February 2003 Movies

February 2003

    Shanghai Knights

    Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Aidan Gillen

    After taming the wild west in the comedy "Shanghai Noon", Chon Wang (Jackie Chan) and Ro… more

    After taming the wild west in the comedy "Shanghai Noon", Chon Wang (Jackie Chan) and Roy O'Bannon (Owen Wilson) are back in the saddle, but off the range - this time, they're out to settle a score in civilized London in the sequel, "Shanghai Knights". When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds. Chon's sister, Lin, has the same idea, and uncovers a worldwide conspiracy to murder the royal family - but almost no one will believe her. With the help of a kindly Scotland Yard Inspector and a 10-year-old street urchin, the acro- batic Chon (Chan) gives Victorian Britain a kick in the pants as he attempts to avenge his father's death - and keep the romance-minded Roy away from his sister. Hilarious escapades and hair-raising adventure await our heroes as they do for Big Ben, Madame Toussaud's, and the Convent Gardens what they did for the Old West.

    Action Adventure Comedy Sequel

    4 / 5
    Action Adventure Comedy Sequel

    Deliver Us from Eva

    LL Cool J, Gabrielle Union, Duane Martin

    A contemporary romantic comedy about a group of men who plot to rid themselves of their… more

    A contemporary romantic comedy about a group of men who plot to rid themselves of their mates' gorgeous but meddling single sister Eva. The simple plan, to pay a man to romance and distract Eva, goes awry, leading to surprising consequences and unexpected complications.

    Comedy Romance

    2 / 5
    Comedy Romance

    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

    Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg

    A regular ladies man (Matthew McConaughey) bets his friends (Adam Goldberg, Thomas Lenno… more

    A regular ladies man (Matthew McConaughey) bets his friends (Adam Goldberg, Thomas Lennon) that he can stay in a relationship for more than 10 days. Unluckily for him, however, the girl (Kate Hudson) that he picks just happens to try to get rid of him almost immediately using many of the "rules" from "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days".

    Comedy Romance

    5 / 5
    Comedy Romance

    Lockdown

    Richard T. Jones, Gabriel Casseus, De'aundre Bonds

    Avery has finally gotten his life back on track. A competitive swimmer, he had to drop o… more

    Avery has finally gotten his life back on track. A competitive swimmer, he had to drop out of college to support his girlfriend, Krista, and their son, Jordan. He's back on the swim meet circuit, and starting to have some success. When he's approached by a college scout after winning his latest race, he goes out to celebrate with his friends, Cashmere and Dre. In an instant, Avery's luck is about to run out...

    Drama

    3 / 5
    Drama

    Chi-Hwa-Seon

    Choi Min-shik, Yoo Ho-jung, Ahn Sung-ki

    Im Kwon-taek's ninety-fifth film tells the story of renowned nineteenth-century painter… more

    Im Kwon-taek's ninety-fifth film tells the story of renowned nineteenth-century painter Jang Seung-up (Choi Min-Sik), an artist whose revolutionary work - and persona - has forever changed the face of Korean art.

    Drama

    Drama

    The Jungle Book 2

    John Goodman, Haley Joel Osment, Phil Collins

    This sequel, based on the Disney animated film, "The Jungle Book", starts where the orig… more

    This sequel, based on the Disney animated film, "The Jungle Book", starts where the original ended: "Mowgli gets restless in his new village home, and decides to return to the 'bare necessities' of jungle life, leaving behind his new girlfriend, Shanti, who's afraid of the dangerous wild animals Mowgli is used to romping around with. As it turns out, she's right to be. Mowgli's old nemesis, the tiger named Shere Khan, is out for bloody revenge. Can old friends Baloo and crew help Mowgli avoid Khan's lethal claws?"

    Family Animation

    4 / 5
    Family Animation

    All The Real Girls

    Zooey Deschanel, Paul Schneider, Patricia Clarkson

    Set in a small town somewhere in the south, this is the story of a young inexperienced m… more

    Set in a small town somewhere in the south, this is the story of a young inexperienced man (Paul Schneider) who falls in love with the little sister (Zooey Deschanel) of his best friend.

