Thursday, November 01, 2007

WEEKEND PIC November 2 - 4 2007

Your Guide To The Weekend Viewing:

1. 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)

2. 1408 (horror thriller with John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson) Rated: * * * 1/2 (out of 4): Arguably the scariest flick of 2007 and our top pick for Halloween, this adaptation of Stephen King's short story is also intelligent - and comes with a double ending. Ya, you interprete its close. (Reviewed below)

3. SHOOT 'EM UP (actioner with Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti and Monica Bellucci, pic) Rated * * * (3 stars): This is a crazy spoof of the 'bang-bang' genre, with shoot-outs and chases piling up on each other. You would never guess how many shoutout situations there are here. And like in "Children Of Men", Owen is protecting a baby again! (Reviewed below)

4. BULLET & BRAIN (actioner with Anthony Wong, Francis Ng, Alex Fong and Eric Tsang) Rated * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): A spoof on the HK gangster movies with veteran stars providing nostalgic humour in familiar roles. A see-and-forget flick.

5. 30 DAYS OF NIGHT (slasherpic with Josh Hartnett and Melissa George) Rated: * * (2 stars): The Alaskan town of Barrow is under siege by flesh-eating vampires during its 30 days of dakness. All you get is a feeling of helplessness - at the silly plot and situations. (Reviewed below)

6. LANTAI 13 (Indon horror with Widi Mulia, Virnie Ismail, Lukman Hakim and Bella Esperance) Rated: * * (2 stars): Like "1408" and "Apartment 1303", here's another thriller about the 13th floor of a building. There are some genuine jolts here but the plot is predictable. (Reviewed below)

7. EXODUS (HK crime drama with Simon Yam and Irene Wan) Rated * 1/2 (1.5 stars): Cop investigates a claim about a plot by some women to kill all the men on the planet. Is this a comedy? A spy thriller? A dream? None of the above. It's just one big bore! (Reviewed below)


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