2012 August Movies

Everybody Has a Plan (2012)

Everybody Has a Plan

  • 34%
  • R
  • 118 min
  • Crime

Tells the story of Agustín (Mortensen), a man desperate to abandon what for him has become, after years of living in Buenos Aires, a very frustrating existence. After the death of his twin brother, Pedro, Agustín decides to start a new life, adopting the identity of his brother and returning to the mysterious region of the Delta, in theTigre, where they lived when they were boys. However, shortly after his return, Agustín will find himself unwillingly involved in the dangerous criminal world...

For a Good Time, Call... (2012)

For a Good Time, Call...

  • 55%
  • R
  • 86 min
  • Comedy

Love and friendship are on the line in “For a Good Time, Call…,” directed by Jamie Travis from an original screenplay by Katie Anne Naylon & Lauren Anne Miller. The contemporary comedy world-premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, lifting audiences to their feet and lifting their spirits. Ms. Miller stars in the movie opposite Ari Graynor (“The Sitter,” “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist”). Two young women come up short on the funds needed to live in New York City. Lauren...

Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film (2012)

Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film

  • 83%
  • Unrated
  • 82 min
  • Documentary

What is experimental film, and why is it called that? Artists and poet working in celluloid since before WWI have always found themselves in a no man's land. Excluded both from the art world and from the film industry, they bodly created a grassroots network for making and showing their films. They also created a profound body of work that continues to influence our culture. I wanted to share a few of the films I love and introduce you some of the free, radicals artists who made...

Freelancers (2012)

Freelancers

    • R
    • 96 min
    • Action

    This suspenseful thriller features an A-list ensemble cast, including two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro (Raging Bull, The Godfather Part II), Best Actor winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, and two-time Emmy Award winner Dana Delaney (TV’s “China Beach,” "Body of Proof").

    From Beneath (2012)

    From Beneath

      • Unrated
      • 82 min
      • Thriller

      It's growing inside of you! Sticky and hot from the long drive to visit a relative at their newly acquired, remote, rural farmhouse, Sam and Jason, a young couple on vacation, decide to swim in a pond they find at the end of a freshly cut path. While swimming, Jason is bitten by a strange leech-like organism. When he attempts to remove the creature, part of it rips off and crawls inside his leg. Back at the house, Sam's sister and her family have yet to return. As time progresses, the injury on...

      General Education (2012)

      General Education

        • NONE
        • 85 min
        • Comedy

        An "American Pie-esque" comedy about growing up and discovering what really matters. Acting veterans Janeane Garofalo and Larry Miller join a talented cast of young performers in fresh, funny college-age romp.

        GLOW: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2012)

        GLOW: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

          • NONE
          • 76 min
          • Documentary

          GLOW: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling chronicles the rise and fall of the first ever all-female wrestling show through the stories of those who lived it.

          Goats (2012)

          Goats

          • 20%
          • R
          • 94 min
          • Comedy

          Based on the Mark Jude Poirier (“Smart People”) novel of the same title, the coming of age story follows 15 year-old, Ellis (Phillips) as he moves from Wendy, his flakey, new age mother’s (Farmiga) South-Western home to an East Coast prep school where his estranged father Frank (Burrell) was once a star student. For Ellis, this means leaving behind the only real dad he has ever known, Goat Man (Duchovny), his pot-smoking, goat herding mentor, and ultimately needing to evaluate his new...

          Grabbers (2012)

          Grabbers

          • 72%
          • NONE
          • 94 min
          • Comedy

          On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran O’Shea, is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has arrived from the mainland. Not that there is much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that’s usually O’Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat disappears, whales start appearing dead on the shore, a local lobsterman catches a strange...

          Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

          Hemingway & Gellhorn

            • 154 min
            • Drama

            Hemingway & Gellhorn recounts the tumultuous romance and subsequent marriage of literary master Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen) and up-and-coming war correspondent Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman), following them through the Spanish Civil War and beyond. As she grew in reputation and stature, Gellhorn stood toe-to-toe with Hemingway, putting his famous bravado and iconic style to the test.

