Thursday, January 11, 2007

WEEKEND PIC Jan 12 - 14

A Guide for your Weekend Viewing

1. PATHFINDER (adventure thriller with Karl Urban, Moon Bloodgood, Russell Means & Clancy Brown) Rated * * * (out of 4): Based on the Nature vs Nurture theme, this one is about an adopted Viking warrior having to choose between fighting for his Nordic kinsmen and for his adoptive native tribe in pre-Columbus America. Bloody and gory at times.
The Return
2. THE RETURN: (psychological thriller starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Adam Scott & Sam Shepard) Rated: * * (2 stars): Plot about a yuppie (Gellar) with recurring visions (what else?) takes a whole lot of footage to build up but the payback is disappointing. It is more moody than scary.

3. NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (fantasy adventure with Ben Stiller, Robin Williams and Carla Gugino) Rated: * * * (3 stars): It is all chaos and mayhem when the exhibits come alive at this museum and scare the hell out of security guard Stiller. However, it is all visual and little in the realm of an engaging storyline.

4. KUNGFU MAHJONG 3: FINAL DUEL (comedy with Roger Kwok, Shriley Yeung and Nat Chan) Rated: * * (2 stars): If you have enjoyed the first two of this mahjong comedy, you will like this 'Final Duel' which offers more of the same inane gags. Let's hope this is the last sequel.

5. THE WEDDING DATE (Romantic comedy with Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney) Rated * * (2 stars): This 2005 movie, which was slotted to coincide with the opening of Cathay Cineplex Damansara, had its release delayed for so long that it is now on Star Movies on Astro. It is a about NY yuppie (Messing) hiring a male escort (Mulroney) to accompany her to her sister's wedding in London.


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