Thursday, May 31, 2007

WEEKEND PIC June 1 - 3

Your Guide To The Weekend Viewing:

NOTE: Movie fans will not want to miss the on-going Movie Carnival 2007 at the Oval in 1 Utama in Bandar Utama this weekend. There are lots of freebies and free shows to be had. The MC2007 runs from 29 May to June 6. See ya there!

1. SHREK 3 (animated comedy with the voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas and Justin Timberlake) Rated: * * 1/2

(out of 4): This third instalment continues the saga of the green Ogre who discovers that he is now heir to the throne of Far Far Away and that he is gonna be a dad! Despite repetitious gags, it is still a fun movie.

2. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END (fantasy adventure with Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley) Rated * * * (3 stars): This 'trequel' of the POTC franchise is, as expected, full of thrills and spills. With so many subplots and twists in its 168-minute footage, however, it is a bit tough on our butts.
Kids of The Last Mimzy
3. THE LAST MIMZY (fantasy flick with Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, Rainn Wilson and Joely Richardson) Rated * * (2 stars): This story about two kids with extra-terrestrial toys that give the super powers is very childish and flimsy, with many product-placement scenes. Only for little minds.

4. SPIDER-MAN 3 (fantasy thriller with Tobey Maguire, Kristen Dunst and Thomas Haden Church) Rated: * * * (3 stars): Die-hard Spidey fans may feel shortchanged by director Sam Raimi's treatment of Venom, but the overall movie and effects are still awesome.

5. 28 WEEKS LATER (sci-fi thriller with Robert Carlyle, Rose Bryne and Jeremy Renner) Rated: * * * (3 stars): A decent and engaging 'sequel' to zombie flick "28 Days Later" by Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo who seems to go overboard with fast-pace editing and an excess of gore.


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