WEEKEND PIC March 16 -- 18
Your weekend movie guide:
1. PAN'S LABYRINTH (fantasy thriller in Spanish with Maribel Verdu, Sergi Lopez and Ivana Baquero) Rated: * * * 1/2 (Out of 4): A combination of hideous fantasy and stark brutal reality set in WW2 Spain. Not for young children but a gem by Mexican film-maker Guillermo del Toro.
2. AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH (documentary on global warming by Al Gore and director Davis Guggenheim) Rated: * * * (3 stars): Captivating and thought-provoking warning about the effects on global warming on our planet. Watch and be stirred into action!
3. 300 (stylised war action with Gerard Butler, Lena Headey and Vincent Regan) Rated: * * * (out of 4): Pulsating battle scenes of the Spartans vs Persians with blood and gore enhanced by CGI to give a surrealistic effect. Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel.
4. BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA (fantasy adventure with Josh Hutcherson and AnnaSophia Robb) Rating: * * * (3 stars): A feel-good rites-of-passage movie about the power of friendship and imagination between two classmates. Don't expect another "Chronicles Of Narnia" epic, though.
5. CHARLOTTE'S WEB (fantasy drama with Dakota Fanning and voice of Julia Roberts) Rating: * * * (3 stars): This live action rendition of E.B. White's novel about loyalty and sacrifice is both heartwarming and emotional. Great for the family.