Movies Released April 16, 2004

The Punisher

Frank Castle (Thomas Jane) is a man who has seen too much death in his life, first as a Delta Force Op and later as an FBI special agent. He has managed to beat considerable odds, and is finally moving out of the field and into a normal life with his wife and son. On his final assignment, Castle p… more

Frank Castle (Thomas Jane) is a man who has seen too much death in his life, first as a Delta Force Op and later as an FBI special agent. He has managed to beat considerable odds, and is finally moving out of the field and into a normal life with his wife and son. On his final assignment, Castle plays his undercover role perfectly, but the operation spins out of control. This places the FBI on the wrong side of Tampa businessman Howard Saint (John Travolta) and his glamorous wife Livia (Laura Harring). Notwithstanding their glossy social profile, the Saints are no genteel Florida couple; behind their copious wealth are violent beginnings, underworld ties – and a chilling capacity for brutality. Castle's worst nightmare is about to come true, as Howard Saint and his lieutenants unleash hell at the Castle family reunion. But Castle, to his everlasting torment, survives. Drawing upon all he has learned in 20 years, Castle sets in motion a brilliant plan to punish the murderers. He takes up residence among in a dilapidated tenement building on Tampa's industrial waterfront, where his fellow tenants include Joan (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos), a waitress at a nearby diner who is trying to put her life back on track. Castle's neighbors become his last link to the idea of human community and warmth. It is this makeshift family – forgotten men and women with no one to protect them - who enable Castle to find the one thing he least expects: redemption.

John Travolta, Thomas Jane, Avi Arad, Andreas Grosch, Will Patton… more

John Travolta, Thomas Jane, Avi Arad, Andreas Grosch, Will Patton, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Ben Foster, Jonathan Hensleigh

Action Adventure Crime Superhero

User Rated: 5 / 5

Movie Info Buy Now
Advertisement - scroll for more content

Klezmer on Fish Street

A look at the resurgence of Jewish Culture in Poland, particularly Krakow, an ironic location, as this part of Europe is also one of the epicenters of the Holocaust.

Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz

Drama Musical Documentary
99 mins

Young Adam

"Young Adam" is David McKenzie's adaptation of Alexander Trocchi's novel, a romantic murder mystery set on a barge in the canals of Scotland. Lovely photography by Giles Nuttgens, complemented by a lonely score by David Byrne, provides a picturesque backdrop for what is otherwise a seedy story of… more

"Young Adam" is David McKenzie's adaptation of Alexander Trocchi's novel, a romantic murder mystery set on a barge in the canals of Scotland. Lovely photography by Giles Nuttgens, complemented by a lonely score by David Byrne, provides a picturesque backdrop for what is otherwise a seedy story of morality gone far astray and hopelessness taking hold of everyday life, with sex as the only outlet. Ewan McGregor and Tilda Swinton both lend excellent performances to the film, acting out a strained relationship of carnal misgiving that is their mutual respite. Working on a barge that travels to ports between Glasgow and Edinburgh, Joe (McGregor) is a randy ol' chap. He befriends Les (Peter Mullen) as they labor hard days shoveling coal and pass their evenings over pints and darts in the local pubs. But Joe is simply positioning himself to seduce Les' wife, Ella (Swinton), who he easily and frequently beds. A steamy affair with a heavy dose of on-screen coitus eventually leads to trouble for all three. A subplot concerns Joe's past romance with a girl (Emily Mortimer) whose mysterious death is reported in local papers, with flashbacks to raunchy sexual interludes representing his fondest memories of her.

Ewan McGregor, Emily Mortimer, Jeremy Thomas, David McKenzie, David MacKenzie… more

Ewan McGregor, Emily Mortimer, Jeremy Thomas, David McKenzie, David MacKenzie, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan, Jack McElhone

Drama

User Rated: 3 / 5

Movie Info Buy Now
94 mins

Kill Bill: Volume 2

The murderous Bride continues her vengeance quest against her ex-boss, Bill.

Samuel L. Jackson, Sid Haig, Lawrence Bender, Quentin Tarantino, E. Bennett Walsh… more

Samuel L. Jackson, Sid Haig, Lawrence Bender, Quentin Tarantino, E. Bennett Walsh, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah

Thriller Crime

User Rated: 5 / 5

Movie Info Buy Now
98 mins

Connie and Carla

Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette play Connie and Carla, two struggling Chicago dinner theater performers who accidentally witness a mafia hit... and who subsequently hit the road, running for their lives. Assuming the killers will never look for them in a place devoid of culture, the pair head to Lo… more

Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette play Connie and Carla, two struggling Chicago dinner theater performers who accidentally witness a mafia hit... and who subsequently hit the road, running for their lives. Assuming the killers will never look for them in a place devoid of culture, the pair head to Los Angeles, where they assume new identities and find their middling talent at song and dance perfectly suited to new careers-as drag queens. Much to their surprise, they inadvertently become the toast of the cabaret circuit. As their ruse becomes increasingly difficult to maintain, they discover that it is indeed lonely at the top, especially after Connie meets Jeff (David Duchovny), a guy she'd really like to be a real girl with. With the mafia zeroing in and the line separating their onstage/offstage personas blurring beyond the point of recognition, Connie and Carla soon discover the power of not compromising to pursue your dreams, fighting the good fight, and never, never underestimating the transformative power of cosmetics.

Michael Lembeck, Gary Barber, Rita Wilson, David Duchovny, Roger Birnbaum… more

Michael Lembeck, Gary Barber, Rita Wilson, David Duchovny, Roger Birnbaum, Toni Collette, Christopher Logan, Dash Mihok

Comedy

User Rated: 3 / 5

Movie Info Buy Now