With "In Time," writer-director Andrew Niccol takes a clever, compelling idea -- that time is currency and you can buy your way to immortality or die broke -- and beats it into the ground.
Jackman's Charlie Kenton is an ex-boxer scraping by in the near future as a promoter of brawling robots, which have taken over the sport from human fighters.
"The Rainbow Bridge" (彩虹橋), the second half of director Wei Te-sheng (魏德聖)'s epic film "Seediq Bale" (賽德克．巴萊), is packed with more action but is also more convoluted and weaker in character development.
2011/10/3, 3 Comments
In "Seediq Bale" (賽德克‧巴萊), director Wei Te-sheng (魏德聖) asks viewers to suspend their preconceptions and get inside the ethics of the Seediq people, as the entire narrative unfolds "through the prism of Seediq beliefs."
2011/9/9, 2 Comments
No one ever turns into a giant snake in the new "Conan the Barbarian."
The genre mash-up of "Cowboys & Aliens" is more a mush-up, an action yarn aiming to be both science fiction and Old West adventure but doing neither all that well.
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is first-class entertainment, packed with clever, unsettling and even inspired ideas. A well-crafted prequel to the long-running "Apes" series, it offers a few winks to fans of that cycle of films.
Another Taiwanese singer has made his movie debut: Jam Hsiao (蕭敬騰). The popular entertainer stars as a sympathetic contract killer who saves lives, but fails short of saving his first feature film "The Killer Who Never Kills" (殺手歐陽盆栽).
Let Tony Stark make the wisecracks and Nick Fury give the intimidating commands.