Thursday, September 20, 2007

WEEKEND PIC Sept 21 - 23 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. A NOTE OF LOVE (local drama in Hokkein with Sharifah Amani and Daniel Lee) Rated: * * (2 stars): This indie film about puppy love and an old couple trying to rekindle romance is rather trite but there are some worthwhile scenes of 'endangered' venues. At GSC International Screens only (Reviewed below)

5. PREMONITION (psychological thriller 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. SKINWALKERS (horror thriller with Natassia Malthe, Shawn Roberts, Jason Behr and Elias Koteas) Rating: * 1/2 (1.5 stars): A B-grade tale about werewolves - with a bad script, lame performances and a silly story.


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