I didn’t anticipate much in terms of storyline, considering it was from extreme action director Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious and XXX). I would expect speed and lots of blowing. And yes, the movie started with bombing, went on with more blowing, and ended off with flames.

The story seems predictable. A group of top-trained fighter pilots (Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx) find themselves saddled with a terrifying mission. When a drone bomber with artificial intelligence is being tested, it turns rogue, and could start a war if the pilot team can't stop it.

Interestingly, as I am teaching stereotypes this week, Stealth has stereotypes plastered all over. 2 whites, 1 black and other minority races - Lots of political inferences involved.

Leaving some of the lame parts aside, Stealth is still entertainment. It’s actually quite heart-pumping and adrenalin-rushing towards the end. Knowing what Singaporeans love, this will be box office Number 1.

Stealth - Burn, Blast, Bomb!

Bug Me Not 虫不知


Sooooooo cute……………I don’t know who is cuter. Coochie the ladybug who can speak to humans, or Ah Moon, the school girl who can talk to insects.

The colour-blind Ah Moon is has a crush on the reticent and illiterate Gao Yuan. She is absolutely clueless about love, and the lady bug Coochie comes to the rescue.

Nonsensical storyline? It doesn’t matter. What matters is Hong Kong film making has taken a step in incorporating 3D animation to their movies. Although the plot is ridiculous and the insects can be a little irritating at times – they rattle too much.

The movie is saved by the newbies Isabella Leung as Ah Moon, and Chen Po Lin as Gao Yuan. This is just pure freshness and kawaii-ness. The cutest of all? Twin’s Charlene and Gillian acting as a flying witch and an auntie with psychic powers.

Bug Me Not – 0 for story, but 1 for the soundtrack, 1 for the saccharine sweetness and 1 for the breakthrough.

When you die, does love die, too?

A tragic tale. A story of fate and time. In this age of emails, sms, and fast love, who appreciates letters and cassette tapes?

A young couple is deeply in love with one another. Everything is kept simple – they communicate their thoughts through cassette tapes. Unfortunately, one is dying… Years later, the box of cassette tapes, the collection of memories was discovered.

This romantic tearjerker is one of the biggest hits in Japan. Why do people cry when they watch the movie? Because they can only dream of such a simple but strong love? Because they are lonely deep down in their hearts? In this busy city, how many people can appreciate the length and development of this movie of 138 mins?

Unfortunately, I couldn’t this time. Perhaps I am too, absorbed in the world of emails, sms and fast love. However, I still remember the time when I recorded songs for my friends in cassette tapes. The tapes are still lying in a little box somewhere under my bed…



A Brentwood housewife and her DA husband. A Persian store owner. Two police detectives who are also lovers. A black director and his wife. A Mexican locksmith. Two car-jackers. A rookie cop. A middle-aged Korean couple…They all live in Los Angeles. And in the next 36 hours, they will all collide…

The dynamic feature directing debut of Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Paul Haggis, Crash stars Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, and Ryan Phillippe (some familiar names from the astonishing strong cast.)

A multi-layered film on racial conflicts and tolerances. Watch characters intertwine as they move in and out of another’s life. It’s strong and gripping, yet is not so deep that it loses its appeal. With its subtle touch, I wished it had stirred up more emotions though.

Crash - Every once in a while, we need a film like this, to remind us of where we are, what we are doing.

Fantastic Four


Fantastic Four is based on Marvel's longest running comic book series, which has well-earned its moniker as "The Greatest Comic in the World."

A space mission gone wrong created the superheroes The Fantastic Four – Mr Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd); Invisible Girl (Jessica Alba); Human Torch (Chris Evans) and The Thing (Michael Chiklis). Thumbs up for casting almost ‘unknowns’ – Jessica Alba and Chris Evans are hot, literally.

Comparison with other Marvel movies is inevitable. Spiderman had a emotional touch to the human element, while X-Men was successful in being colourful and a visual spectacle.

The Fantastic Four attempts to incorporate a love story, human touch and action-packed sequences all in one. It just meets the mark, and at times seems draggy. However, it starts true to the comic and still delivers in terms of entertainment.

Fantastic Four - Not bad but not fantastic

Wet Dreams 2 (Korean)


The moral of the whole movie – Never film sequels. If you want to relive the laughter of Wet Dreams 1, the VCD is out.

4 girls this time – Cute girl, sexy girl, tough girl and ugly girl. Cute girl fights out with sexy girl on their handsome (actually, I don’t think so) teacher Bong-gu. I do not know why tough girl is there in the first place. Curious girl needs to be there to provide the only comic relief.

The high school dance ending is ridiculously out of place. Just as you thought the movie has ended, there is another bizarre ending. What happened to all the PMS jokes? Isn’t this about girls growing up?

This must be filmed by a man. I was right.

Wet Dreams 2 - Double whammy

War Of The Worlds


You may have read the famous novel by HG Wells. Or you have heard of the radio drama by Orson Welles which created a mass alarm in 1938 when the listeners thought it was real. Genuine fear.

You definitely heard of the world’s biggest director Steven Spielberg and highest paid Hollywood start Tom Cruise. Put them together, you get one of the most anticipated movies.

Spielberg has worked his wand once again and created such a visual spectacle that you feel intense. No offence to Cruise’s fans, but he gives such a one-dimensional performance, that Dakota Fanning (his screen daughter) seems to steal a lot of limelight.

Aliens invade. The Boeing crashes. A touch of family drama. All the elements thrown in for a winning formula. Watch if you only want to be entertained. But do not bring eggs to the cinema, which you feel like throwing when you reach the ending.

War of The Worlds – Spielberg it is, but Wells and Welles it isn’t.

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