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This film tells the story of an imaginary NASA space mission to Europa,
a satellite of Jupiter. The six astronauts search for possible
lifeforms on the satellite, but the mission is jeopardised as they lose
contact with the Earth.
The film is made in a minimalistic manner, with most scenes occurring inside the small space station. The story unfolds using a non-linear sequence, but fortunately it is not confusing, as each time the time frame jumps, there is a clock explaining the time. The film is thrilling and engaging, and the story is quite believable (especially I just visited the Kennedy Space Centre a few days ago!). I enjoyed watching it. The surprise for me is the appearance of Daniel Wu, the famous Hong Kong heartthrob. He has a large part in the film, and he does it well.
This animation tells the story of a snail whose lifelong dream is to
race professionally. He is disliked by the snail community, until one
day an accident caused him to have the ability to sprint fast like a
The characters are cute and funny, and Turbo is very adorable. The story is entertaining and fun, with a lot of positivity as Turbo moves up his dream ladder. The famous racer is a memorable character too, as he is so two faced in front of and behind camera. I enjoyed watching "Turbo" because the message is loud and clear: "No dream is too big and no dreamer is too small". It gives everyone hope, that some day they can make it big woo, if they dare to dream.
This film is about a writer who visits his ex-girlfriends to make
amends before his wedding.
In "Some Girl(s)" we see the man visiting five ex-girlfriends, who all have different reactions to his visit. The reactions are quite real, especially the first one who claims that she is fine after fifteen years, but in fact not. The emotional roller coaster is quite striking and memorable, so it is a good start to a film. The second one I didn't quite like, then there is an older woman who is manipulative and smart. The fourth one is about a young girl whose subplot is a little disturbing. The main story is probably the end one with Kristen Bell, as there is a shocking revelation twist ending which attempts to make the film more memorable, but does not have the intended effect.
"Some Girl(s)" is an alright drama, but it is definitely not a comedy.
This film tells the story of a man who is looking for revenge, after
his accomplices on a heist tried to kill him.
"Parker" is an action packed film, and has many adrenaline packed and gory scenes. Once again, this film reinforces Jason Statham's status as a major action star. It still amazes me that he made the transition successfully from an Olympic athlete of diving, which is so different from what he is doing now. Jennifer Lopez's role is quite replaceable, but enjoyable nonetheless. For an action film, the ending is very heartwarming, showing that kind acts are repaid. I enjoyed watching "Parker" a lot.
This film tells the story of a family who travels to get their mother
Honestly, I don't even know how to begin to tell the world how terrible this film is. I watched it for almost an hour before I begin to know the film is about their journey to bury their mother. The story telling is appalling, and made worse by the pretentious use of split screen that sites incongruous messages. For example, in a scene where a man's taking, the left side of the screen sites his face motionless while the right side of the screen sites him talking.It's as if there is an alternate universe within the film. The plot is ultra boring as well. just do but watch this mess.
"Coach Carter" tells the story of a basketball coach who refuses to give up on a bunch of failing high school students in a deprived area of the city. The way Ken Carter insists and persists to help the students using his unconventional ways, being the call of his duty, is truly remarkable. There are so many thought provoking lines from Carter, such as saying "That's exactly the problem" when responding to the principal's accusation of him taking the highlight of the students life away. How Carter motivated the students to be champions, not just in the basketball court, but in life as well, is truly inspiring and emotional. I really enjoyed this film.
This film tells the story of a young woman who arrives in a small town
and find a safe place for herself, after having to run away from the
As an Nicolas Sparks adaption, I naturally have high hopes for it. I expected it to be touching and tear jerking. After watching it, I found the story to be rather slow and unconvincing. There seems to be many plot holes regarding the cop, and how can Katie get a job without an ID? The relationship between Katie and Alex is unconvincing, especially after Alex asked Katie to leave him and the children alone. And the ending twist is so unbelievable that it left me confused. "Safe Haven" is a below average romantic film, and it could have been much better.
This film tells the story of a group of individuals who are connected
by a rural pawn shop.
"Pawn Shop Chronicles" has a strong and stellar cast, but the execution is so poor that I found it unwatchable. First, the characters who are going to steal from the drug dealer seem tough but they frequently act hysterical. The mismatch might be intentional but it spoiled this subplot for me. The second subplot, involving a man finding a certain ring in the pawn shop, is shockingly violent and unnecessarily disturbing. I really could not watch it further. The third subplot involving the Elvis impersonator is no better than the other two subplots. I find the whole film a bore, and is a torture to watch. It's a pity that this film is Paul Walker's last released film while he was alive, thus unable to end his career on a high note.
This documentary recounts the space missions deployed to make and fix the giant space telescope that sends back to Earth countless stunning images of the Universe. I watched it in Imax 3D, and I can honestly say the visual effects are stunning. Forget about any other 3D films out there, this is by far the best. Every scene had amazing visual depth, and I felt as if I was right there, watching the space shuttle launches. The space scenes are amazing too, and I remember vividly s scene where an astronaut's gear dangling in space, so three dimensional and so real, as if I was watching the astronaut close up in real life. The scenes of celestial bodies are so beautiful, and I thought u was traveling in space. I was so entranced by the film. It's a must see.
This film tells the story of a young man who works in a technological
giant. He is asked to infiltrate a rival company to steal the secrets
of their latest revolutionary product.
I find "Paranoia" a bit of a misnomer, because the paranoia is only conveyed through frequent shots of CCTV footage and CCTV cameras. There isn't much real danger to Adam's life. Even the supposed murders of his predecessors don't sound like a threat to his life, as they are so briefly mentioned and aren't followed up afterwards. As a result, the plot lacks pace and adrenaline. However, "Paranoia" is still enjoyable, because it's a straightforward story with super eye candy leading characters.
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