After scrutinizing Taiwanese funeral customs in the 2010 comedy “Seven Days in Heaven” (父後七日), director Wang Yu-lin (王育麟) now offers “Flying Dragon, Dancing Phoenix” (龍飛鳳舞) ...
"Valentine's Day Redux” — or as it's officially known, “New Year's Eve” — purports to be about a night on which the “entire world comes together” to celebrate.
"Bad Teacher” is exactly the one-joke movie that you probably expect it to be, but there are enough variations and shadings of that one joke to sustain its brief running time — just barely.
Horrible Bosses” wallows in silliness — gleefully, and without an ounce of remorse or self-consciousness — and even though you are a grown-up and you know you should know better, you will be happy to wallow right along, as well.
Movies where humans and animals converse are a bad idea in principle, and Kevin James' “Zookeeper” is not here to prove that interspecies ensembles have simply been a misunderstood, underappreciated subgenre.
Telephone and Internet frauds are so pervasive in Taiwan that people have become numb and indifferent to such illegal activities. Yet, “Formosa Mambo” (寶島漫波) draws attention to this social problem in a brilliantly entertaining way.
The charming 1938 children's book “Mr. Popper's Penguins,” by Richard and Florence Atwater and with wonderful illustrations by Robert Lawson, ends with a “No, thank you” to Hollywood.
It's hard to imagine a more half-assed attempt at cashing in a second time than “The Hangover Part II.”
Swedish musical crime-comedy Sound of Noise (噪反城市) is a satire of the crime genre and the classical musical establishment about a group of musicians who terrorize the city of Malmö with a series of musical crimes.