2012 August Movies

Rurouni Kenshin (2012)

Rurouni Kenshin

    • NONE
    • 134 min
    • Action

    Japan is about to enter the Meiji era and transition from the Middle Ages to industrialization. The samurai have no place in this modern society where warriors are less useful than traders. Unemployed, having lost the right to wear the sword, and facing guns and cannons, the samurai will gradually disappear into legend. Kenshin is one of such lost warrior. Once a grand master of the sword he is now a vagabond, wandering the roads of Japan. However, his chivalry and courage will make this...

    Aftermath (2012)

    Aftermath

    • 47%
    • NONE
    • 92 min
    • Horror

    Searching for a happy ending to a tale of unimaginable disaster and horror, nine strangers find themselves holed up together in a farmhouse cellar in rural Texas. The United States has hastily become embroiled in World War 3. A young doctor named Hunter survives the nuclear attack and is thrown together by happenstance with a group of wounded and frightened victims, including Elizabeth, a strong-willed confidant to Hunter, Brad - an antagonistic redneck jackass, and Jennifer, a barely coherent...

    Broken (2012)

    Broken

    • 63%
    • NONE
    • 90 min
    • Drama

    A girl witnesses a violent attack committed by a neighbor in one of three interconnected stories in a British housing estate.

    At Any Price (2012)

    At Any Price

    • 50%
    • R
    • 105 min
    • Drama

    In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious HENRY WHIPPLE (Dennis Quaid) wants his rebellious son DEAN (Zac Efron) to help expand his family’s farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family’s entire livelihood.

    Wadjda (2012)

    Wadjda

    • 99%
    • PG
    • 97 min
    • Drama

    Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn’t be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda’s mother won’t allow it, fearing...

    The Seasoning House (2012)

    The Seasoning House

      • 89 min
      • Horror

      The Seasoning House - where young girls are prostituted to the military. An orphaned deaf mute is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, planning her escape. Planning her ingenious and brutal revenge.

      100 Bloody Acres (2012)

      100 Bloody Acres

      • 83%
      • R
      • 91 min
      • Comedy

      Brothers Reg and Lindsay Morgan are struggling to keep their organic blood and bone fertilizer business in motion. Their secret “recipe” for success (using dead car crash victims in their product) was a huge boon to business, but lately supply has been gravely low. Months have passed since their last find, and an important new customer is now waiting on a delivery. When junior partner Reg (Damon Herriman of Justified) stumbles upon 3 travelers stranded on a remote country road, he cooks up...

      2 + 2 (2012)

      2 + 2

        • NONE
        • 103 min
        • Comedy

        Diego (Adrían Suar) and Richard (Juan Minujín) are two renowned cardiovascular surgeons who own an important specialist hospital located in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires. Diego is married to Emilia (Julieta Díaz), a weather forecaster, with whom he has a 14 year old son called Lucas (Tomás Wicz) and an organized family life. Richard is in a ten-year relationship with Betina (Carla Peterson), a fashion designer; they have no children and a more unstructured life. One night, after Diego and...

        2 Jacks (2012)

        2 Jacks

        • 29%
        • 90 min
        • Comedy

        Jack Hussar is a legendary Hollywood director, whose persona commands respect and adoration from his fans. Can his son, Jack Jr. maintain his legacy?

        7 Boxes (2012)

        7 Boxes

        • 100%
        • NONE
        • 100 min
        • Action

        A teenage delivery boy working in a popular Paraguayan market must dodge thieves, rival gangs and the omnipresent police when he undertakes a dangerous contract to transport a load of mysterious — and highly sought-after — crates to the edge of town. (TIFF)

        After (2012)

        After

          • PG-13
          • 96 min
          • Thriller

          When two bus crash survivors awake to discover that they are the only people left in their small town, they must form an unlikely alliance in a race to unravel the truth behind their isolation. As strange events begin to unfold, they start to question whether the town they know so well is really what it seems.

          After School Midnighters (2012)

          After School Midnighters

            • Unrated
            • 95 min
            • Fantasy

            Houkago Midnighters is about a human anatomical model that comes to life at midnight in a school.

            After the Triumph of Your Birth

              • Unrated
              • 119 min
              • Drama

              A surreal, dark humored portrait of the outsider; a music driven celebration of uncertainty. Eli Willits' life, compressed into a seven day, philosophical/geographic quest, from the barren emotional state of the high desert to the hypothetical promise of the ocean.

              After the Wizard (2012)

              After the Wizard

                • NONE
                • 80 min
                • Family

                Based on characters in L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, this is the story of a 12-year-old Kansas orphan who turns to the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman for help during a difficult time. She imagines things have not gone well in Oz since the Wizard left and that the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman must travel to Kansas to enlist Dorothy’s aid. The film, distributed by Philadelphia-based Breaking Glass Pictures, will be released on DVD coinciding with its theatrical release in...

                Assassin's Bullet (2012)

                Assassin's Bullet

                  • R
                  • 89 min
                  • Action

                  When an unknown vigilante begins killing high-priority terrorists from America’s Most Wanted list in Europe, a former FBI field agent (Christian Slater) is brought in by the US Ambassador (Donald Sutherland) to discover the identity of the assassin.

                  Backyard Blockbusters (2012)

                  Backyard Blockbusters

                    • NONE
                    • 120 min
                    • Documentary

                    Backyard Blockbusters is a feature documentary about fanfilms and fan filmmakers, from the award-winning director of "American Scary".

                    Beat Down

                      • NONE
                      • 89 min
                      • Comedy

                      Marthe Bernard stars in this Canadian comedy about a headstrong teenage girl who dreams of becoming a professional wrestler decides to run away from her stubborn former pro-wrestler, father (Robb Wells, "Trailer Park Boys") to train with his one time rival.

                      Bel Borba Aqui (2012)

                      Bel Borba Aqui

                      • 54%
                      • NONE
                      • 95 min
                      • Documentary

                      Tattooed onto the skin of Salvador, Brazil, are ubiquitous public artworks created by the artist Bel. Salvador is a 500 year old city with a rich cultural heritage. The documentary film reflects the intimate relationship between this historically unique city and her beloved native son. This lyrical journey shares his joy and madness: creating large-scale outdoor art at lightning speed and then working alone in deep introspection. His exuberant personality shines as he draws inspiration from his...

                      Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

                      Berberian Sound Studio

                      • 84%
                      • NONE
                      • 92 min
                      • Drama

                      1976: Berberian Sound Studio is one of the cheapest, sleaziest post-production studios in Italy.

                      Only the most sordid horror films have their sound processed and sharpened in this studio. Gilderoy, a naive and introverted sound engineer from England is hired to orchestrate the sound mix for the latest film by horror maestro, Santini.

                      Thrown from the innocent world of local documentaries into a foreign environment fueled by exploitation, Gilderoy soon finds himself caught up in a forbidding...

                      Beyond the Trophy (2012)

                      Beyond the Trophy

                        • R
                        • 98 min
                        • Drama

                        Tells the story of men’s obsession with power and how far they will go to claim the “prize”. Two rival gangs in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, led by Gino (Robert Miano) and Cole (Michael Madsen), are vying for control. Danny (Michael Masini), an LAPD undercover police detective, goes deep into gangland to infiltrate one gang to bring down both. Along the way, he becomes entangled with the beautiful and seductive Angela (Ali Costello), whose relationship with her husband Jake and mob leader...