Thursday, September 06, 2007

WEEKEND PIC: Sept 7 - 9 2007

Your Guide To The Weekend Viewing:

1. 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 tycoon. Not to be missed for fans of Hopkins. (Reviewed below)

2. 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.

3. THE INVASION (sci-fi remake with Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam and Malin Akerman) Rating: * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): The one compelling reason to catch this remake of "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers" is because Kidman is playing the lead. Human drama, alas, is inadequate.

4. ROGUE ASSASSIN (action thriller with Jet Li and Jason Stratham) Rating * * (2 stars): Yeah, yeah. Expect mindless action and shootouts in this Jet Li vehicle that also comes with a surprise twist at the ending.

5. PERFECT STRANGER (murder thriller with Halle Berry and Bruce Willis) Rating: * * (2 stars, 18PL): Here is one perfect build-up to a huge letdown. The desperate need for a surprise twist at the end turns this movie into a bomb despite its able cast. (See review below)

6. DELTA FARCE (comedy with Larry The Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, DJ Qualls and Keith David) Rated: * 1/2 (1.5 stars): Wanna see the Three Stooges Go To Eye-Rac? It also seems like the script is written by them as well. (See review below)

7. OCEAN WONDERLAND 3D (IMAX documentary on the denizens of the Great Barrier Reef) Rated * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): A 3-D treat for the kids with a sea turtle playing tour guide to the creatures of the reefs. (See review below)


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