    Romance

    Romance

    He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

    Audrey Tautou, Samuel Le Bihan, Isabelle Carre

    Rising young artist Angelique (Audrey Tautou) lives in a candy-colored fantasy world. Fr… more

    Rising young artist Angelique (Audrey Tautou) lives in a candy-colored fantasy world. From the moment she flashes her smile and persuades a flower shop owner to deliver a surprise single rose to her lover Loic (Samuel Le Bihan), the world has – again – fallen under her spell. In the glorious throes of true love, Angelique is happily planning her future: a career as a painter and a future with Loic… what more could she desire? But things are rarely as they seem and Loic, a married cardiologist, has a slightly more jaded take on their affair…

    Thriller Suspense Romance Foreign

    Thriller Suspense Romance Foreign

    Daredevil

    Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Garner

    Based on the popular Marvel Comics character, this is the story of Matt Murdock, son of… more

    Based on the popular Marvel Comics character, this is the story of Matt Murdock, son of a boxer who gets killed by petty criminals for refusing to take a dive. This drives young Matt to fight crime, despite a childhood accident that robbed him of his sight. That same accident, however, also granted him exceptionally advanced senses of hearing, touch, taste and smell, as well as providing him with a strange sort of mental radar that helps to compensate for his lack of vision. After training hard in the martial arts, as well as excelling in law school, Murdock becomes a lawyer by day and a vigilante calling himself Daredevil by night.

    Action Adventure Fantasy Superhero

    4 / 5
    Action Adventure Fantasy Superhero

    Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony

    Miriam Makeba, Vusi Mahlasela, Hugh Masekela

    Through a chronological history of the liberation struggle in South Africa, the document… more

    Through a chronological history of the liberation struggle in South Africa, the documentary cites examples of the way music was used in the fight for freedom. Songs united those being oppressed and gave those fighting a way to express their plight. The music consoled the incarcerated and created an effective underground form of communication inside the prisons.

    Historical Documentary

    2 / 5
    Historical Documentary
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    Dark Blue

    Kurt Russell, Scott Speedman, Ving Rhames

    Set in the LAPD in April 1992, it takes place just days before the acquittal of four whi… more

    Set in the LAPD in April 1992, it takes place just days before the acquittal of four white officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King and the subsequent LA riots. In this racially charged climate, the LAPD's elite Special Investigations Squad (SIS) is assigned a high-profile quadruple homicide. As they work the case, veteran detective Eldon Perry (Kurt Russell) tutors rookie Bobby Keough (Scott Speedman) in the grim realities of police intimidation and corruption. Meanwhile, Assistant Chief Holland (Ving Rhames), the only man in the department willing to stand up to the SIS, threatens to end Perry's brand of single-handed "justice" on the LA streets. While navigating through tumultuous neighborhoods of South Central LA, Perry and Keough must track down killers and face their own demons.

    Drama Crime

    Drama Crime

    The Life of David Gale

    Kevin Spacey, Laura Linney, Kate Winslet

    David Gale is a man who has tried hard to live by his principles but, in a bizarre twist… more

    David Gale is a man who has tried hard to live by his principles but, in a bizarre twist of fate, this devoted father, popular professor and respected death penalty opponent finds himself on Death Row for the rape and murder of fellow activist Constance Harraway. With only three days before his scheduled execution, Gale agrees to give Pulitzer-hungry reporter Bitsey Bloom the exclusive interview she's been chasing. But Bitsey soon realizes that this assignment is more than she bargained for, and that a man's life is in her hands. Putting her own safety in jeopardy, she frantically races to piece together the shocking events surrounding Constance's death before it's too late.

    Drama Thriller Suspense

    5 / 5
    Drama Thriller Suspense

    Till Human Voice Wake Us

    Guy Pearce, Helena Bonham Carter, Frank Gallacher

    A supernatural romance, "Till Human Voices Wake Us" tells the story of a psychologist (P… more

    A supernatural romance, "Till Human Voices Wake Us" tells the story of a psychologist (Pearce), who, upon returning to his childhood home to bury his father, encounters a mysterious young woman (Bonham-Carter) who evokes memories of a long-lost love. Forcing him to relinquish the past, and embrace the future.

