Friday, September 14, 2007

WEEKEND PIC Sept 14 - 16 2007

Your Guide To The Weekend Viewing:

1. THE BRAVE ONE (with Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard and Naveen Andrews): Rated: * * * (out of 4): What, another vigilante movie? Yeah, but this time around it has Foster as the reluctant avenger roaming the streets of New York City persuading us that sometimes we have to help the law find justice. (Reviewed below)

2. HAIRSPRAY (with John Travolta, Nikki Blonsky, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken) Rated: * * * (3 stars): This remake of the 1988 musical does not have the memorable songs of 'Grease' or 'Saturday Night Fever' but it boasts of a Travolta in drag. That should be enough to lure his fans - and lovers of song-and-dance musicals. (Reviewed below)

3. FRACTURE (courtroom thriller with Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn and Rosamund Pike): Rated * * * (out of 4): Tycoon shoots wife but what seems like an open-and-shut case becomes a complex chess game between a young prosecutor and a clever hubby. Not to be missed for fans of Hopkins. (Reviewed below)

4. KNOCKED UP (romantic comedy with Katherine Heigl, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann) Rating: * * * (3 stars): There are some genuinely funny gags in this story about a woman's regret after a night of careless abandonment. Heigl looks perfect in a role originally meant for Anne Hathaway.

5. PREMONITION (with Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon and Kate Nelligan) Rated: * * (2 stars): It's like 'Groundhog Day' revisited as Bullock's housewife gets news of her hubby's death in a road crash - and then goes back in time before the tragedy. Can she stop it? Well, we can't blame her for trying in this messy sci-fi outing. (Reviewed below)

6. NARAKA 19 (with Patrick Tam, Chun Tin You, Shaun Tam, Bonnie Sin and Gillian Chung) Rated * (1 star): Watching this attempt at a horror thriller is like being trapped in the 19th Gate of Hell, which is the title of the movie based on a Chinese book about an SMS game. (Reviewed below)


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