Resident Evil: Extinction

24 September 2007

Extinction

 

Wow, Milla Jovovich is back in her role of Alice – the super-human bio-organic creature in the third installment of Resident Evil series entitled Resident Evil: Extinction. It’s a franchise of science fiction horror film adapted from the popular game series with the same name.

In Resident Evil: Extinction, the world is contaminated with T-Virus which turned infected human and animal into living zombie. The Umbrella Corporation, the global leading scientific group, tries desperately to stop the contamination. Meanwhiles, the survivors from the virus outbreak are on their way to find a safe place and meet Alice who tries to escape from the Umbrella Corp. Alice has to save the last survivors and herself by fighting off the genetically modified zombie and the evil scientist who is consumed with his greed.

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Surf’s Up

21 September 2007

Surf’s Up

 

Well, what could I say here? This is definitely another “Penguins” related films. Even though the creator didn’t intend it to be compared with other films featuring this interesting creatures as the film first began its pre-production back in 2002, it’s obvious that the comparison is inevitably when the movie is released in 2007. Still, Surf’s Up could be considered unique in its way of story-telling as a mock of documentary about surfing presented in 3-D computer animation using speaking animal as characters in the film.

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Perfect Stranger

30 August 2007

Perfect Stranger

 

With Halle Berry and Bruce Willis as leading actors, Perfect Stranger seems to be a promising thriller. The film tells a story of a newspaper reporter who goes undercover to solve the murder of her childhood friend. She suspects the murder was committed by a wealthy businessman whom her friend made acquittance with via the Internet. The movie questioned the audiences how far you would go to keep a secret. It’s indeed a question worth asking for. The film provided its resolution with twists and turns in the last 10 minutes of the movie but it somehow failed to provide a satisfactory answer.

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I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

29 August 2007

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

 

Sam-sex marriage has gradually been accepted worldwide with different terminologies such as civil union, civil partnership or domestic partnership. No matter what you call it, the idea of this marriage is the same – which is to provide legal rights for the gay or lesbian couples. This idea is the main concept behind the comedy film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James as Chuck and Larry, two veteran New York firefighters who have to fake this unlikely marriage in order to take the benefit of legal issue for Larry’s children. Chuck, who is a self-proclaimed womanizer, agrees to help Larry, a widower with two children, because they are best friends. Things get worse when Chuck fells in love with their sexy lawyer (portrayed by Jessica Biel) but couldn’t express his true feeling and the couples are under the investigation of fake marriage by the authority.

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The Invasion

22 August 2007

The Invasion

 

The Invasion is sci-fi thriller film which was first meant to be a remake of the 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers which is based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney. However, screenwriter Dave Kajganich came out with some original ideas on the film and made it a different story. The production of the film saw an alteration of scripts by the Wachowski brothers (whose well-known work is the Matrix trilogy) and several re-shoots after it was postponed from the original release date in June 2006. The film was released in the United Sates on August 17, 2007. The film starred Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Coincidently, we would probably see both of them on screen together again by the end of this year in The Golden Compass, the first film from the epic adventure His Dark Materials trilogy. Well, that’s another story.

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Rush Hour 3

21 August 2007

Rush Hour 3

 

The duo L.A. cops Lee and Carter are back for the third installment of their movie franchise in Rush Hour 3 starring the familiar faces of Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. It’s the return on the big screen 6 years after the previous Rush Hour 2. This time Paris takes the center-stage when the duo have to make their ways tracking down the criminal association in the capital city of France.

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Arthur and the Minimoys

5 July 2007

Arthur and the Minimoys

 

Arthur and the Minimoys is a part-live action and part-3D animation film adaptation of the children book with the same name. The book, released in 2002, is surprisingly written by Luc Basson, the renowned French filmmaker whose previous works includes The Fifth Element and Nikita. He also directed this movie himself, thus the film is perfectly interpreted. Set in 1960, the movie tells a story of a ten-year-old boy Arthur who lives with his Grandmother. Their house is at the verge of being taken over so Arthur decides to find a treasure of his Grandfather, buried somewhere in their garden. Upon searching for a clue, he stumbles upon a land of the Minimoys, tiny people living underneath the ground of their land.

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