Wednesday, September 20, 2006

YOUR WEEKEND PIC -- Sept 22 - 24

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

1. MIAMI VICE (crime thrilla with Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx and Gong Li) Rated * * * (out of 4): This screen version of the 80’s TV series rocks and sizzles with fast, explosive action and steamy love scenes. Too bad, our Censors also came in for a piece of the action…

2. THE BANQUET (Chinese rendition of Shakepeare’s Hamlet with Zhang Ziyi, You Ge and Daniel Wu) Rated * * * (3 stars): Ever attended a feast where everything looks good and stylish but the food is not that filling or fulfulling? Well, this movie is some what like that. Beautiful yet detached...

3. THE HEAVENLY KINGS (Cantonese mock documentary by Daniel Wu ) Rated * * * (out of 4): HK star Daniel Wu forms a boy band for this ‘mockumentary’ on the music industry in Hong Kong. Great insights for Cantopop fans. (Exclusively at Cathay Cineleisure Damansara).

4. D.O.A: DEAD OR ALIVE (adapted from the videogame, this one stars Devon Aoki and Jaime Pressly) Rated: * * ½ (3 stars): DOA is all about 'T and A'. And if you still don’t know what it is all about, please read the review below. Cheap adolescent fun.

5. S’KALI (local drama in English with Zimy Rozan and Jayaram Nagaraj) Rated * * (2 stars): A tale of five close friends who have to grapple with friendship, love and separation. Slow and talky but with some surprises... (Exclusively at Cathay Cineleisure Damansara).


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