Thursday, June 28, 2007

WEEKEND PIC June 29 - July 1

Your Guide To The Weekend Viewing:

1. TRANSFORMERS (sci-fi action with Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Jon Voight and Megan Fox) Rated: * * * (out of 4): It's 'Bayhem' time and those who grew up on Transformers toys and the TV series would definitely relive their fantasies in this testosterone-fueled actioner that also transforms from one genre to another.

2. SURF'S UP (animated comedy with voices of Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel and Jon Heder) Rated * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): Masquerading as a 'mockumentary', this story about a young penguin's quest to be champion surfer offers a few laughs and references to real-life celebs. But not enough oomph, though.
3. DIVA (local drama with Ning Baizura (pic, left), Jeremy Thomas and AC Mizal) Rated * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): This drama, about the personal and professional challenges faced by a singer (Ning), gets a Bollywood touch with India's director Sharad Saran at the helm.

4. ALONE (Thai horror thriller with Masha Wattanapanich, Namo Tongkumnerd, Vittaya Wasukraipaisan and Ratchanoo Bunchootwong) Rated * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): We get the requisite jolts and plot twists in this mystery about a separated Siamese twin haunted by her past. Okay if you don't expect too much.

5. FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER (sci-fi thriller with Michael Chiklis, Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans and Jessica Alba) Rated * * (2 stars): After the initial chase scene with the Silver Surfer, everything seems to go downhill with this disappointing sequel - with lame dialogue and prolonged build-up and little in terms of pay-off.


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