2008 July Movies

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

 (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.

 (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.

 (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 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.

     (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.

     (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.

     (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.

     (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.

       (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.

         (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.