Friday 16 October 2015

Crimson Peak ... A beautiful haunted house

CRIMSON Peak is about a haunted house that contains many dark secrets. You've heard this line
  It's also about a young female writer aiming to make a mark in the literary world . You've heard this line before, too.
   While living at this haunted house, the woman starts seeing things, for example, ghostly apparitions of skeletons dyed in red tormenting her conscious and subconscious.

Thursday 15 October 2015

Bridge of Spies ... A tale of two parts

STEVEN Spielberg's Bridge Of Spies, based on a true story, shows an elderly white male remaining steadfast in his belief in the US justice system and US values, even though they're being threatened by Americans themselves.
  The film inspired me for the first part, but it lagged in the second part because it resembled a spy film, with lots of going back and forth between the two rival nations.

Sunday 11 October 2015

Knock Knock ... Keep this film out

I DON'T know whether to laugh at the plot of writer-director Eli Roth's Knock Knock, or Keanu Reeves' stilted acting in it.
   The latter is not known for his acting as he was a pretty boy, so watching him play a doting dad playing monster with his kids is a painful experience. And watching him scream "I'm a good father ... You f----- me" is even more excruciating.

Thursday 8 October 2015

Pan ... A flash in the pan

I WATCHED director Joe Wright's Pan a few days after watching The Martian, and the former is an emotional disappointment.
   Both films depend on technological wizardry to dazzle viewers, but whereas the latter delivered big dollops of rah-rah moments, the former falls flat, hoping that a boy's tale of his search for his mum would make viewers weep easily.

Thursday 1 October 2015

The Martian ... Cast Away + Apollo 13

THE science may be wonky, the film may be too long, but, in the end, the emotional impact of The Martian will lift your spirit.
  Even those who have not seen director Ridley Scott's science-fiction film will know that it's about botanist astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) being left for dead on Mars by his crewmates after a storm hits the planet.
   "Bring Him Home" is boldly emblazoned on the film's poster, so that's what the rest of the film is about.