|Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience |
Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience is a fusion of concert clips in 3D from their “Burning Up” concert tour. The obvious intent is to put you “in the stadium”, so to speak, via 3D and the big screen.
Zack Snyder has filmed the ‘unfilmable’ classic graphic novel, giving us a compelling, multi-layered, resonant look at a grimy world on the brink of destruction.
|Seven Pounds |
Here’s one shamelessly manipulative movie that revels in its lack of subtlety. And you know what? It’s rather infectious.
|Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li |
Another attempt to revive the Street Fighter movie franchise ends on a sour note; or, as it might be referred to in another fighting game, FATALITY!
|Role Models |
Scott and Rudd play their usual funny roles but in the end, you’re left wondering if the movie was worth the time spent watching it.
John Patrick Shanley’s big-screen adaptation of his famous and award-winning play is a film that captures the essence of doubt perfectly and leaves the audience questioning, wondering and thinking.
|Burn After Reading |
The Coen brothers cook up a smart comedy (about stupid people), set in Washington DC, that pokes fun at everyone but the politicians. No, really.
|Punisher: War Zone |
Ray Stevenson is the best screen Punisher ever – but the cartoon villains and brutal censorship don’t do this violent outing any favours. Still, a mostly-cool guilty pleasure.
|Slumdog Millionaire |
For a film that chronicles so much privation and horror, Slumdog Millionaire is oddly charming and cheerful. Strange but true.
Nasty and repellent with no redeeming qualities whatsoever; if this “horror” film set out to be a reflection of society, well, it succeeds, perhaps too well.
|New in Town |
New in Town manages to transport you to a place that is quite an eye-opener, culture-wise, from what we usually see of the United States on film.
|The Curious Case of Benjamin Button |
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button fails to achieve the heights of greatness like the best epic tales because it has no satisfying resolution, no message to pass on that would reverberate in our hearts and minds.
This retelling of a failed plot to kill Adolf Hitler is surprisingly better than expected … you know, seeing that everyone already knows how it will end.
|Ong Bak 2 |
Ong Bak 2 is not a sequel. Neither is it a prequel. But Tony Jaa is back – inscrutable and brooding this time, and not half the fun he was in the first movie.
|Look for a Star |
Andrew Lau's latest romantic comedy proves yet again that a movie needs more than superstars to excel and excite. A solid storyline is essential, especially for a Cinderella wannabe like this.
It’s a rare feat for a film this unsettling to have any “feelgood” elements – but have them it does, more so because viewers may find a lot in there to identify with.
|Bride Wars |
Bride Wars is light fare that would serve you well if you have nothing to do.
|Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans |
That in which vampires worry about money and rebellious offspring.
Brendan & Co run around amidst much sound and fury, but ultimately this fantasy falls short of what it could have been.
|Red Cliff 2|
Red Cliff 2 delivers the long-awaited showdown as promised, in a surprisingly engaging package.
Is the Spanish horror movie Rec just another jittery offshoot of The Blair Witch Project? Well, yes — except it’s better. A lot better.
A pretty decently made and entertaining sci-fi adventure with a cool creature and, shall we say, interesting subtitles.
Adam Sandler is both obnoxious lout and lovable goof (the two sides of his personality don't mesh well) in this clumsy but heartwarming tale of dreams, incredible coincidences and bug-eyed guinea pigs.