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.
The poster asks, “What if a little lie kept getting bigger?” More like, “What if the people telling the little lie kept getting dumber?”
“No Strings Attached” begins with an intriguing premise: A guy and a girl agree to have sex wherever they want, whenever they want, without all those pesky emotions getting in the way.
“Morning Glory,” about a sunny network morning television show, feels like ... well, a sunny, network television morning show. It is glossy, moves quickly enough and has a few enjoyable personalities.
The studio bills Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway's “Love & Other Drugs” as an unconventional love story.
Robert Downey Jr. is miserable, stuck on a cross-country drive with a creepy Zach Galifianakis in the comedy “Due Date.”