WEEKEND PIC Dec 7 - 9 2007
3. THE KINGDOM (war thriller with Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner and Chris Cooper) Rated * * * (3 strs): Unlike "Lions For Lambs", this actioner about the FBI probing into terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia is much more engaging. This ain't no US propaganda as it does not take sides in the War on Terror. (Reviewed below)
4. ENCHANTED (Fantasy romance with Amy Adams, James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey and Susan Sarandon) Rated * * * (3 stars): This is an account of what happens when animated fairytale clashes with reality in New York City. A fun outing for the family during the school holidays. (Reviewed below)
5. THE HEARTBREAK KID (comedy with Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan and Malin Akerman) Rating * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): It is obvious that the Farrelly Brothers are trying to repeat the success of their "There's Something About Mary" here, even to the extent of having a Cameron Diaz lookalike in Akerman. But no, there're more misses than hits in its weak comedy department.
7. HITMAN (Actioner with Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko and Robert Knepper) Rating * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): Adapted from a video-game, this one offers the usual brainless action about a hitman called Agent 47. Keep expectations low, if you must go for it.