October 2002 Movies




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Red Dragon

Edward Norton stars as ex-FBI agent Will Graham, an expert investigator who quit the Bureau after almost losing his life in the process of capturing the elusive Dr. Lecter (Hopkins). Years later, after a series of particularly grisly murders, Graham reluctantly agrees to come out of retirement and assist in the case. But he soon realizes that the best way to catch this killer, known as the Tooth Fairy, is to find a way to get inside the killer's mind. And the closest thing to that would be to probe the mind of another killer who is equally brilliant and equally twisted. For Graham, that means confronting his past and facing his former nemesis, the now-incarcerated Lecter.
Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Brett Ratner, Ralph Fiennes, Anthony Heald, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson
Drama Thriller

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie

"Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie", stars a not-so-garden-variety cast led by the signature characters of the top selling VeggieTales series, Larry the Cucumber (as Pirate Larry, the undisputed laziest pirate in the world) and Bob the Tomato (as himself), as well as upper-crusty Archibald the Asparagus as the monocle sporting prophet, Jonah. Larry, Bob, Archibald and the rest of the Veggie gang set sail on a whale of an adventure in Jonah, the brand's first CGI theatrical feature film. Filled with music, laughs and the strangest adventurers ever to be swallowed whole, this is the story of Jonah and the whale as you've never seen it before - a story where everyone learns that one of the best gifts you can give - or get - is a second chance.
Kristin Blegen, Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer, Lisa Vischer, Kristin Blegan
Comedy Animation
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The Rules of Attraction

Set in an affluent New England liberal arts college in the 1980's, an emerging sexual triangle emerges between Sean Bateman, who deals drugs on the side, Paul Owen, who's bisexual, and Paul's ex-girlfriend, Lauren.
Kate Bosworth, Roger Avary, James Van Der Beek, Jessica Biel, Ian Somerhalder, Shannyn Sossamon, Kip Pardue, Thomas Ian Nicholas
Drama

Jerry Seinfeld: Comedian

Filmed with a digital camera over the course of 18 months, from 1999 to 2001, this documentary follows comedian Jerry Seinfeld as he heads out on the road, testing new material he wrote after his marriage, the end of his eponymous TV show, and the birth of his first child. It's not a traditional concert film; most of the footage is filmed behind the scenes and traces the creative process.
Jerry Seinfeld, Christian Charles, Colin Quinn, Orny Adams, Kevin Nealon
Comedy Documentary

Below

Overflowing with terrifying deep-water intrigue, this WWII submarine thriller sets a crew at risk of combat, just as they discover that some other evil--a giant monster--lurks in the deep sea below.
Zach Galifianakis, Dexter Fletcher, Bruce Greenwood, David Twohy, David Crow, Matthew Davis, Scott Foley, Holt McCallany
Action War Horror

Pokemon 4Ever

The action centers on the backstory of the mysterious new Pokemon, the winged green Celebi, who is a strange time-traveler creature that has powers over nature as well as time and space, bringing new adventures to Ash, Pikachu, and their friends.
Ikue Ootani, Kunihiko Yuyama, Michael Haigney, Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart
Adventure Family Kids

Punch-Drunk Love

A story about the owner of a struggling phone-sex business with seven abusive sisters who soon finds that three thugs are chasing him. Meanwhile, one of his sisters tries to set him up on a blind date with a woman who plays the harmonium, but it doesn't quite work out. Eventually, his hobby of collecting pudding coupons pays off, and he's able to win enough frequent flyer miles to take a trip to Hawaii, in a quest to find the mysterious girl...
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzman, Emily Watson, Paul Thomas Anderson
Drama Comedy Romance

Tuck Everlasting

Alexis Bledel (TV's 'Gilmore Girls') plays a free-spirited 15-year-od in a stuffy Victorian household who stumbles on the Tucks, a Based on the award-winning book by Natalie Babbitt, Walt Disney Pictures' "Tuck Everlasting" captures the story of Winnie Foster (Alexis Bledel), a teenage girl on the cusp of maturity. Winnie longs for a life outside the control of her domineering mother (Amy Irving), and when lost in the woods near her home, she happens upon Jesse Tuck (Jonathan Jackson), a boy unlike any she's ever met before. He and his family (William Hurt, Sissy Spacek, Scott Bairstow) are kind and generous, and they immediately take her in as one of their own. However, the Tucks hold a powerful secret, and with the mysterious Man in the Yellow Suit (Ben Kingsley) tracking them down, they fear that the world as they know it could end. Ultimately, Winnie must decide whether to return to her life or stay with her beloved Jesse and his family forever.
Victor Garber, Jonathan Jackson, Ben Kingsley, Jay Russell, Alexis Bledel, William Hurt, Sissy Spacek, Amy Irving
Drama

Bowling For Columbine

With his trademark charm and wit, Michael Moore sets off on a journey to the heart of the country hoping to discover why the American pursuit of happiness is so riddled with violence. From a look at the Columbine High School security camera tapes to the home of NRA President Charlton Heston, from a young man who makes homemade napalm with "The Anarchist's Cookbook" to the murder of a six-year-old girl by another six-year-old, this is an alternately humorous and horrifying look at firearms abuse, destined to leave audiences dreading - but expecting - the next breaking news report about a homegrown assassin with a constitutionally-protected Uzi.
George W. Bush, Dick Clark, Marilyn Manson, Matt Stone, Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, John Nichols
Comedy Documentary

