2008 March Movies

 (2008)

Never Back Down

  • 22%
  • PG-13
  • 106 min
  • Action

At his new high school, a rebellious teen (Faris) is lured into an underground fight club, where he finds a mentor in a mixed martial arts veteran (Hounsou).

 (2008)

21

  • 36%
  • PG-13
  • 122 min
  • Crime

"21," based on Ben Mezrich's best-selling nonfiction book "Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions," revolves around a group of young men who become experts in the art of card counting.

 (2008)

The Wave

  • 65%
  • NONE
  • 107 min
  • Drama

Based on Morton Rhue's classic youth novel which has been required reading material in many German schools for years, The Wave is a work of fiction, but one based in fact: the original experiment was conducted by history teacher Ron Jones at Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, CA in 1967. With the setting updated to contemporary German, a high school teacher (J├╝rgen Vogel) comes up with an experiment in order to explain to his students how totalitarian governments work. A role-playing game with tragic results begins. Within a few days, what began with harmless notions like discipline and community builds into a real movement: The Wave. By the third day, the students start ostracizing and threatening others. When the conflict finally erupts into violence at an intramural water polo game, the teacher decides to break off the experiment. But it's too late. The Wave is out of control...THE WAVE premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

 (2008)

Doomsday

  • 50%
  • R
  • 105 min
  • Action

In "Doomsday," a lethal virus spreads throughout a major country and kills hundreds of thousands. To contain the newly identified Reaper, the authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The literal walling-off works for three decades - until Reaper violently resurfaces in a major city. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair (Mitra), is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare.

 (2008)

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

  • 77%
  • PG-13
  • 92 min
  • Comedy

A sophisticated and heartfelt comedy. In the 1939-set romantic tale, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand), a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse (Academy Award nominee Amy Adams). Within minutes, Miss Pettigrew finds herself swept into a heady high-society milieu - and, by the end of the day, discovers her own romantic destiny.

 (2008)

Shutter

  • 7%
  • PG-13
  • 85 min
  • Horror

A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.

 (2008)

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who

    • NONE
    • 88 min
    • Animation

    The makers of ICE AGE, and comedy giants Jim Carrey and Steve Carell, bring to life DR.

    SEUSS' beloved HORTON HEARS A WHO. An imaginative elephant named Horton (Carrey) hears a faint cry for help coming from a tiny speck of dust floating through the air. Although Horton doesn't know it yet, that speck houses an entire city named Who-ville, inhabited by the microscopic Whos, led by the Mayor (Carell). Despite being ridiculed and threatened by his neighbors who think he has lost his mind, Horton is determined to save the particle...because "a person's a person no matter how small."

     (2008)

    Superhero Movie

    • 16%
    • PG-13
    • 85 min
    • Action

    The comedy will poke fun at the multitude of superhero films.

     (2008)

    Snow Angels

      • R
      • 106 min
      • Drama

      A drama that interweaves the life of a teenager, with his old baby sitter, her estranged husband, and their daughter. Based on the novel by Stewart O'Nan.

       (2008)

      Don't Look Down

        • R
        • 85 min
        • Drama

        Coming of age. In Buenos Aires, Eloy is on the verge of manhood. He studies physics, helps with the family headstone business, and does advertising - handing out flyers while walking on stilts or wearing an empanada costume. When his melancholy father dies, Eloy imagines that his father visits him at night; the explanation is more pedestrian - Eloy has started sleepwalking. Things change abruptly: while sleepwalking, he falls through an open skylight into the bed of Elvira, a young woman from Barcelona visiting her grandmother. Elvira invites Eloy to become her lover and teaches him Tantric sex. Eloy discovers bliss. And his father? (Written by jhailey)