Sunday, 30 June 2013
Don't let the English title fools you -- BADGES OF FURY isn't the usual Jet Li's action vehicle but rather a wildly over-the-top action comedy that plays strictly for broader laughs.
This year, we have not one but two head-to-head competitions for the similarly-themed "Die Hard in the White House" action thrillers. On March, we have OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN which followed by WHITE HOUSE DOWN three months later on June. I have watched both of them and they are entertaining enough in their own rights. But when comes to comparison, which movie emerges as the best "Die Hard in the White House" action thriller this year? Here's my detailed analysis below:
Saturday, 29 June 2013
Oh... my lucky f**king day with Mr. President here who looks like a standup comedian and I dressed like John McClane...
WHITE HOUSE DOWN is fun and silly, if overlong, throwback to the '90s era of summer-movie spectacle elevated with two exciting performances by Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Oh, look, Mike.... you got taller!
Neither inventive nor original by Pixar standard, MONSTERS UNIVERSITY still qualifies as a colorful, entertaining and genuinely well-meaning animated prequel for all ages.
Sunday, 23 June 2013
Why are we running, Dad? I thought those zombies just want you to sign some autographs...
Saturday, 22 June 2013
Let's drink this poison together to celebrate for our awfully-reviewed movie.A jaw-dropping disappointment beyond belief, SWITCH is a terrible mess that fails miserably to live up its massive hype as the Chinese version of the James Bond movie.
Friday, 14 June 2013
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
In conjunction with tomorrow's hugely-anticipated release of Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, MAN OF STEEL, let's take a look at the previous five SUPERMAN movies right below:
Sunday, 9 June 2013
Now, my love, you're not suppose to play a piano with two middle fingers...
It may have been less edgy than his usual South Korean movies, Park Chan-Wook's first English-language debut in STOKER is perfectly creepy and mesmerizing psychological thriller, even though the story is somewhat lackluster.
Oh... my dear Gatsby... what makes you so great?
Baz Luhrmann's THE GREAT GATSBY looks visually spectacular, but feels curiously hollow and emotionally stagnant.
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
I shall kneel down till the volcano erupts...Flat and uninspired, AFTER EARTH is a big-budget misfire that marked another cinematic embarrassment by M. Night Shyamalan as well as wasted the particular talent of Will Smith.
Sunday, 2 June 2013
Wow... so this is David Copperfield's apartment?
NOW YOU SEE ME is highly-entertaining, if preposterous magic-themed crime caper enlivened with great ensemble cast and energetic direction by Louis Leterrier.