2008 November Movies

Twilight (2008)

Twilight

  • 49%
  • PG-13
  • 120 min
  • Drama

"Twilight" is an action-packed, modern-day love story between a teenage girl and a vampire. Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) has always been a little bit different, never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother re-marries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesnt expect much of anything to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a boy...

Role Models (2008)

Role Models

  • 78%
  • R
  • 95 min
  • Comedy

Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott star in "Role Models" as Danny and Wheeler, two salesmen who trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn't look half bad.

Doubt (2008)

Doubt

  • 78%
  • PG-13
  • 104 min
  • Drama

John Patrick Shanley brings his Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play to the screen as a gripping story about the quest for truth, the forces of change, and the devastating consequences of blind justice in an age defined by moral conviction.

It's 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A vibrant, charismatic priest, Father Flynn (Academy Award® winner Philip Seymour Hoffman), is trying to upend the schools' strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier...

Australia (2008)

Australia

  • 55%
  • PG-13
  • 165 min
  • Adventure

A romantic action-adventure set in northern Australia prior to World War II, AUSTRALIA centers on an English aristocrat (Kidman) who inherits a ranch the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle driver (Jackman) to drive 2000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only...

Milk (2008)

Milk

  • 94%
  • R
  • 127 min
  • Biography

Harvey Milk (1930-1978) was an activist and politician, and the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in America; in 1977, he was voted to the city supervisors' board of San Francisco. The following year, both he and the city's mayor George Moscone were shot to death by another city supervisor, Dan White. Mr. Milk was previously the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary feature "The Times of Harvey Milk" (1984), directed by Rob Epstein and produced by Richard...

Transporter 3 (2008)

Transporter 3

  • 37%
  • PG-13
  • 100 min
  • Action

Jason Statham's professional driver with a lethal kick is back in Transporter 3, with The Red Siren's Olivier Megaton taking over the directing duties from Louis Leterrier. The EuropaCorp production continues the successful series, with Luc Besson and Steven Chasman returning as producers.

The Informers (2008)

The Informers

  • 13%
  • R
  • 98 min
  • Crime

In such works as “Less Than Zero” and “American Psycho” Brett Easton Ellis brilliantly dissects contemporary American society, a culture in which too much is never enough. Now, adapting his own acclaimed novel for the screen, he returns to the Los Angeles of the early 1980’s with a multi-strand narrative that deftly balances a vast array of characters who represent both the top of the heap (a Hollywood dream merchant, a dissolute rock star, an aging newscaster) and the bottom (a...

Two Lovers (2008)

Two Lovers

  • 82%
  • R
  • 110 min
  • Drama

Set in the insular world of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, "Two Lovers" is a classic romantic drama, with Joaquin Phoenix giving a raw and vulnerable performance as Leonard, a charismatic but troubled young man who moves back into his childhood home following a recent heartbreak. While recovering under the watchful eye of his parents (Isabella Rossellini and Moni Monoshov), Leonard meets two women in quick succession: Michelle (Gwyneth Paltrow), a mysterious and beautiful neighbor who is exotic and...

Ai no mukidashi (2008)

Ai no mukidashi

    • 237 min
    • Action

    After Yu's mother dies his father, a priest, only seems to take solace in the confessions of his sons sins causing Yu to partake in various 'sinful' activities to appease him. This is a teen love story as only the Japanese could bring us, complete with up-skirt photography, cross dressing, and bloody gore.

    Four Christmases (2008)

    Four Christmases

    • 25%
    • PG-13
    • 82 min
    • Comedy

    When upscale, happily unmarried San Francisco couple Kate and Brad find themselves socked in by fog on Christmas morning, their exotic vacation plans morph into the family-centric holiday they had, until now, gleefully avoided. Out of obligation--and unable to escape--they trudge to not one, not two, but four relative-choked festivities, increasingly mortified to find childhood fears raised, adolescent wounds reopened... and their very future together uncertain. As Brad counts the hours to when...

