Thursday, May 17, 2007

WEEKEND PIC May 18 - 20

Your Guide To The Weekend Viewing

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

2. 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.

3. NEXT (sci-fi thriller with Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore and Jessica Biel) Rated * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): Lee Tamahori's adaptation of Philip K. Dick's short story (about a man who can see minutes into the future) starts off promisingly but tapers into a confusing cat-and-mouse game. Nice love story, though.
4. BLADES OF GLORY (ice-skating comedy with Will Ferrell and Jon Heder) Rated * * (2 stars): With Ferrell in the lead, this uneven comedy is more or less like "Talladega Nights" on skates. Highlights: Watch Ferrell and Heder doing a number that is a lot like 'gay foreplay'.

5. SUMO-LAH (comedy with Afdlin Shauki, Gurmit Singh and Awie) Rated * * (2 stars): If you think watching a bunch of Malaysians (and a Singaporean) trying their hand at sumo-wrestling is fun and funny, stay away from this one or you will definitely change your mind. Mainly for 'Phua Chu Kang' fans.


At 5:41 am, Anonymous dyrux said...

sir, whatabout james lee's movies? any good?

At 12:55 pm, Anonymous hdoong said...

i totally adore Blades of Glory :)) Rather slapstick comedy but was very entertaining nonetheless. With all these horror/thriller/bad remakes/sequels out there, Blades of Glory is a gem.

At 11:55 am, Blogger Lim Chang Moh said...

Hi dyrux, Regretably I have been unable to catch James Lee's movies due to personal commitments. However, I have heard that they were rather interesting and I would certainly givem them a try esp since there is an offer of 2 movies for the price of one at GSC Mid Valley. And when you do, pse give your comments/review at this site. Thank you very much for your response.

Hi hdoong, you must be a Will Ferrell fan. Some called it 'soft-porn on ice'!

At 7:51 pm, Anonymous hdoong said...

nope. not a will fan at all. soft porn on ice is what it is and it's soooooo funny. what a relief after a hard day's work. definitely recommending it to those who needs a laugh or two or those who got bored by the incessant torrents of horror/thrillers.


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