Thursday, October 09, 2008

WEEKEND PIC Oct 10 - 12, 2008

Your Guide To The Weekend Movies


a) FURY aka MANGKORN SAU (Thai action thriller with Som Amara and Jija Yanin) Rated * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): Like the 'Ong Bak' series, this one is another fast-paced, no-holds-barred fight flick that does not use stunt doubles. Just overlook the plot and enjoy the stunts.

b) THE HOUSE BUNNY (comedy with Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Rumer Willis, Katharine McPhee and Hugh Hefner) Rated * * (2 out of 4 stars): Faris, the star of 'Scary Movie' moves on to another dumb movie that graduates from juvenile to infantile as it goes along. (Reviewed below)

c) DISASTER MOVIE (comedy with Matt Lanter, Vanessa Minnillo, Gary Johnson, Nicole Parker (pictured above), and Kim Kardashian) Rated * (1 star): The spoof series gets from bad to worse and this looks like the pits - although I am not gonna bet on it. Seems like there is no limit to the stupidity that they can dish out - and this is a complete Disaster of a Movie.


1. MAMMA MIA! (musical with Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stelan Skasgard and Amanda Seyfried) Rated * * * (out of 4): It is a real campy Bollywood-style musical incorporating the songs of ABBA but fun to watch. Where else can you see Bond star Brosnan singing and Streep having such a great time hamming it up?
(Reviewed below)

2. EAGLE EYE (Action thriller with Shia LeBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Billy Bob Thornton and Michael Chiklis) Rated * * (2 stars): If you can tolerate lots of ridiculous high-tech suspense and a lousy pay-off at the end, then this is the flick for you. (Reviewed below)

3. PAINTED SKIN (thriller with Betty Sun, Chen Kun, Donnie Yen Ji Dan, Qi Yuwu, Vicki Zhao Wei and Zhou Xun) Rating * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): Gordon Chan's remake of the 1993 flick (that starred Sammo Hung and Adam Cheng) has its moments as well as disappointments. It should please action fans, though.

4. FLIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (comedy with David Chisum, Richard Tyson and Kevin J. 'O Connor) Rating * * (2 stars): This 'Zombies On A Plane' movie is actually a made-for-DVD flim, but some wise guys must have thought it would convert a few fans here in Malaysia.

5. KAMI THE MOVIE (local drama with Liyana Jasmay, Syarul Ezani and Ani Zayanah) Rated * * (2 stars): Another coming-of-age movie about a bunch of school chums hanging out in some dodgy places, quite unlike 'The Goodbye Boys', 'S'kali', and 'Gol & Gincu' characters.


At 11:31 am, Blogger AdrianAndrew said...

Dear Mr Lim,
Your review(s) has kep me and my friends guided for so many years ~ since the 1988 days. We used to disagree with your ratings (maybe we were too young to appreciate). Now we totally agree with your reviews. If its not at least 2.5 stars ~ we stay home

I wonder whether you have watched and reviewed other movies eg
The Stranger (Liv Taylor)
Righteous kill (Robert deniro, Al Pacino)

Many Thanks

At 2:27 am, Blogger Lim Chang Moh said...

Hi Adrian,

Thank you for your support all thru the years. It is nice to know that my reviews are read. However, I don't expect everyone to agree with my views and I always welcome alternative views. For example, if it is an action thriller, some one may see and like something that I have not noticed or appreciated.

Regretfully, I have not watched 'The Stranger' and 'Righteous Kill' as I was writing a book (in July & August 2008) when the former was shown. I am now in Indiana, in the USA. I will try and catch these films and those that I missed. Once again, thank you.


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