Wednesday, July 19, 2006

YOUR WEEKEND PIC (July 21 - 23)

(A guide to help you plan your weekend cinema-going)

1. JASMINE WOMEN (Mandarin drama with Zhang Ziyi, Joan Chen and Jiang Wen) Rated * * * (out of 4): This movie, about how the women of three generations of a family cope with men and tragedy, is both rivetting and stylish. Zhang and Chen are at their best in multiple roles.

2. DORM (horror thriller with Charlie Trairat and Jintara Sukaphat) Rated: * * * (3 stars): This Thai horror offers enough thrills and chills – plus, a heartwarming story.

3. THE LAKE HOUSE (romantic comedy with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock) Rated: * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): The best part of this time-travel love story is the reunion of Reeves and Bullock since their blockbuster Speed. The plot is rather confusing and full of holes.

4. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST (Fantasy adventure with Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloon and Keira Knightley) Rated * * 1/2 (out of 4): Capt Jack is back in another rollercoaster thrill of a ride. Trouble is, the ride is too long and many of the thrills are repeated.

(Fantasy adventure with Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth and Kevin Spacey) Rated * * * (out of 4): The Man of Steel returns to Earth and he is saving mankind from Lex Luthor's evil and reclaiming the love of his old flame reporter Lois.


At 2:18 pm, Anonymous Jay said...

Hey Mr. L,

Sorry for the late reply, but you asked me a couple of weeks back to let you know whether Pirates 2 was worth the 10 bucks.

Firstly, I only paid 6, and it was worth it. I have to say this wasn't as good as the first one, but still enjoyable. I felt it moved a bit too slowly for my liking, maybe because there wasn't much Jack time on screen. Why did they waste valuable film on Will Turner, I wonder?

The third one looks well setup. The cast looks classy enough, with Jeff Rush back in the fray and all, and of course, not forgetting Keith!

At 5:11 pm, Blogger Lim Chang Moh said...

Hi Jay,
Thanks a lot for your reply, lateness notwithstanding. I m glad u liked Pirates 2. I guess I under-rated it largely because I had expected a lot more wit and humour than that. Also, the more than 2-hour footage tends to drag many sequences.
R u into Zhang Ziyi? If u r, then u should see her in Jasmine Women. All the best and take care!


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