Movie Review: 500 Days of Summer


My Rating: 4Stars

This afternoon I saw the movie 500 Days of Summer at UA Cinema, Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Another one of the movies from my Must See Movies list.

The movie starts off telling the audience it is not a movie about romance, which further emphasis it as being a movie about love, romance and relationships.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the past was very active in TV series like 3rd Rock from the Sun, and won awards for his performances. He took time off to attend Columbia University which resulted in his absence from the motion picture industry. This movie is the first leading role in a Hollywood blockbuster since his return from Columbia University. Here Gordon-Levitt is partnered with Zooey Deschanel, who makes a perfect couple, both delivering a believable performance of a relationship that is sometime hot and sometime cold. Something many relationships will go through, hence easy for the audiences to relate.

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Movie Review: Duplicity


My Rating: 2Stars

This evening I saw the movie Duplicity at UA Cinema, Time Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Another one of the movies from my Must See Movies list.

I always enjoy movies with Julia Roberts and this one was no exception, but she was the only one any good. I never liked Clive Owen and his movies and I think this would have been a better movie if the cast were different. George Clooney and Brad Pitt would have been much better choices as Roberts’ partner in the movie.

It is a movie about corporate espionage between two rival corporation. Where Roberts and Owen are playing both sides for their self gain.

When the movie begins; actually during the first 15 minutes of the movie, you may be lost looking for the plot to begin. This is not surprising as you are dropped in the middle of a story about two spies. It is not until two thirds into the movie that you get the whole plot and back story. I guess this was the writers’ way of keeping suspense for a very weak plot.

If it was not for Roberts I would have given this 1 penguin like I did with most other Owen’s movies.

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