Your Guide To The Weekend Viewing:
1. BOURNE ULTIMATUM (action sequel with Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Joan Allen and David Strathairn) Rated * * * 1/2 (out of 4): It's non-stop action all the way in this closing instalment of Robert Ludlum's 'Bourne Trilogy'. The camera shake may give you a headache but the stunts will keep you on the edge of your seats. (Reviewed below)
2. BROTHERS (actioner with Andy Lau, Michael Mui and Eason Chan) Rated: * * * (3 stars): This triad action thriller has the requisite fight scenes and dark humour - plus a reunion of four of the five HK TVB buddies.
3. TRIANGLE (crime thriller with Simon Yam, Louis Koo and Kelly Lyn) Rated: * * * (3 stars): Helmed by three of HK's cult movie directors, Tsui Hark, Ringo Lan and Johnny To, we have an offbeat story of a trio of friends in search of buried treasure. (Reviewed below)
4. THE LAST LEGION (medieval adventure with Colin Firth, Aishwarya Rai and Ben Kingsley) Rated: * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): Even with Bollywood heart-throb Aishwarya, this sword-and-sandal fantasy fails to generate much heat or interest. (Reviewed below)
5. THE MAGIC GOURD (fantasy filck with Zhu Qilong & Gigi Leung) Rated: * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): This Disney effort in Mandarin (the first joint-venture with China) is about the value of hard work. Strictly for young children. (Reviewed below)
6. BUDAK LAPOK (local animated biopic with voices of Datuk Aziz Sattar, S. Shamsudin, Nasir P. Ramlee and Dian P Ramlee) Rated: * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): A cartoon take about P. Ramlee's adventures in a kampung with his pals Ajis and Sudin. The graphics looks rudimentary but the idyllic tone and mood are intact. (Reviewed)
7. APARTMENT 1303 (J-horror with Noriko Nakagoshi, Arata Furuta and Eriko Hatsune) Rated: * 1/2 (1.5 stars): Unscary and derivative tale about a haunted apartment and a young girl who investigates its history. (Reviewed below)