2008 July Movies

The Dark Knight

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 chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker.

Mamma Mia!

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.

Step Brothers

Step Brothers

  • 55%
  • R
  • 95 min
  • Comedy

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly will play coddled guys who live with their respective single parents. Their folks fall in love and marry, making the guys stepbrothers. From the team that brought you "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" and "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."

Hancock

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.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

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 pyrokinetic human who is HB's colleague and love interest.

    "Hellboy 2" will expand the world of Hellboy and surround him with characters both new and familiar as he confronts a deadly threat to mankind.

    Journey to the Center of the Earth

    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.

    Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

    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

      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, ferociously intelligent physician, remains inextricably tied to Mulder's pursuits.

        Felon

        Felon

        • 61%
        • R
        • 104 min
        • Crime

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

        Meet Dave

        Meet Dave

        • 20%
        • PG
        • 90 min
        • Adventure

        Seeking a way to save their doomed world, a crew of tiny, human-looking aliens arrives on earth in the perfect disguise--a spaceship shaped like an ordinary man.