)

              100 Feet

                • R
                • 105 min
                • Horror

                A young woman, Marnie Watson, is granted early release from her prison sentence for manslaughter (killing her husband - a violent NYC cop - in self defense) on condition she wear an electronic ankle bracelet and remain within her home, effectively under house arrest, for the remainder of her sentence.

                American Teen (2008)

                American Teen

                • 69%
                • PG-13
                • 101 min
                • Documentary

                A documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques.

                Attack of the Giant Leeches (2008)

                Attack of the Giant Leeches

                  • Unrated
                  • 78 min
                  • Horror

                  Remake of the B-cult classic.

                  Bathory (2008)

                  Bathory

                    • R
                    • 138 min
                    • Biography

                    Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind. Contrary to popular belief, Elizabeth Bathory was a modern Renaissance woman who ultimately fell victim to mens aspirations for power and wealth.