2012 October Movies

Benji (2012)

Benji

    • Unrated
    • 79 min
    • Documentary

    This documentary from music video directors Coodie and Chike examines the brief and tragic career of basketball phenomenon Ben Wilson, who looked to become one of the all-time NBA greats until fate intervened.

    Best Man Down (2012)

    Best Man Down

    • 33%
    • PG-13
    • 90 min
    • Comedy

    When their obnoxious and over-served best man, Lumpy (Labine) unexpectedly dies at their destination wedding in Phoenix, bride and groom Kristin (Weixler) and Scott (Long) are forced to cancel their honeymoon and fly home to the snowy Midwest to arrange for his funeral. But when they arrive they realize that there was a lot more to their friend than met the eye.

    Bestiaire (2012)

    Bestiaire

    • 85%
    • NONE
    • 72 min
    • Documentary

    A truly breathtaking exploration of interspecies observation, Bestiaire is the rare documentary that’s subdued and meditative to the point of sensory-deprivation, but also suffused with so much depth and mystery that it’s impossible to turn your eyes away. Shot by celebrated documentarian Denis Côté in Hemmingford, Quebec’s Parc Safari animal sanctuary over the course of several months, Bestiaire simply captures extended tableau of Parc Safari’s creatures doing the actions that they...

    Blood (2012)

    Blood

    • 49%
    • NONE
    • 92 min
    • Crime

    The Fairburn brothers (Paul Bettany and Stephen Graham) are detectives who have lived under the shadow of their police chief father (Brian Cox) – a man known for doing whatever it takes to get a confession. When the brothers take an interrogation too far, they raise the suspicions of their colleague (Mark Strong) and suddenly find themselves having to cover up their own crimes.

    Blues for Willadean (2012)

    Blues for Willadean

      • NONE
      • Drama

      Blues for Willadean explores the hidden emotions, shame, and secrecy of battered women, while also offering hope, healing and truth. A delicate blend of frightened humor and pain, it delves right into the heart of abuse from all sides - the abuser, the abused, and the powerless bystander. It is the story of Willadean Winkler, the wife of a blue collar truck driver, as she attempts to escape the abusive prison he has built for her. With the help of her only friend, LaSonia, who lives in the...

      Booster (2012)

      Booster

        • 75 min
        • Crime

        When Simon's brother is arrested for armed robbery, he is asked to commit a string of similar crimes in an attempt to get his brother acquitted.

        Border Run (2012)

        Border Run

          • R
          • 96 min
          • Crime

          Sharon Stone stars as Phoenix television reporter Sofie Talbert, a hard-nosed right-wing journalist who exposes liberal politicians soft on illegal immigration. But when her relief-worker brother (Zane) goes missing in Mexico, Sofie’s own south-of-the-border investigation traps her in a deadly underworld of migrants, smugglers and cold-blooded murder. Here, nothing is what is seems. Nobody should be trusted. And when one woman crosses the line, there can be no turning back.

          Bound by Flesh (2012)

          Bound by Flesh

          • 93%
          • NONE
          • 90 min
          • Documentary

          Conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton were once the cream of the sideshow crop. Taught to sing and dance at an early age, the winsome duo ascended through the early 20th-century vaudeville circuit as a side attraction (working alongside Bob Hope and Charlie Chaplin as well as a memorable turn in the Tod Browning classic "Freaks") before a cascade of unscrupulous management and harsh mistreatment brought their careers (and lives) tumbling down. This engrossing glimpse into a bygone era is...

          Bro' (2012)

          Bro'

            • NONE
            • 89 min
            • Action

            A college student gets involved in the wild partying lifestyle of a professional freestyle moto-x rider.

            Broken Kingdom (2012)

            Broken Kingdom

              • Unrated
              • 90 min
              • Documentary

              Four narratives weave their way through the tragic slums of Bogota to the lofty hills of Hollywood. A 14-year-old prostitute girl and an ill-fated, eccentric American writer forge a strange companionship. A Colombian university student invites a terrible danger into her world in the name of financial solace, while a day-care teacher in Los Angeles does everything she can to fight the weight of a tragic secret.

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              Brooklyn Castle (2012)

              Brooklyn Castle

              • 96%
              • PG
              • 101 min
              • Documentary

              Amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts, Brooklyn Castle takes an intimate look at the challenges and triumphs facing members of a junior high school's champion chess team.

              Çanakkale 1915 (2012)

              Çanakkale 1915

                • Unrated
                • 100 min
                • Documentary

                The story of the film is about the Gallipoli Campaign during World War I on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey in 1915. The film covers the resurrection of Turkey following its defeat in the Balkan War, through depictions of Sergeant Mehmet Ali (Ali Ersan Duru) from Biga, Corporal Seyit and many others. To help Russia and threaten Constantinople, the Allies try to force through the Dardanelles Straight with a large fleet. Through a series of historical sketches, the film documents how they were...

                Cannibal Diner (2012)

                Cannibal Diner

                  • Unrated
                  • 75 min
                  • Horror

                  Kati is a young model on her way to a birthday party for her little sister Celine. Tanja, Kati's best friend, and other friends want to celebrate and camp near the woods. While preparing the party, the girls get attacked by strangers. Kati, still on the way to the camping place, loses her way in the woods and is led on to the wrong track by a vagabond. When her car is stolen afterwards, Kati finds herself lost in the deep forest and arrives at an old factory, where a clan of...

                  Chakravyuh (2012)

                  Chakravyuh

                    • NONE
                    • 146 min
                    • Action

                    Chakravyuh is the story of six extraordinary characters, each with an all-consuming dream.. A promise.. A promise they will uphold above everything else.

                    Chasing Ice (2012)

                    Chasing Ice

                    • 96%
                    • PG-13
                    • 74 min
                    • Documentary

                    Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Traveling with a team of young...

                    Child 31 (2012)

                    Child 31

                      • Unrated
                      • 32 min

                      In a time of unprecedented technological achievements and luxuries, close to one billion people still go to sleep hungry; but there's an organization attempting to change that. In this powerful new documentary film, Grassroots Films captures Mary's Meals' life-changing work in action throughout Malawi, Kenya, and India and its mission to help millions of children around the world realize their dreams. Follow Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow as we get a glimpse into his simple, yet groundbreaking,...

                      Children of Sorrow (2012)

                      Children of Sorrow

                        • R
                        • 88 min
                        • Horror

                        Simon Leach is a very, very sick man. Thriving on despair, pain, and panic, he unites a group of broken and desperate people in the middle of the desert. He showers them with the love and affection they're so desperate for, but Simon has a much greater plan for his followers.

                        Christmas Miracle (2012)

                        Christmas Miracle

                          • 92 min
                          • Family

                          Due to a road closure, eight strangers must take refuge in an abandoned church during a storm. They learn how to manage through various dilemmas by working together.

                          Classic Albums: Peter Gabriel - So (2012)

                          Classic Albums: Peter Gabriel - So

                            • Unrated
                            • 94 min
                            • Documentary

                            This documentary examines the making of Peter Gabriel's smash hit album So, a platter that contained many of his most beloved songs including "Sledgehammer" and "In Your Eyes." Mayn of the musicians and engineers who worked on the album discuss its evolution.

                            Codebreaker (2012)

                            Codebreaker

                              • NONE
                              • 81 min
                              • Drama

                              Hero. Genius. Outcast. Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician whose codebreaking skills helped Great Britain turn the tide of World War II. For his pioneering work in algorithms and computation, he is widely regarded as the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. But instead of being honored by his country, he was persecuted for his honesty, and prosecuted for being gay. This is the heartfelt and inspiring story of Turing's life and his legacy.