            Hidden in the Woods (2012)

            Hidden in the Woods

              • NONE
              • 88 min
              • Action

              Inspired by true events, Hidden in the Woods tells the story of two sisters who have been raised in isolation, subjected to the torment of their abusive, drug dealing father. When they finally decide to report him to the police, he kills the two officers and is put in jail. But things go from bad to worse when the girls must answer to their Uncle Costello, a psychotic drug kingpin, who shows up looking for his missing merchandise which is hidden in the woods.

              Honor Flight (2012)

              Honor Flight

              • 80%
              • 82 min
              • Documentary

              Honor Flight chronicles a community coming together to honor World War II veterans. The film follows a team of Midwest volunteers as they race against the clock to send every local WWII veterans to see the memorials built in their honor.

              I Am Gabriel (2012)

              I Am Gabriel

                • Unrated
                • 93 min
                • Documentary

                An unforgiving sun, a parched earth, and a failed economy have left a small Texas town desolate. For ten years Promise, Texas has known nothing but one curse after another. It's barren, broken, and dying, leaving a town full of despair. When a couple finds a boy walking along a dusty road, alone in the middle of nowhere, with nothing but a mat tucked under his arm, they pick him up in hopes of helping him. What they don't realize is that he has come to help them and the...

                It Is No Dream (2012)

                It Is No Dream

                  • NONE
                  • 97 min
                  • Documentary

                  The life and times of Theodor Herzl, father of the modern state of Israel. How Herzl, a well known journalist and playwright, an assimilated, Budapest born Jew, horrified by the Dreyfus trial in Paris and the antiSemitism he saw spreading across Europe, took upon himself the task of attempting to create a Jewish homeland in Palestine against all odds. Over the span of 8 years, Herzl organized and led a worldwide political movement that within 50 years led to the establishment of the state of...

                  Jism 2 (2012)

                  Jism 2

                    • 130 min
                    • Drama

                    A porn star (Sunny Leone) is hired by a dashing intelligence officer (Arunoday Singh) to become a 'Honey-trap' for a dreaded assassin (Randeep Hooda). In doing so, she not only has to confront her bitter-sweet past, but is also forced to make an impossible choice - one that will put her own life in double jeopardy.

                    Joker (2012)

                    Joker

                      • NONE
                      • 100 min
                      • Comedy

                      In 1947 when the maps of India and Pakistan were being drawn, an oversight ensured that the village of Paglapur didn't find a place in either country. The village had the distinction of housing the largest mental asylum in the region and in the mêlée that ensued during partition, the asylum inmates broke loose, drove away the villagers and established their own republic in Paglapur. And that's how it stayed for the next 60 years! While the world outside changed, Paglapur remained isolated,...

                      Keith Lemon: The Film (2012)

                      Keith Lemon: The Film

                        • NONE
                        • 85 min
                        • Comedy

                        A comedy about Keith, following his dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur, just like his hero Richard Branson. He comes to London from Leeds, becomes an overnight billionaire, then, an over day failure, before finding the road to redemption.

                        Leviathan (2012)

                        Leviathan

                        • 84%
                        • NONE
                        • 87 min
                        • Documentary

                        One of the most highly anticipated films of the year, from the directors of Sweetgrass and Foreign Parts, LEVIATHAN is a thrilling, immersive documentary that takes you deep inside the dangerous world of commercial fishing. Set aboard a hulking fishing vessel as it navigates the treacherous waves off the New England coast–the very waters that once inspired Moby Dick– the film captures the harsh, unforgiving world of the fishermen in starkly haunting, yet beautiful detail. Employing an...

                        London - The Modern Babylon (2012)

                        London - The Modern Babylon

                          • NONE
                          • 125 min
                          • Documentary

                          Director Julien Temple (Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten) time-travels through London from the start of the 20th century to the 2012 Olympics, threading past and present voices with film archives and popular music across the century.

                          Lord of Darkness (2012)

                          Lord of Darkness

                            • R
                            • 90 min
                            • Horror

                            Lord of Darkness is based on the legendary true story of Sawney Bean and his family of cannibalistic serial killers. Intrigued by this legend, a journalist starts printing damaging articles against the family and authorities for their incompetence, and gets more than he bargained for when his girlfriend suddenly goes missing. As the clues lead him to the family's lair, he comes face to face with Sawney and his cannibalistic family. Captured and tied up, with a surgical blade rapidly approaching...