WEEKEND PIC Oct 10 - 12, 2008
NEW THIS WEEK:
a) FURY aka MANGKORN SAU (Thai action thriller with Som Amara and Jija Yanin) Rated * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): Like the 'Ong Bak' series, this one is another fast-paced, no-holds-barred fight flick that does not use stunt doubles. Just overlook the plot and enjoy the stunts.
b) THE HOUSE BUNNY (comedy with Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Rumer Willis, Katharine McPhee and Hugh Hefner) Rated * * (2 out of 4 stars): Faris, the star of 'Scary Movie' moves on to another dumb movie that graduates from juvenile to infantile as it goes along. (Reviewed below)
c) DISASTER MOVIE (comedy with Matt Lanter, Vanessa Minnillo, Gary Johnson, Nicole Parker (pictured above), and Kim Kardashian) Rated * (1 star): The spoof series gets from bad to worse and this looks like the pits - although I am not gonna bet on it. Seems like there is no limit to the stupidity that they can dish out - and this is a complete Disaster of a Movie.
STILL GOING STRONG:
1. MAMMA MIA! (musical with Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stelan Skasgard and Amanda Seyfried) Rated * * * (out of 4): It is a real campy Bollywood-style musical incorporating the songs of ABBA but fun to watch. Where else can you see Bond star Brosnan singing and Streep having such a great time hamming it up? (Reviewed below)
2. EAGLE EYE (Action thriller with Shia LeBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Billy Bob Thornton and Michael Chiklis) Rated * * (2 stars): If you can tolerate lots of ridiculous high-tech suspense and a lousy pay-off at the end, then this is the flick for you. (Reviewed below)
3. PAINTED SKIN (thriller with Betty Sun, Chen Kun, Donnie Yen Ji Dan, Qi Yuwu, Vicki Zhao Wei and Zhou Xun) Rating * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): Gordon Chan's remake of the 1993 flick (that starred Sammo Hung and Adam Cheng) has its moments as well as disappointments. It should please action fans, though.
4. FLIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (comedy with David Chisum, Richard Tyson and Kevin J. 'O Connor) Rating * * (2 stars): This 'Zombies On A Plane' movie is actually a made-for-DVD flim, but some wise guys must have thought it would convert a few fans here in Malaysia.
5. KAMI THE MOVIE (local drama with Liyana Jasmay, Syarul Ezani and Ani Zayanah) Rated * * (2 stars): Another coming-of-age movie about a bunch of school chums hanging out in some dodgy places, quite unlike 'The Goodbye Boys', 'S'kali', and 'Gol & Gincu' characters.