07 June 2008
I watched this at Prince cinema at Shaw Tower at Beach Road last night. Kung Fu Panda is essentially Balls of Fury in a panda suit. Enigmatic and wise oriental masters, incompetent and fat disciples, fearsome cruel enemies, silly trials of strength. Heheh. It is funny and enjoyable while one watches it but utterly forgettable upon leaving the cinema. However, I think Kung Fu Panda will have staying power in the sense that years later, it will be far more watchable than say, Toy Story 1 and 2 with their period-specific pop culture references though those two can be watched and enjoyed without understanding the referential aspects. Oh sit on till the end of the credits for a little surprise. 5/10
06 June 2008
Quote from an article titled 'How to win the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest' by Patrick House in Slate.
05 June 2008
A romantic drama chronicling the descent of a man into the depths of a chemical dependency. As usual, there would be the presence of a male fantasy in the form of a caring and listening barbie doll, witness Pretty Woman and Lost in Translation, thus turning this into another overhyped and overrated middle-aged wish fulfilment fantasy with some blues and such in the background. Highly clichéd. Elizabeth Shue put on a credible performance while Cage simply played himself. Much ado over very little. Weak plot, non-existent characterisation. 5/10.
04 June 2008
I watched 'Hot Fuzz' on DVD just now. What an amusing and over the top British action comedy that parodied American action movies like 'Point Break', 'Bad Boys II' and more. The humour, the deliberate sequences, the 'extreme' gore were perfect. High entertaining. 7.5/10
03 June 2008
02 June 2008
I watched this entertaining 2007 horror-thriller on DVD this evening. I had missed it when it was out in the cinemas. A well-executed mystery with some original plot elements though some of the premise is somewhat predictable. Some of it was somewhat clichéd too but given the vein of these types, this is entertaining. 6/10.
01 June 2008
I picked up 'God: The Failed Hypothesis' by Victor J Stenger at Borders on Friday night. I have been meaning to pick this one up for quite a while. Heh.