Tina Brown's witty, gossipy and perceptive “The Diana Chronicles” is one of the best books to consult if you want to make sense of the complicated life and tragic end of the Princess of Wales. German filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel's biopic “Diana” takes the basic facts of the British royal's post-divorce years, puts them through the dry-cleaner and then whips them on the washing stone to make sure that no blemishes or stains survive.
The screen is filled with luxurious digs, fancy cars, cool boats, private jets, but there's no intoxicating hook used to snare the audience
In an age when we're able to consume content so many different ways let's declare right now that there's only one truly correct way to experience “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuaron's thrilling new space film.
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The film “Apolitical Romance” (對面的女孩殺過來), by first-time director Hsieh Chun-Yi (謝駿毅), is a rom-com crossing stars over the Taiwan Strait. Nerdy, softspoken Taiwanese A-cheng (阿正), played by rising star Bryan Chang Shu-hao (張書豪), is paired with a feisty, loud Qin Lang (秦朗), played by Huang Lu (黃璐).
With a predominantly Asian cast, “Almost Perfect” may at first strike you as an ethnocentric film like the movie director Bertha Bay-sa Pan debuted in her days at Brown University, “Face.” However, as you become more and more absorbed in the movie, you realize the conflicts and problems developed in the storyline derive from everyone just being all too human. It's a film where the story told is so incredibly detailed and realistically that nothing is surprising or neverbefore-seen different.
Audiences left disappointed with the previous installment of the Riddick series should be pleasantly surprised by “Riddick,” as the bald baddie with the surgical shine job returns to his roots.
Dialogue is scarce and the movie seems to be strung together by a series of murders. The reasons for the murders and the motives behind the actions don't seem to be explained very well.
What happens when regular people dress up like super heroes and try to take on the criminal underbelly of the city? Well, they get their asses kicked, what else?
2013/8/23, 1 Comment
Time flies when you're not wondering about the welfare of the Smurfs, those diminutive, animated blue-skinned forest-dwellers.
2013/8/23, 1 Comment