“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.
After a decade following the adventures of our favorite boy wizard, those anticipating the epic showdown between Voldemort and Harry Potter will not be disappointed.
All the technical promise of decades of “aliens invade” thrillers, from “Independence Day” (ID4：星際終結者) through “Battle: Lost Angeles” (世界異戰), and the best comic character actors money can buy serve “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” well.
If the “Fast Five” filmmakers had thrown in giant, shape-shifting robots, talking apes and some vampires, the fifth installment in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise would hardly have been more outlandish.
On the heels of his breakout hits “300” (300壯士：斯巴達的逆襲) and “Watchmen,” (守護者) director Zack Snyder's “Sucker Punch” is not just a 17-year-old boy's fantasy.
The gladiatorial thumbs-up or thumbs-down is a key plot point in the ancient Roman adventure “The Eagle.”