    Drama Romance

    5 / 5
    Drama Romance

    Open Hearts

    Sonja Richter, Mads Mikkelsen, Paprika Steen

    A young engaged couple in Copenhagen, Cecille (Sonja Richter) and Joachim (Nikolaj Lie K… more

    A young engaged couple in Copenhagen, Cecille (Sonja Richter) and Joachim (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), finds their relationship changed forever when Joachim is hit by a car and paralyzed. As Joachim's doctor, Niels (Mads Mikkelsen) consols Cecille, they grow closer and become romantically involved, which also threatens his marriage to Marie (Paprika Steen), who was secretly the person who actually hit Joachim to begin with.

    Drama Romance

    Drama Romance

    Old School

    Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson, Snoop Doggy Dogg

    This is the story of three guys in their early 30's, Mitch (Luke Wilson), Frank (Will Fe… more

    This is the story of three guys in their early 30's, Mitch (Luke Wilson), Frank (Will Ferrell), and Beanie (Vince Vaughn), who try to relive their old college glory days by moving into a large house near their old campus. They inadvertently form an "unofficial fraternity", where students can enjoy all the riches of the partying lifestyle without the commitment that comes with having to abide by the university's fraternity rules. Soon, however, the realities of their past lives catches up with their wild college lifestyles.

    Comedy

    5 / 5
    Comedy

    Gods and Generals

    Robert Duvall, Stephen Lang, Jeff Daniels

    A sweeping epic charting the early years of the Civil War and how the campaigns unfolded… more

    A sweeping epic charting the early years of the Civil War and how the campaigns unfolded from Manassas I to the Battle of Fredericksburg, this prequel to the film Gettysburg explores the motivations of the combatants and examines the lives of those who waited at home.

    Drama

    Drama

    Poolhall Junkies

    Mars Callahan, Chazz Palminteri, Rick Schroder

    Obsessed by the world of pool, Johnny (Mars Callahan) could be one of the best. But his… more

    Obsessed by the world of pool, Johnny (Mars Callahan) could be one of the best. But his mentor and "trainer" Joe (Chazz Palminteri), a shady hustler who decides how and who Johnny plays, is holding him back from his dream. When the day finally comes, Johnny breaks from Joe, which leads to only one thing - violence. Joe is beaten up by some of Johnny's buddies as a sign to leave him alone, and with this final act of freedom, Johnny leaves the world of pool-sharking. After an ultimatum from his girlfriend Tara (Alison Eastwood), Johnny finally commits to a "real" job in the construction business, but is soon miserable there. He finds himself spending most of his time with his younger brother Danny (Michael Rosenbaum) who it seems is following in his footsteps on the road to a life Johnny left when he broke from Joe. As for Joe, he is bent on revenge for the beating he took, and soon he has a new protege Brad (Rick Schroder) who is just as good if not better than Johnny. And he's got his eye on Johnny's brother. The two play a high-stakes game of pool which ends in a huge debt owed to Joe and soon Johnny finds that his brother is in jail for trying to steal the money he owes. The only way out for Johnny is to play Brad, which results in a "race to nine" showdown that pits two of the greatest players against each other for large sums of money, and Johnny and Danny's lives.

    Drama Thriller

    Drama Thriller

    Spider

    Ralph Fiennes, Gabriel Byrne, Lynn Redgrave

    Spider is a strange and lonely man. After a long period in a mental institution, he retu… more

    Spider is a strange and lonely man. After a long period in a mental institution, he returns to the streets of the East End of London where he grew up. The sights and sounds and the smells of those streets begin to awaken the deeply buried memories of his childhood. At the centre of these memories is the great trauma of losing his mother, a trauma which occurred, he believes, because his plumber father, Bill Cleg, murdered her in order to move a prostitute, Yvonne, into the house in her place.

    Drama Thriller Suspense

    2 / 5
    Drama Thriller Suspense

    Cradle 2 the Grave

    DMX, Jet Li, Mark Dacascos

    When an international criminal (Mark Dacascos) kidnaps the daughter of a gang leader (DM… more

    When an international criminal (Mark Dacascos) kidnaps the daughter of a gang leader (DMX) and demands extremely rare "black diamonds" in exchange for her safety, it forces the gangster to align with a Taiwanese Intelligence Agent (Jet Li) to find and procure the jewels... even as they discover that the bad guy wants them so that he can build a dangerous new weapon that could jeopardize the entire world.

    Action Thriller Crime

    5 / 5
    Action Thriller Crime

February 2003