Friday, November 16, 2007

WEEKEND PIC Nov 16 - 18 2007

Your Guide to the Weekend Movies

1. BEOWULF (fantasy adventure with Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Wright Penn and Angelina Jolie) Rated: * * * ½ (out of 4): If you were bowled over by the graphic brutality of “300”, this ‘performance-capture’ effort will do the same for you. Check out Beowulf fighting the monster Grendel naked! (reviewed below).

2. PENNY DREADFUL (psychological horror with Rachel Miner and Mimi Rogers) Rated * * ½ (2.5 stars): The situation in which a young lass, suffering from a fear of cars, is terrorised by a nasty killer, is dreadful enough. However, the plot is over-contrived. (Reviewed below)

3. BEE MOVIE (animated comedy with voices of Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger and Chris Rock) Rated: * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): Not quite as hilarious as "Shrek" or as engaging as "The Incredibles", this is a Seinfeld comedy about a bee falling in love with a human and suing mankind for theft of honey. (Reviewed below)

4. LIONS FOR LAMBS (social drama with Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise and Michael Pena) Rated * * 1/2 (out of 4): Reminiscent of the multi-layered "Babel", this Redford-directed movie is about three sets of people 'involved' in the war of terror in Afghanistan. It is slow and talky but there are some interesting insights and an abrupt ending. (reviewed below)

5. STARDUST (fantasy adventure with Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Michele Pfeiffer & Robert De Niro) Rated * * * (out of 4): Quite like the "Chronicles Of Narnia", this one is about a young man's quest for true love. The performances of Pfeiffer and De Niro are worth the price of the ticket. (Reviewed below)

6. BALLS OF FURY (Ping-pong comedy with Dan Fogler, Maggie Q and Christopher Walken) Rated: * (1 star): Watch this derivative comedy about and FBI mission with a ping-pong tourney only if you must not miss a Maggie Q movie. (Reviewed below)


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