Posts Tagged ‘ 2002 ’

The Hours (2002)

The Hours (2002)Title: The Hours

Genre: Drama

Director: Stephen Daldry

Starring: Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, John C. Reilly

Summary: The story of how the novel “Mrs. Dalloway” affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.

Rated: Sad

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Igby Goes Down (2002)

Igby Goes Down (2002)Title: Igby Goes Down

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: Burr Steers

Starring: Kieran Culkin, Jeff Goldblum, Susan Sarandon

Summary: A young man’s peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.

Rated: Bittersweet

Highway (2002)

Highway (2002)Title: Highway

Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama

Director: James Cox

Starring: Jared Leto, Selma Blair, Jake Gyllenhaal

Summary: Jack is caught with the wife of his employer, a Vegas thug. The thug sends goons after Jack, who convinces his best friend, Pilot, to flee with him. Pilot insists that they head for Seattle, but doesn’t tell Jack why. The goons learn from Pilot’s drug source where the youths are headed, and they follow, hell bent on breaking Jack’s feet. On the road, Jack and Pilot give a ride to Cassie, a distressed young woman. She and Jack hit it off. They pick up an aging stoner headed to Seattle for Kurt Cobain’s memorial, and they help a circus sideshow family.

Rated: Bittersweet

Lilo & Stitch (2002)

Lilo & Stitch (2002)Title: Lilo & Stitch (2002)

Genre: Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

Director: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

Starring: Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald, Ving Rhames, Zoe Caldwell, Jason Scott Lee, Kevin Michael Richardson

Summary: A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually an notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive from the law.

Rated: Happy

Spider-Man (2002)

Spider-Man (2002)Title: Spider-Man

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Comic Book

Director: Sam Raimi

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, J.K. Simmons

Summary: When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Rated: Happy, Cliffhanger

Resident Evil (2002)

Resident Evil (2002)Title: Resident Evil

Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy

Summary: A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.

Rated: Cliffhanger
Sub-category: Oh Wow You’re Setting Up For A Sequel

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Director: Chris Columbus

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Matthew Lewis, Tom Felton, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Wright, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Kenneth Branagh

Summary: Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him.

Rated: Happy