Friday, April 13, 2007

WEEKEND PIC April 13 - 15

Your Guide To The Weekend Viewing

1. SUNSHINE (sci-fi thriller with Michelle Yeoh, Chris Evans and Cillian Murphy) Rated * * ½ (out of 4): There is a nice build-up to this plot about a mission to nuke the Sun back to life but it gets into predictable ‘slasher territory’ midway.

2. TURNING PAGES (psychological thriller in French with Deborah Francois, Catherine Frot and Pascal Greggory) Rated: * * ½ (2.5 stars): A revenge story with a subtle twist, this one has a nanny worming her way into the heart of her boss who had wrecked her dream of playing the piano. Slow but engaging.

3. SHOOTER (action thriller with Mark Wahlberg, Michael Pena, Kate Mara and Danny Glover) Rated * * * (3 stars): Structured like TV's "24", this fast-paced conspiracy thriller has familiar characters and cliched moments. But there are lots of twists and thrills to delight most action fans.

4. HANNIBAL RISING (prequel with Gaspard Ulliel, Gong Li and Rhys Ifans) Rated: * * (2 stars): This prequel to "Silence Of The Lambs" and "Red Dragon" turns out to be a cheap, cliched tale of vengeance as a young Hannibal Lecter (Ulliel) tracks down his sister’s murderers, one by one.

5. JANGAN PANDANG BELAKANG (horror thriller in Malay, with Pierre Andre, Intan Ladyana and Khatijah Tan) Rated: * * ½ (2.5 stars): You will get a few well-aimed jolts in this story about a man’s probe into his girlfriend’s apparent suicide. You have to tolerate the poor sound system, though.


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