Movie Review: The Ladykillers (2004)

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My Rating: 5Stars

Today I watched the movie The Ladykillers at UA TimeSquare in Causeway Bay. Another late addition to my Must See Movies list.

Tom Hanks again delivered a superb acting of a sly Southern American. His character was very believable and mesmerizing.

Although, the story is simple and some what predictable, the movie was very entertaining due to the great acting by all.

Rating Legend:
5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy from iTunes Store
2Stars Rent it on iTunes
1Stars Waste your time elsewhere

Movie Review: The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

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My Rating: 3Stars

Tonight I watched “The Day After Tomorrow” at Olympian City Broadway.

The movie definitely had lots of CGI, but the story was simple and predictable, the acting was so so and the characters were not developed well enough for me. The movie did not grab or maintained my attention for the 2 hours plus that it lasted.

Rating Legend:
5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy from iTunes Store
2Stars Rent it on iTunes
1Stars Waste your time elsewhere

Movie Review: Van Helsing (2004)

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My Rating: 4Stars

Today I say the movie “Van Helsing” at Gateway Golden Harvest in Tsim Sa Tsui.

This was not one of the movies on my “Must See” list, but I was presently surprise.

Rating Legend
5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy the VCD
2Stars Rent it if you can
1Stars Waste your time elsewhere

Movie Review: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

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My Rating: 1Stars

Tonight I watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind staring Jim Carrey at Silvercord in Tsim Sa Tsui. Not one of the movies from my Must See Movies list.

What can I say? Unfortunately it is yet another one of those movies, where a famous, successful and well liked movie star try something different. My last experience of that was with Bill Murray in “Lost in Translation“.

It is definitely not a typical Jim Carrey movie that he had made in the past.

Although, I had place this movie in my “Must See Movies”, I will now remove it after watching it myself. To say the least I did not enjoy it, may be it was too deep and intellectual for me, you may decide that yourself.

Rating Legend:
5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy from iTunes Store
2Stars Rent it on iTunes
1Stars Waste your time elsewhere

Movie Review: Jersey Girl (2004)

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My Rating: 4Stars

Today I saw the movie Jersey Girl at the Olympian Broadway theatre, it was a great movie with very good cast and tones of cameos. Another one from my Must See Movies list.

Raquel Castro played Ben Affleck’s character’s (Ollie) daughter. This movie is her first motion picture, but I can see that there will be many more to come.

The plot is simple but really makes one think about that are really important in their own lives.

Rating Legend:
5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy from iTunes Store
2Stars Rent it on iTunes
1Stars Waste your time elsewhere

Movie Review: Hidalgo (2004)

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My Rating: 3Stars

Today I saw the movie Hidalgo at AMC Theatre, Festival Walk. It was starred by some of the lesser known actors, like “Viggo Mortensen”. Another late addition to my Must See Movies list.

It was a typical feel good, under dog winning out, movie, with some elements of the bad guy trying to kill the hero, a wicket woman trying to seduce the hero, the hero being blamed for something he did not do, and a woman who try to win the hero’s heart.

In my opinion, I believe the thing that was missing from this movie, was more development on all of the above concepts. There was some good development of the hero’s character, but not enough. The star of this movie was the horse, but the the viewers would not expect it coming into the movie. I guess it’s like the movie “Black Beauty”, although the viewers were expecting it in that movie.

One thing that was unexpected was the good acting by the horse. If they give oscar to animals I think this horse should win; or at least a nomination for best supporting actor.

Rating Legend:
5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy from iTunes Store
2Stars Rent it on iTunes
1Stars Waste your time elsewhere

Movie Review: Hearts of Atlantis (2001)

I just saw the movie “Hearts of Atlantis” on HBO in Hong Kong. It was a movie starring “Anthony Hopkins”, “Anton Yelchin” (young Bobby) and “David Morse” (adult Bobby).

The movie began with a man receiving a baseball glove via courier, sent by the lawyers of his childhood friend’s estate. It was willed to him by his friend. At the funeral the man found out his childhood sweet heart had also died a few years back. The story then time warped back to his childhood where majority of the movie was set.

Anthony Hopkins played a superb role as a mysterious wise man.

A must see.

My Rating: 4Stars

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5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy the VCD
2Stars Rent it if you can
1Stars Waste your time elsewhere

Movie Review: Along Came Polly (2004)

I just saw the movie “Along Came Polly” at Broadway Olympian Theatre this evening, starring “Ben Stiller” and “Jennifer Aniston”.

It is a good funny love story. A truely enjoyable evening out. Ben Stiller performs his usual best underdog who ends up winning the woman resulting in a happy ending for all.

My Rating: 2Stars

Rating Legend

5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy the VCD
2Stars Rent it if you can
1Stars Waste your time elsewhere

Movie Review: Stuck On You (2003)

I just saw the movie “Stuck On You” at Festival Walk AMC Theatres this evening. Starring “Matt Damon” and “Greg Kinnear”.

I must say this movie is surprisingly good. The story is good and the acting was not bad either.

My Rating: 4Stars

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5Stars Not to be missed

4Stars Wait for the DVD

3Stars Buy the VCD

2Stars Rent it if you can

1Stars Waste your time elsewhere

Movie Review: Out of Time (2003)

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My Rating: 4Stars

This evening I saw the movie “Out of Time” at Gateway Theater, Tsim Sa Tsui.

Good suspense, crime movie. With the right amount of twist and turn to keep you guessing what’s about to happen.

Rating Legend:
5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy from iTunes Store
2Stars Rent it if you can
1Stars Waste your time elsewhere