    "Falcon Crest" Hot Spots

      • Unrated
      • 60 min
      • Drama
      Great Performances Dance in America: San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker (2008)

      "Great Performances" Dance in America: San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker

        • Unrated
        • 135 min
        • Drama

        A magician with secrets, an enchanted gift, a guiding angel and a visit through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets: it must be the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. This now-classic Royal Ballet production creates the world of the 19th-century onstage, with a Christmas tree that magically grows and toy soldiers that come to life! Starring Roberta Marquez and Steven McRae.

        24 (2008)

        24

        • 100%
        • Unrated
        • 102 min
        • Action

        Set 18 months where Season 6 of '24' left off, former government agent Jack Bauer is in a self-imposed exile in the fictitious African country of Sangala where he hopes to escape from a U.S. investigation of him for his past methods, and to run from his past. Bauer works at a mission school for orphaned children run by his friend Carl Benton. The country is at the mercy of a rogue warlord general named Juma who is plotting a coup to overthrow the government and his right-hand man...

        40 Years of One Night Stands

          • Unrated
          • 60 min
          • Documentary

          The year is 1938. Winnipeg is a lonely place set in the middle of the Manitoba farmlands, a stop-off to somewhere else, a city recovering from the devastation of The Great Depression. It is into this remote centre of the Canadian prairies that two English women arrive-37-year-old Gweneth Lloyd and 23-year-old Betty Hey. What they don't know is that here, in this unlikely setting, they will start a dance group that will one day be known internationally as The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company...

          A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)

          A Bunch of Amateurs

            • NONE
            • 96 min
            • Comedy

            Burt Reynolds stars as Jefferson Steel, a washed-up Hollywood action star desperate to revive his flagging career. When his sleazy agent signs him up for what he believes is a high-profile Royal Shakespeare Company production of King Lear at Stratford upon Avon, Steel thinks he has finally landed the plum role he has been waiting for. However, he soon discovers that he has been tricked into joining an amateur dramatics group for a charity production.

            A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (2008)

            A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!

              • Unrated
              • 60 min
              • Comedy

              Hark! The Herald Pundit Sings! America’s favorite Christmas tradition is now on DVD! Families have gathered around the TV to enjoy Stephen Colbert’s Christmas specials every year since 2008. Now, you can experience the joy over and over! Join Stephen and his friends—Toby Keith, Elvis Costello, John Legend, Feist, Willie Nelson, and Jon Stewart —for a yuletide evening of song, dance and nog-induced dementia. (Parental discretion is advised.) Remember, every time you buy a copy of Stephen...

              A Man and His Dog (2008)

              A Man and His Dog

                • Unrated
                • 94 min
                • Drama

                An elderly gentleman and his dog find themselves out of a home with little means.

                A Quiet Little Marriage (2008)

                A Quiet Little Marriage

                  • Unrated
                  • 90 min
                  • Drama

                  A Quiet Little Marriage is the love story of Dax and Olive, who manage to find harmony even as they juggle family, romance and intimacy, but that all changes the night she asks him for a baby. Writer/director Mo Perkins’ intense and profound, raw feature debut is laced with sly humor, exquisitely rendered characters, and a pitch-perfect emotional honesty.

                  A Soldier's Peace

                    • Unrated
                    • 87 min
                    • Documentary

                    "A Soldier's Peace" delineates the history and challenges of war protesting through the story of Sgt. Marshall Thompson, an Iraq War veteran turned peace activist. He overcomes government intimidation, physical hurdles and stereotypes as he walks 500 miles for peace in Utah, the most hawkish state in the nation. The result is a surprisingly touching story of free speech in the United States. Written by Anonymous

                    A Year Ago in Winter (2008)

                    A Year Ago in Winter

                      • Unrated
                      • 129 min
                      • Drama

                      A renowned artist must uncover a young dancer's secrets in order to truly capture her likeness for a commissioned work.