The man who made "Psycho" was no lightweight, though he kind of comes off that way in "Hitchcock." Starring Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as his wife and collaborator, Alma, "Hitchcock" puts a featherlight yet entertaining touch on the behind-the-scenes struggle to make the mother of all slasher films.
2013/4/19, 1 Comment
To promote their latest project, "Oblivion," Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko and Director Joseph Kosinski visited Taipei on April 6, folding dumplings in the day and destroying ice statues in the evening.
From the beautiful faces of the charming cast posing dashingly in the movie posters, it seems that "Saving General Yang's" marketing strengths might be selling its brawns rather than its brains.
If a big, dumb action movie knows it's a big, dumb action movie and revels in that fact, is that preferable to a big, dumb action movie making the mistake of thinking it's significant, relevant art?
To some, marriage is a word; but to others, it is a sentence. That's why, in the newly released movie, "Say Yes" (101次求婚), it takes 101 proposals to get the girl of your dreams.
The genders have been reversed but the supernatural, star-crossed teen angst remains firmly intact in "Beautiful Creatures," which clearly aims to pick up where the "Twilight" franchise left off.
"Promised Land" is an engaging and entertaining -- if preachy -- look at Big Energy and fracking -- the land-and-water-wrecking practice of drilling and pumping water and chemicals into the ground to extract natural gas from shale.
"Oz the Great and Powerful" aims for nostalgia in older viewers who grew up on "The Wizard of Oz" and still hold the classic dear, while simultaneously enchanting a newer, younger audience. It never really accomplishes either successfully.