It seems as if Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" is the millionth Superman movie to come out. The plot predictably begins with the destruction of Krypton and ends with Clark Kent (played by Henry Cavill) saving the world, with Lois Lane (Amy Adams) simultaneously falling madly in love with him. However, the familiarity of it all doesn't make the film banal.
2013/6/14, 1 Comment
An intriguing movie always gives more than it at first appears to. Steven Soderbergh's latest thriller, "Side Effects," revolves around depression, murder, medical ethics and deception, connecting the dots in ways audiences can hardly foresee. And it is most likely to leave viewers thinking it over after the movie ends, and probably plants some side effects for future reference.
Unwieldy, overlong and overly reliant on melodramatic coincidences, "The Place Beyond the Pines" is still better than it has any right to be, thanks to its cast.
Derivative as all get out and plainly concocted by a committee, "Epic" is a children's animated film that is more entertaining and emotional than it has any right to be.
"Daring" isn't a word you would use very much to describe 2011's "The Hangover Part II," the disappointingly lazy, beat-for-beat rehash of the wild and wildly successful original "Hangover" from 2009.
"Now You See Me" is like seeing a magician pull a rabbit out of a hat and then showing you how the trick is done, only to learn the bunny's dead. Everything's going reasonably well until the disappointing end.
Charlie Young's (楊采妮) "Christmas Rose" stands before the audience's judgment with her directorial debut in this courtroom drama. Approaching the cinematic front from the director's seat as opposed to her usual role as an actress, Young presents her own script for the movie, which won substantial funding from the Asia Film Financing Forum.