Brown Sugar

Dre and Sidney can attribute their friendship and the launch of their careers to a single childhood moment - the day they discovered hip-hop on a New York street corner. Now some 15 years later, she is a revered music critic who leaves her L.A. Times music review gig to edit New York hip-hop magazine XXL, while he is a successful, though unfulfilled New York music executive. Dre and Sidney should be perfect for each other, except that Dre's about to get married and Sidney begins to be wooed by a handsome basketball player. Still, as they lay down the tracks toward their futures, hip-hop isn't the only thing that keeps them coming back to that moment on the corner...
Mos Def, Boris Kodjoe, Peter Heller, Sanaa Lathan, Nicole Ari Parker, Queen Latifah, Rick Famuyiwa, Trish Hofmann
Drama Romance Music

Knockaround Guys

The film follows four sons of well-known Brooklyn-based mobsters and their desperate fight to retrieve a bag of cash in a small Montana town ruled by a corrupt sheriff. As they unite to find the money, they come face-to-face with the bloodshed and betrayal that is their birthright.
Vin Diesel, Brian Koppelman, John Malkovich, Dennis Hopper, Seth Green, David Levien, Barry Pepper, Andrew Davoli
Drama Crime Gangster

Formula 51

Elmo McElroy (Samuel L. Jackson), a streetwise American master chemist, heads to England to set up his last big deal - to introduce a new designer drug to the European market. McElroy soon becomes embroiled in a web of double-dealing as he's escorted around Liverpool's underworld and rave scene by rabid local hood Felix De Souza (Robert Carlyle) who hates all things American.
Samuel L. Jackson, Ronny Yu, Robert Carlyle, Rhys Ifans, Emily Mortimer, Meat Loaf, Sean Pertwee, Ricky Tomlinson
Action Suspense

Welcome to Collinwood

When petty thief Cosimo is given the plan for the perfect heist from a lifer in prison--the kind of job you dream about, the kind of job that the reprobates on the block refer to as a 'Bellini'--he has to get out of jail, fast. Opportunities like this don't come along every day for the hard-luck folks who hang around the streets of Collinwood, a working class neighborhood on Cleveland's east side. What Cosimo needs is a fall guy, a 'Mullinski,' somebody who needs the $15,000 Cosimo can offer more than they need one to three years of freedom. But with Cosimo stuck in the joint, it's up to his girl Rosalind to track down a patsy. But while no one wants to do the time for Cosimo's crime, everybody seems to know a guy who will--and for a share in the Bellini, they're willing to track him down. Before long, Rosalind has five guys trailing behind her, looking to get their bungling hands on a piece of the action. Led by Pero, a very amateur boxer who schemes to get the particulars of the job from Cosimo before leaving him in the joint to rot, the group assembles itself. The motley crew consists of: photographer and frustrated artist Riley, a single father with an infant on his hands who needs a thousand bucks to spring his wife from jail; Leon, who desperately wants to secure a better life for his sister, Michelle; Basil, a handsome Italian gigolo who's as broke as a one-wheeled wagon; and Toto, a thief way past his prime who's got nothing but time.
Gabrielle Union, George Clooney, William H. Macy, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Sam Rockwell, Michael Jeter, Isaiah Washington
Comedy Crime

Real Women Have Curves

Ana, a first generation Mexican American teenager living in East Los Angeles, has just graduated from high school. Because she is a talented writer, a caring teacher urges her to apply to college. Ana secretly is excited about the possibility, but her overbearing and hypercritical mother Carmen insists that it is time for her to help provide for the family by working in her sister's sewing factory. When a crisis arises at the factory, it seems as if Ana's fate is unhappily sealed, but her indomitable will to reach beyond a sweatshop life eventually leads her to burst, defiant and resplendent, through every restriction on her life.
George Lopez, Lupe Ontiveros, Patricia Cardoso, America Ferrera, Michelle Moretti, Ingrid Oliu, Brian Sites, Dale E. Turner
Drama Comedy
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All or Nothing

Set in a London working-class housing estate over a long weekend, it tells the story of Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy and she works on the checkout at a supermarket. Their daughter Rachel cleans a home for elderly people, and their son Rory is unemployed and aggressive. The joy has gone out of Phil and Penny's life, but when an unexpected tragedy occurs, they are brought together to rediscover their love.
James Corden, Kathryn Hunter, Mike Leigh, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson
Drama Comedy

The Truth About Charlie

Based on the Motion Picture "Charade" Screenplay by Peter Stone. Regina Lambert (Thandie Newton) meets the charming Joshua Peters (Mark Wahlberg) while vacationing in Martinique, as she contemplates ending her whirlwind marriage to the enigmatic Charlie (Stephen Dillane). But upon her return to Paris, she finds that both her apartment and her bank account have been emptied, and her husband has been mysteriously murdered. A trio of his old cohorts (Joong-Hoon Park, Ted Levine, Lisa Gay Hamilton) has begun shadowing her in hopes of answering their own questions about Charlie and recovering a bundle of missing cash. Joshua is in Paris now, too, and ready to offer any help he can. The more Reggie learns, the more she must find out to fill in the missing pieces of this puzzle and to protect herself from ever-increasing danger. Joshua lays a growing claim on her affection, even as disturbing information about him surfaces and undermines her trust. Hard-edged Commandant Dominique (Christine Boisson) thinks Reggie herself is the most likely suspect. The attentions of a straight-laced embassy official (Tim Robbins) make Reggie's situation even more complicated. But all she can do is carry on with the knowledge that in life, as in love, nothing is ever as simple as it seems.
Mark Wahlberg, Tim Robbins, Jonathan Demme, Christine Boison, Jim Brooks, Stephen Dillane, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Ted Levine
Thriller Suspense Mystery

Ghost Ship

In a remote region of the Bering Sea, a boat salvage crew discovers the eerie remains of a grand passenger liner thought lost for more than 40 years. Once onboard, the crew must confront the ship's horrific past and face the ultimate fight for their lives.
Ron Eldard, Steve Beck, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Dimitriades, Julianna Margulies, Desmond Harrington
Suspense Horror
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