Movies September 2012 archive

  • Ondine

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    5

    On the coast of Cork, Syracuse is a fisherman, on the wagon, living alone. His precocious daughter, Annie, about 10, has failing kidneys. One day, a nearly-drowned young woman comes up in his net; she speaks oddly, calls herself Ondine, and wants no one to see her. He puts her up in an isolated cottage that was his mother's. Annie discovers Ondine's presence and believes she's a selkie, a mythical seal turned human while on land. If this is a fairy tale, is there a happily ever after, or do the realities of alcohol, illness, and worse intrude, including Syracuse's inveterate bad luck? As his priest tell him, misery's easy, it's happiness you have to work at. Any hope of that?

  • Killing Them Softly

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    7

    Three amateurs stickup a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the hitman hired to track them down and restore order.

  • Savages

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    6

    Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.

  • There Will Be Blood

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    9

    A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

  • The Rocketeer

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    5

    Straight from the pages of a pulp comic from a past era, the Rocketeer recreates 1930's Hollywood, complete with gangsters, Nazi spies, and the growth of the Age of Aviation. Young pilot Cliff Secord stumbles on a top secret rocket-pack and with the help of his mechanic/mentor, Peevee, he attempts to save his girl and stop the Nazis as The Rocketeer.

  • Hard Eight

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    7

    Professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine.